Having family in some far-flung reaches of the world has made me lucky enough to explore some places that otherwise might not be your typical destinations.
Singapore can be likened to a warmer, cleaner, greener and safer England (I recommend sampling Durian fruit, just for the experience!), while the tiny island of Tioman in Malaysia offers what Thailand used to - empty beaches, untouched rainforest and total relaxation.
Joining Simonseeks as Designer was an opportunity I leapt at - having a baby daughter limits the opportunity for travel now, but using the website helps my wife and I make sure we're making the most of any family breaks we get. I'm watching the site's community grow with real interest - and I'm on the look-out for any more unusual child-friendly destinations! I'm also on Twitter, tweeting about the site, general design topics, and of course travel - twitter.com/getnorthern.