Tam & Family

tamandfamily

Tam & Family


I am a very devoted and addicted traveller so just want to talk travel. Where to go, what to do, when to do it etc etc. My hubby and I have been to loads of places....all over Australia, all over the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bahamas, Barbados, Mexico, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia off the top of my head 😊

But...in 2007 our lives changed and along came our little Midget and in 2010 the Little Miss arrived too. We've continued our travels but have stuck to around 10,000km so far from home lol! So these blogs are aimed to document our travels for them as i seem to forget where we've been and what we did quite quickly, so want to write it down as soon as i can. If i get a chance i'll add pre-kids blogs but right now, the aim is to get trips down for them... and anyone else who loves travel 😊

Tam



Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalbarri July 15th 2016

A great child hood memory for me is Kalbarri. A lazy 10 hour drive from Perth it is a town on the mouth of the Murchinson River and is home to the amazing Murchinson Gorges.Some close friends decided to drive up too and we all had a wonderful stay for around ten days. The weather was warmer than Perth bordering around 25 degrees everyday so not quite warm enough for swimming but you could wear shorts. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment at the Best Western and it was huge! The rooms were massive with a full kitchen and lounge room and a balcony overlooking the pool. Best of all it was a quick walk to the shops, river and local pub for dinner. Once we had our bearings we headed out to the Gorges ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yallingup March 4th 2016

For the long weekend in March we headed down to the Margaret River region to stay in our favourite farmstay 4Elements. The kids as always were so excited to see the farm, to fight over opening the gate, feeding he goats and getting eggs for breakfast. There were also a number of families from school down here so it was going to be great to catch up with them. Somewhere we hadn't been before was the Ngili cave. The kids are now old enough to easily walk the distance themselves and to understand the history of stalagmites etc. The midgit was a bit unsure but soon loved it when he realised how safe it was. We also ventured a little more South than normal and went to Smiths beach. This is an iconic beach for surfers ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta January 20th 2016

We headed off to Bali on what was fast becoming an annual event before school went back. We took some close friends with us who aren't regular travellers but we're happy to give it a go... Plus it is Bali which is practically like an Aussie city these days! We stayed at the Hard Rock in a kids suite and it was wonderful as always :) soooo relaxing with everything you need and the kids had a ball. They did rock climbing, raced the slides, won the pool competitions and ate as much rice as they could :) Still the best thing is to hire a day bed/cabana by the pool and just relax. We didn't do anything touristy except head to the beach each night and let the kids run around and us stroll along ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yallingup August 8th 2015

The kids are both in school these days and their schools both have mid term breaks where we get a Friday and a Monday off so we have been tending to head to Yallingup each time. It is a nice break though as only a three hour drive south of Perth you are in a gourmet child friendly oasis! And quite a few other school families think the same thing and have houses down there so we can all catch up and enjoy some delicious food :) We tend to stay at the 4elements farmstay still as it is relaxing, comforting and such a great location where we can walk to the Bootleg Brewery in the afternoon so the kids can have a play. During the aug stay the owners put on a huge bonfire with ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi July 14th 2015

We had such a wonderful first experience in Krabi we thought we would go back... So during July school holidays we flew directly to Singapore and straight on to Krabi. We did stay at the Crown Plaza airport hotel in Singapore overnight and it might the whoLe trip so comfortable! It is unbelievably easy to get to within the airport, was quite delux and a nice pool to relax in, then straight into the airport the next day without worrying about taxis or traffic jams. We stayed at the Holiday Inn again and this time went for a family suite and with experience from last time we asked for a ground floor facing the pool. This way we could sit in our balcony and watch the kids play, but happily read a book and drink cheap ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta January 14th 2015

Well we are off to Bali again! Seems like a regular thing but for less than $200 return flights each I can't go past a bargain :) This time we stayed at the Bali Dynasty And I have to say I like and dislike it at the same time. There are ALOT of kids and it is hard to feel relaxed. On the other hand the kids had an absolute ball... With regular activities by the pool and heaps of kids to play with. The kids are 7 and 4 now so we thought we would try the waterpark. The Midgit ran up the super high stairs to the tallest water slides and raced me down! They both loved the rapids and the wave pool. My cousin from Victoria came over with her son and daughter ... read more

Oceania » Australia December 30th 2014

I was looking for a cheap holiday to get away over the Christmas break but this isn't something easily done from Perth. So... I decided to look at caravan parks around 1 hours drive to see if we could get away... and that is how we ended up at Coogee Caravan Park between Xmas and NY. It is only 20 minutes south of Fremantle but around a 40min drive to our house. I had booked a 2 bedroom cabin and it was around 40 degrees celcius the day we drove there so I was praying it had airconditioning or the Hubby said we would be having a swim and driving straight home. Things weren't looking promising when we drove up and parked beside a corrugated iron/tin looking demountable. But... when you opened the doors it was ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Yallingup September 14th 2014

It was time for spring in the valley and we headed off to the Margaret River area to see the baby coats being born, the lillies in full bloom and the wine just ready for tasting :) We stayed at our favourite farmstay and the kids are getting so much bigger and in to it that it has made it really easy to stay here. They take off at 7am and play with the other kids, collecting eggs for breakfast and feeding the sheep and goats. We also worked out that it was cheaper to eat in at night and let the kids watch a movie or play board games, but to live it up at the wineries and events around the area during the day. The breweries are now everywhere down here - maybe at ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ao Nang July 18th 2014

Only a 1.5 hour flight from Singapore and we could immediately feel the relaxed vibe of Thailand :) We were picked up from the airport by the Holiday Inn and that lovely feeling that everything was sorted and we didnt have to do anything fell over us. He took our bags, gave us water, put us in an airconditioned minivan and we were off. The Holiday Inn is one bay away from Ao Nang so slightly off the main strip if you could call the main road in Ao Nang a strip :) The main reason we selected the HI was the availability of kidsuites (kids get their own room bunk bed style) AND a kids pool showing 4 slides in the photos. This was perfect!!! We could sit beside the pool and watch the kids ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island July 13th 2014

I bought a package deal for Resorts World that was a huge win. Its on their website and a family deal including a family suite with tickets to universal studios, aquarium and waterworld. Hotels on sentosa cost a fortune so this was a great deal and less than the hotel i was looking at so we were off. We landed in singapore around 1pm and easily caught a cab to sentosa and our room was ready - fabulous! It has been 3 years since we've been to singapore so we thought we'd spend the afternoon wandering around the island and see what is happening. Man, this is the place to be! There is so much to do :) we walked up to the merlion and explained to the kids the history behind this, then walked up ... read more
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