Best Japan Family Holiday Package Tours for 2020

Best Japan Family Holiday Package Tours

Japan is an amazing destination to visit, but as a typically time-poor family sometimes you want someone else to make all of the arrangements. In addition, the benefit of being escorted by a guide means that you don’t have to spend a lot of time learning how the system in Japan works (which can sometimes … Read more

How to Plan a Holiday Into Your Trip Itinerary

How to Plan a Holiday Into Your Trip Itinerary

What is the measure of a great holiday?  Is it the amazing attractions you have seen, that feeling of enjoyment, of exploring, having a great time and feeling relaxed ?  How often have you been on a trip where the things you remember are how you were tired, the arguments you had and how sore your feet were? I … Read more

Canberra Mini Road Trip: Our Family Holiday in Australia’s Capital City

Via from Mt Ainslie over Canberra, with the Australian War Memorial and Parliment House

My ten year old daughter’s eyes filled with sadness as we tried to explain what happened during World War Two, and how so many Australians died during the conflict.  She got it.  At the same time my two younger sons were oblivious and were just enjoying seeing the ships, airplanes and weapons at the Australian … Read more

Don’t Book Your Holiday Until You Read This!

I was shocked to see the news about the first Christchurch earthquake.  While it was fortunate that no one died, we had booked to travel to Christchurch for a family holiday in only one month’s time.  After doing some research about earthquake aftershocks we quickly realised that we definitely did not want to stay in … Read more

Planning a Mini Road Trip: Canberra and the Snowy Mountains

View over the Snowy Mountains in Australia

For a few years I have had an aspiration to do the walk to the highest mountain peak in Australia, (no I can’t spell it without spell check either) Mt Kosciusko.  At the grand height of 2,228m (7,309ft) it is on a small scale compared to significantly higher peaks of other continents.  The great thing … Read more

Wrap Up: Rome Wasn’t Built (or Visited!) in a Day

View over the Roman Forum from Colosseum, Rome

You can’t visit Rome without being almost overwhelmed by history.  At every turn there is yet another historical artefact and story which can boggle the mind. I have found three great articles to help you to make the most of your visit to Rome.  Having already visited Rome twice myself the first article will help … Read more

The Ultimate Sydney Beachside Holiday – Without the Traffic Jam!

Dusk over North Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Picture the perfect Sydney beach moment.  Swimming with your children in the crystal clear water in the gentle surf on a glorious 27 degree mid-Autumn day during the school holidays.  Let your mind stretch to also see a long stretch of golden beach with only a few other people around. And a caravan and camping holiday … Read more

Reader Mailbag: Road Trip from Brisbane to Uluru and Darwin

On the road to Uluru, Central Australia

Christine recently asked for advice on options to take a road trip from their home town of Brisbane to visit both Uluru and Darwin.  They have a 4WD vehicle and have only four weeks of holiday leave available. Australia Travel Planning Facebook Group Check out our Australia Travel Planning Facebook Group – you are welcome to … Read more

11 Essentials for an Authentic Aussie Christmas Season

New Years Eve in Sydney Australia

My husband excitedly mentioned that The Ashes test cricket series was about to commence.  Inside I cringed with dread whilst trying to respond positively to his excitement.  But while I personally find cricket boring it is also a signal that summer is commencing and that it is almost the Christmas holiday season! In Australia Christmas … Read more

Escaping the Corporate Wilderness: The @RedNomadOz Australian Road Trip Solution!

RedNomadOz at Yourambulla Caves, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

In Australia there are a large number of people who become ‘Grey Nomads’ when they retire, which is euphemism for people with grey hair who buy a 4WD and a caravan (a ‘rig’) who then head off to explore Australia over an extended period of time. By contrast  some younger people also undertake this iconic … Read more