Adina Apartments Family Accommodation in Brisbane

Adina Apartments Family Accommodation in Brisbane

Regular readers would know a lot of my getaways are with the family.  For everyone’s comfort and sanity we need family accommodation with enough room and adequate facilities for everyone. I was admiring the view of the Story Bridge in Brisbane when...
Getting About in Thailand

Getting About in Thailand

As you can see we are back in Thailand! I just can’t get enough of the food, beaches and sunshine. I am always looking around for the best prices and departure times, and when researching flights to Thailand it’s good to check with the major airlines such as Emirates....
Top Singapore Foods to Sample

Top Singapore Foods to Sample

As I have said previously, traveling is all about tasting new foods. Singapore is a foodies paradise, it’s a melting pot of so many cultures and food styles. I like to have already prepared a list of dishes that I want to sample before I come away on holidays....
Singapore Hawker Centre – Little India

Singapore Hawker Centre – Little India

Hawker centres in Singapore are a way of life and represent the multicultural nature of this city state. I have already taken readers on a visit to the Chinatown Hawker center on Maxwell Street, but when we visit Singapore we are equally keen to sample the aromatic...
Night Safari Singapore

Night Safari Singapore

The Night Safari is the worlds first nocturnal zoo and a popular Singapore attraction. Officially opened in 1994 it’s home to over 120 different species of animal. The zoo is visited by more than 1.1 million guests each year. The Night Safari had been on our...
Phuket Getaway Finale

Phuket Getaway Finale

I’m riding along on a motor scooter in Phuket. Anais is at the very front of the bike, Brett is in control, and Lachlan is sandwiched between Brett and myself. Not something I thought we would be doing a week ago, but it has been really great fun, not to mention a...
Kamala Beach Phuket

Kamala Beach Phuket

Well, we have made it to Thailand and are staying near Patong Beach… thankfully not to near! It’s time for the family to enjoy a day at the beach Thai style. We decided to head down to Kamala Beach, which is our closet swimming spot and a ten minutes bike...
The Big Buddha of Phuket

The Big Buddha of Phuket

We have organised Mr Bee, a local Tuk Tuk driver to take us around Phuket today. We had met him the day before when we needed a lift to Kamala Beach, about ten minutes from the resort.  Mr GG, Anais and myself had gone in search of food, cash and a motor bike for easy...
Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort Phuket

Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort Phuket

Have you ever been stopped in the street by someone offering 3 nights accommodation at a resort, if you listen to their “holiday” seminar, and pay a $100 administration fee? These salesmen are usually offering timeshare in our domestic Gold Coast resorts. If you were...
Deluxcious Heritage Hotel Penang

Deluxcious Heritage Hotel Penang

Our first night in Penang was spent at the Deluxcious Heritage Hotel, Spa and Restaurant. It had appealed to me online because the hotel was a bed and breakfast style property, which is housed in a restored 19th Century English Colonial Mansion. I had felt it was time...
Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

A family holiday in Singapore has to start at the Resort Island of Sentosa.  The children have been promised a day at Universal studios which is a 2 minute walk from our accommodation at The Festive Hotel. After a buffet breakfast Singapore style, we took the Monorail...
A Singapore Holiday w Kids

A Singapore Holiday w Kids

Singapore for Families Our Singapore holiday starts with a two night stay at Sentosa Island.  Sentosa is an integrated resort island which is home to a multitude of fun parks, beaches, restaurants, shops and a casino.  There is literally entertainment for all ages and...
Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura New Zealand

Sometimes it’s the simplest of pleasures that are the most enjoyable. Those moments of pure serendipity that just unfold before you without any planning. Whilst touring New Zealand’s South Island we drove north to the quaint little fishing village of...
Caffe Republic on Hedges – Mermaid Beach

Caffe Republic on Hedges – Mermaid Beach

Cafe Republic -Mermaid Beach I could really get used to breakfasting at the beach with food and weather this good! The Gold Coast has such a relaxed feeling. Cafe republic is located in a quiet street across the road from mermaid beach surf club and a shaded park with...