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New Caledonia.. why it should be on your travel wishlist!

New Caledonia is the Australian east coast’s closest neighbour. This collection of tropical islands, a French territory in the Pacific feels a world away. European and Melanesian cultures have combined to form a unique destination. French cuisine, pure white beaches and the culture and traditions of the native Kanak people. Close enough to visit for a long weekend or spend a week or more and explore. Stunning beaches, crystal clear water, accom...

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4 Things Every Thrill Seeker Should Do in Sydney

Whether it is an adrenaline packed adventure you are looking for or a family fun day out, whatever you are seeking, there is plenty of choice available for the thrill seeker. From the exhilaration of a giant water slide to soaring through the air with indoor skydiving, you are guaranteed to experience an adrenalin rush with these terrific adventure packed ideas. Our friends at PARKROYAL Parramatta have put together this list of their favourite...

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Travelling with kids just got easier

A bunch of products have now hit the market that are designed specifically to make travelling with the family just that little bit easier. We've compiled a list of some of our favourites. From the Plane Pal to travel baby change mats, water bottles and books. Love this Booster seat that doubles as a storage case! How perfect is this! One question we always get asked is "Will there be a booster seat or car seat available at my destination"...

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Machu Picchu and the Salkantay Trek, Peru

Machu Picchu totally exceeded my expectations! This 15th century Inca City sits up high on a ridge of a 7,970 ft mountain in Peru near Cusco. At its base is Aguas Calientes a small town in the Urubamba River Valley famous for its hot springs. We loved this little village, its very much a pedestrian town (no vehicles) so its super easy and safe to wander and explore. There is a large choice of restaurants and accommodation in the town however...

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New Zealand Southern Scenic Route - Self Drive

Road tripping New Zealand is the perfect family holidays. Not only can you run to your own schedule (working around kids rest times, play times and eating times) but they save you big dollars on transportation and accommodation too! Having your own motor home also means you don't have to lug your suitcases and you have flexibility to add a night here or there to any itinerary. This self drive itinerary for Fiordland and the Southern Coast...

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Californian Nature Trail self drive itinerary

Road trips make for perfect family holidays. Not only can you run to your own schedule (working around kids rest times, play times and eating times) but they save you big dollars on transportation too! Having your own hire car also means you don't have to lug your suitcases to far and you have flexibility to add a night here or there to any itinerary. California in the USA has some of the most amazing National Parks you'll find anywhere on th...

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Exploring the Galapagos onboard the Mary Anne

The Galapagos Islands have been on my wish list since high school, when I learnt of the famous Botanist, Charles Darwin. So when we decided to visit South America the Galapagos Islands where the first thing I locked into our itinerary. The Galapagos Islands welcome tourists but the numbers are restricted so even when I booked nearly 10 months in advance berths on the boats where already filling fast. After explaining what type of experience I...

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13 DAY VIETNAM FOODIE TOUR

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF VIETNAMESE CUISINE VISIT HANOI, HALONG BAY, HOI AN, HUE & MORE INCLUDES RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM $2,299 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE Uncover the seductive tastes of Vietnam on this 13 day Foodie Tour. Traditional street food fused with French colonial influence, Vietnamese food is steeped in history and, most importantly, flavour! Let the fresh herbs, delicate sauces and exotic ingredients tempt your palate while...

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Fiji Family Cruise and Resort Review - Jacinta's reviews on the beautiful Resorts and Cruises on offer in Fiji

“Bula family! Welcome home!” is the warm greeting we receive on arrival to the stunning Sheraton resort. I won’t talk too much about this resort as she is getting a complete make-over after October 2019. All I know is she was already beautiful, so I am very excited to see what they do to make her even better! Watching the sunset across the horizon from this beach front resort and sinking our toes in the sand while we ate our dinner was a treat. W...

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Visiting the Amazon jungle from Puerto Maldonado Peru

There are several areas in which to visit the Amazon Jungle in Peru.  We choose to head to a lodge on the Madre de Dios River as it was easily accessible from Cusco where we had been to visit Machu Picchu?.  We took a night bus (12 hours) to Puerto Maldonado, a river town in southeastern Peru in the Amazon rainforest.  We choose to do a package with a lodge as these include activities, accommodation and meals.  Our package was 4 days 3 nights whi...

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