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Heavenly days

GREECE | Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [1574]

I will never cease to be amazed at how a journey can turn on a dime and memorable days pop out of nowhere when they are least expected. Were you able to engineer them and string such days together, life would be rich indeed. Our day started ordinarily ... Read more >

Tags: children, crete, family, greek islands, loutro, magic, travel


Venizia

ITALY | Sunday, 16 Sep 2007 | Views [1497]

There really can't be too many places left in the world where the background noise of the motorcar has been thankfully banished leaving laughter and footsteps to drift up from narrow alleys and bells to resonate across the tiled roofs. After arriving ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, family, travel with children, venice


Ready, set, wriggle

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [2311]

Someone asked me the other day how much stuff you pack for a six week family trip. Answer: when you are carrying it all yourself, exactly the same as a ten day trip! Online check-in is yet another superb benefit of the digital age: now we can ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, guidebook, home, lonely planet, nomads, travel, travel planning


Light and Dark

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [2688] | Comments [1]

A clear night in the remote desert, ochre red dust howls as children and dogs run wild, lit by lots of flickering open fires, people lounging on vehicles in various states of disrepair, like a scene from an indigenous version of Mad Max. On TV it would ... Read more >

Tags: aboriginal, children, culture, experience, family, festival, garma, health, indigenous, politics


Tell me about your family

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Feb 2007 | Views [2006]

The boys were at day care yesterday and they were discusing their families: LEVI: "I love my brother because he doesn't hit me." RIU: "My brother hits me." LEVI: "Do you still love him?" RIU: "Yes.... Read more >

Tags: children, family


Outrageously scenic

INDONESIA | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [4391]

The day starts with a flash of blue slicing past the coconut palms outside our veranda that overhangs the stream. A distinct ccreeeee-ccreee of the Balinese kingfisher heralds its presence each morning but we only catch glimpses of blue, orange and ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bali, ceremony, culture, death, family, festival


(More) travel with Children

INDONESIA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2007 | Views [4241] | Comments [2]

Our boys are now aged 2 and 4 and are, well, quite a handful. At their worst they grow horns or worse, but they often just buzz, like flies, that you can't swot away. Much more demanding than at this time last year. If that sounds harsh then ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, challenge, family, travel with children


Tranquility

INDONESIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [2303]

The cool afternoon breeze floats across the rice paddies, the sounds of ducks, frogs and crickets drifting into our room with it. The atmosphere is tranquil and exquisite. Perched on the far corner of a back lane-way a short distance from Ubud, the ... Read more >

Tags: bali, children, culture, decoration, family, festival, people, places to stay, temple


Such a small thing

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Dec 2006 | Views [1461]

The moment was so short and so fleeting that I can't even remember it. I think it was when I passed through Athens in a wonderful winters day in January 1989, where locals were friendly and the sun was out. I didn't know it at the time, but that moment, ... Read more >

Tags: family, magic, philosophy of travel, yuki


How my son sees the world

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | Views [1350]

Riu has just turned 4 and this is his picture of a horse. When asked "What's that underneath the horse?" he said "Dad, and Riu and Kai" in his broad young Australian accent. And what's that to the right of Kai? "Mum .... Read more >

Tags: children, drawing, family, riu, travel with children


A bold new adventure

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 30 Mar 2006 | Views [1453] | Comments [3]

Three years ago World Nomads was born, and Christy was our very first customer for her trip through Vietnam. A veteran world nomad last year she came to work for us and has helped us develop these adventure journals into a powerful community ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, perspective


Tips for travelling with children

VIETNAM | Monday, 6 Feb 2006 | Views [15989] | Comments [17]

Sigh. Now we are back home. Apart from Bali and various round-the-world trips to see family, this was the first time we have travelled extensively as a family. We are a family of four with two children aged 1 and 3. We were quite disappointed ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cyclo, family, hoi an, memories, transport, travel with children


Something in the air?

LAOS | Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Views [1670] | Comments [4]

There has to be something in the air, the water or the food, like Koala's with Eucalyptus. How else do you explain a country that is semi-permanently asleep? The only time you see anyone striding around purposefully is perhaps at 7:30am in the morning ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, capitalism, family, laid back, on the road, travel with children, wonderful


A litany of small disasters ...

VIETNAM | Saturday, 7 Jan 2006 | Views [2977] | Comments [2]

Woke on the morning we were due to leave with the thought: WHAT are we DOING? The task at hand seemed (seems) dauting. Surprisingly, although the flight was full, both Kai and Riu were on their best behaviour and actually pretty much sat still or ... Read more >

Tags: accidents, adventures, disaster, family, health, kai, misadventures, travel with children


Sushi excitement

JAPAN | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 | Views [1333]

Kamagaya, the town of my in-laws is famous in Japan for the huge, sweet nashi pears they grow everywhere. The large timber framed family home is literally full of memories. Since the day I was first there over 16 years ago, every postcard, photo ... Read more >

Tags: culture, family, memory, temple, travel with children



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