A guide to planning your babymoon.

Babymoons have become a ‘thing’ in recent years. We live such hectic and busy lives that the chance to get time together before the little person arrives is very popular. In my mind, it’s a chance for a couple to relax and discuss their dreams now that they will very soon be parents. With the…

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…

Over tourism and detourism

Detourism is currently a campaign being run by the City of Venice designed at encouraging tourists to see more of Venice than the Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal. The campaign is promoting a more authentic experience by seeing the real Venice, the Venice away from the tourist trap. Detourism is a…

Book review – Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

The book of choice Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng Why this book? INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and AMAZON’S BEST NOVEL OF 2017 Need I say more? The book is set in the authors hometown of Shaker Heights in Cleveland. It is a neat and tidy town. The book discusses a perfect Stepford Wive-type family…

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….

Book Review – New York, Edward Rutherfurd

New York. Edward Rutherfurd. I love this authors collection of books. This was the 3rd book I read by this author after having loved reading previously Paris and London so much. Click here for my local bookshop that will assist in sourcing this book. I must admit I struggled to read this with as much gusto as…

A guide to inflight beauty

Travelling might be an indulgence and a way to spoil yourself but sitting on a plane is most certainly not. Here are my tips for inflight beauty to ensure you can hit the ground looking like Posh Beckham and feeling well rested, hydrated and good to go.  Booking There is a flight daily out of…

Book Review – The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy

Having read Chris Kraus’ ‘I Love Dick’ – a cult feminist classic and been thoroughly disappointed there was little chance I would pull a book from the feminist stack for sometime. Somehow, this one crept through the ‘anti-feminist’ novels and I am glad to say it did. The book of choice The Rules Do Not…

Splash Water Park Bali

If you are looking for something to do outside of your hotel or resort then one of the Beach Clubs is a good option. Finns Recreation Club is the family choice. You will be able to all enjoy yourselves with a day or half day at Finns. Location Splash Water Park is inside Finns Recreation…

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…