You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Dr Seuss
We love days out as a family, but when we work Monday to Friday, and obviously with Joe being at school, our ‘big trips’ are confined to the school holidays. We don’t get to actually travel and visit new places anywhere near as much as I’d like to.
But as Jake is already making the transition to toddlerhood and Joe becomes ever more worldly-wise, the opportunites for exploring, for discovering and for getting out and about are increasing. Now having moved into a house that will not suck all of our hard-earned money into a bottomless pit of decorating despair, we might be able to treat ourselves to more weekends away in our beautiful country. We can take the boys on day trips to the seaside or the countryside – both within our reach in the North East of England, and there are some incredible places close to home. And we hope to take more proper holidays to see more of this big world of ours.
Joe has been abroad twice in his 6 years, both times to Mallorca’s stunning Port de Soller. The first time was in 2014, before I fell pregnant with Jake, and we returned there last July as a family of four, to stay in the same resort and hotel we loved so much. Jake had an early introduction to family holidays which was just wonderful, and I can’t wait to make more precious memories with them when we head back to Mallorca – to Cala D’or this time! – in summer 2017.
Look out for my ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ posts, inspired by the very wonderful Dr Seuss, as I’ll be talking about the places we’ve been and would still like to go, places I’d recommend, and where is on our wishlist, whether at home or away. I’d love for you to come with us.
You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!