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…

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….

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…

Use the Airport VIP Service at Bali Airport (Denpasar)

Bali has a VIP service through international customs. If you have travelled to Bali previously you can arrive along with numerous other planes and there are two people to check everyone through customs. It takes a long time and travelling with children it can be trying.  This little trick is worth its weight in gold….

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…

How to be the Easter Bunny when you are away?

I had a deprived childhood. ( I am joking)  We went camping every Easter and as such it was hard to have eggs as the melted. Which is fine really, we got one and Dad bought it the day before in the local town (granted there were some left) and we were sweet with that….

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…

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…

24 travel gift ideas for travelers

Travel is something we all look forward to in some way. Those that don’t like being away look forward to being home and the ones that long for something different are dreaming of the adventures to be had.   I think something for a trip is a great present. It beats all that useless plastic…