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Paddle Boarding at Summerland Point Lake Macquarie © Aleney de Winter

31 things to do in Lake Macquarie with kids

  With its enormous shimmering lake, pristine coastal beaches, swathes of unspoiled wilderness, and a cornucopia of quiet and cosy holiday towns – all just a 90 minute-drive from Sydney, and 45 minutes from the heart of the Hunter Valley’s wineries –  there is no shortage of things to do in Lake Macquarie with kids. […] Read more…

The dazzling Grand Palace in Bangkok.

How to enjoy Thailand from your sofa

  While the garden of earthly delights that is Thailand used to be just a plane ride away, it is sadly out of reach for the immediate future. But the kids and I are hankering after the scent of temples filled with burning incense sticks and fragrant flower garlands. Oh, what we wouldn’t do for […] Read more…

Raff and Chef Oat at Chat Thai Gateway

Review: Chat Thai Gateway Sydney

Everyone knows how much I love food and while there are so many world cuisines I crave and adore; my love of Thailand and its food is large. Seriously, I love every sweet, salty, spicy, sour morsel almost as much as I love my mum. Maybe even more. (Just kidding, Mum). And while I’ve been […] Read more…

Zebras at Sabi Sabi

How to enjoy South Africa from your sofa

While we may not be able to visit South Africa in the immediate future, there’s nothing stopping us from inviting South Africa to visit us! There are dozens of new and interactive ways to enjoy all the riches that incredible South Africa has to offer from your sofa. It’s no secret my kids fell head […] Read more…

rooftop glass pool The extraordinary rooftop pool at the Silo Cape Town

The Silo Hotel Cape Town with kids

“Whoa, what even is this place?” asks my awestruck daughter as we walk past the hulking industrial remains of a grain silo on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. “Are we sleeping in a factory?” The short answer is yes. Well, at least it used to be. Once an ugly industrial complex of derelict concrete grain silos, […] Read more…

Loved up lions at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge with kids

I’m somewhat addicted to South Africa.  And by somewhat, I mean I love it with a fervour bordering on the obsessive. While I’ve adored exploring its culture and history on previous visits, its famed wildlife has thus far eluded me. This is not because of any ninja-like flair Africa’s critters have for hiding, it’s 100% […] Read more…

Climbing Soweto Towers in Johannesburg

Things to do in Johannesburg with kids

  We manage to make it as far as customs before we’re on the receiving end our first chirpy “Howzit?”. Our honest answer? Excited. It’s our first visit to Johannesburg, or Jo’burg as it is affectionately known by locals, and we can’t wait to see what it has in store. Johannesburg may not be the […] Read more…

Itchy feet in isolation

Dreaming of Aussie family adventures

Like many travel loving families, we’ve been suffering from a serious case of itchy feet after the temporarily parking of our travel plans. Juggling home schooling and WFH, it felt at times like the only place we were likely to end up was at Wit’s End. But rather than letting lockdown in our tiny two-bedder […] Read more…

Villa views Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay review

Sunsets are something that Bali does particularly well. And Jimbaran Bay, a not-so-sleepy fishing village nestled on Bali’s sun kissed south-west coast, is one of the best places on the island from which to soak them up. Add an ultra-luxe villa perched on a gentle slope overlooking the deep-blue Indian Ocean, a private plunge pool […] Read more…

Tivua Island Fiji with kids

Fiji’s Tivua Island with kids

“Shark!” yells my ever-dramatic daughter as she dips her toes into the warm waters off Fiji’s Tivua Island.  I leave our stuff up at one of the beachside bures and run down to the water. Sure enough, a black fin emerges, just metres away from my daughter’s tiny toes. “It’s adorable,” she declares, leaping straight […] Read more…

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