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To travel is to live

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Because all of our lives are enriched by experiencing new things and learning from new places and cultures, this blog space is dedicated to all kinds of travel experiences that enrich or touch your life in some way or another.

As a family traveller with kids in all age ranges, I see travelling not only as a great tool for family bonding and relaxing but also as a fantastic way to teach my children about other cultures and historical riches.

Apart from the obvious fun element of any holiday abroad, I also try to look at any getaway as an opportunity to engage my family so that they can soak up the amazing educational value.

Read my posts to see just what makes a family holiday an amazing experience that could be potentially life-changing for your young ones, as well as for yourself and any other adult in your travelling party. Because travelling is living, experiencing, and ultimately, learning – as long as you travel, the discovery and learning process never end.

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Laura Rawlings's Been There Done That

  • Enrolled my kids in a small village's arts and crafts project with Peruvian children
  • Watched the elusive Northern Lights in Scandinavia during a Christmas-themed holiday
  • Managed a 21-hour-long flight with two young kids and a newborn in tow ÓŻ┐ no mean feat!
  • Eaten fried scorpions from local vendors in Beijing (yum!), and yes the little ones had somet too!
  • Climbed Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica, with two children under ten and a one-year-old riding on a backpack

Recent articles in To travel is to live

  • 23 Jul 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Laura Rawlings
Unforgettable experiences

Abu Dhabi: the unexpectedly exciting destination

In very rare occasions do we get to mix business with pleasure but this was one of those rare times where due to work reasons I got to indulge in the lap of luxury and enjoy a destination often overlooked in favour of its bigger, brighter, louder and more famous neighbour. Whilst Dubai might quadruple Abu Dhabi in size, it can't beat the capital of the UAE in terms of subdued sophistication, unique cultural attractions like the Guggenheim and Louvre museums, amazing constructions like the Formula 1 circuit, Ferrari World or the manmade Yas Island, plus authentic adventures with thrilling desert safaris and natural mangroves. To round it all off there are excellent hotels to enjoy it all from - and I got to sample quite a few. Read on how to enjoy a truly exciting off-the-radar emirate that has plenty to shout about!
  • 27 Sep 2013
  • Travel Story
  • Laura Rawlings
Life's a beach

A fun girls' holiday to Dubai

Read through our amazingly fun all-girl holiday to Dubai, learn about our experience as three girlfriends exploring the city and find out about the incredible attractions we visited during our exciting four-day trip. From making a splash at the Atlantis water park to dining in style and enjoying deluxe accommodation at our chosen hotel, we sure had a blast!