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Catherine Toms
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Mother, writer, traveller and blogger @ curiousplan.com. Offering an open and honest peek into the highs and lows of family travel and life on the road with two little ones.
Mother, writer, traveller and blogger @ curiousplan.com. Offering an open and honest peek into the highs and lows of family travel and life on the road with two little ones.

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As you can imagine when we made the decision to pack away our passports and stick around in Melbourne it was a very big one for us. But we’d satisfied our urge to see the world for now and were craving the benefits of being stay-putters (a home, real life…
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Meandering through the backwaters of Kerala is one of the things we dreamed of as we planned our India trip. The famous palm-fringed, emerald backwaters lived up to expectations and are quite simply beautiful. With nothing to do but kick back and watch…
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We started our adventures in Kerala “Gods own country” in the laid back beach town of Varkala. A long-time favourite with backpackers, it’s become increasingly popular with families and holidaymakers, who stay on the colourful but busy North Cliff. We…
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A week today we board our final flight and begin our new lives in Melbourne. It’s rapidly approaching and the more I try to make this time last, drag it out and slow everything down the faster the days seem to be flying-by. 620 days to be exact and the…
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  http://curiousplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Curious-Plan-Animation.mp4  As our last days draw near, we’ve been thinking a lot about what this time away has meant to us. All the things we’ve done, everything we’ve learnt, how we’ve changed and…
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Next stop on our Indian adventures is Arambol, a mellow paradise and the most northerly of Goa’s beach resorts. With more than 100km of coastline to choose from, picking the perfect Goa destination is trickier than you might think. We’ve skipped the…
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South Goa….the perfect beginning to our Indian adventure. We came in search of sunshine, golden sandy bays, sunset beers and eating opportunities galore. Patnem was our home for a fortnight, with a relaxed beachy vibe and surrounding natural beauty we…
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Our trip to Kerala and Goa – the latest and last adventure for this installment of the Curious Plan. Our final weeks together on this great big journey, a journey that has lasted way longer than we ever anticipated and taken us places we never imagined.…
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In the past 550 days, we’ve taken 30 flights to 11 countries and slept in over 55 different beds. Travel with kids, especially young ones, can be a wonderful, frustrating, miserable and memorable experience – sometimes it’s all of them in one day. To get…
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One of our lasting memories of Bali last year was getting involved in a baby turtle release on Kuta Beach. Jessica often asks about what happened to Tiny Turtle Toms, and it was a real experience for the girls to get so up close with nature. I’ll be…
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