I am beginning to get withdrawals.
It’s true, I am addicted to travelling and without a trip to plan, I feel lost. Not that working full time, with 2 young children doesn’t keep me busy, but this is what I love and I ALWAYS have a trip planned.
Problem is, my husband and I are off to Melbourne (watch this space for the next post) for my sister’s 30th in 2 weeks time but after that…the deep dark black hole of traveless time beckons.
That’s where you step in. What I want to know is where should we go next? The only catch is, this trip is to be a family trip, kids are coming along too! They were unable to come to Melbourne as its only for 2 nights and its a 30th party…I’m sure there is no need to explain further! I want the next trip to be for all 4 of us, so here’s the brief:
- Somewhere warm and sunny
- Not going to break the bank
- Kid friendly (2 girls, ages 2.5yrs and 1yr)
- Most likely to take the trip early to mid next year
Here is an idea of what I have been considering so far:
- Flying to Auck and taking a campervan around the Northland hotspots, Coromandel, Bay of Islands
- Heading to a Pacific island – Fiji or Samoa
Thailand is number 1 on my must visit hit list. The only trouble is it is quite a distance, flights can be expensive-although cheap food and accommodation once you are there, and the big issue is the time difference travelling with 2 young children. I keep thinking that maybe it should wait until they are older, or perhaps make it a Mum and Dad only trip.
What I now need from you is feedback-please let me know your thoughts. What, if any, of the options I’m considering are worth doing, do you have any advice or experiences from having done a similar trip yourself, or where would you go and why if you were me?