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

Photo Essay: Floriade Night and Day

Photo Essay - Floriade Day and Night

As we turned the corner our spirits lightened upon seeing an amazing display of ever changing lights, music and flowers.  Not just any flowers – these were the largest inflatable flowers we have ever seen!  Our children giggled and pointed at the fairy wonderland before us and danced along with the music as we slowly … Read more

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

Many visitors to Australia think that Sydney is the capital of Australia, but they are incorrect – in reality it is Canberra!  As a result Canberra is often overlooked as a tourist destination. Canberra is Australia’s 9th largest city with a population of around 380,000 people, with a large proportion of the population working for … 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: How to Indulge in Over 100 New Zealand Hot Springs

New Zealand Hot Spring and Spa

You can’t visit New Zealand without indulging in at least one hot spring.  New Zealand is a volcanic country so hot springs are everywhere.  They range from the luxurious manicured hot springs of the Rotorua region to ‘locals only’ free hot springs within beaches, rivers and other nooks and crannies.  If you love to hike … Read more