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Best places to stop and smell the flowers on your next holiday...

Got some green thumbs in the family?  Love to getaway to wide open spaces and appreciate nature? What would you choose.. To be immersed in a sea of colour in the famous Dutch tulip fields, learn about plant species in beautiful botanical gardens, or attend an obscure Italian flower festival? Lisse, the Netherlands Over seven million tulips and other flora fill the beautifully-sculpted flowerbeds at the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. W...

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TOP 5 AUSSIE ROAD TRIPS TO TICK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST

From the magnificent outback to breathtaking beaches, Australia is charmed with natural wonders and the best way to experience it is on a road trip.   These 5 road trips are perfect for families, a road trip is the perfect way to enjoy the stunning locations Australia has on offer. The flexibility of hitting the road gives you the opportunity to take the journey at your own pace and enjoy every minute. Melbourne to Robe The Great Ocean Road is...

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Tips to live like a local in Europe

If you are heading off on a family holiday to Europe you must know that the best way to discover the local gems, immerse yourself in the culture and meet the most incredible people is to act like a local.  Fortunately, our friends at language learning app Babbel (www.babbel.com), shared their best tips on the things you shouldn’t do in Rome, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris in order to blend in with the locals:  Rome ·         Learn some of the ling...

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The votes are in ...Top Ten Cities to spend 24 hours

The first 24 hours create some of the most memorable moments. Research from Booking.com also reveals that nearly half of travellers (46%) believe these first hours can set the tone for the rest of the trip. Whether it’s a city break, a beach vacation or a snow-filled adventure, it’s important to find the best way to make the most out of these important hours. But what if you only had 24 hours in total? Where would you go? Paris, France Known...

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Need some Adventure on your next family holiday!

We all know that travelling with the kids can be challenging but it is so rewarding! It’s important for every member of the family to take a break and recharge the batteries.  Taking a holiday is not just good for you physically but mentally too and ‘the family that plays together stays together’ so they say. Here at BYOkids we know some families just love adventure, escpecially if your kids are now heading towards their teen years.  Adventure...

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15 Travel Tips & Tricks To Live By

Whether it’s travelling for the first time, visiting a new destination, trying a new experience or staying in a new type of accommodation, follow these 15 tips & tricks by Booking.com and you will have a worry-free holiday! 1.    Don’t just book the holiday you think you should be going on. You are never too old or too young to visit a new city, go backpacking or venture out with the family. It is never as challenging as you think it will...

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Fiji Cruising ... small ship cruising that explores the Fijian islands

Few people know that you can explore the Fijian islands and waterways by cruise ship.  These aren't the large 2000 plus people ships we see departing Australia but a small boutique ship that comes fully equipped with kayaks, glass boat boats, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, swimming pool, day spa, restaurant, bar and kids activities.  Holding approx 130 passengers this Captain Cook Fiji cruise ship is small enough to navigate between the beautif...

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Nepal with kids

Nepal is an incredible country; from the spectacular Himalayas to the ancient, peaceful, religiously devout culture, it has many reasons to entice the adventurous family. But in order to explore either of these aspects, a large dose of adventure and some good preparation is required, especially with children. In saying this, the prep work is worth it. Here’s a quick guide to get you started. Trekking Nepal is home to the largest mountains...

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Bike and Barge Holidays in Europe

Our family recently did a 8 day bike and barge holiday in Europe. What is that? ... I hear you say! Basically we rode bikes along the Europe's second largest river the spectacular Danube River from Germany through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary but each day our barge (like a mini cruise ship) would follow us along and each night we'd sleep, eat and be entertained onboard. Our barge held around 140 people max. The lovely crew would look aft...

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Fitzroy Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland

We recently visited the beautiful tropical paradise of Fitzroy Island.   This island and resort is so easy to get to and so perfect for families. Located just a short boat ride from Cairns.  Fitzroy Island is a National Park offering amazing rainforest and stunning beaches and it's on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is home to the Fitzroy Island Resort, a small modern resort with excellent facilities.  The resort is located beachfront but n...

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