Our Top 10 Travel Must Haves… as chosen by our little adventurers

#MarkWarnerMum Mood Board

In our household, our little adventurers are always at the forefront of our holiday plans and are always active participants in choosing activities and future travel destinations.  So when we found out that Mark Warner were searching for their new family blogger ambassadors, who better to ask for input than my intrepid, little adventurers.

We are huge fans of crafts and creating, so with it being half term I let the little adventurer’s creative juices flow with some chalk in the park, and this is their 10 Travel Must Haves….

so here goes….

Maya: “I love wearing matching outfits but even though mummy searches high and low in the shops, we can’t always find them.  So last year mummy found an online shop called Sunuva  which sells matching “siblings” clothes.  Now I have clothes to match the boys!”

Raihan:  “We all love sunglasses and have so many, but we are from Lancashire and it rains here, a lot. We have renamed them to rain glasses, and the first thing we love to buy when mummy plans our next adventure is a new pair!”

Maya:  “Selfies are so 2016, and 2017 will be all about the Dronies.  We are buying our mummy a drone and we can’t wait for it to fly high in the sky capturing our adventures from a bird’s eye view.  Now that we can all swim, dad has promised to let us take the GoPro underwater to film the sea life!”

Maya & Raihan: “Mummy absolutely loves books.  She can easily read a book a day.  We both love reading too and we read everywhere on our travels, from the acropolis in Athens to the beaches in Borneo!  Mummy only lets us take a few books, but as we love them so much we always try to sneak them into the suitcases.  shhhh, don’t tell mummy!”


A ‘travel must have’ list is much more then just materialistic items which you pack; In order for it to be a memorable travel adventure, there needs to be….experiences galore!

Zayn: “We LOVE jumping on beds, i LOVE doing forward flips”

Maya:  “We have slept in hundreds of hotel beds and to know how good a hotel is, it is important to try out the “Bounciness-of-a-bed-test” (it is a real thing).  If our Zayn can forward flip with one bounce, its the correct level of bouncy…”

Raihan: “I love climbing in the rainforests and pretending to be an explorer like Ernie Shackelton, but I also love relaxing!  In our travels I love it when we spend time as a family and have lots of treats and relax in hammocks!”

Maya: “Me and my brothers love to try as many new things as possible. We’ve been parasailing in Malaysia, on Husky rides in Lapland and tested out the fastest looping rollercoaster in Abu Dhabi.  My mummy says that travelling is the best education that she can give us! I love going on holiday where we can try new things, and learning to windsurf and ski are the next two things on my list”

Maya: “Its so cool that we all learnt to swim whilst on holiday, I learnt in Turkey, Raihan in the Legoland Hotel and Zayn in Finland.  We love to try out the pools on our holidays and no matter how many hours we spend in the water, we never get bored”

Raihan: “Mummy loves to show us beautiful views of the world.  She loves to take our photographs in front of cool views of mountains, beaches or the city skyline for her blog and Instagram.   Capturing these amazing views always makes me remember the places we have visited”

Everyone:  “Our dad is always busy and works long hours so we can have so many incredible adventures.  When  on holiday we love it as our dad relaxes and lets go of all his worries.  On holiday we do lots of relaxing, giving everything a go and making memories to last a lifetime!”


So there you have our little adventurers 10 must have travel essentials.  Do you agree?

For Doc and I, we have two hopes for our children which are:


So why should we be chosen to be the Mark Warner ambassadors?

As a family we have a fresh take on everything and bring our own passion, imagination and unique view on life to everything we do.  Travelling is one passion we share as a family and love to bring the magic of travel into our lives and show our little adventurers the wonder of our amazing world through our experiences.   As you can see from the above, we love to bring a little colour, magic and our creative touch into the ordinary.  A testament to raising brave little adventurers is that they braved the freezing Lancashire February weather to allow us to take photographs in their swimming costumes on our local park floor!

For those who don’t know about Mark Warner holidays, they offer amazing moments for both sun and winter holidays!

This is our application to be #MarkWarnerMum 2017.


