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Next week…Books to help children (and parents) cope with moving house.

Related articles: Mum’s bookstore: Books on living and working in Australia, Mum’s Australian relocation bookstore, Five Australian themed Read more

Thai flag

The travel path around Thailand in South East Asia is well worn by backpackers, students on a gap year or those later in life on a career break. When Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I had a career break in 2004 Bangkok became our home away from home, and Thailand one of our favourite places in the world.

Six years later, relocating from the UK to Australia, Thailand was the perfect stopover destination. The backpacks had gathered … Read more

Getting around

We like to think that Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus is fairly well travelled, and if we haven’t stayed somewhere with the children we might have visited as backpackers. We’re also fortunate to have friends who have lived and worked all over the world; if we haven’t stayed somewhere directly, we know a family who have.

We’re starting our Australian stopover series with Thailand. Over the past ten years, and before living in Australia, it has been our … Read more

Peanut Gallery - Online Toyshop offering wooden toys, educational & baby toys as well as kids gifts

Peanut Gallery

Many families are departing on holiday at this time of year; several of my friends in Australia are preparing to travel to their country of origin to visit family and friends for Christmas.

In October, Mum wrote about Travelling with children – six products you shouldn’t fly without. This list is based on products we purchased in the UK before travelling to Aus and is very useful if you’re about to make a long journey, particularly with … Read more

Gruffalo Trunki

By choosing to relocate to Australia, you’ve signed up for an above average amount of travelling with your children. The single journey from your country of origin to Australia will rack up more air miles than most people undertake in years.

When we made our move, with two preschool children, we flew via Thailand and had a six week stopover…one of the more indulgent options available. Even with the long stopover, I left the plane after the Bangkok … Read more