Travel tips


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You might be mistaken to think that my kids are adventurous, resilient and great hikers. This to a point is true… now. It has taken a lot of time, in fact years to get to a stage that I can confidently say to my kids “let’s go on a hike” […]

Top 5 ways to help kids love Hiking!


When you are a single mum travelling with the kids solo, safety is the number one priority. But as the kids get older they want some freedom to explore on their own, and lets be honest sometimes I just want to sit and read my book, not follow the kids […]

The best Christmas present for travelling kids!


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Travelling costs, it doesn’t matter how you do it, whether it’s camping or staying in luxury hotels, you will need money to travel! Lots of people think they can’t save for travel, it’s out of their reach. But if I, as a single mum, can do it so can you! […]

Saving for Travel: Drawstring bags



One of the best aspects for me when staying in a Caravan / Camping park is the camp kitchen, it is one of the things that we check out as soon as we arrive at the park! These facilities are very popular nowadays, in fact there isn’t many established parks […]

Five reasons why I love camp kitchens!



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Yes… you read that right! This year we camped down the snow at the Kosciuszko Tourist Park for our annual ski trip… and it was awesome! With money a little tight this year there was a worry that we would have to forego this years ski trip. I couldn’t let […]

Camping at the snow at The Kosciuszko Tourist Park.



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By the time I began writing this blog I already had been a single mum for 6 years, I had travelled to five countries and had gone on numerous camping and road trips within Australia. It had become very easy for me to just pack up the kids and go. […]

How I gained confidence to travel solo with my kids.


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Travelling costs, it doesn’t matter how you do it, whether it’s camping or staying in luxury hotels, you will need money to travel! Lots of people think they can’t save for travel, it’s out of their reach. But if I, as a single mum, can do it so can you! […]

Saving for Travel series: Thrift Shopping.


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The Kobe Herb gardens and Ropeline is Japans largest herb garden with 14 garden areas and spectacular views across the Port of Kobe. Our trip to Japan had been filled with the craziness of Tokyo, the excitement of the thrilling  rides at Tokyo Disney and shopping for Anime merchandise…. so when […]

Kobe herb gardens and ropeway.



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When we travelled recently to Kangaroo Island it was a bit of a challenge… The challenge was the fact that we were going to camp on the Island and that meant transporting all essential camping items with us on a plane. Not only were we limited to the flights weight […]

5 essential camping items that I took to Kangaroo Island.


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So I must admit… I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan. I’m not obsessed, I can’t tell you every detail, I haven’t even read the books, but I have seen every movie… more then once! When I heard that the Universal Studios in Osaka had a Wizarding World of […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 


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Kyoto has approximately 1600 Temples, Shrines and even a Castle so there is no way you could visit them all in a lifetime, let alone a short stay. It can become so overwhelming if not pricey that it can be hard to know where to start. Below I have compiled […]

Shrines, Temples and a Castle in Kyoto.