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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36 Responses

  1. Jenny Eaves says:

    This is a brilliant mood board! Love the kids answers and incredibly brave to be in swimsuits at this time of year, it’s freezing! Good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you! 🙂 x

    • Nisbah says:

      Thank you! They were incredible and didnt complain once. I loved their drawings and their imagination. S proud, lets hope the judges like them too 🙂

  2. Ah its fab and travel is the best education, they must have been freezing bless, they are very brave, good luck to you all xx

    • Nisbah says:

      Travel is incredible and the things that you learn also have a profound impact on you. It was really cold but they just ran around the park to keep themselves warm.

  3. Fabulous entry – very inventive!! We have the same goals for our children, the world is a wonderful place to explore

    • Nisbah says:

      Thank you. The little adventurers have wanted to do sidewalk chalk art for ages, so we thought with it being half term, we would combine the two 🙂

  4. This is brilliant and I love your Top 10. Views to blog for and bed bounciness are a must. And Raihaans face with the books, ahhh :). Best of luck!!! I hope they pick you!

  5. This is amazing Nisbah, what a fab idea and the kids are so cute, love the photo with the books and Raihan spread out on the hammock. You guys would be perfect!! I hope you get chosen, good luck!

  6. This is a fab idea. Goo luck 🙂 x

  7. Fab set of photos. Very creative! Good on the kids for braving the cold in their swimsuits! Good luck.

  8. What a wonderful idea. Best of luck xx

  9. Annabel Kirk says:

    Love your creativity!

  10. Liska says:

    If I was a betting woman I would say this is a winning post. The chalk images are just truly inspired and so so so fun. What a fantastic idea to come up with. Big scale fun just like the holidays themselves xx

  11. That is fantastic Nisbah! I was so gutted for you that you didn’t get through with your amazing entry last year. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of becoming a MW Mum than you and I know you would make such a fantastic ambassador for them.
    Good luck x

  12. This is a great post- I’d say you’re in with a good chance with this one 😉

  13. babyfoote says:

    This is so sweet! I loved it! Good luck 🙂

  14. Emma Reed says:

    I am speechless!! This is just amazing!!

  15. Nazma says:

    A lovely post . Really original

  16. Oh wow, this is amazing and so inventive. Love it! Good luck xx

  17. Kara says:

    This is amazing, so creative – who is the artist in the family (I cannot draw for toffee). Good luck lovely, my fingers and toes are crossed for you xx

  18. Becky says:

    Love the chalk drawings. Yes for bed bounciness!!

  19. I love this Nisbah. You are all so creative and I love how your kids throw themselves in to absolutely everything. You really deserve to win, your family would be perfect for this. Good luck!

  20. Kirstie says:

    I love this post. So creative! You guys are good at art too! And as for the bed bounciness test I can confirm it is a universal thing…

  21. I love how creative you are Nisbah and well done to the kids for getting in their swimsuits. Brilliant entry and I wish you all the very best of luck hun. You and your family would be perfect x

  22. After your amazing video last year and this fabulously creative post, you HAVE to be chosen! Fingers crossed for you x

  23. aliceyoung8 says:

    This is amazing, you are so creative!! MW would be lucky to have you xx

  24. Lara says:

    There’s a winning post of ever I read one!! You’d be a very worth winner!! Best of luck lovey xx

  25. HelpfulMum says:

    This is absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful entry, you’re so creative and your children are amazing for joining in. Wishing you the best of luck!

  26. You have such a creative family and have pulled together a fantastic list! Best of luck in the competition!

  27. MummyTravels says:

    This is so fabulous – I love how imaginative and creative your kids are (inherited!). Good luck, this is brilliant.

  28. These are definitely travel must haves! Great list! I’m saving your post!

  29. Clare Thomson says:

    I love this post, Nisbah! Those photos of your kids are just brilliant and I absolutely agree that experiences are the most important travel must-haves. They definitely are for our boys. My youngest son is also hoping for new sunglasses for his travels this year – he quite fancies a pair of rose-tinted ones!

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