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Our 2018 Family Travel Bucket List

Our Family Travel Bucket List

With the news dominated by the so called “Beast from the East” and commentators noting this could be the coldest February in 5 years, my mind is wandering to sunnier climates! So where are the Mamma Fairy crew hoping to head to this year?!  We have a couple of short haul flights lined up but we are still debating out next big adventure.

So where are we thinking?! See below some of the places on our 2018 Family Travel Bucket List.

Phuket – Thailand

We visited Bangkok as part of our honeymoon adventure but unfortunately didn’t get to visit any of the Islands. I have heard so much about Phuket and also how suitable it is for families. Whats not to love with stunning beaches and year round sunshine. From elephant rides to ancient monuments there is plenty to do. And if partying is your thing the famous or perhaps infamous town of Patong is where its all at.  I have visions of us chilling by the beach cocktail in hand in the balmy sunshine…pure bliss. Hopefully this is the year we get to experience everything Phuket has to offer.

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Pic Credit: Pixabay

New York New York

No discussion needed! Whats not to love about the city that never sleeps. I spent time working there and holidaying there pre baby days however we have yet to return with the kids.  Perhaps this could be the year.  It doesn’t matter how many times I have been I fall in love with this city over and over again.

Orlando, Florida

Needs no introduction, since having kids my pair are mega excited to visit Orlando for all the kid (and adult) attractions that are on offer, from world class theme parks, to nature parks, to the weather and its lively restaurant and nightlife scene.  Orlando is really high up on my list. When we do holidays like this for a reasonable amount of time we favour a central hotel and do our research to locate good hotels in orlando near disney. Hopefully this year will be our year as the kids are a good age now for the long flight.


Our honeymoon adventure included a short (too short) 2 night stop over here.  We have vowed to return and spend more time exploring all this eclectic city has to offer.  I arrived with zero expectations other than a city to break up a 24 hour flight.  I was so pleasantly surprised once you adjust to the humidity its just wow so much to see and do.  I’d love to go back with my little men this time.  The zoo is so spectacular and if Disney takes your fancy this is also one in Singapore.


Lots of friends and family have emigrated or holidayed in Dubai over the last few years and im insanely curious just to see what the lure of the city really is. Year round sunshine, iconic skylines buildings (worlds tallest!), thrill seeking sports and opulent hotels. Sounds just perfect.  Its also reported to be a very family friendly destination with a wealth of activities on offer from young to old. Hopefully this is the year we get to visit.

Have you been to any of the above? If so we would love to hear from you particularly if you had recommendations for family friendly activities etc.


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  • Reply Sim @ Travel Guide Blog March 3, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I have always wanted to visit New York… incidentally, New York at Christmas time though. Clearly I have a thing for snow… although I am truly fed up of the Beast from the East now… some fabulous trip ideas in your bucket list! Sim x #TotsTravel

  • Reply poshkid March 5, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I”ve been through Phuket airport a few times, although not for maybe three years now. There really isn”t much there in the way of useful shops – a few (bad) restaurants, money changers etc. I don”t remember having seen anywhere selling SIM cards – but then again, I wasn”t particularly looking for them there either. I guess that”s a long-winded way of saying I don”t really have much insight for you! 🙂

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