international

Ten Tips for Surviving International Air Travel

I was talking to someone last night about how many flights we had been on, and although we try to ‘keep our feet on the ground’ as much as possible by taking land travel, it is necessary to take flights as well. A one-hour plane ride it seems is now taken rarely by us, and these can […]

Top Reasons Why Tourists Flock To Kuta Bali

Why do so many flock to Kuta Bali every year? Is it the cheap beer; the friendly service; the warm sun; the waves or are there other reasons why? T-shirts for $3 blow softly in the breeze at the local markets.  Might this be the reason? Locals will haggle with you for a killer deal […]

14 Family Travel Stories – Including Us

14 amazing educational family travel experiences Please take a look at a fabulous article written by Babyglobetrotters. Here 14 different families show some of how they educate through travel. We’ve been included in our recent time in Bali. In fact we are the first family in the article, so right at the start, and it […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day Photo Exhibit 2016 Each year an amazing mother, grandmother, daughter, girlfriend, and inspiring woman named Evelyn Hannon spends hours curating a collection of photographs of women from all around the world for her website www.journeywoman.com. This special article celebrates International Women’s Day. Both last year and this year she selected one of my photographs […]

That’s Life Magazine – Our Story’s Published

Adventures Of An Explora-mum – That’s Life Magazine “Can we publish your story?” This is not something I read in an email I receive every day. But it sure is one I was excited to get from Kim Bonett of That’s Life Magazine when I opened my laptop late last month. Kim had read about our […]

Best Accommodation in McLaren Vale

Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle…. Our sausages are grilling to perfection as we chat and drink with a lovely family from Wales, UK. The kids are playing ‘Hide and Seek’, and couples swim in the slightly heated pool behind us. We are staying at McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments, and it is the perfect place to stay, […]

Visiting McLaren Vale? Top 10 Kids Things To Do

Here’s my list of Top 10 Things To Do with Kids in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Plus I’ve added a few extra Time-Outs for the adults too! (These are not in any particular order). Many of these activities are also FREE ! Number 10 – Ten Woodstock Winery – Feed Australian Wildlife By Hand And It’s FREE (including […]

Pet And Housesitting In Australia

“OH MY GOSH! “    I look up as I’m drinking my coffee on a misty Summer early morning, to almost come face-to-face with a Koala, looking right back at me. We are housesitting in a hilly suburb about 20 km from the centre of the city of Adelaide.  This is suburbia.  This is Australia. This […]

Thai Service With A Smile

Thailand prides itself on its excellent service.  The Thai’s are precise, punctual, and extremely helpful in most cases, and after a long flight from Kenya, Africa we were so pleased to finally arrive in Bangkok at our centrally located hotel in busy Bangkok. It was barely dinner time, but I hadn’t slept much in the […]

The Busy Travellers Perfect Safari

Do you have a ‘bucket list’ of places you want to travel to, and things you want to see and do in this wide and wonderful world? If you are a busy person; live the business or executive life; only have a day stop over on your flight; have sporting or team commitments; or health […]

Salubrious Swanky Safari

Most travellers dreams of going on safari in Africa, with their head poking out of a Land-rover, or sitting in a retro truck as it bumps over the orange dust giving their backs and buttocks an African massage. But like most travellers, we found ourselves seeking a little luxury as well.  We had roughed it […]

Stressed – Come And Relax In Paradise

Imagine waking up in paradise on an African island to the sounds of pretty birds singing their morning song; with coconut palms gently saying in the breeze, and the gentle lap of the ocean inlet before you.  All around you is pristine white; from the floor following up the walls to the roof.  And as […]

How Muslims live on an African Island

Hidden away off the north coast of Africa on the tiny island of Lamu is the small village of Kipungani. This sleepy completely Muslim settlement was once the thriving capital of Lamu Island – back when the Arabs used to trade from the north, and the Indians came from the east. In fact it is Kenya’s oldest […]

Stepping Back In Time

It is a beautiful day as our speed boat heads toward the tiny capital of Lamu Island, known as Lamu.  We have booked one week on Lamu Island, and are staying about 25 minutes boat ride away at Kizingoni Beach (you can read about that here). It is located directly across the mainland of Kenya […]