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…

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…

Understanding Australian Slang

Aussie Slang Australian slang is something I have grown up with. To me its just a part of life. Many will argue the large amount of slang is as a result of an uneducated population who  can’t be bothered to use the Queens’ English. I am not sure about slang originating from the uneducated but…

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…

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…

Must Do on the Gold Coast, Just Over the Boarder

The Gold Coast is sold as that bright sunny happy holiday of everyone’s dreams. I have visited numerous times with Surf Life Saving Championships but that’s a very different holiday to one with kids. Needless to say, I was skeptical about it being a good holiday for kids based of my knowledge of the bars…

Baby and Toddler Packing – What NOT to Pack

There is a multitude of what you need to pack for baby. As a mother, I’m guessing you pack everyday for you baby or toddler. Trips to the park require sunscreen, water, snacks and potentially a change of clothes. You’ve got the memo and you’ve been applying it since they were born. I cannot for…

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…

5 Reasons to Stop Buying Tacky Souvenirs, Make that 13 Reasons

We all want to come back from a trip with something to remember it by. I know, I thought the same to myself many times, why are photos simply not enough. I can take 2,000 of them on one trip. We’ve all come home with snow globes, keyrings, fridge magnets etc. I’m not going to…

Noosa – Somewhere on the Australian Coast

One of the most iconic beaches in Australia is Noosa. It is a beautiful part of the world. I am lucky enough to have a dear friend whose parents own an apartment with the most magical views at the top of the hill overlooking Hastings Street. I have had the delightful privilege of staying there…

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…