TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE #MARKWARNERMUM

When I first started this blog the focus was our boy, Caspian, my birthday buddy, along with my new role as ‘mum’. Though the blog is also about culture. The different cultures, the meeting of cultures and most importantly, the mix of cultures. We share one world, we are one race. What makes us unique as humans is our cultural heritage and it is something that has always fascinated me. It should be celebrated. It should be shared.

In light of what is happening around the world travelling and exploring is more important than ever. Understanding and embracing other cultures. It teaches us valuable lessons, not only about other people but more importantly about ourselves. Plus it is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children.

The Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen is the man behind the beautiful quote to travel is to live. This is exactly it, travelling should make you come alive. Renowned British holiday company Mark Warner has issued bloggers with the challenge to design a mood board reflecting their top ten travel must-haves in a competition to become this year’s #MarkWarnerMum and #MarkWarnerDad. Those who win get to represent the company on exciting travels throughout Europe visiting their beautiful sun and ski resorts. This is my entry.

MY MOOD BOARD MOVIE

As a lover of all things fashion, beauty and technology putting together a mood board of my top choices in these categories would be a (summer) breeze. Though as much as modern comms are usefulΒ and might ease your travels especially if you are bringing your children, they are not what make a holiday. What makes aΒ holiday is what I’ve tried to capture in this video. I’ve cut and edited my moving images mood board. I hope you like it?

SO MY TOP TEN TRAVEL MUST-HAVES ARE:

  • A SENSE OF ADVENTURE
  • BEING PRESENT
  • AN APPETITE FOR LIFE (AND DELICIOUSΒ FOOD)
  • CURIOSITY
  • FOCUS ON FAMILY
  • TIME TO RELAX
  • COURAGE TO LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE
  • EAGERNESS TO LEARN
  • AN OPEN MIND
  • FUN

As aΒ child I was fortunate that my parents were keen to show me and my siblings the world. I especially hold fond memories from our summer holidays near the Mediterranean visiting countries like Italy and Greece. The sunshine, the food, the people. It’s somewhere I’m excited to take Caspian.

Recently we have visited destinations within in the UK. We loved our winter trip to beautiful Winchester and more recently our fun filled adventures in Bristol. Though we hope to fill 2017 with some more exotic holiday destinations as well.

A few snaps from our family holiday to Gibraltar last February

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55 thoughts on “TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE #MARKWARNERMUM

  1. My plan is to take Snappy places rather than give him presents. I want him to experience the world not just buy it. #kcacols

  2. Loved your video!!! My toddler thought your son was him LOL same beautiful blond curls!!! Thanks for sharing. I hope you win! #kcacols

  3. Ahh holidays can mean so many different things to different people. We definitely need the time to relax but every holiday is still an learning opportunity for us too. Such a happy post to read. Thanks for linking it to #kcacols and hope to see you again there this Sunday.

  4. You’re so right. We should all teach our children how to be citizens of the world. I’m not that adventurous at the moment but I have big plans for when they are older! #KCACOLS

  5. Completely agreed on the importance of travel for children and family. I feel so lucky my LO has family in other countries to make those places an extension of his home. We all share the same earth and who really owns it anyway?! xx

  6. Growing up in a big family we didn t have lots of opportunity to travel but I remember taking a few trips to Pakistan and living in my granddad s farm house. Β Days and weeks were spent running across the neighbour s roofs and running through my granddads vast fields.

  7. What a fantastic (and unique) approach to travel must-haves! The video is wonderful and I couldn’t agree more with the points you have raised πŸ™‚
    Best of luck xx

  8. What a lovely video! Loved seeing Caspian – what a gorgeous little boy! Best of luck with your entry! They would be lucky to have you.

  9. Ooh what a great list and video!! I love the appetite for life (and delicious food) one! best of luck with the competition! #KCACOLS

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