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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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Passport to Paris

Whether you’re in love with the ‘City of Love’ or are yet to pound the pavements of Paris, there are plenty of tips and tricks you should keep in mind when planning your visit to the French capital. Between family trips and school tours, I’m pretty lucky to be able to say that I’ve visited Paris more than any other major city. But I still found that on my most recent trip there was a lot that I hadn’t tried ...

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Bushwalking for Dummies

The illusive promise of the ‘weekend’ can be the only thing that gets us through a hectic week. But come Friday night – or Saturday morning, if your weekend starts after all the oranges have been handed out at half time – it can be tough to decide how to spend your precious downtime. Want to try something new, cheap and a little bit adventurous? Bushwalking could be your new favourite family activity. I’ve ...

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Prosperity in Pillows // Plane Pal

While many of us love travel, it can be a challenge when you’re exploring the globe with young kids – especially in economy seats. A Gold Coast mother has come to the rescue of traveling parents everywhere with her new business, Plane Pal. Plane Pal is the brainchild of Gold Coast-based mum Sam Cardone who has three children and a love for travel, but was sick of the discomfort her children experienced in e ...

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Adventure Awaits

If you are looking for some inspiration for your next travel adventure, whether it’s in Australia’s backyard or overseas, check out these new titles… First Words: Spanish First Words: French Simple, striking and beautifully illustrated, these are the perfect introduction to new languages for the whole family. Each book contains 100 travel-relevant words, from ‘airport’ to ‘ice cream’ and ‘tomato’ to ‘umbrel ...

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Cruise Control

Make like a futuristic robot-movie-person and try the Gold Coast’s newest tour on two wheels. Justin Bieber rates them. So too does George W Bush. There are even police departments across the world that have embraced them. And now you too can experience the Gold Coast breeze through your hair while enjoying the futuristic fun of a NineBot. Also known as a ‘Segway’ or ‘personal transportation robot’, these b ...

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