Posts Tagged ‘family travel’

Dunedin's Taieri Gorge Railway with kids

Dunedin’s Taieri Gorge Railway with kids

Move over Howarts Express. Dunedin Railway’s scenic Taieri Gorge route to Middlemarch has stolen the kids’ hearts as our favourite rail journey to date. And while we may not be en route to wizard school, it’s certainly a magical journey. The amazing Taieri Gorge Railway journey begins in Dunedin at the city’s historic railway station, a renaissance […] Read more…

Bombe Alaska at no 7 Balmac, Dunedin

12 of the best Dunedin restaurants and cafes for foodie families

Not only does Dunedin, the South Island’s Scottish heritage city, offer world class museums, epic castles, and some of New Zealand’s prettiest scenery, it’s also packed to bursting point with gastronomic delights. In fact, Dunedin turned out to be quite the culinary revelation for this food fixated fam. Their sublime fine diners and cool cafes […] Read more…

Celebrating Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation with Novotel

Monstrous school holiday fun at Novotel Sydney Central

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky … not unlike their quasi-Goth mama! I’m talking, of course, about my very own gruesome twosome! Raffles and Sugarpuff are more excited than usual at the prospect of a weekend at one of our favourite Sydney “haunts”, the Novotel Sydney Central. It’s not […] Read more…

Treetop Adventures Illawarra Fly with kids

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures with kids

Everyone enjoys a little highland fling once in a while, right? Turns out my kids are especially keen when said flinging is flung above the treetops.  We’re in the NSW Southern Highlands at the award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, home to Australia’s premier Treetop Walk – a stunning, suspended, cantilevered one way ticket to […] Read more…

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…

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…

Novotel Sydney Central with kids

InBalance at Novotel Sydney Central with kids

Sugarpuff is on a bit of a health kick at the moment. She’s become obsessed with Yoga (her very own special version which she claims makes her feel “loosey goosey” – it’s best not to ask). She’s also become more interested in healthy eating because she says it gives her more energy (though, I doubt […] Read more…

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