Upgrade for Gold Coast’s Paradise Resort

When Melbourne mum, Sharon, stayed at Paradise Resort in October last year, in her review for Family Friendly Accommodation, she said she loved the resort, but commented that her room could do with an update. Well, the resort owners knew this as well and plans were already underway. And this month, a $2 million refurbishment … Continue reading “Upgrade for Gold Coast’s Paradise Resort”

Thunderegg fossicking – unearth a mystery

What little boy does not dream of exploring and discovering treasure? And what little girl will not be transfixed by colourful gems? If you are travelling to the Gold Coast, let your inner Indiana Jones shine through at Thunderbird Park. With so much to do, you should also consider staying a night or two at … Continue reading “Thunderegg fossicking – unearth a mystery”

Port Albert – discovering a Victorian coastal gem

Wandering towards the Port Albert jetty, I hear the sounds of children squealing, water splashing and a dog barking its encouragement. Such a quintessential Aussie scene, it makes me smile – until I realise it is my 7-year-old “baby” about to jump. “No”, I yell to my husband. “I don’t want her doing that – … Continue reading “Port Albert – discovering a Victorian coastal gem”

Travelling like a snail – with your home on your back

When I was 11 years old, my parents took me on the holiday of a lifetime. It was holiday that has helped shaped me and my travel likes and dislikes.Don’t ask me how they did it, but they bundled up their four children (me being the oldest at 11, and the youngest aged just 5) … Continue reading “Travelling like a snail – with your home on your back”

Small gifts make a huge difference

As focussed as I am on finding perfect accommodation for a family holiday, I am equally passionate about what I want to do while away. I believe a holiday should be an educational experience – especially for my children. On our recent holiday to Fiji, visiting a local school was on my bucket list. I wanted … Continue reading “Small gifts make a huge difference”