Remember: if ropes are involved, it's usually not covered.
Tracey Spicer is a writer, TV news anchor, radio broadcaster and professional kid-wrangler. She has taken her children Taj and Grace around the world, to the tune of, "Are we there yet? Mum, are we there yet?".
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