How to spend an amazing 3 days in Seville

How to spend an amazing 3 days in Seville

Seville is one those great cities full of history, attractions and enough sites to keep the whole family entertained. How many days in Seville should you spend? We spent 5 days in Seville, 3 full days and a half day coming and leaving Seville. We were in Seville in December. We believe 3 days in Seville is a perfect amount of time to see everything. By giving yourself 3 days in Seville there is no need to rush any one thing, some things you will stay at for hours and other things not so long. Theme parks may require a whole day while visiting the Roman ruins Italica Seville, that is just out of town will account for half a day of your 3 days in Seville for sure.

Our ideal 3 days in Seville itinerary would look like this:

Day 1:

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Real Alcazar – Seville Royal Palace
  • Mirasol Parasol –  Las Setas de la Encarnación

Day 2:

  • Trip to Italica
  • Plaza Espana
  • Seville Aquarium
  • Plaza Del Torres

Day 3:

  • Isla Magica theme park for the kids and adults (if kids are not involved spread out the first 2 days and check out some of the Seville Museums. There are many things to do in Seville)

This is just an outline, adjust your Seville Itinerary to suit your needs, take your time to stroll the streets and you will find many places to visit in Seville.

 

Where did we stay in Seville?

We stayed at Reservaloen Plaza del Salvador in the Seville Old Town during our 3 days in Seville. The apartments offer premium amenities, such as a coffee maker. Each apartment has an in-room dining area, a refrigerator and a private bathroom with a shower. We found the apartments to be roomy and well furnished. Very comfortable to relax after a day exploring. Restaurants straight out the front door made dining very easy.

For more information and latest prices click HERE!

For more Seville, accommodation options search HERE!

Let your 3 days in Seville begin!

 

Italica – The great Roman Ruins in Spain

The grand Roman ruins at Italica of the amphitheatre. It used to hold 25,000 people when it was in use. It is a marvel not to be missed when on your 3 days in Seville trip

Italica is located just 10km from the centre of Seville Spain. Italica Spain was a Roman settlement from the 2nd-century BC through to the 4th century AD. It was a settlement of some note and today it’s considered to be the best Roman ruins in Spain. We absolutely loved Italica, it was amazing wandering around the Roman Ruins and the beautiful gardens just inside the entrance. The 3rd biggest Colosseum in the Roman Empire was built here and in its prime, it could hold 25,000 people!  We walked the well worn Roman path towards the arena. You walk through the entry to the arena and it opens up in all its glory in front of your eyes. There you are standing on the arena floor as the only people there. To be alone in this once great arena that Gladiators fought was a thrill beyond words for that Italica should be included on any to be seen list when visiting Seville. The site also contains floor mosaics still in excellent condition and some statues. There was enough adventure about this place to keep the kids intrigued. In the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 7, the ancient dragon pit in Kings Landing holds the meeting between Cersei, Daenerys, Jon, Tyrion was filmed at Italica.

We recommend catching a taxi to Italica as it will cost you under 10 euro each way. Alternatively you can catch Seville Santiponce bus that stops out the front of Italica Seville. The bus leaves from the main Seville Bus Station. This is one place we absolutely recommend you must visit on your 3 days in Seville.

 

ADMISSION to Italica:

EU citizens with proof of nationality: free.
Other nationalities: 1.50 €uro

Italica has some of the most beautiful mosaic floors that are still intact throughout the ruins. A storm is coming over but Italica is still a must see destination on your 3 days in Seville trip

Italica Seville Opening Hours: 

1 Jan – 31 March and 16 September – 31 December:
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00-17.30 hrs
Sunday and public holidays: 09.00-15.30.
Monday (excluding bank holidays): closed

1 April – 15 June:
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00-19.30
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00-15.30
Monday (excluding bank holidays): closed

16 June – 15 September:
Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 09.00-15.30
Monday (excluding bank holidays): closed

Las Setas de la Encarnación

The Seville mushrooms. They look like they are floating above the steps and into the sky. Under them is a beautiful traditional market that can not be missed while you are on your 3 days in Seville visit

