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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…

Bali beckons

Five reasons to beat the winter blues in Bali

Bali is beckoning again! As soon as the temperatures start to drop, my inclination to beat a hasty retreat to somewhere warm rises. And where better to escape to than beautiful Bali? It’s one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, and for good reason.  Just six(ish) hours from the East coast of Sydney and only three […] 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…

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…

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Great Britain: Hunting for Harry Potter

My mama is the only person I know who can actually make magic happen. She’s always conjuring up incredible creations in the kitchen and has this way of making everything my sister and I wish for come true. And she does it all without even needing to use an accio summoning charm. She is so magic, I […] Read more…

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