Travel

zongzi at Cabramatta Moon festival

Illawarra Fly me to the Moon Festival

There’s nothing quite like a highland fling, especially when said flinging is flung amongst the treetops. We’re in the Southern Highlands at Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk – a suspended, cantilevered one way ticket to vertigoland. And it’s raining. A lot. But worry not because we’ve got a couple of oversized garbage bags to protect us […] Read more…

Huangpu River, Shanghai

Family fun in Shanghai

Raffles has just started learning Chinese at school and all that scholarly Ni Hao-ing has brought with it a touch of Mandarin melancholy for a boy who has a bit of a crush on China. A fab family break in Shanghai last year was more by accident than design, the high flying capital of commerce being the […] Read more…

Peace, love & respect

Pride and prejudice // Aboriginal Tent Embassy

To those who ask me (and I am asked, with astounding frequency) what’is the point of travelling and exposing my children to different cultures and people at such a young age? Let me tell you a little story. The Eats Worlds and a giant plastic pineapple named Johnny (don’t ask) are visiting the National Capital, dodging […] Read more…

This one's coming home with me

Canberra with kids: Everybody’s truffling

Mr Eats World and I have a thing for subterranean fungi. So much so that back in the day, and struggling with infertility, we compensated for our lack of offspring with a lot of fine dining and many freshly shaved truffles. Indeed, it was over a truffle-laden degustation dinner at Claude’s that we made Raffles, […] Read more…

Nasi Goreng kids

Bali bellies

Sunsets are something that Bali does particularly well. And the beach at Jimbaran Bay is the place that those in the know gather to enjoy them. Which is why, at sundown, we find ourselves sipping a leisurely Bintang on the bustling beachfront as our kids stalk, with serious intent, a guy selling balloons. Only the […] Read more…

Scary creatures at Ayana

Bali blinder

My first visit to Bali was nearly 20 years ago. You might say it was less than successful. You see, although I enjoyed a little taste of Bali’s endless beaches, terraced rice fields, tranquil temples and the colour and chaos of Balinese Hindu culture… being young and utterly, utterly stupid, I also tasted way too […] Read more…

Tea Eggs

Cracking up over Tea Eggs

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Which is no frickin’ surprise really, given that horses don’t have opposable thumbs. Luckily for Raffles, who also had a great fall over the weekend, we didn’t rely on […] Read more…

Barbie Cafe, Taipei

Tripping the light fanplastic in Taipei

As a child I, like most little girls, had a Barbie. She was tall and pert and pretty with her drag queen make-up and big bouffy head of blonde hair… which I hacked off before brutally mummifying her anatomically impossible body in small strips of gauze for a school project on Ancient Egypt. I didn’t […] Read more…

Heart reef, Whitsundays

Whitsunday wingman

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. I am afraid of flying! Well I’m not so much afraid of flying as I am of crashing, but let’s not split hairs. Either way it proves a little awkward given I make my living out of travel and spend quite a bit time […] Read more…

Venetian blinder // Venice with kids

We’re feeling a little Italian inspired at La Casa di Eats World so we’re heading on a little trip down memory lane (or should I say canal?) to reminisce on the ghosts of holidays past and, in particular, on masks and mayhem, Venetian style. Lording it up in Venice in the most ridiculously over-sized and indulgent hotel suite […] Read more…

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