Ao Nang - Thailand
AMAZING AO NANG
Whenever we go on holiday, we like to venture away from the really touristy parts of the country. Don’t get me wrong, I like touristy and the kids like touristy. Hubby, on the other hand likes it less. He wants to do more authentic things like camping in the desert, hiking up active volcanoes or trekking through the jungle with each person carrying their own gear (despite the fact the girls have a hard time carrying a single shopping bag, never mind a backpack). Unfortunately for him, these ideas are more fantasy than reality. But as much as I love touristy, I enjoy an adventure, getting off the beaten track and experiencing the culture of a place.Read more...
8 Reasons to Travel Overseas with Your Teens
1. Strengthens the family bond:
Teenagers begin asserting their independence as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood, wanting to spend more time with their friends than with their family. Travel enables the family to share experiences together. Simple activities such as sharing meals, sightseeing together, sitting around the pool and beach are important for reconnecting with your teenagers.Read more...
Family Friendly Kata
One of the best places to base yourselves in Phuket is Kata. Kata is extremely family friendly and offers a good mix between bustling Patong and sleepy Karon. Its spectacular beach, great restaurants, boutique shopping, fun activities and varied accommodation make for a great family holiday.Read more...
Seven Reasons to go to Bali for a Family Holiday
Bali is an incredible place, one of the most special places on this planet. It is also one of the best places in the world to take your children for a family holiday.
Don't Leave Home Without It
I know Trip Advisor has been around for a long time and I have used it on ocassion. What many people don’t realise is that Trip Advisor offers more than just reviews on accommodation. On our most recent trip to Thailand, my family and I (well to be honest, my teenage son) discovered the benefits of using Trip Advisor for choosing local restaurants and cafes. On our first night in Thailand, my son, (who by the way has his mobile phone permanently attached to his hand and thinks there is nothing better in life than free wii-fii), announced that the restaurant literally across the road from our resort had been rated highly on Trip Advisor. I am constantly surprised by how unpredictable teenagers are. They can be so helpful at times when you least expect it. Most times, they walk around in a haze pretending to be useless and incompetent on the off chance you might ask them to do something. Whatever possessed my son to google best restaurants in Kata on Trip Advisor, I’ll never know. What I did know was that it was a no-brainer where to eat that night, especially as we were all a bit tired from the flight and hadn’t gotten our bearings yet.Read more...