I had the pleasure of meeting Jean from Holy Smithereens over a month ago. We had some odd things in common considering she’s a Filipino living in Australia and I’m an American living in Germany. For starters, our moms are from the same city in the Philippines. We also both worked at the same travel company years ago. And it’s safe to say we both have a healthy obsession with travel.
On her blog, Jean writes about adventurous with a more luxurious twist. So while she’s staying a great hotels and eating at restaurants I probably wouldn’t take my specific kids to (if your kids are well-behaved at restaurants, by all means, take them!), she’s also getting dirty with scenic hikes, deep blue dives, and other activities that might not be too stroller-friendly.
She updates her instagram account with photos of her explorations. That’s what I wanted to introduce you to today.
Don’t be shy to find travel inspiration from non-family-travel sources. I guarantee your wallet will not appreciate all the must-dos you’ll find yourself wanting to do.
Finding fun souvenirs in Belgium
Exploring lava caves in Iceland
Seeing snakes in a Penang Market
Enjoying amazing views in Abu Dhabi
Swimming with the sharks in Tahiti
Roaming with the Buffalos in Montana
Recommending shopping in London
Exploring the some islands in the Philippines
Yes, many activities she does aren’t right for my family right now. It’s ok because it’s inspiration I’m filing for a better time. So, if you’re looking for some fun things around the world, be sure to check out Holy Smithereens’ IG Feed.
Also, my friend Farrah over at The Three Under is getting ready to embark on a mama-only adventure with our friend Ace from Life in Dutch. They’re heading to Malta for a few days and luxxing it up. To say I’m jealous is an understatement. To say they’re going to have a great time is an understatement. To say you should check out Farrah’s IG account and, more specifically, #luxmomsgetaway is obvious. I need other people with me cheering on their trip while quietly (or maybe not so quietly?) wishing they were going, too. Have fun you two!
This post is part of the Instagram Travel Thursday linky hosted by Skimbaco Lifestyle, Destination Unknown, Child Mode, Hines Sight Blog, Live.Do.Grow., House of Anaïs, Luxury Travel Mom. Click on any of those links to access all Instagram travel posts.