Archive for June, 2011

Toilets on the Road

I was reading the travel pages on line today and this article made me laugh and remember fondly our recent European adventure with children.  In keeping a holiday journal Miss Change Adverse kept a rating scale of toilets by country as we made our way through Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Different cities and modes of transports bathroom facilities were rated on a scale of 1 to 10.

Now airplane toilets do not make the scale, they are to be avoided at all costs due to the very loud flushing sound that they make although they do rate above pit toilets that make a negative scale.  As a female standing to pee is not on her radar.

Rating a 2 are the toilets in Italy where there are no seats, train toilets make a 5 but are much better earlier in the trip.

German toilets rated much higher at an 8 and England made a 9.  The most important question though, was there a 10 recorded on this most important list from our holiday?  Yes, Singapore Airport.  Clean with room to move and beautiful views of the tarmac.  Aargh, what every girl needs.

There is no better feeling than pulling out a suitcase and packing your bags to go and explore new places, new cultures and new experiences.  I for one am never happy unless I am planning our next holiday, or a holiday for someone else.  In fact, I think a lot of my fun comes from the planning itself.  The holiday is just a reward for all the hard work.  Now don’t think I have every minute of every day scheduled, no, no, no.  I love to work out each day as I go along but I think the key is to be educated on the possibilities.  My favourite book to read is a travel guide, and the travel section is the first part I pull from a weekend newspaper, I am known to spend hours on end on the web learning more about each corner of the globe.

My Personal Travel Planner on the Road will share with you the cities of Europe and North America and the beautiful countryside in between.  I will share with you the tricks of the trade in visiting Disney parks from Disneyland, Disneyworld to Disneyland Paris.  I will also share tips on travelling as a family and the secrets to making a holiday a success.  I hope you enjoy the road trip with me.