Victoria, Otis and Arlo on Cadillac Mountain

The Ultimate Boston to Maine Road Trip

Lucky you! If you’re reading this post, I presume you’re planning a road trip from Boston to Maine, and if so you’re in for a treat. It’s one of the most charming road trips we’ve ever done. You’ll pass through colourful seaside towns, picturesque coastal byways, a feast of American history, and top it all … Read more

Victoria, Ottis and Arlo posing on Harvard Steps

42 unmissable things to do in Boston with kids

I didn’t have Boston pegged as a brilliant destination for families – in my mind it was more of a “grown-up” destination, one for history buffs and academic types. But my pre-conceptions were wrong, and Boston is a brilliant city for families. It’s in part due to its size, which is manageable in comparison to … Read more

Kayaking with mantees at Crystal River

32 unmissable things to do in Florida with kids

Florida, the Sunshine State, is forever one of the world’s top destinations for a family holiday, and not just because of Disney. From pristine beaches to exciting wildlife encounters, and distinctly off-beat Floridan attractions, there are things to do for all ages. It makes for an epic family vacation. We haven’t been (yet!), so we … Read more

Huntington Beach giant surf board

17 unmissable things to do in Huntington Beach, California

On our most recent trip to California, I was hell bent on finding the perfect California beach town – a place that epitomised my idealised dream of laidback vibes, long sunny days and the roll of Pacific waves. In my mind’s eye it’s a perfect pastiche of all the California TV programmes and films I’ve … Read more

The Garland - Family hotel near Universal Studios Hollywood

25 cool Los Angeles hotels for families

Los Angeles is a proper sprawl of a city with a massive range of different neighborhoods and vibes. You’ve got everything from the glitz of Beverly Hills to the eclectic madness of Venice Beach, and then every option in-between. Where you choose to stay in Los Angeles will hugely shape your impression of the city, … Read more

Christmas Castle at Magic Kingdom

10 unmissable things to do in Orlando with kids

We haven’t yet been to Orlando, so here’s a guest post from Micah Buffington, a working mum of three who blogs about family travel at Work. Play. Mommy. Micah visits Orlando often, so here are all her top tips for the best things to do in Orlando with kids… Our family loves visiting Orlando, Florida … Read more

Meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland

How to get the most out of Disneyland with toddlers and preschoolers

There’s no doubt planning a trip to Disneyland can be overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do, and because it’s such an investment, there’s a lot of pressure to make the most of your time there. There’s nothing worse then dropping hundreds, or even thousands, on a trip only to spend the whole day … Read more

Watergate Bay Hotel - Best Cornwall Family Holiday

5 amazing luxury toddler holidays in Europe

At Bridges and Balloons, we talk a lot about finding that elusive balance between a holiday kids enjoy and one that retains the style of travel you enjoyed pre-parenthood. Many people are put off the idea of travel altogether once they have kids, while others see package holidays as the only available “easy” option. But … Read more

Baby packing bags for travel

Baby packing list (+ printable baby checklist for travelling)

Fellow parents often tell me that one of the things that puts them off traveling with a baby the most is all the stuff they’ll have to bring and organise – and the daunting task of working it all out. So, to make it a little easier, I’ve put together this baby checklist for travelling, … Read more