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How can I get enough points for a free flight?

People keep asking us "how can I fly for free? Do frequent flyer programs really get you anything?" Well the answer is yes!  There are literally millions of points up for grabs and you may not even have to change your spending habits.  By just being aware of the partner credit cards, shops, hotels, services, products and restaurants you can easily start accumulating points. In this article I'm going to focus on Virgin Airlines and their Virgin...

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Hot family adventure travel destinations for 2019

Our friends at Intrepid Travel have released their inaugural Adventure Travel Index revealing more families are switching it up for more adventurous holidays. This trend is set to continue growing in the next year with more families opting to experience more off-the-beaten-path locations. Vietnam Australia’s most popular adventure travel destination for families is Vietnam. The SouthEast Asian country’s fresh food, welcoming people, histo...

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15 free or cheap things to do with kids in Brisbane

Heading to Queensland’s capital with the kiddies? Keep your wallet in your pocket with our tips on free and cheap things to do in Brisbane with kids. The river city is a perfect place to spend a day, a weekend or a week, there is so much to do and the weather is pretty perfect year round. So pack the clan in the car and head to Brisbane next holidays. Splash around at Street’s Beach Take a dip in Brisbane's own inner city beach, complete with...

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Vietnam with kids

"Should we take our kids to Vietnam?" is a question we get asked a lot!  The answer is YES.  We took our kids to Vietnam aged 10 and 11 and it remains one of the best family holidays we've ever had.  The Vietnamese are friendly, love kids and are endlessly generous, travelling their country is nothing but a delight.  Vietnam is beautiful, diverse and vibrant with controlled chaos on the streets, exciting markets, history, villages, culture, beach...

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BYOkids team member Jacinta shares her favourite destinations

If you've called our BYOkids office lately or messaged us via Facebook or email then chances are you've e-met our awesome travel guru Jacinta.  We thought it was time you could put a face to our voices and messages and share some of the teams favourite places and pics. So today we'd like to introduce Jacinta .... Hi all :) so the reason I love travelling is because I love seeing iconic sights, tasting new foods and really delving deep into...

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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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