A family guide to Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a special place with so much to see with a huge diversity of sights on the island. It is on the backpacker’s tour of the country but do not let that put you off. There is a variety of accommodation on the island and as such there is a variety of activities….

A guide to Mother’s Day winners

Mother’s Day (Australia) is coming up and we need to get organised to ensure Mum is both sufficiently spoilt and appreciated. It’s a once a year event where you get the opportunity to tell Mum she (me) is doing a great job and you love her for it. The day doesn’t need to be over…

RACV Noosa, the place to go for families.

RACV Noosa, is THE place to go for families or group travel. RACV in Noosa is a truly wonderful resort that not only has great facilities and design but wonderful staff. The grounds and the pools are excellent and the resort continues to invest and add to their already long list of facilities for guests….

Melbourne, fun for the whole family.

Melbourne is constantly compared to Sydney. Which one is better? Which one has better restaurants? Better schools? Better attractions and so on and so forth. I really don’t get the need for a comparison. We don’t compare Paris to London. Yes, yes they are in the same country and so they shouldn’t be divided should…

Day trips form Sydney – Southern Highlands (or stay the weekend)

The Southern Highlands is an area just outside of Sydney, about 90 minutes south located east of the Blue Mountains on the Great Dividing Range. It’s the kind of place you visit for weekends around the fire. The area has a wide range of walking trails and natural wonders. Take a long walk along one…

The world’s most romantic hotels

If we look at the synonyms associated with romance, they are mystery, glamour, excitement, colourfulness, colour, exoticism, and mystique. If we use these words as the basis for a metrics to judge what are the most romantic hotels in the world, I think you will be happy with the results. (secretly I love that colour…

Great Ocean Road, and where to stop with the family.

As an Australian there are a few parts of the country one must try to see once in their life. It’s a big world and there’s lots to see but our country is worth getting about. The diversity of our topography is possibly greater than any other on the planet (United States might wish to…

Bucketts Way, the Alternative Drive North for families.

Driving from Sydney to Brisbane – are you crazy? So many people think they don’t have time or it’s so far away. It’s a day! What’s one day when you think how much time you waste away on social media? I did this trip with my 12 month old. As it was just us driving…

Sydney – VIVID

Paris may very well be called the city of lights and that is all fine and good but move over Paris – there is a worthy contender for your title. Year on year the VIVID festival is bigger, better and adding new attractions, subtracting some others. My kids love it. If you are from out of town…

Day Trip Brisbane – Activities Galore at Tangalooma Island

Tangalooma is possibly one of the most beautiful little places I have ever been to. The abundance of wildlife is  confirmation of its beauty.   The Activities list is certainly varied and extensive. For me it was hard to go past the dolphin feeding as it was the number one attraction for me. I was…

Tangalooma Resort Dolphin Feeding with the Children

Off the coast of the Port of Brisbane is Moreton Island, home to Tangalooma Resort. The island is the traditional home of the Ngugi tribe. Evidence shows Aboriginals lived on the island for 2000 years. The island is 58 kilometres from Brisbane, roughly a 75 minutes ferry trip.   I left the island disappointed. Here is…

VIVID Sydney 2016, Botanic Gardens 

I’ve already reviewed Taronga Zoo’s VIVID display for this year and the other addition to the VIVID family this year is the Botanic Gardens. It’s a big year for the Botanic Gardens as they are celebrating their 200th birthday. How fabulous is that? 200 years ago someone decided we needed this amazing space and it’s…