Surviving Movieworld with two age groups

‘I want to go here Mum’ whilst the other can’t or won’t go there and vice versa. If only you could clone yourself for the day and divide and conquer. Meeting the needs of two different kids or age groups is not easy at a  theme park. One child wanted to go on rollercoaster after…

Starwood Hotels & Resorts family programs

  Starwood Hotels & Resorts includes the following brands; Westin, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, Four Points by Sheraton, W Hotels, St. Regis, Le Méridien, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Aloft amongst others. Starwood Hotels & Resorts launched a Family Travel Program in 2008. The family program was designed after reading guests comments. The initial ‘Love your…

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….

Hiring a driver for exploring with kids in Bali

What to expect Exploring Bali as per your very own curated itinerary is easy and affordable to do. It is not unusual for a family vacation to hire a driver for the day or the week. An air-conditioned minivan will cost roughly $60 AUD = 625,000 IDR. The driver will collect you from your hotel…

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…

Bundeena – the best place to stay to see the Royal National Park

The second-oldest national park in the world, the Royal National Park is the oldest national park in Australia. Dependent upon what source you use, some claim the oldest is in Mongolia, dating back centuries and others claim that Yellowstone National Park in the USA is the oldest. The National Park as it was originally named…

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…

Luxury Escapes Packages

  Who are Luxury Escapes?  Luxury Escapes packages is a great way to get travelling and a no fuss solution to places you may not of previously thought of. Luxury Escapes is a magazine, an app and a business that provide curated luxury travel deals. The company describes themselves on their site as ‘Luxury Escapes…

Elephant Safari Park and Lodge, Bali.

I rode an elephant at the Elephant Safari Park and Lodge in Bali. How I feel about the experience has been both positive and negative. At the time and will always remember it. After getting vicious comments on social media after posts at Elephant Safari Park and Lodge. I researched some more and was disgusted…

Multigenerational Family Vacations

  Multigenerational family vacations are a necessity for some of us to be able to spend some time with family away from the pressures of work. For some families residing in different countries, it is the only way to spend time with each other. For other families, the friends they have made become the family…

Leaving the Kids Behind and How to Survive

Leaving the kids behind is never easy and I was recently asked some tips for what to say to them and how to deal with them. In my view, it’s easiest to briefly touch on the fact you will be away but concentrate more on what they will be doing. This starts with younger children…

Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, California

There are still some hotels in the world that remain intact from a bygone era. The 1920’s and 1930’s have such a romantic pull for me. Right between 2 World Wars and Depressions and other misfortunate events sounds like romance right? Greta Garbo resided at the Fairmont for 4 years and being an actress of…