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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…

The incredible Isibane Se Afrika  Choir at Khayelitsha Cape Town

Cape Town with Kids: He said, she said

I can’t remember my kids ever being as excited about an adventure as they were when they discovered they were heading to Cape Town, visions of rhinos and lions dancing through their heads. And while Cape Town delivered on its wildlife promise – the kids even getting uncomfortably (for me) friendly with a couple of […] Read more…

Endangered penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Where to see penguins in South Africa with kids

Think South Africa and you immediately think wildlife, generally of the large, roaring and mammalian variety. But beyond it’s Big Five – the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo – and their equally hefty friends the giraffe, hippo and zebra, South Africa is home to another adorable critter that will barely reach your knees, […] Read more…

Kid jumping for joy outside a blue house in Bo Kaap

Cape Town: Things to do in Bo Kaap with kids

Imagine if you will narrow cobbled streets strung with continuous rows of low-roofed houses, sitting under an imposing mountain backdrop and bright blue skies. Now pop on your imaginary sunnies and paint those houses in varying shades of canary yellow, cobalt blue, perky purple, retina searing pink and acid green: a place so colourful you could […] Read more…

Queenstown with Kids - Lake Wakitipu walk from the Rees

Queenstown with Kids: He said, She said

The mere mention of a visit to New Zealand is enough to get my quarter kiwis in a tizz, having become raving fans of the place last year on a visit to the South Island’s Dunedin. And they’re so obsessed with below zero temperatures they’re practically Elsa. So you can imagine the reaction when I […] Read more…

Village Hotel Sentosa review

15 reasons to stay at Village Hotel Sentosa with kids

Sentosa Island is bit of a Singaporean kids’ central. Home to some of its best beaches and too many world class family-friendly attractions to mention, the action-packed island playground already has long had my kids hooked, but with the brand-new Village Hotel Sentosa upping the ante on family fun, they’ve become raving fans. Here we share why we think families should […] Read more…

Gnarly twisted Joshua Tree's at Joshua Tree National Park

Weird and wonderful Joshua Tree, California

The sleepy town of Joshua Tree is just a short distance east of Palm Springs, but the difference is startling.  Modernist architecture is supplanted with huge weather-smoothed boulders and in place of the beautiful people Palm Springs is renowned for, you’ll find … well, a bunch of resident pricks. Of the cacti variety. Of course, […] Read more…

Buddha image Thailand Nan

Musings and miracles in Thailand’s Nan Province

Travel doesn’t always have to be about the journey or the destination. Sometimes it’s more about the moments. Some of them are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things but others leave their mark on you forever. A pilgrimage to Nan, a province on the Laos border of North-Eastern Thailand, delivers just such a moment.   […] Read more…

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