Sydney Beaches with Kids : Where To Go With Your Family

Sydney Beaches with Kids : Where To Go With Your Family

Sydney Beaches with Kids ….where to start? With well over 100 beaches in the city alone, Sydney families are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a beach to take the kids. They’re all free and will create this summer moments you will never forget – moments worth millions! Sydney beaches with kids can be a […]

Shark Beach – Nielsen Park : A Family Friendly Sydney Beach

Shark Beach - Nielsen Park : A Family Friendly Sydney Beach

It’s unpopular to say, almost unforgivable to mention, but beaches can be a horrible place for families to enjoy. Sydney’s more famous beaches: Bondi, Cronulla, Manly are crowded, lack shade and have little in the way of amenities without a walk. I know, I know, it’s almost sacrilege to actually put this in writing but I […]

A Chance Encounter with Northern Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas Beach, California

A Chance Encounter with Northern Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas Beach, California

Travelling can often bless you with unexpected pleasures. On our recent road trip down the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles we encountered a number of surprises from glorious views, delightful eateries and then, most wonderful of all, the opportunity to encounter Northern Elephant Seals birthing. We first spotted the Northern Elephant […]

Gunnamatta Park : Beach Fun & A Run In With a Starfish

Gunnamatta Park : Beach Fun & A Run In With a Starfish

Sydney weather is reminding me of Darwin at the moment with super warm days followed by loud, thundering storms. I suspect we are heading into a very hot summer. When the weather channel predicted 40 degree days over the weekend we knew our organised bike ride adventure was not going to happen. T decided quite […]

A September Escape to Cronulla Beach – Who Said You Can’t Swim in Spring!

A September Escape to Cronulla Beach – Who Said You Can’t Swim in Spring!

Sydney isn’t exceptionally warm in Spring. It’s also not that cold. With nothing planned on a lazy Sunday morning, I decided to be a little spontaneous and take the kids to Cronulla so we could walk the Dog Walk and perhaps spot a dolphin or two. I was surprised to find parking right next to Cronulla Park. […]

Botany Bay: Build a sandcastle at the beach with a moat

Botany Bay: Build a sandcastle at the beach with a moat

I’m told that you can’t go to the beach without building a sandcastle. Obviously we have been doing it all wrong because we missed that memo on previous trips and have only just thought about purchasing some buckets and spades to start including this activity in our beach adventures. Botany Bay is a great day […]

37. See how many different shells we can find at the beach

See how many different shells we can find at the beach

A little confession: I don’t really like the beach. Actually, that’s not completely true. I just don’t like the sand. It gets stuck in all the wrong places and seems to spread. Since having children I have been trying to overcome this dislike as they adore everything about the beach including the sand. With this […]

Farm Stays Near Sydney For a Family Getaway

Farm Stays Near Sydney For a Family Getaway

Having grown up in the country, I don’t find seeing cows and sheep that exceptional. But for my kids, who are growing up in the city, anything to do with the farm lights up their eyes. Lately I’ve been compelled to do a little research to find farm stays near Sydney for a family getaway. I hope […]

Kid Bucket List Insider: How Do We Afford To Travel?

Kid Bucket List Insider: How Do We Afford To Travel?

“Oh Leah!!! How the heck do you afford all of this! Do tell! I’m willing to do anything!” was a comment left on our Facebook page recently which made me think, you really do want to know how do we afford to travel. I hope this helps. Priorities The two biggest expenses most households have is […]

Low Head Penguin Tours With Kids

Low Head Penguin Tours With Kids

When planning a trip to Tasmania, a stay at Bicheno to see the Little Penguins was high on my list. There were tears and a little stomping of feet when I realised that the entire East Coast of Tasmania was pretty much booked out – I had left our accomodation bookings way to late. We calculated […]

Manly Quarantine Station : A Visit to the Q Station with Kids

Manly Quarantine Station : A Visit to the Q Station with Kids

Sydney has suffered periods of time where the city was rife with disease. Smallpox, typhoid, Spanish Influenza and even the Bubonic Plague scarred and wiped out large portions of the population as they swept over the colony. It was scary time where the medical interventions of the time had little impact of the disease once […]

Sydney Annual Family Passes : The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Sydney Annual Family Passes : The Gift That Keeps On Giving

My children have an abundance of opportunity compared to the generations before them. They have numerous LEGO sets, more that one pair of sneakers, they have three meals a day and they have plenty of time to enjoy their childhood, sheltered from the reality of the adult world. Could they really want for more? Most of my […]

5 Car Garages to Visit in Los Angeles : The Dads California Bucket List

5 Car Garages to Visit in Los Angeles : The Dad’s California Bucket List

When we head out an adventure, every member of our family has the opportunity to put forward the places, attractions and experiences they would like us to do at some point. I usually put forward museums, art galleries and historical venues. The kids offer suggestions of amusement parks, anything with water and perhaps a doughnut […]