A Holiday without Kids, Take Them or Leave Them?

A holiday without kids. Going on holidays without the children or taking them with you? Which is less pain? In my mind they both have their rewards and benefits but they come at a cost. My husband and I recently went to New York for 10 days. We had been invited to a 40th in…

How I Planned a Month-Long Trip in 24 Hours

Yikes, I need to organise a month-long trip overnight as my husband was offered an opportunity in Europe for 6 weeks. We were about to have school holidays for 3 weeks. It would be silly not to go right? Or rather, shame to waste this opportunity to experience some European summer! With my husband leaving…

Willow Tree, Somewhere over the Range… Just

The Liverpool Plains The Liverpool Plains is where I grew up. This prime agricultural land is surrounded by the Liverpool, The Great Dividing and Warrumbungle ranges. The area is home to the Mooki, the Peel and the Naomi rivers. The main crops include barley, chickpeas, sorghum, sunflowers, soybeans, maize, wheat and cotton. There are also…

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Amazing Australian Animals

Featherdale Wildlife Park is awesome. If you want to see the Australian Wildlife not many places have such an intimate experience with our fauna. Line up for a photo opportunity with a koala. As long as the park is not crowed the staff generously let you use several cameras and take a few shots. The…

Airports Need to Bring It. Improving Airport Facilities for Families

Airports are built with the sole purpose of people being able to arrive and depart. Their sole purpose is for people to pass through it. They have thousands of people visiting them every week, day and every hour in some destinations. Why then are they not designed for people to amuse themselves and pass the…

What Kind of Blogger I Am and What I Want to Be

Blogging. I am a blogger. It’s a whole world of new adventures and skills and activities for me. That’s exactly what I wanted to achieve so ‘tick that off the bucket list’ as my 9 year old says. For those that follow my blog (there are so few that in itself would amaze me) you…

Taking the Kids out of School to Travel Is a Debatable Topic

This is a debate that constantly comes up at various catch up’s. I’m sure you have the same discussions. Our stance is that school is important and missing days for travel is a grey area. We have missed school days for travel and we will continue to do IF the purpose is unavoidable. Last year…

Proboscis and Francois’ Langur Monkeys Borneo

Both of these monkeys are some of the rarest in the world and the funniest. It was feeding time when we arrived, they have two sessions a day and the monkeys are called in to come and get some fresh vegetables. The call they use is not dissimilar to a farmer calling his cows in…

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…

Taronga Zoo Sydney with the best views you can find. 

Taronga Zoo happens to be on our doorstep so we visit a lot. We have an annual membership and we get there as much as we can throughout the year. It’s a great place to entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers. It is a great afternoon treat for school age. For adults, there is the mesmerising Sydney…

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park with the Whole Family

Once again one of my lovely friends has been generous enough to share with me their travel stories. My lovely friend Jac really is an inspiration. She sat down one day finding the path she had taken in life was not the path she wanted for her future, so she changed it. This is the…