Share the love – help the parents

by Friday, July 6, 2018
We need your help.

We have been fielding questions here at JTC from parents wondering what to do with their children these holidays. So, I ask you, please share your tips, your ideas, and tag them #journeystocome. Help the parents. Surely, you’ve some great ideas of what us fellow activity lovers can get up to these holidays, so please share the love.

As for me, I’ve finally brushed off last week’s jet lag. You may remember, I sampled the tip to try drinking green tea during your long-haul flight to ward off jet lag… It didn’t bloody work! Should’ve stuck to the normal champers-and-coffee and had a much better time.

But I digress… it’s holiday time in my home and I’m not taking my cherubs anywhere. Maybe we’ll visit Mum in Sydney, but I don’t think any of us should feel compelled to take our family away; to out-do our past trips; to be fabulous each and every holiday.

Yep, I’m one of those parents who believe in the joy of allowing my children to revel in boredom, to go outside and create their own fun. I can’t afford the alternative, plus, I know for a fact your children won’t love you any more if you stay in a grand hotel, fly to an exotic location, or splash the cash. They love you for your company, for you kindness and helping them to feel valued.

So, that’s my week. Possibly, like you, I’m doing my darnedest to work when I can and keep my private life on a happy keel. But I truly would love to hear any suggestions you may have for what you love to get up to, when holidaying in your own city. Let it rip Dear Traveller!

THIS WEEK, ON JOURNEYS TO COME…

GUEST TRAVELLER: From Le Marais to Bendigo: Walking tours (Part II)

“Following on from our story last week, by Jack Walden, about Walking Tours of the world, here is Part II and a smattering of walking tours in Europe and Australia, which come recommended by Jack and the Journeys To Come team….” READ MORE

ASK THE CONCIERGE: Walk like a Parisian, through secret doors & flea markets

“Concierge Tony Le Goff has worked at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, for the past eight years. He was born a few hours away from Paris, in Brittany – more precisely, a little town close to Saint-Brieuc. Let’s join Tony as he takes us on his personalised tour of Paris’s highlights… ” READ MORE

COME FLY WITH ME: Russell Fletcher, The Decent People 
“Italy is a place I’ve been told (spookily) where I had a previous life. As a clown!  I just feel at home because there are so many comedians there. Everyone loves to laugh, poke fun, and treat you like family. The teasing you get is fabulous.” READ MORE
TRAVEL Q&A: How to get through the winter school holidays 

Sue asks: “It’s cold, rainy, and windy and I’m wondering, for these school holidays, what’s the best way to get through it?” …and Catriona replies… READ MORE

PODCAST: Are you for snowflakes or sandcastles?

This week, we revisit the perennial question and #tbt the podcast addressing the debate about whether to take flight and escape the chill OR embrace the season of shivers. Catriona chats to three people helping us get the most out of winter, each i their ow unique way… LISTEN HERE

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