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Kid Friendly Port Macquarie

After three nights in Sydney and a night in Newcastle, it was time to head North up the coast. Our destination; Port Macquarie. This beautiful beach town in Australia’s New South Wales, is nestled between the Pacific and Hastings River. …
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Mini Roadtrip: Sydney to Newcastle

I have delayed writing this post for ages. Following the catastrophic Australian bushfires, it didn’t seem right to relay just what a lovely time I had spent in NSW, a mere week before the fires commenced. Luckily a friend made …

Borobudur & The Amanjiwo

My luxury travel highlight of 2019 was a trip to the temple of Borobudur in Indonesia. In reality, the temple was a cover to engineer a trip to the famed Amanjiwo, a luxury resort close to the Borobudur complex.  I …

Surfing At The Four Seasons Bali At Jimbaran Bay

In case you thought my fabulous luxury contributor Celine had had gone awol.. never fear, she is back with a review of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.  This was a family trip with kids (ages 8.5, 6 …

Review Of The Sheraton Maui

The final stretch of our Hawaii roadtrip was spent on Maui’s Kaanapali Beach. Following a magical three days drive undertaking the Road To Hana, we made our way back round the island to one of Maui’s most popular beaches. I …

Top Tips For Driving The Road To Hana

Researching the Maui leg of our Hawaii roadtrip, I came across ‘The Road To Hana’.  But what was this mythical road? Where would it lead us?  It turns out the Road To Hana is an epic drive through some of …

Visiting Paia & Haleakala

After a magnificent week on Oahu, we shifted gears to Maui.  The island is the second largest of the Hawaiian archipelago and home to Haleakala National Park and the famed Road to Hana.  Before embarking on our Hana drive, we …
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What To Do & Where To Eat On Oahu’s North Shore

If Waikiki is all about jostling the crowds with a mai-tai in hand then the North Shore embodies the art of chill.  After spending three nights in the Outrigger Waikiki, we headed out to explore more of beautiful Oahu.  Driving …

Best Things To Do In Waikiki With Kids

Waikiki was exactly how I pictured it. Palm trees, crowds, bouncy waves, discount shopping and shaved ice.  It was the perfect place to get acquainted with Hawaii. Waikiki is located on the island of Oahu. As our Delta flight had …
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How To Plan A Family Roadtrip To Hawaii

Every since I saw Drew Barrymore’s 50 First Dates, I have wanted to visit Hawaii. This was further solidified years later when watching ‘Lost’ – Hawaii seemed to have it all from mountains to jungles to perfect beaches.  Regular readers will …
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