Family Travel blogger – Hot Mama Travel

If you are planning an overseas holiday one of the best ways to research what to do with kids is to check out a local family travel blogger, like Amanda from Hot Mama Travel. This US-based family travel blog is packed with destination guides, money-saving tips and inspirational stories. Amanda writes about her travels with her … Continue reading “Family Travel blogger – Hot Mama Travel”

Prison cell holiday – do the time without the crime

If these walls could talk, would they ponder how life has changed so drastically that today people pay money for a prison cell holiday – to stay in a place they once would have given anything to leave? Recently plans were announced for one of Melbourne’s latest hotel developments on the site of Victoria’s Pentridge … Continue reading “Prison cell holiday – do the time without the crime”

Celebrating Aboriginal culture through tourism

This week is NAIDOC Week – a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. And what better way to do it than through tourism? Unfortunately, while cultural visits are so often part of our holidays overseas, we can tend to overlook Aboriginal culture on our holidays within Australia. Who hasn’t … Continue reading “Celebrating Aboriginal culture through tourism”

Discovering Mission Beach on the Great Barrier Reef

Mission Beach delivered all we could have wanted – and much more – on our family holiday to this under-appreciated Great Barrier Reef destination.  I am torn between keeping the secret and encouraging more of you to visit. But this Queensland region has suffered the wrath of a two cyclones over 10 years and needs … Continue reading “Discovering Mission Beach on the Great Barrier Reef”

Spirit of Tasmania – a Family Friendly review

As frequent travellers to Tasmania, our family was looking forward to our first trip on the ‘new’ Spirit of Tasmania. Both ships (Spirit of Tasmania I & II) underwent a $31 million refurbishment in 2015. I really wanted to love this trip, but while the décor has improved, there were some lowlights amongst the highlights. … Continue reading “Spirit of Tasmania – a Family Friendly review”