One of the truly amazing modern architecture designs anywhere in the world is as locals call it the Seville Mushrooms. This modern masterpiece claims to be the largest wooden structure in the world. Las Setas de la Encarnación (Metropol Parasol Building) is made out of Scandinavian birch wood picked for its strength and durability. The budget was to be 50 million Euros. Opened to the public in 2011, it had cost 100 million Euros to build going 50 million euros over budget. Las setas have four levels. The underground level features the Roman and Moorish remains discovered on site and they are on display in a special museum room. Level 1 or the street level is the Central Seville Market. Level 1 on top of the market is an open-air public space. Levels 2 and 3 is where the views and excitement take place. These are the two areas of the wooden parasol, affording one of the best views of the city.  From here there are an additional 250 meters of walkways that reach a height of 28 meters off the ground giving you an unparallel 360-degree view of Sevilla in all its glory. Our kids enjoyed the lookout walkways. They had fun running back and forth. The kids looked like they were on a floating cloud but then who wouldn’t be spending 3 days in Seville!

The views of the beautiful Seville from the Seville Mushrooms. The white buildings look fantastic with the red roofs of all the houses and you can see the intricate detail of the wood that makes the Seville Mushrooms. You must visit here when you are spend 3 days in Seville

Monumentos de Sevilla – Metropol Parasol opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 10.00-23.00

 

Entry Price to Les Setas:

For just 3 Euros you can go to the top of the building for your amazing views of Seville. As a bonus, you get a voucher for a free drink from the cafe. Enjoy a beer, wine or soft drink for the kids while you take in the views of Seville.

Where to eat and drink in Seville

Plaza del Salvador Sevilla is located in the old town district of Seville. Plaza del Salvador Sevilla is popular with Seville locals. The lifeblood of the plaza are the bars. Backing onto the Iglesia del Hospital de la Paz, these popular hangouts are open from lunch till five, and then again from eight onwards. You will find many restaurants leading off Plaza del Salvador Sevilla. and we are sure after 3 days in Seville you ill have found a favourite 

Seville Cathedral

A view of the Cathedral from one of the windows going up the Tower. You can see the orange trees on the ground as the Cathedral rises from them up into the pointy spires. You can get amazing views from here while on your 3 days in Seville trip

The Seville Cathedral was built between 1402 and 1506 on the site where the once Moorish mosque sat. For a cathedral and the size of Seville, this was a relatively short amount of building time in the medieval age. Seville Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the world. The building is 135 meters (443 feet) long and 100 meters (328 feet) wide and has a ceiling height of 42 meters (138 feet).  The Seville Cathedral dominates Seville like no other building. The cathedral was added in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the adjoining Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. Seville Cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s wealth, as it had become a major trading centre in the years after the Reconquista in 1248. Seville at one stage was the home base of the new world explorers. Everything brought back from the new world passed through Seville. The tomb of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus sits inside the cathedral. The tomb of Colombus is elevated off the ground as Columbus once stated: “over his dead body would he be buried in Spain”. Columbus had a falling out with the Spanish royalty when they would not fund another of his explorations. But is it really is Christopher Columbus buried here is an ongoing question. You see it is claimed some of Christopher Columbus is buried in Columbus Lighthouse at Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic as well. Columbus was moved at least 3 times after his death.

One of the gold altars in the Seville Cathedral. the detail goes all the way to the roof and the amount of gold is phenomenal. Don't miss it when you are enjoying your 3 days in Seville

Book your entrance tickets for the Seville cathedral online Here

Seville Cathedral Hours

Monday, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, the visit with audioguide will be free. It is available in Spanish and English).

Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Seville Cathedral Hours on a Sunday is from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

 

Plaza de Torres:

The inside of the Seville Bullring. All yellow and red colored circular in shape able to hold 14,000 people. Worth seeing on yur 3 days in Seville.

