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Industrial relics at Cockatoo ISland

Art and architecture collide on Cockatoo Island, Sydney  

Sydney Harbour’s largest island is one of the city’s most intriguing and architecturally important sites, cloaked in mystery and history. For almost 200 years, the only way you could visit was if you were transported there in manacles, or you were brandishing a resume packed with industrial skills. But now, visiting one of our crew’s […] Read more…

Novotel Sydney Central with kids

InBalance at Novotel Sydney Central with kids

Sugarpuff is on a bit of a health kick at the moment. She’s become obsessed with Yoga (her very own special version which she claims makes her feel “loosey goosey” – it’s best not to ask). She’s also become more interested in healthy eating because she says it gives her more energy (though, I doubt […] Read more…

Pool with a view: Park Hyatt Sydney with kids

Park Hyatt Sydney with kids

What do you get when you head overseas on a week-long exotic adventure with your bestie and leave the kids behind? Well, besides frequent hangovers. The answer is two rather miffed offspring who are eager for some adventures of their very own. And while they’re full of intriguing suggestions including flying to Morocco for cous […] Read more…

Kid skiing at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

A kid’s guide to powder skiing

Written by Raffles – Aged 9 I love skiing more than just about anything besides shovelling food in my face. And getting to combine both of my true loves in one go at Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu was my idea of heaven. I was lucky enough to be mum’s plus one in January on a visit […] Read more…

Interview Sally Fitzgibbons Novotel Ambassador

Raffles chats with Pro Surfer and Novotel Ambassador, Sally Fitzgibbons

Novotel hotels are launching a range of new wellness offerings just for kids in time for the Autumn School Holidays. The new programme includes a healthy menu and two in-room kids work out shows starring Play School’s Rachael Coopes and Australian professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, designed to keep families healthy and active during their holidays. […] Read more…

Koonya Garlic Festival is a celebration of the popular ingredient

Tasmania’s Koonya Garlic Festival with kids

Garlic! For thousands of years, it has been revered as a food and medicine and reviled as a sign of Satan. Indeed, the poor, identity-conflicted bulb has been multitasking itself silly. It has been used to create culinary masterpieces the world over, formed the basis for magic potions, warded off evil, used to both inflame […] 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…

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