Travel

Why travel is a gift for kids

Why travel is a gift for kids

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me we should “stop gallivanting” around the world with our kids and “wait until they’re older” to travel because they’re too young to remember or get anything out of it, we’d have enough dosh to travel with our kids full time. And that’s exactly what […] Read more…

SUgarpuff at Raffles Singapore

A family affair with the Raffles Singapore

There are two Raffles that are dear to my heart! My cheeky boy is one, of course, and the other is the hallowed Raffles Singapore.  I’ve written at length about my love affair with the fabled hotel before and our little travelling circus always makes the pilgrimage when we head to the Lion City so we […] Read more…

Capetown from a NAC helicopter flight

The magic of Cape Town by Helicopter

Though I have travelled the world on everything from planes, trains, and automobiles to mega ships and even ships of the dessert, I have steadfastly avoided ever setting foot in a helicopter. This is mostly due to a) my being scared of flying, b) my being claustrophobic and; c) my being a gutless chicken shit. […] Read more…

Cape Dutch Architecture in Stellenbosch

Bites and sites on the streets of Stellenbosch

The pilgrimage to Stellensbosch is one all self-respecting foodies visiting South Africa should make. The vibrant university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province is not only home to some of South Africa’s best food and artisanal producers, but is conveniently plonked (if you’ll pardon the pun) amongst hundreds of wineries. Indeed there are so […] Read more…

Robben Island's Maximum Security Prison, Cape Town

A pilgrimage to Robben Island, Cape Town

They say that nobody comes back from a journey the way they began it. Nowhere has this proved, at least for me, more prophetic than Cape Town, a diverse and impossibly beautiful city that is dominated by a legendary mountain and the spectre of Nelson Mandela. It was here, on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 of […] Read more…

SNowfight at Charlotte Pass

16 Hot hacks for a cool snow holiday

Believe it or not, skiing has been around since before the wheel. While it’s only been seen as a leisure sport for a few hundred years, cave paintings dating back as far as 20,000 years show early man attaching sticks to his feet. It’s safe to either assume that it was as a mode of […] Read more…

The POD at the National Arboretum Canberra.

Canberra: cool for kids

Think of Australia’s national capital and treachery, backstabbing and a revolving door of Prime Ministers may spring to mind. But we’ve discovered that when it comes to holidays, Canberra is cool for kids.   With dozens of fun hands-on museums and galleries, mind-bending centres of space and science, sprawling parks and playgrounds, bike paths and more, […] Read more…

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