15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is Australia’s best outdoor museum and, without need of any incarnation of the venerable Dr Who or his Tardis, takes families travelling back through time to Ballarat’s gold rush. Spread over 25 hectares of the original alluvial goldfields, the recreation gold rush town brings the decade after the discovery of gold in Ballarat in 1851 back to […] Read more…

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The promise of striking it rich during Ballarat’s gold rush lured almost 500,000 people to the Australian colonies. Today families are being lured to Sovereign Hill, an incredible outdoor, interactive museum, to find out more. While life in the goldfields was brutal for all but the wealthiest members of society, it was hardest of all […] Read more…

Flying with kids

8 tried and tested tips for flying with kids

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, travel for Mr Eats World and I meant finding a bargain deal for a random destination, chucking a handful of clothes, a camera and a toothbrush in a backpack and buggering off. But when two became three, booking a holiday suddenly required actual thought and planning, and to […] Read more…

Sunset at Sofitel Nusa Dua

Hotel review: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua

In collaboration with Luxury Escapes Bali is one of those places that does resorts extremely well and, of the six I’ve now stayed in, I can’t fault a single one. But, though we’d been told by several extremely discerning friends that the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua was the absolute best of the best, we planned on […] Read more…

Bali by kids

He said, she said: Bali by kids

I have to confess it took me a while to catch the Bali bug. You see, my first taste of Bali wasn’t exactly a success, partly due to my appalling taste in first husbands and partly due to the fact that I spent the entire week drunk and/or rocking a killer hangover. So awful was […] Read more…

Our family travel essentials

Packing it: Our family travel essentials

This post was written in collaboration with Vision Direct  I am what one would call a ridiculously light packer. Whether I’m travelling with the kids in tow or flying solo, I hate lugging luggage. So much so I’ve been known to rock a fortnight-long holiday with nothing more than a carry-on. The kids on the […] Read more…

Intha fisherman on Inle Lake

Myanmar with Kids: Fast boats and slow food on Inle Lake

We’re leading a small flotilla of long boats across Inle Lake, the machine gun rat-ta-tat of their engines shattering the silence in this serene water world, almost as much as the squealing “woohoos” coming from Raffles as we rev up and race our way across the freshwater lake. Strewn with marshes and floating gardens, and skirted by teak stilt-houses and pretty […] Read more…

24 tricks to sleep better in the sky

24 tricks to sleep better in the sky

So you’re planning to sleep your way to your destination ready to hit the ground running on the other side? With the kids in tow? Yeah, listen, about that…. 10 minutes into your flight and the baby in 6D will have been howling for nine and a half. Your own kids will be whining because […] Read more…

He Said She said. Japan By Kids

He said, she said: Japan by Kids

Imagine, if you will, a child so completely fanatical about Japan that he was well versed in the history of feudal Japan before he understood basic addition, attempts to create DIY samurai armour from paper plates and egg cartons, has his heart set on a career as a ninja and swears he has ramen broth […] Read more…

Instagram Tips

Instagram Tips for freelance writers and photographers

As a freelance travel writer or photographer sharing the best of your travel imagery to Instagram can prove extremely valuable and effective. Editors and publishers are now reaching out to writers via Instagram with commissions because they’ve seen great shots of a destination they need a story on or have liked a photo enough that […] Read more…

Sunrise at Heart Hotel and Gallery, Airlie Beach

Way to glow in the Whitsundays

In my decidedly inexpert opinion, holidays are the fountain of youth. Research shows that holidays can cut blood pressure, aid in better sleep better and relieve stress. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that nothing gives one a natural glow quite like a few days of sun and sea. And, as a […] Read more…

netflix me time

Taking to the sky for a little me time

Me time: noun (miː taɪm) A mythological beast that people, who are not related to my children, keep banging on about. I know that we’re all multi-tasking mama’s, holding down jobs, looking after our kids, ferrying them to ALL the activities, feeding them, doing all the stuff, and attempting to find 17 seconds to have a […] Read more…

Family fun in the lagoon pool at Big 4 Adventure Whitsundays Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort with kids

It has only been a few months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays with ferocious force, but we’ve already revisited several times to soak up the sun, sand and a little family fun. And while the area has certainly undergone something of an environmental makeover, I can happily confirm that Airlie Beach, the gateway […] Read more…

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