Hello and welcome to Small Travel Bugs. Here we share our experiences of travel with family-specific information, tips and tricks, and inspiration to help make your family dream adventure a reality.
Whether transiting through or as a destination in it’s own right, vibrant Hong Kong offers a heady mix of ancient culture and fast paced city living. We spent 5 days exploring this exotic city – check out our video and plan your own Hong Kong adventure.
A journal is a great way for kids to record their holiday adventures but sitting down to write a diary may not be their idea of a great holiday! So we’ve designed a children’s travel journal with lots of space for drawing and fun prompts to encourage writing. And you can download and print our journal pages for FREE! Then follow the instructions below to collate and bind your journal
The gorgeous island of Lombok is busy Bali’s more laid back neighbour. Take a look at our video and then start planning your own tropical island escape in Indonesia!
Wishing to skip busy Kuta we decided to look a little south for a more relaxed start to our Bali adventure. A quick look online and the beach side neighborhood of Jimbaran jumped to the top of our list. Located on Bali’s quiet southern coast, the area is home to both fishermen and Balinese families giving a chance to interact with the local villagers. The very pretty beach was another big tick!
A central harbourside location, a roof top pool and the attention lavished on young guests make the Harbour Grand Kowloon a perfect base for your Hong Kong family adventure.
Here are our 5 top tips for keeping your family well – and happy! – when traveling in a developing country.
Rajasthan is India’s most colourful and vibrant state. With a rich history of kingdoms and a rugged landscape dotted with forts and palaces, Rajasthan will capture the imagination of kids and parents alike. Get inspired by our short film, then jump on in and start planning your own Indian adventure.
It may the world’s smallest Disneyland but Hong Kong Disneyland packs a lot in! With seven lands to explore and all your favourite characters – Disneyland is a must-do for your Hong Kong family adventure. Here are our top 10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your visit!
Flying with your baby or toddler for the first time (and even the second and the third time!) can be intimidating – use our baby packing list to make sure you’ve got all your babies needs covered!
Tucked well off the main road and overlooking a gorgeous forested valley, Pondok Wahyu in Ubud is a relaxing retreat. With shady tropical gardens and an inviting pool to cool off in after a day of exploring, it’s a great spot for a family.
A long haul flight with children can be a terrifying prospect for parents. But, take a deep breath and… relax. We’ve got a whole lot of clever tips and tricks to help ease the stress and make your flight as comfortable as possible – for your children, yourself and the people around you!
Set in a small village and a short walk away from stunning Selong Belanak beach, we chose Bukit Indah Boutique Accommodation as our base for exploring south Lombok.
Cute and very cheeky, the antics of the monkeys at the sacred monkey forest will delight adults and kids alike.
Dominated by the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan’s blue city is a labyrinth of medieval streets and alleys. We spent a few days exploring wonderful Jodhpur.
- With spectacular and expansive views across Hong Kong and the harbour, Victoria Peak is Hong Kong’s highest point and a must-do for your family adventure.
Pipar is a bustling town with a great market with familiar and less familiar (purple carrots!) fresh fruit and vegetable offerings. We took a walk around.
Perched high on a hill, with impressive views over a rolling landscape of tribal villages and farmland, Khumbhalgarh is an imposing and formidable fortress worthy of exploring.
Ubud is known as the cultural heart of the island of Bali and indeed visitors flock here. But take a few steps back of the main streets and the crowds and you’ll discover a more gentle and genuine side to this very pretty Balinese town.
40km from busy Jodhpur, Chandelao is a small and peaceful Rajasthani village and the perfect place to get a feel for local life.
With a jaw-dropping long sandy beach and friendly village, Selong Belanak is a wonderful place to base your family when visiting the South of Lombok.
Flamingos, water buffalo and spiral-horned buck – we took a 4×4 drive out onto the plains to get up close to some of Rajasthan’s wildlife.
Our trip in Rajasthan included a visit to a textile workshop in the market town of Pipar, 60km from Jodhpur. In a workshop lined with the hand-carved wooden blocks used to block print fabric, we learnt a little about the process – and Meg got to block print her own fabric.
You’ll be surprised just how easy and rewarding a family trip to India can be. We were! Here are our tips and tricks for making your Indian adventure a breeze.
From pool-side villas to traditional bungalows in rice fields – Bali has a plethora of accommodation options for all budgets. Here’s where we stayed during our visit.
When the R.Tucker Thompson Trust invited us aboard for a day sail, we jumped at the chance. Sailing on a tall ship in the gorgeous Bay of Islands of New Zealand? Sounds like our sort of family adventure!
Rajasthan is India’s most colourful and vibrant state. With a rich history of kingdoms and a rugged landscape dotted with forts and palaces, Rajasthan will capture the imagination of kids and parents a like. Get inspired by our short film, then jump on in and start planning your own Indian adventure.
Mataram is the capital of Lombok and home to half a million people. With Lombok’s only shopping mall and reminders of its Dutch colonial past found in the architecture, we took a look around.