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A family of 4.
The Title: The interior designer, the brand manager and the little wayfarers.
The Persona: The perpetual travellers who always have their next trip planned.
Desires: Comfort, waves and good food
Having children hasn’t slowed us down, we have still travelled a lot in the last four years, both domestically and international – Fiji, Hawaii (x2), Indonesia, NZ, Singapore and the Maldives.
I would say we are now more conscious of where we choose to stay, we consider what the food options are like and what service and facilities are offered for the four of us.
Consider selecting a room, which has a separate bedroom if possible. It will mean you’re not heading to bed when your baby does or sitting there whispering to your partner in the dark.
If it’s a long haul flight with a stopover, even for a few hours, consider getting a hotel room in the airport if possible (Singapore is fantastic for this). We booked our room for 4 hours. It allowed us to put our bags down, shower, head out for dinner and to relax for a moment, not having to focus on Ahlia wondering off or staying in her seat was terrific. Alternatively, stay for a couple of days. Singapore Zoo for kids was well worth the stopover.
Finding healthy food options and snacks while travelling – some destinations harder than others. Fish and chips on the kid’s menu quickly gets boring.
We’re so thrilled to be about to experience some amazing corners of the world with our little wayfarers. We no longer approach travel as “where are we going to go in the world” but “imagine the amazing places we will be able to show them”.
We have found it best to keep Ahlia on her usual routine (Australian time) while on the plane. Aiming to sleep at her normal times but as soon as we arrive at our destination, we change to local time – even if it means putting her to bed before she is ready. The first night has always been the roughest, but from then on she has always adjusted well.
As our holidays end up revolving around surfing, we tend to hunt out accommodation options that are on or are close to surf breaks. The closer we are to the break the less time Scotty is away (in reality less travel time = more time getting barrelled) which in the end means more downtime for me.
Medical facilities, especially if we are heading to a remote island. We want peace of mind that they are close by in case anything was to go wrong.
Hahaha, I’m still trying to work this out.
It’s incredible how many nappies you need to pack for a couple of weeks away. If you are travelling somewhere you can easily buy them, then pack light and buy once you hit the ground – The Maldives is not a place to skimp on nappies; you are unlikely to come across them on your travels.
For years I have used the State of Escape – Escape & Freestyle – washable and crushable.
I’m searching for something similar but this time with a zip so things aren’t falling out trying to get on planes.
Mexico and California
hmmmm I’d love to say I have the time. Does resort websites count?
“Be a little selfish and do something for yourself every day, something different once a month and something spectacular every year” source unknown
The Maldives to relax and surf. Japan for the culture, food and snow.
Surf…..but wish I could say both.
Can be found on the beach or multi-tasking watching a movie. I otherwise have my head stuck in my computer researching SOMETHING or SOMEWHERE….
We would love to go to Nihi on Sumba Island, Indonesia