Home and Away – best ways to visit Summer Bay

There’s a look you might get from family and friends when you say you are visiting Summer Bay. I suppose I can understand. I live less than half an hour from Neighbour’s Ramsay Street, but I’ve never been there. But our family watches Home and Away. Miss 11 is the biggest fan and she always … Continue reading “Home and Away – best ways to visit Summer Bay”

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”

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”

Blue Lotus Water Garden – a spot of Asia in the Yarra Valley

There are many things to do with the kids when visiting the Yarra Valley, including Healesville Sanctuary, the Yarra Valley Chocolate Factory, not to mention a family friendly winery or two. But there is one special place that doesn’t seem to make many lists of family activities. On the face of it, I can see … Continue reading “Blue Lotus Water Garden – a spot of Asia in the Yarra Valley”

Australia Day special – our favourite Australian destinations

Our family has been lucky enough to experience some wonderful Aussie holidays. So on Australia Day, I wanted to share a picture post of some of our favourite holiday destinations around Australia. This list is by no means inconclusive and there are many area we are yet to travel, including the NSW North Coast and … Continue reading “Australia Day special – our favourite Australian destinations”