Dreaming of: Sand, Sun and Surf

Laguna beach, Phuket

It has been raining a lot in our area. I have no complains because we had been under the drought condition for the past few years and the rain is a welcome sight indeed. But with those rains, lighting and thunderstorms on the regular basis, I just start to yearn for the Sunshine on the beach with kids trying to catch the wave and building sand castles nearby.

Ah.. So here is my Monday Are For Dreamings post. I’m dreaming to get transported to any beach.. any beach at all but the one I long for is this one.

Beautiful beach of Thailand in Phuket

I’m dreaming about our first trip back to Thailand with Miss J when she was just under 2 years old. I didn’t know how we did it but we did survive 3 connection flights and 24 hours in total travel time from Florida to Bangkok. There is no question whether we should take a long trip with our kids back to Thailand but it’s just a matter of when and how often. Our trip there, I introduced Mr. Rojo and Miss J to Phuket. My sister did all the booking for the tour for us as we also traveled with Mr. Rojo’s parents as well. The trip went by so fast that if I didn’t have proof on pictures I wouldn’t believe that we were there. I’m dreaming of going back especially after the Tsunami. And this time, we would have to stick around a bit longer and take in a slower pace so we will have time to breath and relax a bit more.


A trip to Thailand will not be completed if I didn’t get to eat like there is no tomorrow. And that trip was no difference even though I was with my in-laws. They probably just realized how much I could eat from that trip. The food was great but the atmosphere was even better. Who could complain when you had this view when you eat!

Jump off the boat near Phi Phi Island

We did a few activities.. as much as a first time parents of a toddler could handle. We did a long boat to the floating village. We visited the Kho Ta Poo (or more widely known as James Bond Island). We went to Kho Pi Pi. But the most memorable activity I found was the simple thing. During one of the boat tour, the boat stopped and we got to jump off from the boat into the cool, clear water. I never jumped off the boat before. So it took every single ounce of my gut to make that leap. Oh!! I was glad I did make that leap. I think in the sense, it almost likes whenever we decide to plan a trip and the rush feeling comes through me when I click that confirm button to purchase our tickets or make that hotel reservation. Life is full of surprises and we just have to make the leap to fully embrace it.

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About Amy Querido

Amy is the owner & author of The Q Family Adventures Travel blog, family blog chronicles her family trips, tips and tricks. She hopes to inspire family to travel with kids one adventure at a time. Connect with Amy on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.


  1. You go lady! It can be scary jumping off of a boat, but you did it! I agree, I just love the food in Thailand. We are dreaming of sand and surf ourselves as Toronto has literally had one of the worst summers on record. Thank God we are leaving before winter hits, I would be really depressed to know that the cold weather is coming when we barely had a summer!

  2. I love the image of a new mother bravely jumping off a boat and then realizing how great it is – kind of a metaphor for parenting itself.

    I agree with you that trips taken with small children are meant to be repeated, if only to see their reactions as they get older. And Thailand is on my list for sure.

  3. Ahhh, dream it and it will come. You’re heading out west to San Diego, right? Even in the winter, hope you get a chance to enjoy the beach. Not as many stop overs as Thailand. ;)

  4. Oh my! That water looks heavenly. I can see why you dream of going back.

  5. @Dave&Deb: I’m so excited for you guys. Can’t wait to read more on your adventure when you are on the road.

    @Mara: Thanks. And yes, you have to make it to Thailand soon. :)

    @Lora: I hope so too that it might be warm enough to dip our toes in the ocean.

    @Sandy: It does, doesn’t it? Keep me sane to look at this picture. :)

  6. You know, I have never jumped off a boat! I’ve been on different boats plenty and never did that! I guess it’s time to try something new:)

    Beautiful pictures!

  7. Dreaming of Thailand. I hope your dreams come true.

  8. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone
    to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog
    and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks


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