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Kids walking together in Kanda Tokyo 12 steps to independence for your travelling tween

12 steps to independence for your travelling tween

My childhood consisted mostly of me tearing around my inner-city neighbourhood with the other local kids, free to roam and explore on our bikes and scooters. I walked to and from school and ran errands for my parents, all utterly unsupervised. And I lived! Flash forward something something years and my kids have a childhood […] Read more…

essential family packing hacks

17 Essential family packing hacks

The whole world appears to be in a sorting, folding frenzy thanks to Marie Kondo, which surprises me because I thought her methods were kind of obvious. Though admittedly back when my mum taught us this stuff, 40 years ago, we didn’t call it KonMari, mum simply called it being organised while we called it anal retentiveness […] Read more…

Magic moments at Ta Prohm

He said, She said: Siem Reap by kids

Cambodia is a place I first explored pre-parenthood. You know, back in the days when I was still spry and wrinkle-free. To this day it remains one of the few countries I’ve explored that has exceeded my expectations in every possible way.  But I was a little nervous about returning all these years later with kids […] Read more…

Camel Riding at Anna Bay: Port Stephens with kids

Things to do in Port Stephens with kids

It’s a simple enough premise. Scale a 30-metre mound of soft sand. Grab a piece of plastic. Sit on said plastic with your knees up for balance and your fingers trailing behind you for some semblance of control. Go! Fast! Repeat! There’s so much in store at Port Stephens with kids. More than just one […] Read more…

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