Category Archives: Family holidays & travel

Family holidays

Road Trip! Day 5 – Lorne – Apollo Bay – Cape Otway

What an exciting day we’ve had today! We set out from Lorne this morning, dropping in to walk on the giant pier on the outskirts of Lorne before we left. The idea was just to snap a pic or two of the period Grand Pacific Hotel opposite and then walk to the end of the […]

Road Trip! Day 4 – Lorne

Ah, a nice relaxing day again – no driving. Only problem was, the weather was cold and rainy! Oh well, you can’t win them all… On the bright side, the weather was an excellent excuse for wandering along the shops – and grabbing a yummy, laid-back lunch! The shops in Lorne are an eclectic mix. Most […]

Road Trip! Day 3 – Aireys Inlet – Great Ocean Road – Lorne

We did a grand total of 19kms today – we hit a town we just had to stop at – Lorne, Victoria! We left the Lightkeeper Motel at Aireys Inlet and visited the nearby lighthouse before moving on. Seeing a lighthouse close-up is always fascinating, and this one was a beauty. Stark white, tall and […]

Road trip! Day 2 – Glenrowan & Great Ocean Road…

Phew – what a day! Lots of fun for everyone, lots of driving for me – ah, the joys of being a single parent! We headed off from Wangaratta and straight to McDonalds drive-through to grab some drinks to chase down our hotel brekkie (I think I’m already putting weight on from all the hot breakfasts!), then […]

Road Trip! Day 1 – Dog on the Tucker Box, Gundagai & Wangaratta

Our feet were becoming itchy and the road was a-calling….time for a road-trip! With very loose plans formulating in my head, I pointed the car towards Victoria and set off down the Hume Highway with me (47), my mum (a lady never tells her age), Brooke (9) and Samantha (7) excitedly chatting – and although it’s been […]

5 great reasons to visit Hong Kong Disneyland

We continue on our Theme-Park Odyssey…and reveal 5 great reasons why you should visit Hong Kong Disneyland… If you’ve always wanted to take the kids to Disneyland but it’s perhaps been a little out of your reach – either time or money-wise – Hong Kong Disneyland can be a great alternative choice over America – and here’s why…. 1. It’s […]

National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra review

Brooke (9), Samantha (7) and I were lucky enough to be invited to do a Family Tour of the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra. The zoo’s motto is “A touching experience”, and we were soon to find out why… This quietly brilliant Canberra zoo, located just 10 minutes from Civic on Lady Denman Drive at Weston Creek, features animals from […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast!

I always choose the hotels we stay in very carefully, and our latest trip to the Gold Coast was no exception. Over the years I’ve stayed in some really great hotels – and the odd awful one – but Jupiters Hotel & Casino has become our brand-new favourite! It’s a great place to stay, especially if you have kids! […]

Let’s Go Mum reviews… Coolangatta discount car hire!

On our recent fun park trip to the Gold Coast I decided that a hire car would be the best choice for our holiday transport needs. Unfortunately, I also fell for the oldest “cheap rent a car” con in the book… A hire car is great to pick up and go wherever – airport transfers, theme […]