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Throw back to the bank holiday Monday! Wish it was another! How quick does the normal routine go. We have renewed our @nationaltrustni membership and enjoyed exploring the @giantscausewaynt last week. There was much exploring, climbing and adventuring followed by some surfing! Great extra day off!! We are determined to explore more of our lovely Northern Ireland over the months ahead! * * * * #adventurekids #belfastblogger #niblogger #causewaycoast #exploreni #northernireland #loveni #lovenorthernireland #ireland #giantscauseway #northcoastni #irelandwithkids #seetheworld #travelblogger #familytravel #familytravelblogger #fearlessfamtrav #seetheworldwithkids #littleexplorers #wanderlustkids #daysoutuk #daysoutwithkids #greatoutdoors #adventurewithkids #getoutside #bankholidaymonday #niexplorer #farawayfiles #irelandtravel
Bank holiday weekends in the #northcoastni are our favourites. Today we enjoyed exploring @downhilldemesnent with our lovely friends. Love the exploration and wondering of these little ones. * * * * #wanderlustkids #discovernorthernireland #northcoastni #causewaycoast #northernireland #kidswhoexplore #wildlittleadventurers #getoutside #loveni #ilovenorthernireland #kidswhoexplore #fearlessfamtrav #lovenorthernireland #familytime #daysoutwithkids #nikids #screenfreeadventures #nationaltrustni
We are home - late night ferries in the wind are not so pleasant but we made it into our beds about 2am. Cue tired little bunnies today. About a million washes done, ready for school and work tomorrow. A great Easter adventure to Scotland over. But I did manage to get our first blog post up from it. It’s a guide to Isle of Skye with kids. Check out the link above and let me know what you think!! * * * * #littleadventurers #scotland #thisisscotland #scottishroadtrip #scotlandwithkids #explorescotland #highlandsandislands #scottishislands #isleofskye #isleofskyescotland #loveisleofskye #travel #familytravel #familytravelblogger #fearlessfamtrav #daysoutscotland #iamtb #farawayfiles #exploreuk #niblogger #belfastblogger #traveldestinations_ig #wildandfreechildren #showthemtheworld #wanderlustkids #kidswhoexplore #wildandbravelittles #welovescotland #scottishislands #hikewithkids
It’s been a busy one today- we’ve sailed on Loch Ness in a hunt for Nessie, driven through more beautiful scenery in the Highlands and hung out with the Polar bears including the cute and cheeky baby Hamish and explored the driving safari at @highlandwpark. Now we are tucking into a delicious Pizza Express in Perth.
The magical Claigan Coral beach - what a find and well worth the 2 mile long hike down there and back again. It looked like something straight out of a tropical holiday brochure yet in Isle of Skye! Fascinatingly it is made from crushed bleached skeletons of Red Coraline seaweed. It makes the water look tropical blue when the sun shines and has a finely crushed white beach. Full of wonderful shells and on a low tide day you can cross over to Lampay island on a causeway! Pure magic and maybe my new favourite place. * * * * * #scotland #lovescotland #scottishislands #isleofskye #isleofskyescotland #claigancoralbeach #scottishroadtrip #traveldestinations_ig #familytravel #iamtb #familytravelblogger #wildandfreechildren #fearlessfamtravel #welltravelledkids #adventurekids #littleexplorers #littleadventurers #globetrotters #showthemtheworld #loveyourtimetogether #wanderlustkids #kidswhoexplore #wildandbravelittles #thisisscotland #venture1105
Wow Scotland you are spoiling us. Today we explored the Faeire Glen. We climbed, explored, hiked and adventured. These 3 loved all the little fairy rocks. It was magical and wonderful. We’ve been playing fairy games since with overflowing imaginations. 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️

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I’m finally getting round to developing a travel blog. Something many people have mentioned over the years from my early South American, Asian and African adventures. Keen travellers before kids, we have tried to keep the adventuring going. Now that they are all getting a bit bigger and we are fully immersed in the chaos of work life, school and extra curricular activities, the wanderlust has not ended, in fact as we’ve emerged out of the drowning in nappy phases and the children take an interest in the world I think it is increasing.

 

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Family photo time in Disneyworld Florida

I’m Laurie, mum of 3 and work in mental health. Always an explorer, in my early university days (I’m still in my university days- that is another story) I volunteered in various projects in Argentina, various parts of Africa and China. After getting married to Jonny, we honeymooned in Cuba before moving to Brazil for the first 6 months of married life. Since then most of our family adventures have been Europe based!

 

 

 

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One fearless girl with another celebrating turning 10 in NYC

The three little adventurers are:

Miss 10- with a love of travel and music. She is a big West End and Broadway fan. Continually singing, always got her head stuck in a book, and keen to find out more.  A good surfer, she loves to be in the waves and on a beach. Not a fan of heights, so planes and skyscrapers are not her go to, but she still goes for it nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

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In awe at Disneyland Paris at Christmas

Miss 6 – an adventurer like her Mum. She loves to explore, very interested in animals and conservation. She wants to get to a jungle and is determined in everything she puts her mind too. She loves new destinations but can struggle with unexpected changes, and is not a fan of too many loud noises and definitely not queues! We apologise if we are near you in a queue.

 

 

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Totally in love with Minnie Mouse

 

Mr  5 – the baby boy but definitely not a baby anyway he says. He is a performer, Lego mastermind and wants to be the Greatest Showman. Frequently singing, very adaptable and just goes with it all. He does however not appreciate being left out in any way! And sometimes his wee legs won’t work anymore!

 

 

 

We are based in Belfast in Northern Ireland, but also spend a lot of time in the North Coast of Ireland. We  love to travel worldwide as well as days out closer to home. So the blog will be a mixture of capturing both of those.  We are a normal working family, trying to do it all on a budget, and making the most of the time we have off with the kids.

The blog is a work in progress. We would love to hear from you, we are open to collaborations and connecting with us. Contact us via here. 

 

 

Why screen free adventures?

Personally and professionally I’m fed up with screens- with the over reliance on them. (The irony is not lost that I’m recording all of this on a screen). I worry about the impact of too much screen time on our next generation. Work makes me very concerned. I’ve disconnected my children from them, and we are adventuring and exploring all this world has to give us.

So this blog is recording our family travel adventures. We are a normal working family, juggling and balancing, often far too many balls. We’ve been on a journey to declutter our lives a bit. Seeking out experiences and not things. I want our children to see the beauty, reality, poverty and hope that our world has to offer. In the midst of the busy, the chaos, I’m holding on to our screen free adventures and explorations. Come and join us.

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