The Seville bullring offers tours in English and Spanish. This Seville bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest in the world. The ring dates from 1762 and can hold 14,000 people. In no way do we condone bullfighting and no bulls were hurt in the making of this article! We attended the 45-minute tour that takes you into the depths of the stadium. We were first able to see the museum of bull-fighting. This area showcases the history of the sport in Seville. In the museum are paintings from very early bullfights and some of the military history of the area. We were told how the stadium was built by the military. Unlike what popular culture tells us the colour red does not make bulls mad. Bulls are actually colour blind so the colour red was chosen because it stands out better to the crowd. Bullfighting is something that stirs emotion in people and most clearly sit on the side of the fence that says this is wrong. We attended this tour because it was important for us to learn about the Andalusian culture and why bullfighting is important to this area. We were able to expose our kids to this and have a frank discussion about the sport. We enjoyed learning about the sport after all travelling is about different cultures. Would we go to a bullfight? No, we would not. An interesting fact is that attendances for bullfighting were up 5% in the 2017 season.

Inside the seville bull fighting ring is a museum dedicated to the sport. On display in this image you can see matador outfits and paintings of bull fighting that you can see while you spend 3 days in seville

LOCATION

The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is located Paseo de Colón, 12 overlooking the river Guadalquivir. Tel: 954 224 577

OPENING HOURS

Take a walking tour that includes a visit to Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza it is opened daily 9.30am-7 pm, except on bullfighting days where it is open until 3 pm. Entrance by guided tour only (in English and Spanish), every 20 minutes and the tour lasts 20 minutes. Entrance: 4 Euro.

THE ALCAZAR REAL – ROYAL PALACE – SEVILLE

amazing moorish carvings that make up the arches at Real Alcazar in Seville. A must on your 3 days in Seville

The Seville Alcazar is one of the most unique buildings you will find. The site was initially a Roman settlement and later home by the Visigoths. In 712 Seville was conquered by the Arabs, who transformed the building in a palace-fortress. Some 500 years later Fernando III of Castile, the Christian King, recaptures the city in 1248 and the Alcázar became the Royal Palace.  On the first view, one would assume it is a Moorish Palace when in fact it is a Christian Palace. The Christian King Pedro the Cruel of Castile was heavily influenced by the Moorish style and had a lot of the building done by Moorish craftsmen who had built the Alhambra in Granada. The Alcazar is divided into sections for visitors. The sections date from the different succession of eras: Moorish (11th-12th century), Gothic (13th century), Mudejar (14th century), and Renaissance (15th-16th century). There are some amazing rooms inside with some of the most beautiful architecture you will see anywhere. The Palace has three main rooms for the thousands that flock to the UNESCO site. The Tapestry Room houses some eye-catching tapestries that are Flemish from the 16th century. The Chapel and Gothic Room are covered in beautiful tiles. The Alcazar is the oldest Royal Palace still in use in the world. When the Spanish Royals come to town they still stay in the Alcazar. The Gardens of the Alcazar are an attraction in themselves and have a part in today’s popular culture. You see Game of Thrones filmed there for seasons 5 and 6 where the gardens were the set for Water Gardens of Dorne. Make sure you leave enough time in your 3 days in Seville itinerary to get the most out of this beautiful Palace.

Palm trees and maniqured gradens of the real alcazar in seville. the gardens are an attraction themselves on yoour 3 days in seville.

Opening times:

October-March, Monday-Sunday 9:30-17:00, April-September, Monday-Sunday, 9:30-19:00

Closed 1 and 6 January, 25 December, Good Friday.

Prices:

9,50 euros general admission, 2 euros concession (with valid ID), Free on Mondays from 16.00 in winter and from 18.00 in summer.

Real Alcazar tickets:

Don’t miss out as the Alcazar entry is limited to 750 people at one time. Book your Real Alcazar tickets online below.

Plaza Espana:

A view from the first level at Plaza Espana looking out over the square. You can see the long hallway to the right of the picture with the fountain in the middle. To the left you can see the tower through the delicate arches and over the detailed rails that go all the way around the structure.

As the song goes ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’. Plaza de España is special, very special. Plaza Espana was originally built as a Pavillion for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 and it is located in Parque Maria Luisa on the edge of the city centre. Plaza de España is a semi-circular horseshoe-shaped brick building. It has towers at either end that can be seen from all around the city.  A major feature is a canal that follows the shape of the building in a circular design. The canal is 500-metres long and can be crossed by four bridges. The bridges themselves are a sight to behold as they are so beautifully decorated. The Plaza itself sits in the middle and you can rent small boats to row in the canal.

