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Not only is Sydney-based Lorraine Murphy an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author, she also recently survived and thrived on a 20-hour journey home from Ireland with an 18-month-old. Solo! And it wasn’t even her bub’s first big trip. So she’s pretty much our new hero and we couldn’t think of anyone better to share their …

Road trips, family getaways, beach stays – childhood memories are crammed with special holiday memories. And who was usually running the show behind the scenes? That’s right, Mum! She made sure our undies were packed, our tickets were booked and even ensured we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Dad helped …

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 …

Your first trip with a baby is, let’s face it, a little terrifying. Will they completely lose the plot while in a confined space with 100 people (e.g. the plane)? Will we get any sleep? Will we even get to see the holiday destination? The list of fears goes on, which is why I’m glad …

You’ve probably heard it all before, but the key to a successful and enjoyable road trip with a baby in tow is planning. But how? Here are a few tips to get you (and your engine) started. 1. Load thoughtfully Think about what you might need on your drive before you load up the boot …

What’s your idea of camping? Is it a swag on a slab or some grins while glamping? Whatever your style, Australia’s awesome range of holiday parks has got you covered. Here are some of our favourites. NSW THOU WALLA SUNSET RETREAT PORT STEPHENS Did someone say ‘glamping’? Take the Tent option and sprawl out on …

Nobody likes babies on planes; it’s just a fact. Every passenger immediately goes rigid when they see a baby heading for the seat next to them – alright, maybe not every passenger. But babies don’t fly alone. They usually bring some sort of entourage that consists of parents, way too much hand luggage, and toys …

Travel around Australia is often ruled by grey nomads. You’ve seen them: the older generation in their caravans, living a nomadic existence as they work their way around our Great Southern Land, with both time and money on their side. But what if I told you Australia was actually a young person’s game? What if …

Holidays with kids can be the best of times and the worst of times. How many of these thoughts have you had on a family holiday? It’s okay – you’re in a safe space, you can tell us. 1. “Let’s drive around Australia!” When the holiday road trip fun goes to your head and you …

I actually credit my kids with giving me my love of travel. Growing up and into my early 20s, I could never understand why people would work all year to save for a holiday that was over in an instant. Then when I was in my late 20s, we took the kids overseas for a …