Should you travel when you are pregnant?   Here at BYOkids …your family travel gurus we are always getting asked questions about pregnancy and travel.  We are pleased to say that just because you are pregnant you don't have to be confined to the house! There is no reason why pregnant women should not travel, even by air, provided their general health is good. Here are some pointers to keep you and your baby safe. •    It is important to seek the advice of your doctor before planning any extensive travel, particularly overseas trips involving air travel.  If you have experienced problems such... Read More
We all know that travelling with the kids can be challenging but it can be very rewarding too! It’s important for every member of the family to take a break and recharge the batteries.  Taking a holiday is not just good for you physically but mentally too and ‘the family that plays together stays together’ so they say. Here at BYOkids we know some families just love adventure, escpecially if your kids are now heading towards high school or are teenagers it opens up a whole new world of travel options.  I for one love a bit of an adventure holiday with trekking or elephant safaris, kayaking or... Read More
Looking for the perfect family getaway? Take a trip to Australia’s capital and enjoy a number of activities that will not only be filled with fun but educate the kids and teach the parents a thing or two along the way! Get hands on at the Australian War Memorial. Commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the Australia War Memorial has a jam packed schedule that offers families the opportunity to get interactive and explore the First World War through many different lenses. Don’t miss out on the drop in craft sessions where kids can make their own bookmark or poppy to take home, or... Read More
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Royal Carribean Cruise ships are perfect for families, they have plenty of activities for big and little kids! Including World-class entertainment and sports of all varieties. With so much to do it could be tempting to spend the entirety of your Royal Caribbean International cruise on board the ship. However, you can pair many of the ship’s action-packed or more leisurely activities with similar activities on shore at a port of a call. Thats the beauty of cruising.. a wonderful mix of land and sea activities, different countries and cities almost daily and you only have to unpack once! Royal... Read More
Cruises are just perfect for families.. with their all inclusive food, entertainment, activities and kids club they are exceptional value for money.  They are also very easy and stress free, often taking you to many countries with the bonus of just unpacking once.  When you book your cruise with us at BYOkids... your family travel gurus your specialist cruise consultant can help with any questions you may have.  Below are some frequently asked questions that may help too! Q. What is included in my cruise fare? Accommodation, all main meals, entertainment, kids club, many onboard activities... Read More
One ship, two ships, it's Dr. Seuss on cruise ships! Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring the beloved children's brand and favourite characters to the line's fleet of 24 ships. In an industry first, the Carnival Seuss at Sea program will offer a variety of exciting and immersive onboard youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences featuring the amazing world and words of Dr. Seuss.     The fun on Carnival starts in the main dining room during The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with the Cat in the Hat and Friends. Attendees will... Read More
It doesn't matter where you go, travelling with kids is always an adventure. Planning is key to make sure your journey runs as smoothly as possible, especially if you're going overseas. If things take an unexpected turn, keeping your kids, yourself and your belongings safe (that includes precious little teddy) is crucial. Here at 1Cover Travel Insurance we understand what it's like to contend with all the possibilities of travelling with kids so our team have shared their top tips to keep everyone happy and safe on a plane. 1. Fly Direct Or Stop Over. Breaking up the trip can be a great way... Read More
I was lucky enough to be able to swim with the whales recently at Mooloolaba on Queenslands Sunshine Coast.  The Sunreef Swim with Whale encounters started for the first time this year (2014) and offer guests a great opportunity to swim with magnificent Humpback whales as they migrate up the east coast of Australia and back down to the Antarctic.  We met early at the Sunreef Dive centre at Mooloolaba and got fitted out in our wetsuits before heading by vehicle to the waiting boat just minutes away.  Once boarding we where given a safety demonstration and briefed on what we could expect for... Read More
Spring is a fantastic time of the year to visit Sydney and Regional NSW with a wide variety of fun-filled activities to keep the kids active, and entertained.  This spring, kids who like to take a walk on the wild side will be in their element with a range of wildlife activities on offer all over the state, including: ·         Get wild on the way to the Blue Mountains – Featherdale Wildlife Park at Doonside allows children of all ages to enjoy furry encounters up close and personal with some Aussie native animals. Meet Archer the baby koala, watch the dingo pups romp and feed the wallabies... Read More