An amazing fountain shooting water up in the air at plaza espana in Seville

The kids will love going in the boats. If you have been to Venice you will see the resemblance and why Plaza Espana is sometimes called the ‘Venice of Seville’. A major tourist attraction, it is the finishing point of horse-and-carriage rides. We walked from the Real Alcazar to Plaza Espana, stopping along the way at the parkland that had a kids playground and the Seville Ferris wheel. Plaza Espana was also a Seville movie site when it appeared in Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of Clones. It was the building the Senate met in and you absolutely should not miss seeing it on your 3 days in Seville trip.

Seville for kids

Acuario de Sevilla

inside the seville aquarium you will find a pond where the kids can get there hands wet touching the sea life in there. This one is decorated with nets and orange life preservers . It is a great way to spend an afternoon on your 3 days in Seville

A new player on the tourist scene in Seville is the Acuario de Sevilla or the Seville Aquarium. Seville’s Aquarium opened its doors to the public in September 2014. Nearly every major city across Europe has an aquarium these days. The aquarium is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River that cuts through the centre of Sevilla. Acuario de Sevilla has 35 tanks, around 7000 sea creatures and reptiles and over 400 species. A lot of the aquariums are themed these days and Seville is no exception. The aquarium is themed around the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan, a famous Spanish explorer. Magellan which was the first ever circumnavigation of the globe was between 1519-1522. Your journey will take you from the Guadalquivir River, across the Atlantic Ocean, up the Amazon and over to the Pacific encompassing areas from all around the world. Our kids gave Acuario de Sevilla the thumbs up and we are so glad we had time to go there on our 3 days in Seville.

Acuario de Sevilla facilities: Toilets, cafe and gift shop

PRICE

Entrance: adults 15 euros, children, disabled and OAPs 10 euros.

Book your Seville Aquarium tickets online HERE or combine your Aquarium visit with a sightseeing tour and river cruise. Find more details HERE.

OPENING HOURS

1 January – 28 February
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 – 19:00 Fri – Sun 10:00 a 21:00

1 March – 31 August
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 – 20:00 Fri – Sun: 10:00 – 22:00

1 September – 31 October
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 – 20:00 Fri – Sun: 10:00 – 21:00

1 November – 31 December
Mon – Thurs: 10:00 – 19:00 Fri – Sun: 10:00 – 21:00

The Spanish Tapas

It is believed that the traditional Spanish Tapas was born in Seville. If food is your thing Devour Seville run taste’s traditions and tapas tours around Seville and would be a perfect addition to your 3 days in Seville itinerary. We were lucky enough to join a Devour Seville tour with our kids along with us. Amazing food was consumed and history learned. Check out a Devour Seville tour for your 3 days in Seville trip. Find more details and the latest prices right HERE

 

Isla Magica

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Isla Mágica is a theme park close to the city centre in SevilleSpain. The park was constructed on the former grounds of the Expo ’92 World’s Fair in Seville. Isla Magica follows the tried and true formula of many of today’s theme parks by developing different worlds with the park. Isla Magica features worlds that relate to Sevilla history of exploring the new world. You will find Puerto de Indias, Magic Water World with its Mayan remains, the door of America welcome to the new world and more. Isla Magica has live shows running throughout the day featuring both animals and actors. The roller coasters and water slides are what really draws the people in. Some of the main rides are:

  • El Jaguar – The first inverted roller coaster in Spain.
  • Iguazú – A splash ride with a drop of 15 metres and goes more than 50 km/h
  • Rápidos del Orinoco – A River Rapid ride with 500 metres track

There is a fountain of youth for the kids aged up to 10 years of age, which is great something for the older tween and teens and something for the youngsters. Some of the features of The Fountain of Youth are:

  •  Cayman Bailón Small roller coaster of water for the little ones
  • The jumping frog Freefall tower for children
  • Zum-Zum: The Beehives is an elevated monorail to that reaches up to 4.5 m in height,
  •  Spring Wheel is a Children’s big wheel featuring flowers and ladybird

Don’t forget to bring your boardshorts, bathers and sunscreen for your 3 days in Seville trip to enjoy those warm sunny Andalucian days!
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How to get to Isla Magica:

Isla Mágica is located in the center of Seville and you can get there by urban buses (lines C1 and C2 make a stop at the park’s door), by car (we have our own large capacity car park and guarded) or by walking, going to the Isla de la Cartuja, right at the entrance by the Puente de la Barqueta. It is a top spot to visit on your 3 days in Seville trip, especially for the kids.


