Armchair Travel

Escape + Explore – Aussie Family Holiday Friday

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Oh who doesn’t adore a bit of escapism? I may spend a lot of time doing the dishes, but that never stops me dreaming of… Sydney, Australia, Asia, the wide wide world!

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Aussie Family Holiday Friday – News, Ideas and Inspiration For Your Family Holiday

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Hello, it’s Friday, thank goodness and here’s my weekly round-up of news, tips and hot travel topics for this week. My first question is, do you go with the family to foodie festivals? Would that work with your family? Read on for news of two food festivals that are coming up.

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How To Have A Real Scottish Holiday – A Guide For The Misguided

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On Tuesday Beth from Baby Mac innocently asked whether any readers had been to Scotland and where they’d recommend she and the family visit when they go in June this year. Cue a deluge of excited comments suggesting lovingly remembered places and times.  We all love a chance to share about places in our heart, […]

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Aussie Family Holiday Friday – Travel News, Ideas and Inspiration for Aussie Families

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Happy Friday to you! Here’s my weekly round-up of news, ideas and inspiration for Australian families planning a holiday. Or a visit, or a school holiday activity because Easter is coming very fast. Can you feel it?

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What I Did On My 50th Birthday – Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk Day 3 Kayak and Beach Walk

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How lucky was I? Not only did I get to turn 50… some of my dearest friends would have loved to have had that chance…. but my birthday was spent at one of the most beautiful places in the world: Tasmania’s Bay of Fires.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, Our Family Review – The Rooms, Suites + Villas

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Good morning! You’d better put the kettle on and make a cup of tea as this post is a bit of a long one. I went a bit mad with my new Lumix GM1 mirrorless camera when we stayed at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and you’re about to get a VERY good idea about what […]

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The Banyan Tree, Phuket – Family Holiday Review

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School holidays are over… so it’s clearly time to think about booking another family holiday… our inspiration for you today comes from Simone Pietschner.  I nearly passed out when Simone sent me the photos to go along with her Phuket family holiday review.  Both the tiger and Simone’s son look very relaxed, but it sure […]

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Guest Posting Over At Out And About With Kids

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The Scottish Seabird Centre is a really cool family tourist destination, an easy day trip from Edinburgh.

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Beautiful Beaches of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides – A Guest Post From My Sister Morag

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I’m thrilled today to have a post sent over from Scotland by my younger sister, Morag. Mo, her husband and wee boys and my mum went to North Uist for their summer holidays in late July this year.

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Five Fab Family Holidays – That We’re Not Going On!

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Oh it never hurts to have a dream, does it? To check out a few pretty pictures. We’ve had some great overseas holiday in the past few years, great overall that is. There’s always been some dramas and explosions, some tantrums and traumas along the way.

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Nine Days In Nigeria With Rosie

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Settle in, dear readers, for some armchair travelling. Have you been to Nigeria? Me neither, but luckily my friend Rosie, has sent her news from a recent trip.

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Can’t Stop, Got A Plane To Catch

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Just dashing off to the airport, can’t stop. We’re off to Fiji for a week of sunshine and snorkelling,we hope and pray! Will selflessly report on hotel, activities etc etc Five years ago we HAD A BAD HOLIDAY in Fiji.  It was terrible!  But that was then and this is now… fingers crossed this one will […]

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Nine Days In Uganda With Rosie

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My old uni pal Rosie has travelled all over this little planet of ours, she’s always been a zoologist on a mission. Rosie’s job is director of the Tropical Biology Association.

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Kakadu with Kids – Photos for Wordless Wednesday

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My son Dexbox11 and I were so lucky to be able to spend a couple of nights in Kakadu National Park recently.  He was a great age for this trip, asking lots of questions and learning a lot.  Here are some photos from the trip.

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Off To Darwin for an Autism Info Day

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Just a quick hello and goodbye from me today.  I am flying up to Darwin with a group from the charity Autism Awareness to speak at tomorrow’s Autism Info Day. Aussie Helpers Children’s Fund has been sponsoring Autism Info Days in regional centres.  People really appreciate a day of talking and sharing, and the Autism […]

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A Sister Sets Sail – Sailing Around The Meditteranean With Kids Aboard

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I have two very lovely sisters who both live in Scotland, Mairi and Morag.  No, you don’t get more Scottish names than theirs. Mairi is the eldest sister.  Morag and I agree it’s a marvellous thing to have a big sister; someone to copy and learn from your whole live through, someone to look after […]

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