Category Archives: Family holidays & travel

Family holidays

Things to do in Santa Monica – with kids!

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Santa Monica is an exciting, family-friendly city offering spectacular beaches, fun entertainment options, fabulous food and shopping – making it a wonderful all-round Californian holiday destination! Santa Monica is a stunning coastal city in Southern California, USA. Conveniently located just 25 minute’s drive from LAX and 45 minute’s from the Disneyland Resort theme parks, Santa […]

Where to stay in Santa Monica – Shore Hotel

Whilst in Santa Monica we stayed at the stunning Shore Hotel – a sleek, sustainable luxury hotel located right at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. From the moment you walk in, staff at the Shore Hotel go out of their way to ensure that you and your family feel welcome and have a […]

What Perisher and Thredbo social distancing looks like in 2020

Due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic many Australian holiday destinations have either closed, or look & work very differently this year – the NSW ski fields is no exception, & has adapted to stay open – & stay safe! We’ve just spent a week each at the two top NSW ski resorts – Thredbo and […]

Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour 2020 Dinner Cruises

We were invited to try out the new Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour Gold Series recently. This is a memorable way to spoil that special someone in your life! Sit back together and relax as you explore Sydney Harbour, feasting on course after course of sumptuous dishes. A Captain Cook dinner cruise also makes the […]

Junee Chocolate & Licorice Factory, NSW

If you love chocolate then we’ve found a delicious little Chocolate Factory off the beaten track that’s well-worth the detour! We came across the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory on our most recent NSW back-roads road trip – and what a lovely surprise it was! Housed over two levels in an old flour mill, this […]

We’re in the Top 100 Global Travel Blogs & Influencers On Feedspot!

We’re happy to announce we’ve been included in the prestigious Feedspot Top 100 Travel Blogs! We’re really thrilled to have been included – and we couldn’t have achieved this without YOU! You can see our entry in the top travel blogs list here Your support means so much to us. Thank you for coming along […]

Homeschooling versus Distance Education? One Aussie mum’s experiences.

Disclosure: Some links on this website are affiliate links from which we receive a small commission, however this makes no difference to the price you pay. We’ve spent 6 years – 3 years each – doing Distance Education and Homeschooling- here’s our verdict on which method is best – and how, when and why our […]

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park – the perfect all-round Queensland family holiday

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park has an incredible range of features and activities to keep every family member happy, and although this holiday park also happens to be the closest one to the Gold Coast theme parks, the BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is quite simply – a destination in itself. The park itself is […]

Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour 2020 Gold Lunch Cruises

We were invited to try out the new Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour Gold Lunch Series lunch recently. Mummas – this is a beautiful way to spoil yourself – you deserve this! Sit back and relax as you explore Sydney Harbour, feasting on course after course of sumptuous food. This would also make the perfect […]

Murwillumbah Showground Camping & Caravanning NSW

The Murwillumbah Showground, NSW is a great place to camp. It is the perfect tourist accommodation base to access many Northern New South Wales and Queensland Gold Coast beaches and attractions. There are many handy camping facilities and is a great place to spend up to a week, or for free-camping frequenters to use as […]

NSW TrainLink $1 kids fares for families

Remember when family holidays were an adventure? Well we’ve re-discovered an adventurous way to travel with kids that you’re going to love – and it doesn’t cost a fortune, either! When was the last time you arrived at your holiday destination completely relaxed and refreshed, ready for the holiday fun ahead? We’ve just returned from […]

Perisher On Snow Family Accommodation – Matterhorn Ski Lodge, Perisher

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If you’re looking for a great snow holiday for your family, stay right in the middle of the snow in Perisher Valley at the Matterhorn Lodge! When we received an invitation to stay at the famous Matterhorn Lodge in Perisher during the 2019 Australian ski season, we were thrilled to visit – and learned that […]