How to get to Seville

  • Find your international flights to Seville with Momondo. Domestic budget flights in Spain try Veuling
  • San Pablo Airport is located in the south of Spain, ten kilometres north-east of the Seville city centre.
  • Pick up your hire car from Seville Airport to explore the region. For the best prices click HERE.
  • Airport transfers to Seville and surrounding area are available. Book your transfer today.
  • Catch a train to Seville from cities in Spain and beyond. Plan your trip HERE
  • Many buses arrive and depart Seville Bus Station daily from all over Spain and Portugal. We arrived from Granada and departed to Albufeira Portugal from Seville Bus station. Search Bus tickets with Go Euro

Getting around Seville

Seville’s bus system runs from  06:00 to 23:30. Perhaps the most convenient lines are the circular C1, C2, C3 & C4 lines, which take you near some of the Seville’s most iconic monuments. A single bus ticket costs 1,40€ or a Bonobus voucher allowing 10 trips costs 6€. Seville has a small metro with just three lines The Seville metro runs from 06:30 to 23:00 and until 02:00 on Friday and Saturdays. A single ticket costs 1,40€ or a one day ticket including unlimited travel on the Metro is 4,50€. The centre of Seville is very compact and easily traversed on foot. Other options include the Seville Card. The Seville Card allows you use public transport and offers free and discounted entry in too many Seville Attractions. The Seville Hop on Hop off bus offers 24 and 48-hour tickets. This bus drops off and picks up at 12 different spots around Seville and also offers 4 free walking tours. Get the latest prices and booking details HERE

 Where to stay in Seville:

Seville has accommodation options for every budget from Hostels, to Apartments and Hotels rooms.
Hostels in Seville can start from as little as $14 a night for a shared dorm room. HostelClub has a great selection of properties. Check out Trip Advisor for the top 5 ranked hostels in Seville. You can book your stay directly from this page.
You can search Airbnb for there Seville accommodation offerings. If you have never used Airbnb before get yourself $50 credit by signing up and booking a stay right HERE
Hotels in Seville generally start from around $70 a night for a double room and increase incrementally as the luxury rating rises towards 5 stars.  You can compare and book your stay on Agoda, Hotels.comHotels Combined and Priceline
(All coloured text in the Getting to Seville, Getting around Seville and Where to stay in Seville links to the pages mentioned for your information and booking convenience. We here at Wyld Family Travel will make a small commission from any bookings you make. This money goes into maintaining our website)

We hoped you enjoyed our article on 3 days in Seville. You will find below 2 more articles on Seville attractions we have written. Just click the image to be taken to the article.


 

 

 

 

Time-killing apps for your next trip abroad

Time-killing apps for your next trip abroad

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in an airport lounge with a delayed flight and nothing to do — or when it rains so hard you simply have no option but to sit in your hotel. There are only so many planes you can count on the airport runway, and there is only so much TV you can watch while perched on your hotel bed. So, what to do? Well, aside from endlessly scrolling through social media status updates on your phone, you could try one of these apps that are sure to

 make time go by quicker. 

First off, let’s take a look at something that is actually good for you. Peak is a wonderful little app that helps you train your brain with very specific exercises. Each exercise is a little game that takes no more than a minute or two to complete and gives your mind a thorough workout. The app then tells you what percentile you fall into with regards to particular brain skills. Developed by neuroscientists, this app has a slightly medical feel to it, but that’s a good thing as it keeps you on your toes encouraging you to clear those cobwebs out of your mind

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If the games in Peak are less challenging than you expected, then why not try something a little more taxing like Chess – Play and Learn? The great thing about this app is that, yes (you guessed right), it teaches you how to play. Now, we all know that chess is a seriously obsessive game, but when you’re not that good at it, it can get tiring very quickly. With this app, you get to learn the basics and some key strategies to help you win your first game. You can play against random opponents or

 by yourself, and like Peak, it’s an ideal, guilt-free time killer. 
Now, it’s not often that you find an app that can help cure your boredom and make you a little 

cash on the side, but that’s what the next app does (if you’re good at it.) And no, we’re not talking about hustling on eBay. PokerStars have a very convenient little app that allows you to play poker on the go. The truth is that casinos are expensive places, so if you’re looking for a poker fix on your holiday, then it’s way cheaper to get it on your smartphone. Besides, this way you won’t

 have to pack the tuxedo!  

