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ITALY: OUR EIGHTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

ITALY: OUR EIGHTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

After coming back from our previous trip to Netherlands and Belgium, we started doing our research for our next family travel destination. We considered either, Italy or the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman). After doing the numbers we decided on Italy. For a […]

Why We Choose to Never Leave our Child behind when Traveling

Why We Choose to Never Leave our Child behind when Traveling

The thought of leaving our child behind at home while we go traveling ourselves is never a consideration. As working parents, the opportunity to spend 24/7 with our son in a foreign land is an absolute blessing and one that we always look forward to. […]

Flying with Kids: 18 Tips for surviving long flights

Flying with Kids: 18 Tips for surviving long flights

The prospect of being stuck in a long flight full of strangers with restless kids is every parent’s worst nightmare. While flying with kids does present some challenges, a good preparation will go a long way. We have now (successfully) flown long haul multiple times from […]

FAMILY TRAVEL FAQ: Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

FAMILY TRAVEL FAQ: Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Over the years we get a few family travel questions that come up repeatedly. We wanted to do a post answering these often asked questions in one place. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked family travel questions:   When is the best […]

PLANNING YOUR FIRST FAMILY TRAVEL? READ THESE TIPS!

PLANNING YOUR FIRST FAMILY TRAVEL? READ THESE TIPS!

Sure, planning your first family travel adventure will bring excitement and lots of what ifs. But just because you are afraid or uncertain, it doesn’t mean you avoid family travel altogether. Your first time family travel planning is not usually helped by the constant discouragement […]

Putting a Stop to 8 Crazy Asian Tourist trademarks

Putting a Stop to 8 Crazy Asian Tourist trademarks

After many years of travelling, too often we come across crazy Asian tourists. They aren’t bad people, but send them travelling and they become cringe worthy – horrifying locals. Most Asian tourists are well behaved, but a bad few often create stereotype impressions. Growing up […]

A WEEKEND IN VIENNA WITH A TODDLER

A WEEKEND IN VIENNA WITH A TODDLER

Today’s Weekend in Vienna guest post comes from Ana of www.parenthood4ever.com. She is an expat mother raising a child together with her husband and constantly moving around the world. We visited Vienna as couple before Berlin was born. We simply fell in love with this wonderful city […]

Toddler Travel & Flight Packing list (2.5 year old – Summer)

Toddler Travel & Flight Packing list (2.5 year old – Summer)

As our boy gets bigger, we definitely noticed a massive reduction in our packing list. For a 2 weeks holiday we managed to fly with only 2 luggages (with plenty of room left) and zero hand carry. We packed Berlin’s daily necessities into a small […]

9 Must Bring items for every Family Travel

9 Must Bring items for every Family Travel

When we travelled as couple we use to pack at the very last second. But now as a travelling family our motto becomes: Preparation is key. Every trip is different, but the essentials packing list will remain the same. So save yourselves from a pickle […]

The Ten Commandments of Family Travel

The Ten Commandments of Family Travel

After one family travel, parents with young children may start asking the Lord for greater capacity for patience. If you’re planning your next holiday, first and foremost you must obey the Ten Commandments of Family Travel. While they are not Godsend, follow them and you are sure to enjoy your next adventure. Here are our Ten Commandments […]

Netherlands & Belgium Holiday Photos: by 3 years old Berlin

Netherlands & Belgium Holiday Photos: by 3 years old Berlin

One of the best tips when travelling with toddlers is to give them their own camera. Netherlands and Belgium holiday was our 3 years old son’s first time using a pocket camera. On certain days we would let him snap away using our old Olympus […]

BRUSSELS: TOP THINGS TO DO FOR FAMILY TRAVEL

BRUSSELS: TOP THINGS TO DO FOR FAMILY TRAVEL

Brussels, the capital of Belgium is often overlooked by family travellers. While it may not be as famous as the neighbouring cities like London or Paris, this city has tons to offer as a family holiday destination. Think awesome buildings, cool murals, interactive museums, lush […]

5 THINGS YOU WILL LOVE AND HATE ABOUT FAMILY TRAVEL IN AMSTERDAM

5 THINGS YOU WILL LOVE AND HATE ABOUT FAMILY TRAVEL IN AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam is not exactly known as a family friendly travel destination. If anything, it has always been more famous for its hundreds of “coffeeshops” (places selling marijuana) and the Red Light District. Nonetheless as we find out in our family trip, Amsterdam has much to […]

NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM: OUR SEVENTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM: OUR SEVENTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

In the previous two trips we had a great time exploring Nepal and Sri Lanka. This time around we wanted a relatively “easy” family travel destination. Somewhere that doesn’t require us to get vaccinated and bringing in every kind of medication known to mankind (LOL). […]

