Category Archive: Travel

The Road More Unconventionally Travelled

There are times in life when, much as you’d like to, you just can’t get away. Or at least it doesn’t seem worth it to get away. It might be a matter of… Continue reading

Hong Kong

Who Went? 3yo, 9mo, Mum and Dad, Grandmother (“Nanny”). Mum attended a two-day conference. Review: From my point of view it worked ok. Dad and Nanny seemed a little stressed a couple of… Continue reading

Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Batu Caves

Intended For: One 3yo, one 6yo, Mum and Dad. Overview: Hire a car at Johor Bahru and drive up to the Cameron Highlights. See farms. Experience coolish weather. Drink tea and coffee. Road… Continue reading


Who Went? One 5mo, Mum and Dad. Review: This was our first ever holiday as parents. We brought our pre-weaning baby in arms and although we paid lip-service to the idea that things… Continue reading


Who Went? One 9mo, mum and dad. Review: Nice one-stop holiday. Locals are friendly, with a relatively restrained culture. Modern facilities and trendy eating places, with great food available to suit all palates,… Continue reading


Who went? One 2yo, mum and dad. Review: Nice little package. The tilt train is a great idea for the junior trainspotter and the ride to Miriam Vale didn’t outstay its welcome by… Continue reading

Binna Burra

Who Went? One 7mo, mum and dad. Review: Not a bad choice for a short trip. We stayed in one of the Casuarina Rooms at the Mountain Lodge, which was very comfortable –… Continue reading


Who Went? One 10mo, one 3yo, mum, dad, and Auntie M. Review: Great little day trip, although it was a very full day for the little ones. They lasted ok, though, as it… Continue reading

Pulau Sibu

Who Went? One 2yo, one 5yo, Mum and Dad, and two more families with one and two kids under five respectively. Review: Back to basics beach holiday, without being too basic. No hassle… Continue reading


Intended for: 2.5+yo and 5+yo, mum and dad. (Need to be old enough to cope with long car rides.) Overview: Indian railways, Himalayan foothills. Folds in with work trip for mum. Strengths: Sikkim… Continue reading