Our last app is not only a great time killer, but it’s also pretty useful, especially when travelling abroadDuo Lingo is a language learning app that gives you some basic exercises and lessons that will help you pick up the local lingo. You certainly won’t become fluent playing on this app a few times a day, but you will definitely pick up some very useful phrases. There’s a ton of languages

 to choose from, and the app challenges you to learn every day, which is a great help. 
The app is free, but if you upgrade you can rid of those pesky ads. 

So, the next time you find yourself waiting for a flight or sitting in a hotel lobby hours before check-in

 time, don’t waste your time napping. Take out your smartphone and give your mind a 
bit of a workout. And remember, time you enjoy wasting is not actually time wasted
Picking sunglasses for the whole family

Picking sunglasses for the whole family

As our girls grow older they like to pick their own clothes, shoes and hairstyles, especially the budding 9-year-old fashionista! There have been times where I have thought I look amazing only to have her assure me that I really need to change my top or my shoes.

So when Vision Direct contacted me about picking sunglasses for the whole family my first thought was…this is Marley all over. I sat down with her and showed her the catalogue that we would be choosing from. She was all over it immediately with a huge smile on her face. I could worry about the technical side like UV rays and hard wearing while she could worry about the style. And worry she did. Marley spent hours flipping through the catalogue looking at sunnies. You could walk into a room and feel her gaze on you all the time. She studied our faces every chance she got with little nods of her head, mumbles to herself and now and then a giggle.

What we want from our sunglasses for the whole family.

We all wear sunglasses especially in the summer so I had some ideas that she would have to keep in mind as she picked them for us.

They need to be hard wearing…mine never come off my face or off the top of my head.

They need to not scratch easily…Marley is forever dropping them

They need to come with protective cases…Mark puts his away in his car

They need to be comfortable on our face…Willow is not used to wearing sunnies

They need to protect our eyes…With the UV rays increasing every year our eyes need so much more protection

After much consideration about sunglasses for the whole family Marley chose:

For Mark:  Boss 0697/P/S Polarized GZV/6L

  • Brand: Boss by Hugo Boss
  • Frame Color: Brown
  • Lens Color: Brown Polarized
  • Frame Shape: Aviator
  • Frame Style: Full Rim
  • Frame Material: Metal
  • Lens Material: Polycarbonate

Mark was a bit worried about the style (he normally wears the wrap around sunnies and a very dark tint) and the way they would fit on his face. He was also concerned about the protective case they would come in as he leaves his sunnies in the car while he is at work.

After a month of wear: Mark is really happy with his sunglasses. While he was slightly worried about the choice that Marley had made they are ultra comfortable on his face and I think they suit him very well. The tint is much darker than the picture seems and the protective case is brilliant to keep them safe in his car. It is such a great case that he is happy to cart them around in his work bag so he is wearing them much more than all of his last sets!

For Marley: Spektre MAS Metallo MM01C/Black (Blue Mirror)

  • Brand: Spektre
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Frame Colour: Black
  • Lens Colour: Blue Mirror
  • Frame Shape: Oval
  • Frame Style: Full Rim
  • Frame Material: Metal
  • Lens Material: CR39

When we were chatting with Morgan from Vision Direct she was concerned that the kids options would be too small for our girls faces to be really comfortable so she chose an adults pair for herself. The blue mirror effect was the one thing that caught Marley’s eye immediately and she had her heart set on them.

After a month of wear: Marley is loving her sunglasses and finds them easy to wear. She wears glasses on a permanent basis now but she wears her sunglasses when we are somewhere really bright. They are so great that she actually can wear them over her glasses when she is really struggling with the glare and they have not become too big for her face. She is loving them and thinks she totally rocks the rockstar look!

