Book Review of 360 Degrees Longitude by John Higham

This post features a book review of 360 Degrees Longitude by John Higham. I have always enjoyed reading travel books. I particularly like the type that tell a story about an epic overland trip. To give you an idea of the type of book I mean, two of my favourites are Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux and Blood River by Tim Butcher. Yes, I know they are both about travel in Africa. But there is something about that continent that grabs my imagination. Both books share a healthy balance of history and personal experience. Since starting my blog it occurred to me that there must be some family travel books out there. I have been searching for stories of family travels that provide inspiration for adventures.
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Tips for Packing Light for a City Break with a Baby

Pre-baby I considered myself something of a master at packing light. I have recently been thinking about how I have adapted this for packing light for a city break with a baby. I dislike having to wait for luggage to be off-loaded from a plane. And as a budget traveller there is nothing worse than lugging huge bags to and from the airport / boat / train. A baby has huge potential to bring a house full of stuff with it on holiday. Is it possible to still pack light with a baby?
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Innsbruck Alpenzoo With A Toddler

Innsbruck Alpenzoo is a fun little zoo for toddlers. If a little hilly. But the hilltop location means that there are great views of Innsbruck. There is a range of Alpine animals, from bears to snakes, via otters and lynxes. This and the setting makes for a different experience from many other small zoos. There is also a wide selection of birds but they were not of much interest to Daisy. She liked looking at the fish and frogs in the aquarium and the snakes. Anything where you could lift her up to the glass for a closer look.
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Bludenz-läuft with a baby (a running festival in Austria)

We like to get out-and-about walking and running with our baby. I had failed to start the Bludenz half marathon two years ago (pregnant). And the 6km city walk last year (running spectacularly late). This year I was determined to make the start line. Daddy wanted to run in the half marathon. So I went for the 6km city walk again. And I had a great experience taking part in the Bludenz-läuft with a baby.
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Austria Ski Season with a Baby: St Anton Cafe Review, Sonnegg

As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this fourth St Anton cafe review, Sonnegg will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
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Taking a Baby to the NFL Games in London

Daddy is a big NFL (American Football) fan, so having a baby was not going to prevent him going to the games in London. I would not even consider taking a baby to most sporting events, but NFL games are pretty family-friendly. In 2016, three games were held in London, two at Wembley Stadium and one at Twickenham Stadium. The games are usually held in September and October. Here are my tips for taking a baby to the NFL games in London.
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Austria Ski Season with a Baby: St Anton Cafe Review, Aquilla

As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this third St Anton cafe review, Aquilla will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
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A Day in the Life of a Ski Season with Baby

You might be under the impression that ski resort seasonnaires are all eighteen year old gap year students. And, to be fair, there are quite a few of those. So why on earth would you want to take a baby somewhere people work 48 hour weeks for minimum wage, ski hard and party even harder? This post aims to shatter some of those illusions by describing a day in the life of a ski season with Baby (Daisy). Scratch under the surface and you will find a huge diversity of people based in a ski resort. Including idiots with babies.
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5 Places to Visit in London in May with a Toddler

The toddler and I are making our travel plans for May. We are aiming to visit a different place in London each week. It has to be somewhere new that we have not been to together before. We can’t be guaranteed of good weather in May, so we will largely be focusing on indoor attractions. And we are on a budget, so they should ideally be cheap. Here is my plan for 5 places to visit in London in May with a toddler.
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Austria Ski Season with a Baby: St Anton Cafe Review, Anton Cafe

As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this second St Anton cafe review, Anton Cafe will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
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