At Home With Mum In Scotland In The Springtime

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I'm feeling so lucky and so very grateful to have been able to come over to see my Mum in Scotland this past week. Mum's hip replacement seems to have gone well and she is getting about on crutches … [Read more...]

Escape and Explore – Sydney, Bali, Botswana and A Blog

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Club Med Bali Upgrades Have you been to Club Med Bali too? My twins and I had a lovely break there last year, and now I'm foaming at the mouth to get back to check out the resort's latest luxurious … [Read more...]

Escape + Explore: Australia’s Best Family Travel Blogs

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This Friday's holiday and travel inspiration comes courtesy of some excellent Aussie family travel bloggers. Check out my list below and you will find literally hundreds of ideas, with very practical … [Read more...]

Escape + Explore – Family Travel Ideas in South Australia and Beyond

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Well I'm just back from an all-too-swift visit to Adelaide for the Tasting Australia festival of South Australian food. And I'm desperate to get back to South Australia, not just for the grub but to … [Read more...]

Escape + Explore – Aussie Family Holiday Friday

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Happy Anzac Day to all the Aussies and Kiwis, hope that you are having a restful day today, and thinking, as we are, of our servicemen, living and passed away. Great gratitude from this … [Read more...]

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! … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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: … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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