About exploramum

I am an Australian 52 year old single Mother with a 9 year old son. Our goal is to see as much of the world as we can keeping our feet on the ground as much as possible. Explorason has his own goal to "help the old and poor" along the way.

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Total Seclusion in the Paradise of Zanzibar

Imagine dining under the Africa night sky with stars twinkling above, and with lanterns glowing all around you. The ocean breeze gently wafts and blows away every stress and worry in your life. Your problems seem a million miles away as you experience this ever-present perfect moment. This is a moment my son and I […]

Family Fun on Spice Island Zanzibar Tanzania

Zanzibar was once known as Spice Island, where it was considered a major trading post for Spices from Africa going by sea to the Middle East and Asia. Not only were the spices traded here, but many were also grown here on the island too. Thus, Zanzibar became a famous port in the Indian Ocean. […]

Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Holland

When you think of the Netherlands it’s usually cheese, clogs and windmills that spring to mind. Holland is less often associated with its family friendly activities, attractions and accommodations. There is so much to do in the Netherlands with kids that we often overlook it as a holiday destination. From theme parks to marine parks, […]

Traveling as a Nurse – Opportunities to Help Others

A recent study by Bradley University revealed that the demand for nursing administrators is on the rise, not only in the United States but also around the world. More importantly, there are a lot of non-profit organizations and aid groups who are looking for nursing professionals to help others in different parts of the world. […]

Exciting Adventures at Bryce Canyon

While the Grand Canyon is known across the world as a place of natural beauty and vast, endless views, Bryce Canyon is also worth a trip to see. Some people would argue that there are even more stunning views at Bryce Canyon so you should seriously consider a visit. It is worthwhile finding out about […]

Relaxing in Zanzibar Tanzania at Bahari View Lodge

As our plane descends over Zanzibar Island, my son is just SO excited! He loves the East Coast of Africa, and it has been 18 months since we first discovered it for ourselves. Now, after just finishing our time in Jordan, we will have time to slow down a little. It had taken nearly 24 […]

Top Ten Things To Do With Kids In Jordan

Jordan is amazing, and for us, it felt completely safe for family travel. We just spent eight nights in Jordan, and I really wish we had longer. There is so much to see and do for families, and parents can have a great time too.  As a single Mum, I am really conscious of traveling […]

The Most Affordable Luxury Ski Resort in Europe ???

In 2014 we discovered the Bulgarian ski slopes, and we fell in love. Nestled in the outer area of Bansko, this resort faced the Pirin Mountain range, and it wasn’t just the area we fell in love with, but more so where we stayed. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort is probably one of the loveliest places we […]

My Magnificent Mountain Massage

I’m in my fluffy towelling robe and I’m ready to go.   After a hectic day of ski lessons, my body needs some pampering. I need the soothing effect of a massage, so I was thankful I’d made an appointment that morning with Aegeo SPAS. Their Wellness and Beauty Centre at this Small Luxury Hotel takes […]

Skiing in Bansko Bulgaria

I’m 55 years old (yes I’m getting old), and I first learned to ski in Australia when I was sixteen years old as an agile teenager. Firstly, YES, they do have snow in Australia! Secondly, I’ll let you in on a secret – I used to be OK, but I lost my nerve, and now […]

The Invisible Dangers Of Travel In Macedonia

Two years ago Explorason and I went to enter the country of Macedonia in our UK registered vehicle, but when we passed the second border check they tried to charge us an incredible amount for the vehicle to enter, so we had to turn around and leave, and we went to Kosovo instead. Having now […]

Sleep On Nature At Coco-Mat In Athens Greece

We’ve been traveling the world now for over four years, and since 2014 there have been a couple of items that have travelled the world with us. These are our Coco-Mat Aromatherapy Pillow-sachets. Lavender-filled little flat cotton bags go under our pillows and give us each a relaxing night’s sleep, and because their origin is […]

A New Hotel Made From Old Pieces Athens Greece

We all know recycling is important, but when we entered the NEW Hotel in Athens Greece, we were shocked as they have taken recycling to a whole new level. Why? Because the walls, as well as a lot of the furniture and fixtures, are made from the antique and ancient wood that they were scrapping […]

Meteora With Snow In Winter – The 8th Wonder Of The World?

As the snow forms a white blanket and lays softly on the grassy roadside edges, I gaze out of the window and realise that I am experiencing a dream come true. Just over two years ago we visited Meteora in October of 2014, and I have always wanted to return to see it when it […]