January 2016 archive

Lunch Box Love with Lunchbox Dad and Sunraysia's

Raffles chats with… Beau Coffron aka Lunchbox Dad

Most parents would be familiar with Internet superstar, Lunchbox Dad Beau Coffron, he of the edible lunchbox masterpieces that make my kid’s sambos look spectacularly unappetising … embarrassingly so. San Francisco-based businessman and father-of-three Beau has been in Australia to help launch Sunraysia’s Lunchbox Love campaign and their healthy new range of delicious all organic juices, to encourage families […] Read more…

Lemongrass and Lime Fish Salad

Cambodian inspired Lemongrass and Lime Fish Larb

Raffles loves a good obsession and his latest is with Cambodia, a country that Mr Eats World and I explored pre-parenthood when we were still spry and wrinkle-free. Interestingly, and until now unbeknownst to my adventurous boy, I’m still more than a little obsessed myself. My own fascination harks all the way back to my childhood (no, not […] Read more…

Japanese Macaque at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

Starstruck at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

It feels a little like we’ve entered a movie set. Mystically pretty mountain landscapes form a backdrop to an emerald green river, broken only by the Togetsukyo “Moon Crossing” Bridge. A timber boat punts along the river. This is Arashiyama, a zen-like tourist haven in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Ancient temples, otherworldly bamboo groves […] Read more…

Raffles filling Siu Mai

Sure-fire Siu Mai

 It’s no big secret that Raffles loves a dumpling. And when I say loves I mean with a passion equalled only by that of a seagulls for chips. In fact if eating dumplings were an Olympic sport, he’d bring home Gold. In every event. Including the relay. This is a child who considers Xiao Long Bao (pork dumplings […] Read more…

Worst travel advice - Don't talk to strangers . Here's Raffles ignoring that and making loads of new friends

The worst travel advice for families

Travel means different things to different people. When you’re flying solo, it may be for the chance to discover the world, or to discover yourself. And when you travel with kids, you might view it as a chance to bond or an opportunity to raise globally aware humans. No matter how or who you travel […] Read more…