Cruise Ports & Excursions

Port of Tauranga – New Zealand

Regent Cruises ‘Seven Seas Mariner’ in the Port of Tauranga. February 2020 I admit that as a Brit, until Tauranga appeared on our New Zealand cruise itinerary last year I had never heard of it! Tauranga lies on the east coast of the north island and is the most fabulous place to visit. I am… Continue reading Port of Tauranga – New Zealand

Tours and Excursion

Railcruising in Rotorua

Well today we have had the most fabulous afternoon ‘railcruising‘ just above Rotorua, New Zealand. So I admit that until we drove past the signs for it yesterday I had never heard of railcruising either and I understand this is the only one of its kind in the world. The tour leaves from Mamaku station… Continue reading Railcruising in Rotorua

Travel Reviews

Lifestyle at Ferntree

Accommodation Review in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia. Our sole purpose of coming to the Melbourne area this trip was because Cameron wanted to see the Puffing Billy Railway. Puffing Billy lies just under 50km to the east of Melbourne and is easily accessible by train so I debated for a while whether to stay in… Continue reading Lifestyle at Ferntree

Tours and Excursion

China Town, Singapore

Excursion Review As a parent I naturally want Cameron to remember every moment of our travels, but I know that despite all the photos, videos, blogs etc we put together that there will be much he will forget over time. There are some moments though that I consciously find myself saying to him "you won't… Continue reading China Town, Singapore

Tours and Excursion

Sentosa Island – Singapore

The island where the fun never stops! I am still quite shocked, actually gobsmacked to think that before we came to Singapore for the first time back in February people said to us "ooh 10 days in Singapore is too long, you'll be bored" WRONG, Singapore and bored are not two words I would put… Continue reading Sentosa Island – Singapore

Our Travel Stories, Travel Reviews

Review: Mason Elephant Park and Lodge (Taro, Bali)

The good, the bad and the elephants..... When you are from the western world (U.K.) a huge animal lover and you come to an elephant park in Bali and see these animals tethered and offering elephant rides you are bound to feel a little concerned, BUT I would implore you to understand where these animals… Continue reading Review: Mason Elephant Park and Lodge (Taro, Bali)

Our Travel Stories, Travel Reviews

Bali – The first 10 days!

I guess with pretty much any travel experience there will always be a few things you wish you knew in advance and a few things you would do differently if you did it again. So far during our round the world travel experience there are actually very few major things I would have changed, I… Continue reading Bali – The first 10 days!

Tours and Excursion, World Schooling

PEARL HARBOR

Excursion review with Polynesian Adventure Tours I questioned for some time as to whether I should write a blog about our visit to Pearl Harbor because something didn't sit completely comfortably about 'enjoying' a trip to a place which had seen such tragedy and loss of life, but also nothing which I put down in… Continue reading PEARL HARBOR

Tours and Excursion, Travel Reviews

Review: Lanai snorkel and dolphin watch, with Pacific Whale Foundation – Maui

What can I say?? this excursion not only exceeded all expectations but fell nothing short of excellence from beginning to end. This particular trip with Pacific Whale Foundation was recommended to us by the concierge in our hotel at the Sugar Beach Resort, mainly because they have a 'kids go free' policy which made this… Continue reading Review: Lanai snorkel and dolphin watch, with Pacific Whale Foundation – Maui

Travel Reviews

San Francisco City Pass

The San Francisco CityPass is a fabulous way to save money and visit some of the areas top attractions in a short space of time, especially if you are travelling with children. The passes cost $94 (c. £72) for adults and $74 (c.£57) for children. Buying a citypass saves you approximately 43% on the cost… Continue reading San Francisco City Pass