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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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….