Category Archives : Our Travels

We (my partner and I) currently have a 5 year old boy who we have taken travelling since the age of 20 months. We are your average family that works, has a mortgage and takes annual leave. That is we travel for a week or 2 at a time a couple of times a year.

Below are posts of our travels with our son. I hope that they will inspire you to travel with your children

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A Staycation. Could it be the best family holiday? 10

You’ve been listening to your family and friends bragging how they have been away over the holiday season. They went down south, up north, over to Bali, across to Phuket; yet you stayed home. I stayed home as well; there’s a lot to be said for the staycation. You didn’t have to book flights, endure […]

Building Lego City at home

walk on Busselton Jetty

Family Holiday: Busselton with Kids – October 2013 4

Our first road trip; I have to admit I was a bit scared. You see Lewis doesn’t cope well visiting one of my sisters who lives 40 minutes up the freeway.  So how was he going to go with a 2 1/2 hour drive for our family holiday to Busselton? View Larger MapWell as I […]


Phuket with Kids – August 2013 8

Phuket has become a very popular destinations for families travelling with kids. We discovered why in our recent trip to Phuket with kids. Prior to departing for Phuket with Kids It felt like a long time waiting for this family holiday. Steve had decided only one trip this year – but we were going for […]

The pools at Outrigger Laguna beach Resort

See Candi the elephant at Ourtigger Laguna Beach Resort

Phuket Holiday – The Run Down 4

We have just returned from our family Phuket holiday. You can follow us on Facebook and be the first to read our coming posts: Phuket with our child I have a full post of our Phuket holiday published into “Our Travels“ A post on our day at Siam Safari on “Day Trips“ Another all about […]


Kota Kinabalu with Kids – November 2012 24

I was all organised with a preparation plan in place for our trip to Kota Kinabalu with kids.  However as anyone who has travelled with children will tell you, it can all go awry with one little hiccup or in our case a stomach virus. View Larger MapWe were due to fly out to Kota […]

Pool and Splash Zone at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota KInabalu

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Travelling with Kids to Bangkok – May 2012 1

This was our second stop after having spent 6 days in Pattaya.   View Larger MapI have to admit I really didn’t like Bangkok.  It wasn’t that it was busy, which it was, but everything seemed to flow so well it didn’t feel claustrophobic.  I think maybe my expectations had been built too high by friends […]


Travelling with Kids to Pattaya – May 2012 6

Lewis had just turned 4 when we headed for our first family trip to Thailand.  We had decided to venture to Pattaya with child. I know it’s not a typical family destination, but stay with me.   View Larger MapWe were in the packed car by 5am heading for the airport.  After check-in we made […]

Grand Centara Mirage Pattaya

The Shangri-La Golden Sands Penang

Travelling with Kids to Penang – November 2011 1

We went to Penang when Lewis was 3 1/2 years. View Larger MapFor once we booked early!  It was just by chance that I found a great deal.  My sister had mentioned one of her favourite family holiday destinations was Penang and so I started doing some research.  I typed in some random dates into Webjet to […]


Travelling with Kids to Singapore – April 2011 2

The next holiday was to Singapore with our son it was just before his 3rd birthday. View Larger Map Again it was short notice to arrange this holiday.  I really have to get Steve to be a bit more organised so I can pre-book earlier to get a better deal. Originally we were supposed to […]

The Merlion Lion on Sentosa Island

The pool at Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua

Travelling with a Toddler to Bali – August 2010 1

Our second trip with our son was to Bali, he was 2 1/2years old. View Larger Map Pre-departure It was odd that we chose to go to Bali as we are “not Bali people”.  However during one of our random discussions I pointed out that many people go to Bali as it is so close to Perth […]


Travelling with a Toddler to Sydney – January 2010

Our first trip with our then 20 months old was to Sydney for a friends wedding. View Larger Map Pre-departure For all that I knew about how to travel with babies and toddlers, I must admit I was still quite anxious about taking my son Lewis on his first flight, and on our first holiday […]

a family holiday to Sydney Harbour Bridge