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12 hours in Delhi

Delhi is beautiful, inspiring, chaotic and alive. And when you arrive, kids in tow and fresh from an 8 hour flight, it's ideal to have some sort of plan before the holiday gets into full swing. We  know arriving in a new country can be exciting and daunting all at the same time, so to make it easy for you, these are our best picks for a 12 hour Delhi survival itinerary!

6 reasons why Jordan is a great family holiday destination

1. One stop hop. A short 5-hour flight will transport you into another world as you set foot in Jordan. Home to a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the lowest point of earth and impressive year-round temperatures, it’s a great family holiday destination for an Easter or half term getaway. Jet-lag excluded.

Easter in South Africa

I have just returned from a whirlwind trip through South Africa's little-visited KwaZulu-Natal and all I can say is Wow!

Trip to Machu Picchu 16th August 2014

Hi is there anyone out there who has taken the Quarry Trail?  I have booked for August this year and would love to hear from anyone who has done this trip.

Sharon 

Experience the Volcanoes of Costa Rica

The Arenak Volcano in Costa Rica is one of the country's 50 or more volcanoes. Over the past fifty years the Arenal volcano has been the most active of the country's six active volcanoes. An Adventure Companyholiday in Costa Rica can include time in the Arenal National Park, enjoying thermal springs and heated pools whilst viewing the Arenal volcano. A recent visitor to Costa Rica shared this blog post with us...

Secrets of Tanzania caught on a camera trap

By David Guthrie, Tent With A View

We’re in the great safari lands of Tanzania, and there’s so much out there. Some of it shy, some of it nocturnal, but we have a secret tool that reveals all, well nearly all.

Top 5 reasons to keep smiling about Thailand

For a country that has the reputation for being incredibly friendly and welcoming, the news about the military coup in Thailand is concerning. No one knows if the military leaders will look to re-establish a democratic political system in a few months … or how the country will settle.

However … what I do know is that I have just returned from the family holiday of a lifetime. With my wife and 3 kids we re-discovered our wanderlust. 

Here are my ‘Top 5 reasons to keep smiling about Thailand’:  

Top Ten India Tips

Top Ten Tips to travelling in India by Lucien, aged 8

1. Stay in the jeep, so you don’t get eaten by a tiger. Or a hyena

2. Remember that you can always order pizza, or jam and toast, if you don’t like curry.

3. It’s a good idea to bring your cricket bat because the Indians like cricket and they will play with you.
They will have the stumps.

4. There are lots of knick-knacks to buy but you have to bargin

Tigers & the Taj Mahal by Honey - aged 10

As we heaved out of the plane, I think all of us were nervous about meeting the other families - each of us thinking about what the families would be like, the kids wondering whether the other children would get along with us and my mum and dad probably hoping we would be normal and polite!

As the first day went by we got to know the other families a bit better, there were 2 other kids involved in this mad adventure and they were quite quiet at first and then their friendly personalities came out.

Adventurous accommodation

Here at The Family Adventure Company, we like to mix it up a bit and give your family unique adventures and experiences that provide memories to last a lifetime: memories that will be enjoyed around the dinner table for years to come.

Best kept safari secret

Land Rover

5 things to learn on an adventure

Going on an adventure holiday doesn’t mean your children have to put their learning on hold. While on holiday, kids and parents alike can learn about different cultures and even pick up some more unusual skills that will be the talk of the playground – and the office - come term time. Tim Winkworth, father of three and brand manager for The Family Adventure Company, shares five skills you can learn on holiday.

 

1.  Learn how to throw a spear like a Maasai warrior on a Kenya Family Safari

Why it's good to go on a family holiday

Going on holiday can be expensive and take a lot or organising and scouting the internet to make sure everyone’s needs are catered for. Sometimes the thought, “Why don’t we just skip it this year?” can come to mind, but here at The Family Adventure Company we feel it’s so important to go on a family holiday, and here’s why: