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2017 travels in review 

2017 travels in review 

2017 has been an awesome year in the Wandermust Household. Yes there have been highs and lows and some challenges along the way but overall 2017 has been a year of great travel experiences.


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We started off our year back in the UK where little lady had spent her first Christmas. But this time in the UK was hot as we jetted back to the sandbox that we called home, Doha, Qatar!

Wandermust Daddy had more travels in January as he ticked off a bucket list experience for him of watching Test Cricket in India.


February travel was a bit of a mixed bag. We returned to Dubai again, for little lady’s first trip. Dubai is somewhere many people have a love hate relationship with but this trip helped me learn to appreciate Dubai as we saw a different side to Dubai by experiencing a desert resort. But unfortunately wandermust daddy was sick and spent his whole visit in our room. But if you have to spend your whole trip in a room then it was a pretty nice room to be stuck in!

The rest of my February was tough as I had to spend my first nights away from my little one when I went on a business trip to Melbourne. The hotel was lovely and it is a city full of great foodie experiences but it was tough. I learnt a few tricks that helped me keep my sanity and that I hope will help other mums in future. 


April we got to tick off one of our bucket list item when we got to visit the Maldives. While most associated with honeymooners, we found the Maldives to be a great family friendly destination.

The Bandos Maldives Resort

And we ended the month by heading back to Dubai. I went to my first blogger’s event and also stayed at the Conrad Dubai where we enjoyed some Middle East luxury.

Our summer plans went out of the window as the Qatar diplomatic crisis hit and we returned back home to the UK. While this was unexpected and we had to cancel some amazing travel plans because of it, I’m looking at you Singapore. But we did get to experience some of the best the Uk has to offer. From National Trust properties, historic houses and quaint villages.

Views at Plas newyyd

Plas Newydd

What to do Chatsworth



Our big trip of 2017 came in September as we travelled round Japan and took a cruise to Russia and South Korea. It is safe to say I really fell in love with Japan and couldn’t believe how family friendly it was.

Wandermust Family at the Golden Pavillion

It was also the place I can say my little one loved the most as she got her first taste of Disney!

October & November

October and November was all about the UK again as we continued to tour the country and experience more historic homes.


December for us is all about preparation. Preparation for our round the world trip with a toddler in tow!

What was your 2017 like? What are your travel plans for 2018

Nicky @GoLiveYoung

Thursday 4th of January 2018

2017 has been a busy and adventurous year! Look forward to following you on your adventures in 2018.


Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Love the Doha nickname “Sandbox”. When I lived there we called it the Sandpit lol. And totally agree with you in Maldives. We loved it as a family!!

Fi Ni Neachtain

Tuesday 19th of December 2017

Oh my goodness, you've visited some amazing places this year, I'm so jealous! I wish I could travel as much as you do, everywhere you've gone sounds amazing. I hope you have a lovely 2018 and enjoy your round the world trip with your toddler in tow :) #GetGone

Suzy McCullough

Monday 18th of December 2017

WOW 2017 has been one busy and adventurous year. I wish we could travel overseas more. Sorry you had to cancel some of your plans. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2018 #getgone

Wandermust Mummy

Monday 18th of December 2017

Thank you - yours too


Monday 18th of December 2017

Sounds like an amazing year! Look forward to hearing about your round the world trip:) For me, it's a pipe dream for now. X

Wandermust Mummy

Monday 18th of December 2017

Hope it's not pipe for too long ?