February 2018 archive

Banh Xeo (Crispy Vietnamese Pancakes)

Recipe: Banh Xeo Crispy Vietnamese Pancakes

Written in Collaboration with Cruise1st Australia We’re a family of avid cruisers and have sailed far and wide. But one of our all-time favourite ports is busy, buzzy Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon). Famous for the pivotal role it played in the end of Vietnam War, the city is now the country’s pulsing […] Read more…

Ice village magic tomamu

Après-ski fun at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU with kids

You might think that with six lifts and scores of runs, including off-piste and backcountry areas, that Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is all about shredding the slopes, but there are endless other indoor and outdoor activities for little snow bunnies and powder pups, whether they’re strapped into skis or not. We certainly love the pow, and spend as much […] Read more…

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu with kids

Japow Wow: Skiing Hoshino Resorts Tomamu with kids

It’s sooo fluffy” declares Raffles happily as he leaps out of our coach into the nearest heap of fresh snow, disappearing somewhere into its powdery depths. We’ve arrived at Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu, just a 90-minute drive from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, to flurries of snowflakes dancing in the sky like frosty fairies. I’m so entranced […] Read more…