For Willow: Max Mara MM 1188 II/K/S CLB/EU

  • Brand: Max Mara
  • Gender: Women
  • Frame Colour: Black
  • Lens Colour: Grey Gradient
  • Frame Shape: Oval
  • Frame Style: Full Rim
  • Frame Material: Injected Plastic
  • Lens Material: Nylon

These were a surprise for Willow as Marley wanted to pick them and then tell her when they arrived. This product is no longer available but there some amazing alternatives from the brand.

After a month of wear: Willow was really surprised and loved them straight away. They are a little large for her face at this time but she is growing at such a fast rate that they look great on her face. She likes the thinner armbands than they ones that she usually wears and finds that they are so light on her face that she forgets that they are on there. They also sit perfectly on top of her head while she is inside.

For Bec:  Bvlgari BV8171B 537913

  • Brand: Bvlgari
  • Gender: Women
  • Frame Colour: Top Havana/Brown Crystal
  • Lens Colour: Brown Gradient
  • Frame Shape: Oversized
  • Frame Style: Full Rim
  • Frame Material: Plastic
  • Lens Material: Plastic

I was very very unsure about this pick for me by Marley. I am very picky with my glasses and I was worried that they were not in a very dark tint and that they were a brown colour.

After a month of wear: I LOVE THEM! Marley nailed my glasses totally. While they are a brown colour they just go with my skin tone so well. They are dark enough that I don’t squint when I am wearing them and they fit my face perfectly so that my eyelashes don’t hit the lens when I blink. I also love the case they came in and I have no problems putting them in my handbag knowing they are safe.

Overall Marley is so impressed with her choices and we think she did a brilliant job picking sunglasses for the whole family. They fit all the safety aspects you need, they fit all the fashionista’s requirements and most of all they make us look amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building a niche website for travel bloggers

Building a niche website for travel bloggers

My dream for Wyld Family Travel has always been to be location independent. To be able to travel long term and make money through various endeavours on the internet

Earning an income online is the dream of most travellers. You will find nearly every traveller who started a blog did so in the hope that it would fund their travels. But for many who lack the know-how and technical skills to get started, this dream can seem a little out of reach.

There are numerous ways to earn an income online. From running your own business, selling on Amazon or eBay, writing an ebook or working a remote job. But lately, I have been hearing more and more about an easier way to make money.

While we continue to try and make a living through the Wyld Family Travel website, I became aware of a concept that sparked my interest. This concept allows you to harness the power Google keywords and sites like Amazon, eBay and AliExpress to generate an income that is almost completely passive! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it. Let me explain more!

Welcome the Niche Site into your passive income plans.

A Niche Site is an information based website that is designed to answer a customer’s question, as asked in a Google Search. Once the customer visits your site and their question is answered, the site is set up to direct them to Amazon (or another similar program) where they ideally make a purchase, and you get a commission.

For example – a customer is looking to buy a USB Power Bank. They Google the phrase “best  USB Power Bank” and in the search results, they see your niche site called www.usbpowerbanks.com. They visit your page where you discuss and compare power banks, and after using your site for extensive research, they click on a link that takes them to Amazon, where they make a purchase. Bazinga! You just earned a commission, all while you are doing a Northern Lights tour in Iceland or having dinner in Melbourne!

Some examples of niche sites can be found at http://thewirecutter.com/, http://herpackinglist.com and https://www.50em.com/ All of these sites are examples of sites that provide answers to customers and make money by referring to different programs or shopping websites where they earn a percentage of the purchase price.

So in theory, build 10, 20 or 30 of them and you are generating an incredible income! Now there are many ways to generate an income online. Blogging is super popular, however, it is proven to be a long hard slog to build your audience and begin to generate an income.

So what am I going to do about this? I am going to do the niche site boot camp. I have never built a niche website, but the niche boot camp will take me step by step through the process of building a niche site. At the end of the course, I will have my very own site, and the skills to build more many more niche sites. We will be on our way to a location independent lifestyle.

