Posts Tagged ‘holidays for families’

15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is Australia’s best outdoor museum and, without need of any incarnation of the venerable Dr Who or his Tardis, takes families travelling back through time to Ballarat’s gold rush. Spread over 25 hectares of the original alluvial goldfields, the recreation gold rush town brings the decade after the discovery of gold in Ballarat in 1851 back to […] Read more…

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The promise of striking it rich during Ballarat’s gold rush lured almost 500,000 people to the Australian colonies. Today families are being lured to Sovereign Hill, an incredible outdoor, interactive museum, to find out more. While life in the goldfields was brutal for all but the wealthiest members of society, it was hardest of all […] Read more…

Bali by kids

He said, she said: Bali by kids

I have to confess it took me a while to catch the Bali bug. You see, my first taste of Bali wasn’t exactly a success, partly due to my appalling taste in first husbands and partly due to the fact that I spent the entire week drunk and/or rocking a killer hangover. So awful was […] Read more…

Fairmont Makati with Kids

Manila: Fairmont Makati with kids

Having done the long haul hike from Australia to the UK about ten times too many, we’ve decided to break the trip up this time with a stopover in steamy Manila and a stay at the Fairmont Makati. Turns out that this is one of the most genius travel decisions we’ve ever made. The first […] Read more…

Whitehaven Beach : Whitsunday Islands by Kids. BoyEatsWorld

He said, she said: The Whitsunday Islands by kids

The deep sapphire of the sea, the green of the islands and the reef’s fusion of fifty shades of blue make the Whitsunday Islands beautiful beyond description. Long term fans of the gorgeous area, we certainly didn’t need to be asked twice for a return visit.  And though between visits Cyclone Debbie’s dramatic environmental makeover wreaked much […] Read more…

Intha fisherman on Inle Lake

Myanmar with Kids: Fast boats and slow food on Inle Lake

We’re leading a small flotilla of long boats across Inle Lake, the machine gun rat-ta-tat of their engines shattering the silence in this serene water world, almost as much as the squealing “woohoos” coming from Raffles as we rev up and race our way across the freshwater lake. Strewn with marshes and floating gardens, and skirted by teak stilt-houses and pretty […] Read more…

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Oman with kids

Oman with kids: May the forts be with you

Traipsing through a foreign airport with two small people at 4am, after ten hours in transit, is the kind of behaviour that I’d ordinarily suggest parents be given some pretty intensive therapy for. But on this occasion (and with little choice in the timing) the tiny travellers are doing us proud, having pretty much snoozed […] 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…

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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