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…

How to enjoy the Hunter Valley with kids

Yes, yes visiting a wine area with kids does not sound fun right but for many of us we cannot justify a trip to a wine region and leave the kids behind. My husband and I have travelled to the hunter for the weekend for a concert and what it cost us in babysitting fees…

Surviving flight delays and finding entertainment in an airport

Oh gawd I hate delays and cancelled flights. There is not much that makes me angry in life, but delaying me from getting home to my babies kinda gets me wound up. Regardless, you have time to kill, and you’re stuck at the airport. Not feeling inspired as you cart around your bags is not…

What is wellness travel?

What is wellness travel? Wellness tourism is defined as travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being though physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. Getting down to it, that’s most travel no? Do we not travel for the purpose of getting away? That would be psychological travel reasoning no? Regardless of my summary it is a…

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…

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…

Flying with kids and how to land excited for adventure.

Travel is something that keeps me moving forward. I constantly need to be planning or packing for my next holiday. My husband would rather I didn’t but what can I say when travel is actually linked to my mental health and my general happiness? I hadn’t traveled for a long time after having a baby…

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…

Turtle Release Program, Bali.

Turtles would have to be one of the wonders of the world, and a turtle release program is a great interactive family activity. Not to mention, my favourite character on Finding Nemo. Travelling with kids can be difficult to grab their attention and help them focus on the wonders in front of them. I try…

Family Trip Preparation and How to Tackle the Planning

Preparing for a holiday needs just that – preparation. We all know as a parent the number one rule to survival is ‘a day ahead”. Same goes with family trip preparation, but perhaps a few months or weeks out instead. Break it down. Simplifying what you need to achieve into smaller parts is an easy…

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…

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…