Ticking Off The Bucket List

'Bucket' and 'list'. Two pretty boring words but put them together and all of a sudden they are two of the most exciting, promising and inspiring words in the world! Most people have a bucket list, even if just in their heads. I certainly do, and I don't think a day goes by without me thinking about it. If I'm...

7 Handy Travel Apps For Family Travel

With today's ever advancing technology there is a plethora of really helpful, handy and amazing apps out there that really do make travelling life easier, better organised and fun! Here's a short list of some of our favourites that we use almost daily. 1. Trail Wallet Perfect for those on a budget or just interested in what their trip is costing...

Top 7 Things To Do In Paris With Kids

Paris is always a good idea! We have visited Paris with kids twice now. Once in winter and once in summer. Both visits were absolutely wonderful. Our kids had the most amazing time and our two eldest daughters now rate Paris as their favourite city in the world (and they have been to many)! The city is huge and jam-packed with...

Summer And Winter At Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France

Breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely fascinating, Mont Saint-Michel is a place like no other. Located in Normandy, France (approximately 4 hours from Paris), Mont Saint-Michel is a 1000 year old Abbey perched atop a little village on an island in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Known as 'The Wonder of the West', this magnificent testament to medieval architecture is a...

Top 7 Things To Do On The Sunshine Coast

Having visited the Sunshine Coast many times now, both with kids and without, we have discovered that there is an absolute plethora of things to do on the Sunshine Coast. 1. Beaches When you think of Queensland's Sunshine Coast three things generally come to mind - sun, sand and surf. In fact, if you told me you had spent a week...

Top 7 Tips For Visiting Australia Zoo With Kids

Australia Zoo with kids - such a fun day out! Famously known as the 'Home of the Crocodile Hunter', Australia Zoo is a popular tourist destination located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Our kids absolutely love Australia Zoo and I'm sure that yours will too! Below are our top 7 tips for making the most of your time there and ensuring...

Sunshine Castle On The Sunshine Coast

When you think of the Sunshine Coast you think beaches and cafes, sun and surf. But on our recent trip, in between our days at the beach and all the "how did sand get in there?" fun, we discovered a hidden gem in a town called Bli Bli, not far from the coast - a castle - Sunshine Castle! Ok,...

Feeding Wild Dolphins In Tin Can Bay Queensland

Seeing dolphins in the wild is a rare and amazing experience in itself, but actually being able to hand feed one is beyond incredible. Barnacles Dolphin Centre is in Tin Can Bay, Queensland and is one of only 3 places in Australia where you can legally hand feed wild dolphins. We first stumbled upon Barnacles Dolphin Centre in 2013 during...

Whale Watching Hervey Bay – Our Close Encounter With The Humpbacks

I have to start by saying that this was one of the most incredible experiences we have ever had as a family. It surpassed all of our expectations and is something that we will remember and treasure forever. Whale watching is an experience that has been on our bucket list for as long as I can remember. To finally...

Heading North For The Winter – The Long And Whining Road

The Newell Highway stretches from one end of New South Wales to the other. Over 1000km long, it is the quickest and most direct way of getting from Victoria to Queensland. This national highway is among one of the most beautiful and scenic roads in the world with so much to stop and see along the way. NOT! I love...

Airbnb With Kids – A Great Family Travel Budget Option!

I don't think enough people know about Airbnb and what an absolutely fantastic accommodation resource it is for families, especially larger ones like ours, travelling on a budget. It wasn't until 2015 when we were travelling through The UK and Europe that we first used Airbnb with kids. We were so impressed and amazed by this site and couldn't believe...

Tips You Need For Flying With A Baby

Personally, I find flying with a baby so much EASIER than flying with kids, and as you can read in my post Flying With Kids. It's No Big Deal! (Including My Ultimate Tip), flying with kids doesn't even need to be difficult. So, while I am going to share my main 'tips' to make long haul flights with a baby...

What Did We Eat While Travelling Europe And The UK?

After airfares and accommodation, the next  biggest expense when travelling is usually food. And when there are 7 of you, that's a lot of food! However, it doesn't need to break the bank. And for us, it didn't. In fact, most weeks we spent a similar amount to what we would spend on groceries for a week at home,...

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort | Review

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is amazing! We stayed with our caravan for 7 nights and we absolutely loved it. So much more than just a caravan park, Cairns Coconut Resort is the ultimate. It's a caravan park on steroids! We've stayed in hundreds of caravan parks over the years and I have to say Cairns Coconut Resort has to be...

Day Sailing On The Spirit Of Tasmania With Kids

We have travelled from Melbourne to Devonport and back several times on the Spirit of Tasmania and absolutely loved every experience. Each of our previous trips have been overnight cruises and the idea of day sailing on the Spirit of Tasmania with kids did seem a little daunting. With an overnight cruise you have your own cabin. Your own sanctuary. You...

Flying With Kids – It’s No Big Deal! (Including My Ultimate Tip)

I know that the idea of flying with kids concerns (terrifies) a lot of people. When it comes to taking children on an aeroplane, even just the thought of a 2 hour domestic flight sends some hearts racing, let alone a long haul international flight. In fact, I have friends who have completely ruled out even the thought of an...

Wray Castle – A Fun Day For Kids In The Lake District

We visited several castles during our time in The UK and Wray Castle was definitely one of the stand-outs. Wray Castle, located in Ambleside, Cumbria in the Lake District, was built in 1840 as a Gothic-style house for a wealthy surgeon. It is now owned by the National Trust who have been running it as a tourist attraction since 2014. Wray...

Top 7 Things To Do In Melbourne

A trendy and vibrant city, Melbourne is buzzing with an eclectic collection of shops, galleries, gardens, eateries, markets and more. Rich in history and culture, and boasting a dynamic food and fashion scene, Melbourne has so much to offer both tourists and locals alike.  One could easily spend days exploring this amazing, multicultural city and still have not seen...