Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Graffiti artist GONZO247 created a large mural in Downtown Houston in spring 2013 that showcases a few of the things Houston is best known for. Copyright Visit Houston

Fabulous first impressions of Houston, Texas

My first impressions of Houston, the most populous and diverse city in the U.S. state of Texas, are that the wonderfully diverse and undoubtedly delicious city is… humid with a chance of hugs. I’ve been warned about the delays, long queues and heavy customs scrutiny when flying into America. So, I’m prepared for a long […] Read more…

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu with kids

Japow Wow: Skiing Hoshino Resorts Tomamu with kids

It’s sooo fluffy” declares Raffles happily as he leaps out of our coach into the nearest heap of fresh snow, disappearing somewhere into its powdery depths. We’ve arrived at Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Tomamu, just a 90-minute drive from New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, to flurries of snowflakes dancing in the sky like frosty fairies. I’m so entranced […] Read more…

Akaroa New Zealand

Akaroa New Zealand: Vive la difference

There is a mysterious vortex just south of Christchurch on the Banks Peninsular. Either that or our driver has taken a wrong route…  by about 18,000 kilometres, because somehow, we appear to have pulled up in France. Not that I’m complaining. I’m a Francophile from way back and am quite happy to find myself strolling […] Read more…

Sunset at Sofitel Nusa Dua

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua With Kids

In collaboration with Luxury Escapes Bali is one of those places that does resorts extremely well and, of the six I’ve now stayed in, I can’t fault a single one. But, though we’d been told by several extremely discerning friends that the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua was the absolute best of the best, we planned on […] Read more…

Our family travel essentials

Packing it: Our family travel essentials

This post was written in collaboration with Vision Direct  I am what one would call a ridiculously light packer. Whether I’m travelling with the kids in tow or flying solo, I hate lugging luggage. So much so I’ve been known to rock a fortnight-long holiday with nothing more than a carry-on. The kids on the […] Read more…

Intha fisherman on Inle Lake

Myanmar with Kids: Fast boats and slow food on Inle Lake

We’re leading a small flotilla of long boats across Inle Lake, the machine gun rat-ta-tat of their engines shattering the silence in this serene water world, almost as much as the squealing “woohoos” coming from Raffles as we rev up and race our way across the freshwater lake. Strewn with marshes and floating gardens, and skirted by teak stilt-houses and pretty […] Read more…

Phuket by kids: Khai Nok

He said, she said: Phuket by Kids 

This post was written in collaboration with Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park With its balmy evening breezes, inviting turquoise seas and patches of perfect shoreline suitable for every member of the clan, fun-filled Phuket provides a warm and wonderful tropical escape for families all year round. And, if you can tear yourself away from those […] Read more…

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