Posts Tagged ‘travel with kids’

Ladies in traditional costume at Guanzhou Flower Market. The 25 best things to do in Guangzhou with kids

The 25 best things to do in Guangzhou with kids

Gorgeous Guangzhou is a clean, green and super smart city that’s marching boldly towards the future, without losing sight of its incredible 2000-year history. China’s third largest city with a population of almost 16-million, it’s one of the world’s fastest growing tourist cities. And, I’m ashamed to admit, a few short months ago I didn’t […] Read more…

Bottle dungeon at Dalhousie Castle with kids

Castle hotels in Edinburgh: Dalhousie Castle with kids

Imagine if you will a magnificent 13th century fortress, set within acres of wooded parkland on the banks of a picturesque Scottish river? Then imagine storming it with two rampaging small people! Dalhousie Castle, 20 minutes’ drive south of Edinburgh, was once the stronghold of the chieftains of Clan Ramsay and is Scotland’s oldest inhabited […] Read more…

The stunning rooftop pool at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4

REVIEW: Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 with kids

Our recent visit to Bangkok was full of unexpected surprises, not least of which was the brand new and boldly beautiful  Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4, a green, serene oasis secreted amidst Bangkok’s towers of concrete, right in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment district.  The sleek, modern hotel is a brilliant choice for […] 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…

Tuatara, Roa - Bath Street Dunedin

Eye Popping Dunedin Street Art Adventures

One of the best things about travelling with Raffles and Sugarpuff is how what started as an organic introduction to art has become something of an obsession. But it is something that I hadn’t realised had captured them quite so wholly until I saw their reaction to the Dunedin Street Art Trail. I mean they’ve […] Read more…

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…

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