I am a travel loving, forty something mum of three; a non driver, sea sickness sufferer who is terrified of flying. The destination is always worth the journey! I have travelled to over 60 countries with trips ranging from two days to two years and have explored all over my home country of the U.K.   I have travelled with friends, my husband, as a family of five with our three children and solo. Our children started travelling young (first flight for our eldest was at six weeks old) and we have been to 30 countries with our children recently completing an 11 month round the world trip.

Our budget style travelling is independently organised; according to my husband I am a deal seeking, extreme planning, money saving queen. (I added the queen!).

I started this blog to share tips and tricks we have learnt along the way but also to learn from other travel addicts -and to talk endlessly about travel! Family travel is not always easy, cheap or stress free but it is possible for families to travel on a budget and to have rewarding and enriching experiences whether it is at home, abroad, in a tent or in a hotel!

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I appreciate all feedback and welcome your own tips and advice. If you would like to learn more or are interested in working with me, please get in touch at sinead@mapmadememories.com.

I look forward to hearing from you. Happy travels!