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Wot a year, hey? 2020 sure has taken us all by surprise and while we’re all trying our best to make the most of the situation, it feels like the perfect year for some relaxation and comfort (did someone say banana bread? 😉). That’s why I reckon it’s also the perfect year to recreate some …

Woman standing at Uluru

Some people are seriously bummed about not being able to travel overseas this year. But not me. I’m thrilled to have some dedicated Oz holiday time – and I plan to make the most of it. Here are eight reasons why I’m stoked to only be travelling in Australia this year. 1. Australia is MASSIVE …

If you see me at the airport, I’m the person that seemingly has this travel thing down pat. I check in online to save queueing, I pass through security like a boss. I travel light, I board early, I never crowd the carousel. If you see me travelling with my mum, however, you won’t recognise …

Being a full-time working dad means I always look forward to spending time off with my wife and daughter. So I was thrilled to take our first big trip with our 2-year-old in tow. I was one part excited, one part terrified – but I can safely say that, since coming home, I can’t wait …

Before I had kids, I thought maternity leave was like an extended holiday in itself. I imagined myself fitting in plenty of exercise, tackling that long-awaited family photo project, and perhaps even writing my brain-bound novel. Ha! Maternity leave ended up being the most memorable, epic and treasured time of my life, but a holiday …

I lumbered down the stairs, half-carrying my husband’s 192cm frame while he clung to the rail on the other side. Never assume anything. This was one of the first lessons I learned after my husband developed a medical condition that transformed his strong, fit body into an emaciated version of itself. Here are five things …

Mum travel advice

There’s an old saying, “A change is as good as a holiday.” And I get it. I really do. But sometimes you just need an actual break! And that’s okay too. It wasn’t until I was two vodkas deep, swinging in a hammock with a book in hand, listening to my kids scratching in the …

When it comes to awesome travel jobs, it looks like Mark Fitz has got it made. He’s a photographer, writer and social media influencer who specialises in promoting travel and outdoor experiences (read: He gets paid to visit and photograph some of the world’s most incredible destinations). We sit down with Mark to get his …

I don’t think my family will ever use a holiday kids club again. It’s a big statement, I know, but hear me out. Before we start, a little disclaimer. I used to be at home with my kids a lot more and back then, I lived for kids club. In fact, if you’re a full-time …

Bali? Why would I go to Bali? Sure, it’s gorgeous, with amazing beaches, markets, and cultural experiences. But with all the partying, binge drinking and spot-you-from-a-mile-away Aussies, I could just go to the Gold Coast, right? These were just a few of the thoughts I had when my partner suggested that he and I go …