There is a vibrant cafe culture in Krakow with trendy hipster coffee shops dotted all over town. Given I am always on the search for good coffee and Instagrammable locations, Krakow stole a piece of my heart. On my recent trip with Be Right Back Travel, I thoroughly enjoyed discovering all the wonderful coffee shops in Krakow. I made many a pit stops to top up my caffeine levels and escape the cold January weather. I am now full to the brim with gorgeous photos and top tips about the coffee scene in Krakow. So I have put together this coffee lovers guide to Krakow to take the leg work out of your trip. Enjoy!
February is the month of love and so it got me to thinking … what is the secret behind keeping the romance alive after kids? When it feels like both of you are being pulled in multiple directions at all times, it can be easy to put less effort into your relationship. I am by no means an expert on this matter and some days I still feel like I am wearing my ‘L’ plates. That’s despite being with my husband for almost 14 years!
So what do you do when you don’t have all of the answers? Consult with your fellow parenting bloggers of course! The most common answer I received is that everybody is indeed knackered by the end of the day. And yes, it is very difficult to make time for one another. However, everyone thinks it is really important to keep on top of their relationship. Keep reading for the collective insights and advice on how to keep the romance alive after kids.
Last week I had the opportunity to take my first trip with Be Right Back Travel. A subscription travel service that is being dubbed the ‘Netflix of travel‘ in the media. Do you remember in the nineties when mystery holidays were all the rage? Or at least they were in Australia. The service offered from Be Right Back Travel is a pretty similar concept. For a monthly subscription fee, you receive 3 surprise holidays to a European destination per year, including flights and 2 nights accommodation. So want to know how my first trip unfolded and my verdict on travelling with BRB? Keep reading!
We have all been there. You land at your dream destination but you are unable to fully enjoy it due to the crippling jet lag. Oh, the joys of travelling the world! It is no secret that I severely suffered from jet lag on our recent trip to and from Australia. It probably didn’t help that my 2 year old, who was also suffering, didn’t quite understand that it wasn’t play time at 2am. Remind me why I think its a good idea to travel with kids? So how do you conquer jet lag like an expert? Let me share my list of tips on how to combat the dreaded jet lag so you can start enjoying your holiday or settling back in at home in no time.
Rottnest Island – a quintessential and relatively untouched island just 30 minutes by ferry from mainland Perth. This little slice of heaven might just be one of Western Australia’s best kept secrets. Think sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters and your toughest choice of the day is where to stop for refreshments. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Western Australia then do yourself a favour and plan a trip to Rottnest Island. And because I want to ensure you have the THE BEST time, I have compiled a list of 10 things you must absolutely do whilst you are there.
As we draw closer to the end of 2019, I thought it would be fun to put together a blog highlights reel for Wander & Luxe. It has been a big year for me in terms of blogging. I have learnt so much about this craft – I honestly never knew it was such a complex industry. I have published some posts which I am very proud of and have enjoyed sharing with all of you. I attended events, met wonderfully interesting people and started to work with brands that I really love. Wander & Luxe is still very much in its infancy but I am dreaming big … because that’s who I am. So here’s to celebrating the year that was and making 2020 a stellar year!
As 2019 nears an end, I’m starting to consider what is on my travel bucket list for 2020. The possibilities are endless, and my travel bucket list grows bigger by the day as I learn of new places. Needless to say it is pretty hard to narrow it down. Despite being a difficult task, I have listed the top 8 trips I would like to take in the new year.
We will be welcoming in the new year in Dunsborough, Western Australia with very good friends. Its a place we have visited so many times and feel completely at home. They say you should finish the year the way you wish to spend the new one. Think good wine, beautiful beaches and the perfect place to chillax. For us, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Let’s talk morning sickness. Whilst it is all for a good cause, it is pretty hard to stomach for many pregnant woman. For the extra lucky ones, you will not only suffer morning sickness but all day sickness (its me, I’m lucky). Its best compared to an all day hangover, without any of the fun antics from the night before. You will be nauseous but not necessarily throw up. You are hungry yet cannot stomach anything. And all you want to do is TAKE. A. NAP. Sound familiar? Never fear, there are lots of morning sickness remedies which can help you to feel a lot better. These treatments will alleviate the morning sickness symptoms which in turn will help to masque your early pregnancy from your friends, family and work colleagues. And if all else fails, just complain loudly at the person who got you into this situation.
I’m a strong believer that is is important to travel with kids. Why, I hear you ask? With all the extra organisation, costs, luggage and restrictions associated with travelling with your kids, surely its easier to stay at home? Well, some of my favorite memories as a mother have been my daughter’s first birthday in Budapest or our family holiday to St Maarten in the Caribbean. Personally I think it is important to travel to experience a different way of life and to open up your children’s minds to new things. Escape the daily routine, forget about the chores and learn to appreciate what you have at home. It also plays a part in character building, establishing resilience and being confident in new environments. Not to mention the precious time together as a family creating memories.
Travel does not have to mean a trip to a far flung exotic destination or staying at a luxe resort. It might mean camping an hour from home, visiting family, your annual trip to a holiday home or even a day trip to a big city. Recently, I took the opportunity to speak with 6 fellow family travel bloggers about what family travel means to them and why they think it is important to travel with kids.
Recently my daughter turned 2 years old. Yes, the terrible twos are well upon us! However it got me to thinking that there is a minefield of gifts and presents to buy for toddlers. And what do they actually want or need at this age? Previously I have prepared a list of toys to keep toddlers occupied on a plane, which includes toys that are convenient to travel with. Now I have collated and present to you “the ultimate guide of gifts for 2 year olds“. This list is a selection of gifts that were very well received by our 2 year old on her birthday, along with some suggestions from my mummy friends. So if you are looking for the perfect present for your child, keep scrolling!