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Naturally Noosa

This goal setter made a plan at the start of the year that, each quarter, our little family would take a mini break - just us, no work, to reconnect, feed the travel bug and make some new memories. Our natural choice for a luxury weekend away this spring was Noosa – beachfront bliss. The kids have become hotel connoisseurs of late and they star-rate our holidays according to the number of TVs, depth of the ...

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Holiday Art & Craft Ideas

You are off on holidays – great stuff! While you have packed all the essentials for yourself and the family, what about your family’s down time? How will you fill that time? It’s a very important aspect of any holiday. Whether you are travelling via a long-haul flight or when you arrive at your destination, there should always be down time in any family holiday. Time to just relax, regroup and not do much. ...

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Summer Suitcase Essentials

Summer holiday ahead? Here are our Top 10 suitcase essentials to make sure you are looking and feeling the holiday spirit. You’ve booked your accommodation, paid for flights and organised time off work. Now you just have to get your suitcase sorted and you are officially on your way to your summer holiday. haven recently sat down with The Style Report’s Laura Stead to talk all things summer holiday suitcase ...

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Travelling Terrors – Can we Avoid Them?

The countdown to your holiday has ended. Finally, the day has come. Everyone appears excited as we prepare for the new places to visit, new people to meet, new adventures to explore and lots of new, New, NEW. But soon, the inevitable. The meltdown of all meltdowns. But why? Holidays and travelling appear a great idea and, for many, it is all smooth sailing. However, for others it becomes an absolute nightma ...

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Flop & Drop Holidays

Have you ever heard of a flop and drop holiday? Have you had one without even knowing? Do you need one? The term flop and drop is typically associated with the English traveler, who books a week at an exotic destination and never leaves the resort. For us parents in Australia, a flop and drop holiday would be booking a week’s holiday at an exotic location which has kids club and a swim up bar and never leav ...

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Whitsundaze

Jess Skarratt lives most people’s dream – telling stories about her holidays on TV! Jess is that vibrant, welcoming face on Seven’s Queensland Weekender program as well as being a Gold Coast local so it was clear that we just had to pick her brain on all things wanderlust this month… I consider myself pretty darn lucky and don’t take it for granted that, as a job, I road test holiday destinations. It’s a pr ...

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Postcards From Brissy

The appeal of the family ‘staycation’ is strong. It’s the easy peasy family holiday that’ll have your batteries recharged in just one weekend. For me, Brisbane CBD is mostly a place of business meetings, over-priced car parking and traffic nightmares. But have you ever looked at Queensland’s capital city through rose-coloured holidaymaker glasses? On a recent staycation at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, what o ...

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Airlie Awaits

You don’t need to holiday on a tropical island to get the full Whitsundays experience. The Airlie Beach mainland should definitely also be on your bucket list. When you think of the Whitsundays, you automatically think of the glorious tropical islands and that amazing Great Barrier Reef. But don't discount the adjacent mainland for an equally-as-memorable Whitsundays experience. Airlie Beach might be the ma ...

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Holiday on Wheels

There’s nothing better than the wild adventure of caravanning holidays. For tips on how to survive a holiday on wheels, haven went straight to the experts – blogger and perpetually travelling mum, Adele, of Caravanning with Kids. Most of my earliest family holiday memories revolve around a pop-top Jayco caravan and one of the many Jeeps that my family have owned over the years. Yellowing photos in mum’s pho ...

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R&R Aplenty

R&R was the order of the weekend for Tracey and her family, and Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort delivered. Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point on the Tweed Coast is a fantastic holiday destination for families. My family and I are well-equipped to make a statement of that nature after our recent short break there. We entered the newly upgraded and refurbished resort grounds well in need of ...

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