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Colleen Tukino
Colleen Tukino

I had a very active childhood on the Gold Coast, chasing after my two older siblings, entrenched in the surfing and Surf Life Saving community - I even represented the Gold Coast, Queensland and Australia on a number of occasions! While I spent my younger years sharing the local and world stage with other well-known Gold Coast athletes, travelling and competing locally and abroad, I turned to my love of travel after retirement and became a travel agent with Flight Centre. I had to learn from the ground up. Obviously, I caught the travel bug, and while travelling through Europe I came across the picturesque town of Lugano, Switzerland, where I ended up living, working and travelling for 18 months as a nanny for three beautiful children. I eventually returned and met my husband Hoani (John), and we’ve done a LOT of travelling during our 14 years of marriage. We settled (briefly) in Melbourne where our first child Minka (now 10) was born, finally returning home to our beloved Gold Coast to have Koa & Jack (now aged 5 & 2). When I am not conjuring up new travel adventures, you'll find me hanging out with the family at our favourite (and our local) beach, Currumbin.

Number of Entries : 2

Aloha Hawaii

Aloha, with so much to see and explore within the beautiful islands of Hawaii, I couldn’t possibly fit it into one article, so if I could pick a highlight of my recent trip it was seeing the happy and excited little faces of my children when we stayed at the Magical Hawaiian themed Aulani Disney Resort.  I must confess I am not usually the over the top big resort kind of girl and in my previous life prior t ...

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Travelling With Kids…

Wow - where do I start?! It can be exciting, daunting and a whole lot of fun, or a whole lot of stress, but it needn’t be, as having been a travel agent for over 15 years and now a mother of 3, I have become the go-to for family travel putting many a parent fears at ease. It's all in the planning and being realistic in what you want and what you are comfortable with, and understanding how you travelled prio ...

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