Gumbuya World – Victoria

Looking for a great water park for the kids this summer? Gumbuya World Melbourne is perfect has had a recent redevelopment, its definitely worth a visit to see the new and improved theme park.

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Sunday brunch on the high seas with Searoad Ferries
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Sunday brunch on the high seas with Searoad Ferries

Last Sunday we had the opportunity to sail the high seas on board Searoad Ferries’ Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry here in Victoria. Queenscliff holds a special place in my heart, its where we use to holiday for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year break as a family when I was growing up.

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Review – Eliot Hotel Boston – A Family Friendly Hotel
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Review – Eliot Hotel Boston – A Family Friendly Hotel

When I finally decided that Boston was going to be the city for our white Christmas my focus turned to finding the best place to stay in Boston for families. I had expected hotel accommodation over Christmas would be costly and I wasn’t wrong. I had my heart set on staying somewhere central and after trawling through various third party aggregator sites I decided on the Eliot Hotel Boston and it was a great choice. (more…)

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Hotel Review – The Venetian, Las Vegas
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Hotel Review – The Venetian, Las Vegas

Of all the hotels that we were staying at on our USA trip, The Venetian, the Venice of Las Vegas, was the one I was most looking forward to, I was told it is one of the best family hotels in Las Vegas. The Venetian was at the end of our road trip from San Francisco through San Diego, Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon and then into Las Vegas. We stayed there for 3 nights and I couldn’t have been happier. (more…)

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood with kids requires careful planning. It was a non-negotiable addition to our itinerary as directed by our oldest daughter Alannah. She had visited Universal Studios Japan with me last year and had been blown away by The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (more…)

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Hotel Review – Four Points by Sheraton Agra
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Hotel Review – Four Points by Sheraton Agra

Agra, being home to the Taj Mahal, sees more than its fair share of tourists. There are many hotels near this grand monument to love and it can be confusing knowing which are the better ones. Particularly which are the better hotels near the Taj Mahal. As we discovered, Agra is best enjoyed over at least 2 days as there is more to this ancient capital than just visiting the Taj Mahal.

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Review – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore
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Review – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore

The Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore is located on Sentosa Island which is just off the coast of mainland Singapore. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore is one of 14 hotels located on the island. The hotel was built 24 years ago and is the only resort in Singapore with beach frontage at Siloso Beach. (more…)

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Review – Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
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Review – Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Since my very first stay at a Shangri-La Hotel I’ve known that they are different to other hotel chains, they’re better! I now refer to it as the ‘Shangri-La Way’. You know you are going to have a great experience because they always go that little bit further to make you feel welcome and most importantly to make you feel special. I always feel special when I arrive and this stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore was no different. Let me set the scene for you! (more…)

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Koh Rok Snorkelling, Thailand

Thailand is well known for its beautiful beaches and exceptional snorkelling spots and there is no better place than the Krabi region. We recently stayed at Crown Lanta on the island of Koh Lanta with the kids and we wanted to take them out for a snorkelling trip they would never forget. Koh Rok snorkelling is tough to beat! (more…)

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