Welcome to Expat Explorers
Whether you're an expat, a young family, an intrepid explorer, an armchair traveller or just looking for holiday insights, this website is for you. We've collected together travel ideas and expat advice to get you inspired.
What makes a great walk? The weather? The scenery? The company?
Our answer is driftwood, tree tops and murder.
Here's our insights of three great walks on New Zealand's West Coast.
Top tip: take a camera. It’s a photographer’s paradise.
To read more click here.
Who are we?
This branch of the McClure family started its travels in the leafy lanes of Surrey, UK. Although running around the countryside kept us out of mischief, the wider World beckoned. This blog comes with a little health warning. While our travels might seem exciting, you might not want to follow us. We honeymooned in Cuba - and faced Hurricane Wilma, almost losing our rented Toyota Yaris in a mudslip. We backpacked around Vietnam and Morocco - both trips required thermals. At five months pregnant we made our final trip BC (before children) to Venice, where we found we'd booked our two hotels concurrently, instead of consecutively and were homeless at midnight. We're jinxed. But we learn and have fun. Now we're grown up and have two young girls. We want to show them the wonderful World we live in - not what muppets we are. Our travels are now centred around the countries we've lived in. But we're not nomads. The support of our family and friends anchors us, and provides a central point for us to spin around. Before we pull on our wellies and head back to our leafy country life, we're making the most of wearing flip flops, hiking boots or just chilling in our bare feet. This blog home to my observations, and will hopefully provide you with some travel inspiration.
I hope you enjoy it.
PS My views are my own. Travel and holiday are our middle names. For more information on trips to Indonesia, Jordan, the UAE, the USA (and the list goes on!) please visit the blog by clicking here.
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Happy New Year to all our fabulous followers! Drop us a line to let us know what travels 2014 holds in store for you.
Moving to the Middle East? We've just updated our Expat Suitcase with more advice.
Congratulation to Dubai on the Expo 2020 win. Can't wait to see what's going to happen.
Big Bus winners
Our Big Bus Tours Dubai & Abu Dhabi and Big Bus Tours Muscat winners have been pulled out of a hat. Thanks to everyone who took part, and congratulations to:
Nona Mihtieva (Dubai)
Shada Nazeer (Muscat)
Srividhya Ajitmanghat (Abu Dhabi)
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Have children, will travel: Expat Explorers warns the travel industry not to ignore the needs of families. To read our article, click here.
In 1851 the first Expo took place in London to showcase the best of industrialisation and progression. Dubai is bidding to host Expo 202. Have a look at this video. Is this the Dubai you know?
We're in Time Out Dubai Kids!
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Where are we going next?
Travels with my family: ideas...insight...inspiration
Our mission: to encourage families and expats to explore by providing independent insights into travel and expat life.
Our philosophy: The world is a jigsaw and through travel we can explore and discover what the individual pieces look like. We are a part of the jigsaw. As travellers we revolve around the world. The world doesn’t revolve around us.