Phuket by kids: Khai Nok

He said, she said: Phuket by Kids 

This post was written in collaboration with Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park With its balmy evening breezes, inviting turquoise seas and patches of perfect shoreline suitable for every member of the clan, fun-filled Phuket provides a warm and wonderful tropical escape for families all year round. And, if you can tear yourself away from those […] Read more…

Welcome paint at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

A cultural connection at Katoomba’s Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Who’d have thought that a visit to an Aboriginal dance performance would lead to one of the most authentic and incredible Indigenous experiences of Raffles young life? Certainly not me. But that is exactly what happened at Katoomba’s Waradah Aboriginal Centre. We find ourselves at the centre after stopping to wax philosophic with Katoomba’s famous […] Read more…

Chilling on the breakwall at Nobbys Newcastle

A family escape at Crowne Plaza Newcastle

“Mum, this place kinda feels like home,” declares a smiling Raffles within minutes of checking into the harbour front Crowne Plaza Newcastle. And while our actual home may not boast a marble-clad foyer, an army of friendly-staff or stunning views over Newcastle’s working harbour, he’s right, this place does radiate a special “at home” kind […] Read more…

Stunning SIngapore from the Swissotel Stamford

He said, she said: Singapore by kids

Given Singapore’s national sports are eating, drinking and shopping it’s hardly surprising that, as a card-carrying hedonist, Singapore has my name written all over it. But there’s so much more to Singapore than conspicuous consumption and if I put my slightly sozzled epicurean inclinations to one side, I still love it. Because it’s also clean, […] Read more…

20 absolutely essential family travel hacks

20 absolutely essential family travel hacks

Before Raffles and Sugarpuff completed our merry travelling circus, holidays were mostly about picking a random destination, finding a super cheap deal, chucking a bikini and a camera in a backpack and hitting the airport ready for adventure. But that was then and this is now and travelling with two kids in tow requires a lot […] Read more…

5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids

5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids

This post was written in collaboration with Villa-Phuket.com Phuket has long been a favourite holiday destination for Australian families, thanks to its glorious beaches, incredible cuisine and lovely locals. But there’s so much more to this dreamy destination that meets the eye. Here, we share 5 reasons Phuket is paradise for kids. 1. The culture Phuket is […] Read more…

Raffles and Pauline Nguyen talk about a refugees, a positive attitude, giving back and DreamTrips

Raffles chats with author, entrepreneur and international speaker, Pauline Nguyen

Raffles has been privileged to interview some exciting people. But I don’t even know where to begin in introducing the incredible force of nature that is Pauline Nguyen. One of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Pauline’s accomplishments are even more inspirational considering her less than fortunate beginnings. Pauline Nguyen and her family escaped Vietnam in 1977 via boat and were […] Read more…

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