Laura Rawlings

Enthusiastic Family Juggler

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An English teacher by profession and an avid traveller by vocation, my travelling lifestyle now revolves around the changing needs of my three children, all of whom enjoy globetrotting as much as I do! Always trying to make the most of an opportunity to drop everything and head off somewhere new and exciting with my entertaining crew of pre-teens and pre-schoolers, conscious travelling and cultural education are at the backbone of my travelling endeavours.

Because our travelling goals as a family are always expanding, I try not to limit what destinations we visit as I believe there's more to a family holiday than basking on pristine sands and keeping the youngest ones entertained. Don't get me wrong, we sure love the beach-basking aspect of a holiday but at the same time we all love a bit of a thrill and always try to feed into our adventurous side while abroad.

Lucky for me, my husband and my kids are pretty fearless (and downright enthusiasts) when it comes to trying out new things and enjoying different worldwide attractions from different perspectives. So, while we do love the tried-and-tested top family destinations, we also like digging a little deeper to find off-the-beaten-path gems (that are also family-friendly, of course) in whatever part of the globe we find ourselves in. Oh, and we absolutely love to custom-make each of our adventures by putting our on twist on it.

For everything family travel related and beyond (as my husband and I do enjoy the occasional break from the little ones and like to venture out into town on our own) check out my insightful blog posts, where you can pick at my mind and learn from me and my family's experience trying out new places and visiting top-rated attractions. For travel family advice of all sorts, this is the place to read up on.

Laura Rawlings

Laura's Been There Done That

  • Watched the beautiful flamingo colony in the mangroves of Ras Al Khor
  • Captured my youngest ones' imagination at the dazzling Sharjah's Blue Souk
  • Camped out in the desert for a lovely family picnic among the rolling dunes
  • Enjoyed an exciting and noisy camel race for free at Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack
  • Got my energetic bundle to burn off some energy climbing the walls at Adventure HQ in the Galleria Mall

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