Hello, I’m Kelly a mum of 1 (soon to be 2) who is completely addicted to traveling. Even when I’m travelling I’m planning our next get away.
I absolutely love scouring the Internet looking for get-away bargains (which is easy to do out of school holidays but a little trickier during school holidays)
Our aim is to basically get families travelling. We want to show people that traveling doesn’t have to stop once you’ve had kids. So many people told us “once you’ve had kids, that’s it no more travel” … it actually really bugged me!
Why do people have that perception? So when we told people we were taking Brody to Dubai ( 7 hour 45 minute flight from the UK) Well you should have heard the some of the comments: –
“Your taking a baby on a plane for that long… good luck” “
“It’s not really fair with time difference messing their routine”
“I don’t get why people take babies far away when they can stay close to home”
This just encouraged me to do it even more, prove them all wrong and travel the world. Thank god we did, we have had so many amazing holidays and Brody has learnt so much from seeing different cultures and traditions, he has also learnt some different languages along the way!
Over the years we have been to so many beautiful places and stayed in some stunning hotels at a fraction of the price we were quoted from travel agents. This gave me the idea for Tinker Travels and I thought I would share the love and provide you with amazing holiday deals within and around the school holidays along with tips and advise about where we have been.
We are a family of three (soon to be 4) who love to travel. My name’s Kelly and my husband is Paul and together we have our gorgeous boy Brody who is 4 years old.
We live in the lovely rainy northwest UK (so you can see why we like to travel) and I own a small pet care business whilst my husband is an IT geek.
My pregnancy with Brody was extremely difficult both physically and mentally. I developed SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) very early on in my pregnancy and was wheelchair bound by 25 weeks in unbelievable pain.
I went from being extremely active running my business walking 20 dogs a day, to siting at home alone clock watching waiting for my husband to come home so I didn’t go out of my mind with Boredom.
Wow do you have time to think when your sat there all day and I told myself that if I get to walk again and lead the life I used to I’m going to see the world!! I didn’t completely get better but I am able to walk again, I just live with chronic pain. I kept my promise to myself and when Brody was 8 months old and I felt strong enough to travel we went back to one of my favourite places in the world, Dubai and this is where our Travels as a Family began.
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