Travel Gifts for Kids and Families

It will come as no surprise that one of our favourite gifts to give and receive are travel themed ones. I think in general we over-do holidays and birthdays in our consumer culture and I try to be thoughtful about the gifts I give.  I like to choose quality over quantity; useful and practical over frivolous; and experiences over “things” …

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Spirit of Tasmania with Kids

Tasmania is only a short one hour flight from Melbourne, but why fly when you can sail?  We were bringing my parent’s caravan over to the island so it really was our only option, but I would recommend it regardless.  In this post I will share why the Spirit of Tasmania with kids is a great experience your kids will …

View over Hobart

Our Tasmania Roadtrip – Part 2

After our wonderful first week in Tasmania, we met up with my parents and my aunt on the Tasman Peninsula. Our last few stops on our roadtrip around Tasmania were Fortescue Bay, Port Arthur, Hobart, Mt Wellington and the Mole Creek Caves. Read Part 1 of our Roadtrip in Tassie here Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula We had mostly been staying …

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Bay of Fires

Our Tasmania Roadtrip – Part 1

With January being summer school holidays over here we knew we wanted to go somewhere, but where to go?  Melbourne is nicely positioned right across the Bass Strait from Tasmania, a place I really hadn’t ever thought much of visiting. Tassie, as it is universally and affectionately called over here is an island state in Australia known for its rugged …

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Christmas Activities with Kids in Melbourne

It was our first Christmas in Melbourne and we wanted to share with you the fantastic Christmas activities with kids in Melbourne that we explored in December. I have been in warm climates before for Christmas and it always feels a bit strange and Australia was no exception.  December also brings the end of the school year and so for …

Homestay Love in Munnar

This blog could be all about how amazing homestays are since that is what I will remember most about Munnar.  Munnar is spectacular with its rolling hills covered in tea bushes.  It is India’s #1 tea growing region and a major tourist destination (mostly domestic tourists, but increasingly foreigners).  We spent our longest time in Munnar (4 nights) and what …