Four Lovely Wineries in Broke Fordwich in The Upper Hunter Valley – A Beginners’ Guide

 Broke Regional Images Hunter Valley

We all love our children, but isn’t it sometimes

 refreshing to have an adults-only break?

The Hunter Valley is a perfect easy getaway for Sydney mums and dads.

I was a bit of a vineyard virgin before my recent trip to the Broke area of the Hunter Valley.

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Jervis Bay Beach Walks: The White Sands Walk And A Bit More

20131203-8 Jervis Bay-017 It’s not often that I get to escape out of the beach side garden gate alone… so when the chance came recently, I grabbed it with both… well, with both feet really.

I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; why not?

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Thirroul Beach, Olympic Pool and Playground – Sydney Getaways

Thirroul - for families

Here’s some weekend away inspiration from my friend, food blogger and humourist Charlie Louie of Hotly Spiced.

Thanks Charlie for your  introduction to this South Coasy seaside town, sounds great both for families and as a parents-only getaway.

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Bay Of Fires Walk Win – And A Great Night Out To Boot!

Bay of Fires walk tasmania I’ve just had such a stroke of traveller’s good fortune and am foaming at the mouth to share it. Here goes!

It all started on a night where I could have been feeling very daunted.  I’d been asked to be part of team ‘Macbeth’ at the Australian Society of Travel Writers Annual Trivia Night.

There would be 100+ people there, of whom I had met precisely one… the lovely Deborah Dickson-Smith of Little Nomads.

A girl could feel a bit nervous, but I didn’t. I was just in the mood to meet some new people and have a good old blether.

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The News on Noosa- Where To Find Great Info

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive in a new place?

For me, it’s a search and collect mission. I’m out and about finding the local newspapers plus useful brochures and freebie guides.

These days I add free and sometimes paid iPhone apps to that list.

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Holidays for Mums – Noosa, Queensland

I’m never going to bring my children to Noosa.

They can whinge as much as they like but they are just NOT invited.

Sorry kids, I’m sure there are lots of fun things for families to do here. But Noosa is just for me.

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