Happy Anzac Day to all the Aussies and Kiwis, hope that you are having a restful day today, and thinking, as we are, of our servicemen, living and passed away. Great gratitude from this household.
Ah, where shall we wander to? Where do you fancy?
Well, first of all, lets look at Southern Queensland and then come with me on a waft through South East Asia. Later on I’ve got the fruits of my early research into Responsible Tourism – much to learn!
We’ve never been in inland Queensland, but here’s a video that makes me want to pack up six swags and head straight there.
If you’ve got two spare minutes, enjoy this visit in the company of a true Aussie bush lover, Russell Jackson.
(If you haven’t got two minutes… time to take stock of your life!)
Queensland Holidays Youtube channel is here, HOURS of armchair travelling to be enjoyed.
Michelle is a mum of three and expat American who lives in Penang, Malaysia. She blogs at Malaysian Meanders and her posts are always very comprehensive and family-focused.
When I read her post on visiting Ankor Wat and Siem reap, I felt I had all the info I need to pick up the phone and book the whole trip. Love posts like that! They are SO much more useful to families than the too-general articles we often read in newspapers and magazine. Read the post here.
Did you know there’s a LEGOLAND in Malaysia. It opened in 2012 and is in Johor, easily reached from Singapore or Kuala Lumper. Easier to visit than the one my kids have asked to visit in England.
I’d love to see the Peronas Tower built in Lego. The park looks huge and good fun. Although theme parks are not my fave places, I know the kids would love a visit, especially having just seen the LEGO Movie. The park currently has activities based around the movie going on. Doesn’t that water park look fun. We love a good water park.
Here’s a handy website for travellers who want to be sure that if a hotel says it’s on the beach then it is genuinely beach front.
The Beachfront Club is really a travel booking site. Absolute 100% beachfront hotels of all types can join the site and upload their information and photos. You can then book the hotels via Agoda or Expedia.
Put ‘family’ into the search box at the top and many options come up, a delight to browse around.
I don’t like some of the design elements of this website but find it a marvellous place to feast my eyes on tropical beaches and to indulge in some fantasty travel planning. Top of my list today being the Andaman White Beach Resort, Phuket. Are you coming?
Learning About … Responsible Tourism
I’ve always had a belief in doing the right thing when on the road: dress modestly when appropriate, be polite, take care of the environment, try to stay at places where staff are treated well. I thought I’d start a personal project to research more about ethical and responsible travel and to share what I learn with readers.
So I’ve started off by reading around these websites:
and the Australian representative is at:
The ICRT – Australia’s aim is to help destinations, tourism enterprises and communities prosper by applying sustainable principles through responsible actions, in other words creating better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.
That’s my wander around the world for this week. All my escapist needs have been soothed.
Have you read any good stuff you’d like to share?
Do you try to be a responsible holiday maker?