Through my contact with other travellers on Instagram, I was given the ‘heads up’ about a fantastic group of volunteers located in Kyoto. The Good Samaritan Club are a group of university students that love their city and like to practice their english skills. Out of that need, a brilliant initiative was born for all tourists visiting Kyoto.

On one of our trips to Sydney last year, we had a free day to fill in and thought we would go for a drive to Palm Beach which is where Home & Away is filmed (fictitiously named Summer Bay) on the northern beaches of Sydney.

For something a little different this week, I have my first guest post from another blogger! This article was written by Rosemary McGuigan, the owner and operator of Best Of The Kimberley, the holiday and tour planning specialists in Broome, Western Australia. Rosemary helps many holiday goers year after year plan tours in Kununurra & the Bungle Bungle Ranges – there is so much to see in this stunning part of Australia that you’ll want to go back every year! Craig and I have some friends that recently relocated…

So here’s the thing, I’m getting old and I’m not in the loop anymore! I had a night in town a couple of weeks ago with a friend. We were going to have dinner and then go out on the town, problem was neither of us could name a place that attracts our ‘age group’.

I just walked in the door, unpacked and put a load of washing on and thought it a good time to fill you in on our long weekend. We headed off down the Great Ocean Rd for 3 days, even though it was winter I thought it was still as good a time as any for a visit.

There is only one word to describe the Shangri La Tanjung Aru – LUSH! From when you step out of your taxi to the minute you check out, it is nothing short of perfect. The staff are amazingly attentive and exceptionally good with the kids. We had decided early that we would like to stay at one of the Shangri La Resorts when in Kota Kinabalu , either the Tanjung Aru or the Rasa Ria. Would just like to highlight here that nothing about this post is budget,…

In October 2014 we took the kids to Asia for a family holiday. Whilst in Kuala Lumpur we visited the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. The sanctuary is approximately 90 mins from Kuala Lumpur. After reading reviews of the elephant sanctuary on Trip Advisor, I contacted Zali instead of going on a tour bus.