Our family cruise to Papua New Guinea

“The holiday is booked – we’re going to Papua New Guinea!” It didn’t engender the enthusiastic response you might expect when telling family and friends you’re off to an exotic Pacific location like Fiji or the Cook Islands. “But it’s not safe,” was the common response. I felt another question many left unsaid……. Why Papua … Continue reading “Our family cruise to Papua New Guinea”

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”

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”

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”