June 2018 archive

Celebrating Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation with Novotel

Monstrous school holiday fun at Novotel Sydney Central

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky … not unlike their quasi-Goth mama! I’m talking, of course, about my very own gruesome twosome! Raffles and Sugarpuff are more excited than usual at the prospect of a weekend at one of our favourite Sydney “haunts”, the Novotel Sydney Central. It’s not […] Read more…

Fully loaded burgers and shakes at Milky Lane Bondi

Raffles reviews: Milky Lane Bondi

You know, I’ve never met a burger I didn’t like. So when mum told me we were heading to Milky Lane, Bondi’s coolest burger bar, I psyched myself up in preparation for some serious eating. But what I wasn’t prepared for is that Milky Lane isn’t just any ordinary burger joint … something that become […] Read more…

Treetop Adventures Illawarra Fly with kids

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures with kids

Everyone enjoys a little highland fling once in a while, right? Turns out my kids are especially keen when said flinging is flung above the treetops.  We’re in the NSW Southern Highlands at the award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, home to Australia’s premier Treetop Walk – a stunning, suspended, cantilevered one way ticket to […] Read more…

48-hours in Houston with Kids: Space Center Houston

Mission accomplished: Space Center Houston

Houston, we have a problem. Well, at least Raffles does. You see the boy is so obsessed with space that’s he’s saving up all his pocket money for a $250,000 a hit ticket on a yet-to-launch Virgin Galactic space flight (yes, he’ll be saving until he’s about 157 by my calculations), and has grand plans […] Read more…

Dinosaurs galore at The Morian Hall of Paleontology at Houston Museum of Natural Science

How to spend 48-hours in Houston with Kids

With United Airlines launching flights direct from Sydney to Houston, an already popular hub that connects travellers to America’s Southeast, Midwest, East Coast and Latin America, Australians are wondering what the city, America’s fourth-most populous and most diverse city, might have to offer visiting families. I discover, after a few days of the city’s extreme congeniality, […] Read more…

Graffiti artist GONZO247 created a large mural in Downtown Houston in spring 2013 that showcases a few of the things Houston is best known for. Copyright Visit Houston

Fabulous first impressions of Houston, Texas

My first impressions of Houston, the most populous and diverse city in the U.S. state of Texas, are that the wonderfully diverse and undoubtedly delicious city is… humid with a chance of hugs. I’ve been warned about the delays, long queues and heavy customs scrutiny when flying into America. So, I’m prepared for a long […] Read more…

Snowmobile tours at Falls Creek

Skiing Victoria’s Falls Creek with Kids

There’s a distinct chill in the air and that only means one thing at Casa Eats World! Nagging. Incessant freakin’ nagging! Because, you see, both my wee powder pups are hooked on ice. Thankfully though, it is the type that falls from the sky as opposed to the stuff that’s manufactured in dodgy suburban garages.  As […] Read more…