Australia’s best snow for families

Sun is my thing, so it seems silly to be writing about a snow holiday. Fortunately for us in Australia we get such beautiful sunny days it is possible to experience both snow and sun for your visit to the snow. Read on for our view of where the hot spots are for families. Snow…

Book Review – Sunburn, Laura Lippman

Sunburn by Laura Lippman was my chosen book to take to Bali and sit by the pool with. It was great entertainment that had plenty of unpredicted twists. I love a plot I have not guessed. A novel that pressure tests my own morals and the edges of what I am comfortable with is also…

Voluntourism, creating family memories.

Voluntourism is one of the new reasons for travel. As an Australian we are some of the most affluent people in the world. There is little wonder we seek out a higher purpose or the desperate desire to do some good. Regardless of whether it makes you look good or you feel less spoilt by…

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…

Book Review – Almost French, Sarah Turnbull

Almost French. By Sarah Turnbull. Sarah Turnbull. An Australian in Paris. Paris explained through the eyes of an Australian. French behaviour and idiosyncrasies and cultural beliefs explained from the eyes of not only an Australian but a girl from my adopted hood of the Northern Beaches. What could be better for an explanation as to how…

Book Review – Paris, He Said, Christine Seed

Paris, He Said. By Christine Seed. A book review. This book had me at the mention of Paris. I am a tragic Paris reader. I am not sure it is actually a genre of books ‘Parisian’ but I have certainly made one for myself. I like 32.3 million other people love Paris. Why 32.3 million. That’s…

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….

A guide to Mother’s Day winners

Mother’s Day (Australia) is coming up and we need to get organised to ensure Mum is both sufficiently spoilt and appreciated. It’s a once a year event where you get the opportunity to tell Mum she (me) is doing a great job and you love her for it. The day doesn’t need to be over…