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Nepal with kids

Nepal is an incredible country; from the spectacular Himalayas to the ancient, peaceful, religiously devout culture, it has many reasons to entice the adventurous family. But in order to explore either of these aspects, a large dose of adventure and some good preparation is required, especially with children. In saying this, the prep work is worth it. Here’s a quick guide to get you started. Trekking Nepal is home to the largest mountains...

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Bike and Barge Holidays in Europe

Our family recently did a 8 day bike and barge holiday in Europe. What is that? ... I hear you say! Basically we rode bikes along the Europe's second largest river the spectacular Danube River from Germany through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary but each day our barge (like a mini cruise ship) would follow us along and each night we'd sleep, eat and be entertained onboard. Our barge held around 140 people max. The lovely crew would look aft...

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Fitzroy Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, North Queensland

We recently visited the beautiful tropical paradise of Fitzroy Island.   This island and resort is so easy to get to and so perfect for families. Located just a short boat ride from Cairns.  Fitzroy Island is a National Park offering amazing rainforest and stunning beaches and it's on the Great Barrier Reef. The island is home to the Fitzroy Island Resort, a small modern resort with excellent facilities.  The resort is located beachfront but n...

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Macau - a unique mix of old and new

We decided to visit Macau on our last trip to China.  Macau is located on the southeast coast of China, is a special administrative region of the country.   We flew into the small Macau airport and jumped aboard a shuttle bus to our hotel.  We drove past small villages, fishing ports and ancient architecture... then turned a corner into what they call the "Vegas of Asia". Macau is just the most wonderful mix of old and new.  A country wher...

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with kids

We've been lucky enough to travel through Kuala Lumpur several times with our kids and it is one of my favourite Asian cities. Kuala Lumpur is a destination of its own or a great stopover point if you want to head on the other parts of Malaysia such as Penang, Langkawi or Borneo. With a lively China town full of great shopping plus temples, mosques, a skytower, fantastic restaurants, lovely people and a range of day tours to islands and countrysi...

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Best family destinations around the globe! .. according to the kids!

  Deciding where to go on holiday can be difficult, particularly choosing somewhere the whole family will enjoy. To help, Booking.com surveyed child travellers worldwide to uncover the best destinations for family travel.  The results revealed what children value in a holiday, and their favourite destinations. These are the top destinations rated as fantastic for family travel, as chosen by kids! USA – Best for cool pools and water sli...

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Top five winter activities for kids in Paris France

In the words of the legendary Frank Sinatra, “I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall, I love Paris in the winter….”  Paris is a city with plenty to offer whatever the weather…. but there is no doubt that in winter-time Paris becomes a real wonderland especially for the kids. The experts from leading French tour company Paris On The Way have put together a list of the top five fun-filled activities for Aussie kids coming to Pa...

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Got kids that want to be cowboys and cowgirls? Here's 7 ranch holidays they'll love

Want to get outdoors and active on your next family holiday? Thinking about horse riding, open fires and starry nights then grab a pair of boots and your Stetson hat, seize the reins and let the adventure begin! Here's 7 cowboy stays for your next family holiday! Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Arizona, USA Situated 1.6 km from Saguaro National Park, this guest lodge is the perfect spot for a western ranch experience. Horse riding, horsemanship l...

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Thinking about an exotic island holiday.. here's some of the worlds best!

We don’t just want winter sun any more, these days it’s all about pure, idyllic escapism. With the post-Christmas burn-out likely to leave most of us yearning to ditch the hassles of everyday life, it’s time to start planning a first-rate island holiday for 2017. And what could be dreamier than a remote island getaway? Blue skies, sea and white sand are beckoning you; a far cry from the day to day. Pantelleria, Sicily One of the very few...

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Borneo, Malaysia with kids

Borneo was a place that always fascinated me and getting the chance to take our kids to Borneo was right up there on my travel wish list.  We landed with high expectations and were definitely not disappointed.  Borneo is a truly amazing place and one I must go back too! We spent a couple of weeks in Borneo visiting both Sabah and Sarawak.  The highlights of our trip were taking a tour to the Kinabantangan Jungle where we got within 1 metre of...

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