Davidson Plums at Sunset Ridge

10 tasty reasons to take an Atherton Tablelands tour

Think Tropical North Queensland and you’ll undoubtedly think lush, waterfall littered rainforest fringed by the world’s most famous reef. Me? I think about food.  In fairness, it could be argued that I rarely think about much else, but after my recent sojourn into the pretty Atherton Tablelands, located a little south of Cairns, my stomach […] Read more…

easy recipe for Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

We love native Australian ingredients as much as we love Asian food. So combining the two in this chicken and lemon myrtle won ton noodle soup was always going to be a winner for this family. When first stumbled across the idea for these at Sydney’s Blak Market. And so much did Raffles obsess over […] Read more…

The Riley Cairns with kids

Review: The Riley Cairns with Kids

Imagine an airy and bright five-star, family friendly retreat that’s home to a flock of giant (inflatable) galahs and is big on freshness and fun, but boasts a big heart and serious green cred, right on the Cairns’ Esplanade? Let me introduce you to your new favourite Cairns hotel, Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort. The […] 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…

Boy jumping in the rooftop sculpture garden at Zeitz MOCCA

Cape Town’s Zeitz MOCAA with Kids

We don’t know much about art, but we know what we like, and we really like the new and extremely exciting Zeitz MOCAA (the Museum of Contemporary African Art) a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum in Cape Town, dedicated to preserving and promoting 21st-century art from Africa and its diaspora. While activity packed Cape Town has […] 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…

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…

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…

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