Nau mai, haere mai-I need your travel advice!

 

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!

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?


Photo credit: kakisky from morguefile.com

 

 

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Hello world!

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Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to my family travel blog.

I love to travel and as a young 20 something, I travelled extensively through out the world.  My husband and I have also spent a lot of time travelling together and now our family has grown with the addition of 2 girls, we are keen to do more trips as a whanau/family.  That’s where you come in!

This blog is for

  1. Sharing – I want to share tips, ideas, plans, information, photos, advice, reviews etc about our trips both in New Zealand and overseas…and I want you to comment and share yours too
  2. Learning – I want to learn from others so it can  help inform our travel plans, destinations and ultimately improve our family trips
  3. Networking – I also hope to provide a network where either like minded travellers can communicate and hopefully travel together or swap houses, providing a much cheaper and easier family holiday in each others homes or holiday houses

So as you can see I need you to get in here and make the most of it.  Please follow my blog, add comments and share with your own networks.  Life is short, great holidays and memories are the stuff that makes it all worthwhile!