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Summer Travel Series: Claire, Tin Box Traveller
- 17th July 2019
We talk to our favourite travel bloggers about what they’ve learnt from around the globe, their top travel tips, and what they have planned this Summer. Read on to get to know UK family travel blogger Claire, Tin Box Traveller.
Most likely to travel with: husband, two kids and a dog
Most likely to travel to: Cornwall
Hi Claire! What inspired you to write about your family travel experiences? How has your blog evolved over?
I've always loved writing, and have spent my whole career following this passion. Travel blogging came about when I was made redundant while pregnant with my first daughter - it was a way to keep on writing with purpose and bring in my other love, travel.
My first readers were family and friends who wanted to keep up with our adventures. Now I have a combined social media following of 29k and 12.5k monthly page views. Those numbers are growing all the time which blows my mind - it's amazing to think our experiences are helping other families.
What do you think your traveling experiences have taught your kids?
What are your top tips for traveling with kids? What are the restrictions vs benefits? Are you all about routine or spontaneity
What are your top tips for camping with kids?
Camping doesn't need to be as 'back to basics' as you might think - although that can be quite fun as long as the sun is shining. If you are new to camping why not consider glamping. A pre-pitched yurt or glamping pod can take the stress out of a camping break and still give you all the benefits. If you do want to try camping in a tent but don't want to shell out loads on the kit then borrow equipment from friends and invest later if you enjoy it.
Lastly, any summer plans?
Yes, we have a summer of camping and caravanning planned and will be travelling to South Wales, Tuscany in Italy, and North Devon - not all in one go!
Keep up to date with Claire over on Tin Box Traveller.