Escape #mumlife for a week and join, Jemma, creator of Little Bali Love, one of Bali’s most successful online family travel guides, for a week of sunshine, palm trees, cocktails, shopping, pampering, culture, friendship, relaxation and FUN!
Following on from the success of our 2018 retreat, we will be running more in the future - DATES still to be released! Together we will experience the beauty of this magical, colourful and creative little island that has captured our hearts, and will enjoy the best of both worlds with 3 nights spent in the lush hills of Ubud and 3 nights in glamorous seaside Seminyak.
The rooms are luxury twin-share, so pair up with your bestie, get together with a couple of girlfriends, your mummy friends from school, kinder or mothers group, or even your own Mum (Mums of all ages are welcome!)...and join me for 6 nights/ 7 days of total Mamma BLISS on the Island of the Gods.
Or feel free to just come along on your own, single share rooms are available, and enjoy a week just for you and make some new friends while you’re at it in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.
This will be the ‘ultimate’ Girls Trip but without the hassle and organisational headaches, as we have thought of ‘everything’. From fancy dinners and sunset cocktails at famed restaurants to a temple visit and a traditional cooking class, plus spa treatments and shopping time. You just need to come along and ENJOY while we take care of the rest. There will also be free time to chill, relax and explore as you please - whether that's an uninterrupted sleep-in, more shopping and pampering or simply an afternoon poolside soaking up the sunshine along with a coconut and a good book.
NO lunch-boxes. NO school drop-off’s. NO washing. NO grocery shopping. And certainly NO cooking. And definitely no having to juggle all of this on top of your paid job!
This is an affordable yet luxe retreat for REAL mums to treat themselves to a week off to rest, reflect, relax and recharge those mamma batteries, as well as taking some time to connect with other mums, have fun, and share a laugh and a cocktail or two.
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Olivia, mamma to Alice 5 and Harvey 2, is a Melbourne travel agent (based in the Inner West) providing a personal service for both holiday and work travel arrangements.
With Olivia’s help and expertise we have just booked our next European family vacay for 2018, and will also be collaborating with Olivia down the track on some exciting new projects - so stay tuned for more!
With over 15 years’ experience working in boutique, retail and wholesale travel companies, Olivia brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to meet your travel needs - anything from family holidays to group trips, detailed itineraries or just pure relaxation – Olivia can take all the hassle and confusion out, pulling it all together so that all you need to do is enjoy your precious time away. Olivia is also available for home visits and out of hours calls to suit busy lifestyles.
My passion for travelling began as a young child. Staying in the countryside of Europe, going to markets and learning the local language gave me a wonderful appreciation for other cultures and I’ve never looked back. I began working in the travel industry as a teenager in our family-run business, and now have over 10 years’ experience working in boutique, retail and wholesale travel companies combined with several years’ experience as a Project Coordinator for environmental and community programs.
This experience along with having travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Central America, Africa and Australia, has given me exposure to many different countries, cultures and types of travel - backpacking, tours, volunteering, self-catering, resorts, cruises and more recently, family holidays have become my specialty. Whether it simply be a relaxing family holiday in the one spot or a more active 'on the move' itinerary I can help you navigate the options for your family to make travelling with kids as easy as possible.
I am particularly passionate about responsible travel and holidays that have a meaning and purpose where the cultures and people of the destinations are put first. Regardless of the type of travel, I can help prepare an itinerary that inspires and matches your needs and interests. As a Travel Counsellor, I have access to an extensive and competitive range of travel products including airfares, hotels, tours, attractions, cruises and insurance and can tailor all of this to provide unique experiences.
My first trip to Bali was only as a gateway to the eastern islands of Indonesia because like many others I had in mind that Bali wasn’t for me. How wrong I was! The kind and peaceful Balinese culture soon washed over me and I have since travelled there many more times.
The first time I took my young family, the difference in my daughter’s development after the trip was astounding, mainly due to the interactions she had with the Balinese and their genuine interest in talking to her and getting to know her. I believe this is why travel is so important for widening the perspective of children from a very young age, so that they learn about other cultures and learn that the world is bigger than just their backyard.
I have always had a strong desire to run my own business and wanted more flexibility around the hours I keep. With a background in environmental and social sciences and communications along with over 10 years experience in the travel industry in varying roles I thought why not open up my own travel business where I can use all the skills I have developed and be my own boss.
I am treating it as an experiment in life and to safeguard this decided to run my business as part of the global Travel Counsellors network. This means I have access to a fantastic level of support and training and my clients can rest assured they will receive a personal service with the backing of a sound global brand.
This has been a steep learning curve but I am getting there. The best thing is to be able to have concentrated time to work and focus on the business (like a normal job) and then I don’t have to spread myself thin across the week and can be present for my small children when I am with them. Getting to know my customers is a key part of my business and in particular with family customers they quickly realise how alike we are and relate even better to me because of it. The benefits of being able to drop around for a cuppa to discuss their trip or deliver their documentation is just so unique. very soon they realise that if I’m not immediately available I more than make up for it by
Learning about other cultures, keeping abreast of world issues, innovation and talking about travel. My children and family also motivate and inspire me.
Hujan Locale, Ubud and Biku, Seminyak – also love a romantic dinner at the Samaya overlooking the ocean.
Walking the backstreets of Bali listening to the sounds of everyday life, a yoga class in Ubud and rice paddies in any form they come!
Pura Vida Bali, Ubud street artists market
The White Villas, Ubud
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