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…

Book Review – The Windfall, Diksha Basu

The book of choice The Windfall by Diksha Basu Why this book? I have been trying to read things not suggested by my local book store and from other lists. This one was on the Vanity Fair list for must read in 2017. Some of the other books they suggested are a tad urrgghh (I…

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…

Book review – Goodbye Vitamin, Rachel Khong

Once again I was trusting a list of books one must read to find this book. 2017 had this book named on many a list and was even announced as the book of the year on some. This is a delightful book and relatable to so many of us. The book of choice Goodbye Vitamin,…

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…

How to get the best deals on hotels and resorts

In gaining an understanding of how to get the best deals on hotels and resorts we need to reflect on how much the industry has changed in the last two decades and remind ourselves of trends that may impact future travels. In this new era of apps and websites it has never been easier for…

50 inspirational travel quotes

Travel quotes Travel quotes both annoy me and inspire me. When I am about to take I trip, I love them. When I have just got back they irritate me. Says more about me that the travel quote huh! They do make me appreciate and be grateful for all the opportunities that I have had…

The world’s most romantic hotels

If we look at the synonyms associated with romance, they are mystery, glamour, excitement, colourfulness, colour, exoticism, and mystique. If we use these words as the basis for a metrics to judge what are the most romantic hotels in the world, I think you will be happy with the results. (secretly I love that colour…

10 Lessons I Learnt While Traveling as a Family

Travel is such a glorious and wondrous discovery of other places. Travel with kids is not that! OMG are you tested when you travel with kids! So, why do it? Why travel with kids? Exposing your children to you failing and dealing with mistakes is said to help them grow. Travel for growth. Travel can…

Surviving the Monkey Forest Ubud with Kids

On at least one occasion to Bali you should visit the Monkey Forest in Ubud. The villagers view the Monkey Forest as an important economical, educational, spiritual place for the village. The forest has become someone of a conservation centre in recent years with the villagers having increased understanding how to maintain and best care…