This course is being run by our friend Karen from worldschoolingcentral.com, for more information click the banner to check out this boot camp starting 1st of May.

Tips for Your First Family Cruise

Tips for Your First Family Cruise

“Taking a cruise holiday is one of the best ways to travel with children” Family holidays are wonderful, but they can be frustrating, especially if you plan to visit different destinations and take part in various day trips. That’s why  I’ve teamed up with fellow travel blogger Elma Humpries to recommend tips on a family cruise. That’s what makes cruise holidays so perfect, the destinations come to you! And all from the comfort of your cabin. Don’t worry if you’ve never taken a cruise. To help you take the plunge we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the family cruising top tips…
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Do your reading
 
It’s always a good idea to your homework before booking a family cruise. There are more cruise operators out there than you may think and they all have differing policies when it comes to age restrictions and childcare policies. All cruise companies have some form of kids club facilities, but not all offer private babysitting services, and all have a minimum age for boarding.

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Before you do anything, make sure your children are young enough to go on the cruise in the first place, because you can’t leave your toddler behind at the port! While the minimum age for kids activities varies, a decent rule of thumb is that if your child is potty trained, then they should be old enough for at least some of the organised fun.
 
Plan some breathing room
 
Setting off for holidays with the kids can be stressful at the best of times, and rushing to catch a cruise is no different. Help reduce your anxiety levels by travelling to your departure port a day before. This means if there are any problems you have a good buffer and can enjoy the first part of your holiday stress-free.
Choose your room carefully
 
Your cabin is the room you’ll have for the duration of your holiday, so choose wisely. If you need a bath make sure and book a room that has one. And if you or your family members are prone to sea sickness then opt for a room near the centre of the ship, as the effect will be lessened.
Prep your wee ones
 
A family cruise is an exciting event for anyone, but this is even truer for kids. They will surely be thrilled about the holiday. This makes it all the more important to properly prepare them for what lies ahead. Discuss safety precautions, what do if there’s a problem, and ensure that they know how much freedom they’re allowed when they’re aboard, and what excursions you plan on taking as a family.
 
Be prepared
 
The small chance of getting sick is no reason to avoid a cruise. Stomach bugs happen, and having so many people in relatively close proximity can exacerbate these things slightly. With this in mind it pays to be prepared for a family cruise, so pack extra hand sanitising gel, disinfectant wipes, and Dramamine just in case.
Marley’s Mutterings

Marley’s Mutterings

Let me introduce you all to Marley Wyld’s first blog post. This has been in the makings now for about 6 months. I set Marley a goal of reaching at least 300 words before i would post it on Wyld family travel. Our 7-year-old has finally made it and we are happy to present the first post in the series of ‘Marley’s Mutterings”

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Let Marley’s Mutterings begin!

Going to Europe is a big experience when you are 5 years old that was how old I was my first time.I have been to so many places in life I love Europe it has so many things to do. I have been to Paris, London, Tallinn, Riga, Germany, Poland, Helsinki, Singapore, Vienna,  Rome and Porto and more.
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Marley's MutteringsGoing to Europe is so fun I love it. Rome is beautiful Paris is touristy London is expensive Vienna is old Porto is hot and really hot. I am going to more places in life. In my opinion, Paris was not touristy but a few years later we went there it was touristy. We only went to Porto last  year and Barcelona too. But now we have to look after 2 animals Billy and  Salem so we well get someone to look after them when we travel again.

I love all the countries we go to. I have seen the Eiffel Tower,  the Queen of Englands Castle .I love the world there are so many things to do. Do you like the world? I am so interested. Do you know this King Henry the 8th had six wives he cut two of his wive’s heads off? I have been to so many places in my life all the places I have been are amazing in the world.

I will be in Australia in my life. I Relly wanted to go to New York. I love being in the world because all of the places you can go. I’m so excited to go to China because Maffra primary school has been learning Chinese for 2 years.

3 or 4 days ago we went to Melbourne it was fun. We went on the Melbourne star I really loved the views of Melbourne it was beautiful! I think you should go to the Old Melbourne gaol. WE saw a play at the gaol it was about Ned Kelly it was really good.I will see you later bye.

Marley Wyld.
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