13 of the Best Tips for Travel with Toddlers

13 of the Best Tips for Travel with Toddlers

Travelling with toddler?! – Why NOT?! Parenting anywhere is just as hard, so you might as well do it while exploring some great foreign land. Most parents will agree that travelling with a toddler is more challenging than travelling with baby. But despite the tantrums, […]

7 Intermediate Tips for Taking Better Family Travel photo

7 Intermediate Tips for Taking Better Family Travel photo

Taking beautiful family travel photos and capturing those precious memories isn’t as hard as you think. Knowing how to produce a great photo and how to use your camera properly are the two most important parts of taking a great photo. Once you have have avoided the usual travel […]

Things you need to know Before Choosing your next Family Travel destination

Things you need to know Before Choosing your next Family Travel destination

And so you have set your sights on a family travel destination. But have you considered if that destination really is child friendly? Some destinations which were good fun when you visited before having kids might not be the same with kids. Don’t complain once […]

5 Things you will Love and Hate about Family Travel in Sri Lanka

5 Things you will Love and Hate about Family Travel in Sri Lanka

As a first timer in Sri Lanka, we didn’t have much expectation. We went there with an open mind and came back with lots of memories and stories to tell. Every country we have visited has its fair share of pros and cons. Sri Lanka […]

11 Family Travel Photo Fails you should Avoid

11 Family Travel Photo Fails you should Avoid

Lets face it, not all family travel photo will come out perfect. We are all guilty of taking a touristy photographs here and there. But it is also good to understand what NOT to do when taking family travel photos Here are our 11 Family Travel […]

Best Family Travel Tips for Galle & Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Best Family Travel Tips for Galle & Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Galle & Unawatuna in Southern Sri Lanka are famous for its palm lined beaches. Unawatuna in particular is mainly visited byEuropean tourists ranging from honeymooning couples to young families. Upon our arrival, the weather, vibe and surroundings reminded us of what Bali was like many […]

Best Family Travel Tips for Ella, Sri Lanka

Best Family Travel Tips for Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella is a charming small town in Sri Lanka’s hill country. Ella has more of a laidback and chilled attitude which we loved. It is not as commercialised and not visited by tour groups (a big contrast from Nuwara Eliya). From our 2 weeks in […]

7 Basic Tips for Taking Better Family Travel Photo

7 Basic Tips for Taking Better Family Travel Photo

Part of the fun travelling as a family is the joy of coming home with an unforgettable family photo from places you have visited. Follow our 7 basic tips for taking better family travel photo We live by the mantra less gear more travel. From […]

How to not blow your holiday budget (before even leaving home!)

How to not blow your holiday budget (before even leaving home!)

Family holidays can become very expensive before you even leave home. One online internet browsing session or visit to the local shopping centre to buy “essentials” for your next family holiday often become costly… very very costly.  Avoid the traps. Keep your discipline. Stick to […]

Best Family Travel Tips for Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Best Family Travel Tips for Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without visiting Nuwara Eliya. Nicknamed “Little England” it is famous for cultured gardens, English style architecture and Tudor style hotels. We drove from Kandy to reach Nuwara Eliya. The 2.5 hours journey climbs about 1,400 metres, passing through […]

9 Travel hacks to get your family through the airport quickly

9 Travel hacks to get your family through the airport quickly

No matter how nice an airport is, at the end of the day it is basically just a place you have to go through on the way to your dream family travel destination. Airports can feel like a series of obstacle course when travelling with children. […]

How to Climb Sigiriya Rock | Sri Lanka (with a toddler)

How to Climb Sigiriya Rock | Sri Lanka (with a toddler)

The mighty Sigiriya Rock fortress is one of Sri Lanka’s must see attraction. Also known as Lion Rock, it comprises of 1,200 plus steps which might sound daunting but it is not unachievable. You don’t have to be super fit to climb Sigiriya rock; in […]

Thank You for your love and support!

Thank You for your love and support!

What a journey! It has been one year since we started Lets Go Bear Travels. Thank You to all of our 2200 IG followers for following our adventures and family travel tips. We are so happy through Instagram platform we have met so many other […]

Visiting Charity during Family Travel

Visiting Charity during Family Travel

As family travellers we have the gift to help shape the very nature of our future global community. Visiting charity organisation while on family travel is a great way to explore the world in a meaningful way. The times we spent visiting there organisations are […]

SRI LANKA: OUR SIXTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

SRI LANKA: OUR SIXTH FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATION

For our sixth family travel destination, we visited Sri Lanka for 2 weeks. We didn’t know much about the country prior to our visit. What made us choose Sri Lanka? It all started when we watched an episode of The Amazing Race season 24. We […]

8 Bad Travel Habits you need to Quit this year

8 Bad Travel Habits you need to Quit this year

Travel has a funny way of making an otherwise normal person to take on annoying habits. Maybe it’s the pressure to look good on social media… or perhaps the excitement of visiting a new place that is driving people crazy? If you want to travel […]


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