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Going away with kids, both big and small.

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Overview: Tasmania, Australia

A journey to Tasmania is a rare chance to disconnect from stress and reconnect with the things that matter. About 40 percent of the island is protected as national parks, reserves and UNESCO World Heritage areas and, remarkably, these wild places are easily accessible. Hike the tallest...

Stay in a lighthouse keepers cottage in Gippsland

It seems strange to wish for bad weather on a trip, but I’m happy to see a squall heading my way. I am sitting on the back porch of the assistant lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Point Hicks in Gippsland. We are in the middle of a lighthouse road trip across the east of Victoria and the...

Anne fans step into Avonlea on Prince Edward Island

With over 50 million copies of the book sold since 1908, loyal fans of Anne of Green Gables can’t get enough of the spirited red-head and its unique setting on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. The tiniest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is a vital player in the storyline, every bit...

Kid friendly fun at the Novotel Phuket Surin Beach

I know parents think they know it all when it comes to what makes a holiday resort kid-friendly, but I reckon the best way is to ask a kid, which is why I’m going to tell you what makes Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort cool for kids. To start we were greeted with welcome drinks and a...

10 ways to pack like a pro with kids in tow

I still look back fondly on the days when I’d toss a toothbrush, bikini and camera in a bag, grab my passport and be ready for the airport. And while a lightly packed bag still sparks joy for me, my kids are notorious for trying to shove every single thing they own, except clothes, into...

The very best of Bangkok for families

From massive malls and markets to quirky cafes, a cornucopia of cultural delights and epic theme parks, Bangkok offers families a cool combination of fast-paced city fun and ancient culture. A taste of Thai tradition For a taste of traditional Bangkok, hop on board a long tail boat to...

5 reasons to hang out in the Huon Valley, Tasmania

Hartz Peak Track, Hartz Mountains National Park, Tasmania Tasmania’s Huon Valley retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era, yet it is only a 30-minute drive from Hobart. The main townships are Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston and Dover. There’s plenty of reasons to hang...

The Bernina Express Switzerland

Switzerland, because of its mountainous landscape and magnificent lakes, is renowned for its attractive and amazingly-engineered railway lines, some of which are so steep they seem to defy gravity.  One train that has a grand reputation for its great beauty and eye-popping gradients is...

Toden Arakawa Tramway Tokyo

I had the great pleasure to ride on one of Tokyo’s last remaining tram lines, the Toden Arakawa Tramway. Public transport is a necessity in Tokyo, and the city is fortunate to have an excellent rail and bus service. Apparently, Tokyo used also to have a good tram network.  Sadly...