Winter Family Fun Mount Tamborine

As the winter creeps in, the days get shorter and the temperature drops a craving for the mountains sweeps over me with fierce obsession. I can think of nothing else but time by the fire and the cold mountain air against my face making my cheeks turn a delicious rosy hue. Early morning fog […]

Aquana Beach Resort Vanuatu

At some point in their wildest childhood fantasy, every kid yearns to grow up surrounded by adventure. Dreams of wide-open spaces that turn into the bluest crystal clear lagoons, just waiting to be explored by curious hands and feet. Reticent jungle hideouts that can only be accessed by boat are just itching to host […]

Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu

When the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu triumphantly threw open its doors in June this year it was like bearing witness to the final piece of a very large puzzle being pressed firmly into place. After the longest of journeys the picture was now complete and what a beautiful and exciting picture it is for […]

Limpinwood Lodge Tweed Valley

The mind of a busy parent is very seldom quiet, empty and relaxed but Limpinwood Lodge is about to change all that for me.

There is always washing to be processed in huge volumes, homework to help with, groceries to be purchased; only for them to disappear in the blink of your rather weary eye […]

Ratua Private Island Vanuatu

When it comes to luxury retreats and private islands one doesn’t normally conjure up thoughts of sleeping in hundred-year-old Indonesian fishing shacks. In fact, I think I can safely say that when you picture the word luxury you don’t imagine spending time in a tent either, even if it is a very glamorous one. […]

Land Diving Pentecost Island Vanuatu

The hairs on the back of my neck stand directly up, despite the extreme humidity that fights to keep them firmly plastered to my body. Stirring chants from the men of the tribe are both harmoniously beautiful & terrifying all at once. We are being welcomed into the primitive world of Land Diving on […]

Hot Air Ballooning Byron Bay Hinterland

A screeching IPhone on the bedside table wakes me with a start from the depths of sleep. My first thoughts are hazy & disoriented as I scramble to shut off the alarm & gather myself. It’s pitch black dark. Our house & the neighborhood are silent, a rare occasion for a busy family like […]

My Ni Vanuatu Family

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of visiting Vanuatu will know exactly what I am talking about when I say that the people make the experience unforgettable. In our experience Ni-Vanuatu people are warm, friendly, hard-working, family-oriented, great with kids & have a happy-go-lucky attitude that is positively infectious! It is fair to […]

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

I know I am not alone when I say that if you live in Australia there is a fair chance you love a beach holiday. Generations of families have been loading the station wagon high with bikes, scooters, beach umbrellas, boogie boards & of course the kids, since the beginning of time. With such […]

Picnic on Epi- Vanuatu

Continuing on our quest to tick off as many islands as we could in gorgeous Vanuatu , we found ourselves on the way back from Pentecost land diving & in need of a little lunch. Our Unity Airlines pilot, Cameron, suggest we pay a visit to the secluded island of Epi for a bite […]