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Fun by the Sea

Spring school holidays mean a return to the great outdoors – and especially the water. But why not try somewhere new? Stay away from the ‘normal’ bustling beaches with these three secluded seaside spots that offer loads of wholesome family fun. Scarborough Lined with towering Norfolk pine trees, the north Brisbane suburb of Scarborough boasts a beach with golden sand and calm, clear water. Enjoy lunch on th ...

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Travel Before Your Kids Become Teens!

It’s a well-known fact that seeing the monuments of Rome is as difficult with a teen (who would rather be with their friends or connected to WiFi) as it is with a toddler (who may be throwing themselves in a fit of rage into the Trevi Fountain). So when is the best time to do that big trip with your kids? Whilst this may still present it’s challenges, here are a few reasons why you may consider taking your ...

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Happy Glow

These school holidays, head up Tamborine Mountain to hang with some of the tiniest, but coolest, ‘stars’ of the insect world. There was a chill to the air as we stood there, fascinated, transfixed even, peering up into the all-consuming darkness. Tiny specks of twinkling light filled our view that evening, like busy constellations. You would have laid down money to the fact that it was a brilliant starry ni ...

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Digging Deep

Let your kids get their fingernails dirty while they top up on vitamin D and wholesome family fun at Thunderbird park. What kid doesn’t like playing in the dirt and treasure hunting? Put those two wholesome activities together, add some fresh air and sunshine, and the perfect weekend adventure awaits your family at Thunderbird Park. “Thundereggs” is what you will be hunting at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine ...

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Our Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort

Fifteen years after visiting Tangalooma for the first time we went back as a family and it was even better than I remembered. I’d been dreaming of an island getaway, however we didn’t have the time off or budget for a tropical island villa overseas, so we thought we would embrace the local island life. Having not been to Tangalooma in such a long time we thought it was the perfect place for our family’s qui ...

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Perfection in Yamba

Fish. Eat. Relax. Surf. Sleep. Repeat. Yes, that was pretty much the plan for our long weekend getaway to Yamba. Located beside the mouth of the Clarence River (about 2.5 hours drive from the Gold Coast), this seaside town with a sublime beach vibe, charming village atmosphere and delish eateries is just what we needed to slow down our pace for a weekend full of relaxation and family time. Whilst you will f ...

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The Babymoon

The Babymoon has become the hottest new trend for expecting couples. Let’s be honest, a Babymoon probably only occurs with the first child, so if you’re expecting, consider having one! What is the point of a Babymoon? The experts say it is to reconnect with your partner and to rest and relax before your family goes from two to more. I say, it is an extremely good excuse for a holiday. Planning a Babymoon ca ...

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Camping Just Got Easy

The idea of camping is equal parts fun and full-on. There’s all that planning, prepping, packing and setting up before the holiday actually begins. And don’t forget the pack-up, clean up and put away when you get home. But it doesn’t have to be this way… I have camping in my gene code. The Glindemann family photo album is splattered with yellowing photos of my younger brother and I running around various St ...

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Wheelie Easy Road Trip

We all know the feeling of being pushed and pulled in all different directions on the weekend with your kids’ extra-curricular activities. Rather than fight it, make it part of a family adventure! My kids have always been social butterflies and busy beavers with various extra-curricular activities. Sometimes our family weekends just don’t feel like a weekend at all as we buzz to and from nippers and sportin ...

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How to Save for a Holiday

When the weeks feel like they’re dragging along and school holidays seem further and further away, the one thing that can get us through is the promise of travel - but our bank accounts sometimes tell us otherwise. Here’s how to make the travel dream a reality. Between school supplies, extra-curricular fees and those annoying bills, saving for a travelling holiday often becomes our last priority. Financial ...

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