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Ready for the Great Tasmanian Family Road Trip?

Bundle up your kids in the backseat and head for the Spirit of Tasmania. That means the fun begins before you even roll onto the island. Think stretching your legs in a movie theatre versus being cramped up in seat 25A. Think kids joyfully tackling arcade games on Deck 9 rather than kicking the seat in front of them. There’s even circus performers and face painters on some sailings. On arrival into Devonport there’s no waiting for luggage. Just p...

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Taking the kids to Italy? Explore Anguillara.. a hidden treasure just near Rome!

BAMBINI WANTED IN ITALY!!!! Things to do with kids in and around Anguillara Sabazia (Rome). I can’t keep this secret to myself any longer! So let me share with you a little hidden treasure that not many visitors to Italy know about: Anguillara Sabazia. Anguillara is in my blood and has been for generations. It is one of the great escapes from the hustle and bustle of Rome, less than 30km away. Nestled on a small promontory on the shores of lak...

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Tips to help you relax on your next holiday

One in five Australians say they are not worry-free in the first 24 hours of holiday! ... and to make it worse an unlucky one in 20 Australian travellers feel as though they NEVER enter holiday mode. * Well, we don’t spend THOUSANDS of dollars on a holiday to not be worry-free. With this in mind, Booking.com has put together a ‘Switching to Holiday Mode’ guide which packages up 16 expert advices, from life coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams, on how...

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Top 10 things to do in Hawaii

Thinking about a holiday to the tropical paradise of Hawaii.  Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America.   Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes, great food, ease of travel, English language, regular flights and fantastic accommodation choices make it a popular destination for Australian families.  We've compiled a top ten list of things to d...

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Cheapest time of year to travel to some of the worlds best beaches

Did you know that most holiday destinations are seasonal.  They have peak times when their popularity pushes the prices up and quiet times when the price can reduce by up to 70%.  Wouldn't it be great to know when the most affordable time to visit is...  well its your lucky day.  Our friends at Booking.com have created a list to help you find luxury beach holidays for the best value from January to December.   You’ll be pleased to hear they inclu...

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Tips for flying with kids

Kinderling Kids’ Radio parenting expert, Chris Minogue understands that flying with the littlies can be a challenge.  However with some preparation and patience you may even find it a pleasure. Here are Chris's top tips for flying with babies, toddlers and young children. Top tips for babies: Feed babies every 3 hours to keep them well hydrated. On a long-haul flight (over 9 hours), they can have one 6-hour period of sleep where you do...

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Lord Howe Island ... Perfect for walkers.. and families too!

The World-Heritage listed Lord Howe Island measures just 11km, but due to its network of walking trails and abundance of rare plant and animal species, the island is considered one of the world’s best walking destinations. With only 400 visitors allowed on the island at any one time, bushwalkers are given a unique and exclusive opportunity to experience an untouched paradise like no other. From banyan forest to the summit of Mt Gower, the w...

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Travel easy.. travel cheap.. with kids

Family travel, while fun and memorable, isn’t always a walk in the park. As all too many of you will know holidaying with the kids in tow comes with a number of challenges, such as disrupting routines, increased spending and in some cases a change in time zone and culture. We spoke to four well-travelled bloggers with children to find out how to combat some of these difficulties and learn how to make travelling with children not only cheaper, b...

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Tips for travelling on a plane with kids...

Travelling with kids can test your patience, and the patience of those around you – even if they are your entire world! These frustrations can be accentuated when on a long haul flight – trapped thousands of feet in the air for hours at a time. How can you combat the challenges of air travel with children? The answer is preparation, with pre-planned activities, entertainment, and snacks as your ammunition. To help prepare you for the next family...

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Need a beach holiday? ... here's our pick of some of the Worlds best

Our friends at Booking.com, have crunched the numbers and discovered that the beach holiday is still the people’s favourite. 77% of global travellers are likely to go on a beach holiday this year. Here is a hand-picked a selection of the most beautiful beaches around the world to help you choose where you'll hit the sand this year. So pack your bathing suit, sun cream lotion and sun glasses and had to these stunning shores to escape the hustle a...

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