A New Year and a New Country – The United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Our Global Adventure began with just one destination in mind over two years ago, The United Kingdom. We knew that we wanted a change of lifestyle and a change of scenery, to be able to spend more time together as a family. After particularly bad days at work we’d come home and joke “Let’s just sell it all and move to Scotland”.

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Our Children’s First Visit to Paris.

Children in Paris

We recently took the children for their first visit to Paris, one of our favourite cities in the world. After living in rural France for month, we decided to spend a weekend in one of the most beautiful capital cities that we have ever travelled to. Of course, we wondered before setting off, if the Paris would appeal to children as much as it does to adults, since it’s the architecture, wide boulevards, and bridges that the city is most famed for, as well as museums, churches and galleries. We wanted the kids to get a ‘feel’ for the city, to take it all in unhurried, and at their own pace. Our children’s first visit to Paris was a great success, and do you know what? We didn’t ‘do’ much at all.

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The Oldest Operational Lighthouse in the World – Keeping the Seas Safe since the 5th Century

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Hook Lighthouse

 

Ever have one of those moments when you just think, ‘Yup, this is why I’m doing this’? We had one of those recently. In fact, the day that we went to visit Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland Simon and I had lots of those moments. Ireland is steeped in the most incredible history. History you can still touch, feel, experience, it’s all around us here. A day-trip with the kids climbing to the top of the lighthouse, and meandering about old abbey ruins reminded us exactly why we’ve chosen the whole world as their classroom… Continue reading

5 Things to do in Dublin with Kids.

 

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo

We recently spent a week in Ireland’s capital with our kids. Dublin has a bit of a reputation as being a small European capital that likes to party big. Let’s just say, having a pint or two, (or three!) in a lively pub seems to be the reason many young travellers make their way to the narrow streets of the Temple Bar area. But, if you are traveling with kids, rest assured, there is plenty to around Dublin that doesn’t involve boozy late nights and a sore head in the morning. We’ve put together a list of 5 things to do in Dublin with kids, which should keep everyone entertained in the city that could also be known as the city with a big heart. Continue reading

Getting Back into the Travel Groove

Mount Kosciuszko

We have traveled locally with our children since the were very young. Lucy did her first camping trip at just a month old, Oscar did his first cross country road trip at just two years, and they’ve both sat on airplanes and in airports as toddlers. But, so far, they’ve never traveled outside of Australia. This means by default that they have never been in a non-English speaking country, and even though they have quite exotic taste buds for kids, they’re not used to chilli infused everything on the menu. Continue reading

More Time With Your Children

Our Global Adventure

 

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money – Abigail Van Buren Continue reading