Family friendly ghost tour impresses younger visitors

Despite her bravado just a couple of hours before arriving, Miss 8 dug in her heels and refused to enter the cottage to hear of the haunting tales being told within. “No mummy, no mummy, no mummy,” she said as she clung to my hand, before turning and running along the veranda, back to relative … Continue reading “Family friendly ghost tour impresses younger visitors”

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”

Holidays with kids in NSW’s New England region

Welcome to the first blog post in the “Getting to know” series, in which we look at regions around Australia and activities they offer for families on holiday. Today we are getting to know Inverell & Glen Innes – both located in the New England region of Country NSW. This beautiful region offers a range … Continue reading “Holidays with kids in NSW’s New England region”

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”