March 2016 archive

Sweet & Hot Chilli Pork Skewers

Hot and sweet chilli pork skewers

Mealtimes matter at Casa Eats World. In fact, if you hadn’t already noticed, we’re kind of obsessed with them. But it’s not only because we’re gluttonous. Although there’s no denying that’s a fairly major factor… You see that wasn’t always the case for me. When I was growing up my family never ate at a table. […] Read more…

Didgeridoo player at Tjabukai

Cairns with kids: Tjapukai Nightfire

Given their mother’s rampant bleeding heart hippie Kool Aid supping ways, there was never a chance our kids would grow up without respect and recognition of Indigenous Australians. But Raffles has surprised me with his passion for Aboriginal culture. We’re more than happy to indulge his cultural quest for knowledge and, wherever possible on our travels around Australia, expose him […] Read more…

Part of the kids extensive library of books

Lonely Planet Kids Let’s Explore giveaway

“You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads”, said one of my literary idols, Ray Bradbury. It’s a message both of the kids have taken to heart… especially the crazy bit. It’s fairly obvious that we’ve passed on […] Read more…

A pretty specactular start to our morning at the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

Wild adventures and water fun in Cairns with kids

Nothing says “relaxing family holiday” quite like seeing your seven-year old son dangle over a live and hungry four-metre crocodile. Ok, so maybe gorgeous weather, crystal clear water, coral-strewn reefs, salt-water lagoons, lush rainforests, and an embarrassment of kid-friendly activities are more up your family holiday alley. Whatever floats your holiday boat, there’s no denying […] Read more…

GoPro Ambassador & Pro Skater Alex Sorgente with Raffles

Raffles chats with Pro Skater & GoPro Ambassador, Alex Sorgente

Alessandro Sorgente is a pro skater, GoPro ambassador and seasoned traveller. Alex, as he’s better known, is a force in international transition skating and ranks in the world top 10. The Florida-based, Italian-American 18-year old also packs an amazing attitude. Here, he chats with Raffles about travelling for sport, competitive skating, school and the importance of giving back. I’ve […] Read more…