Overseas travel


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Each month I ask the kids what their favourite traveling experiences have been so far while travelling with Mum!   This month I asked Laura ( presently 19 years old) Whats one of the experiences you have loved so far? I loved helping out at the school while we were holidaying […]

Kids recommend: Volunteering at Conua School, Fiji.


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If there is only one luxury stay you have while on your trip to Japan it would have to be at the Iwaso, a beautiful Ryokan on the Miyajima Island.   As we arrived at the Iwaso Ryokan I was overwhelmed by its beauty. The stunning forest that surrounds the […]

Staying in a Ryokan: Iwaso


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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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The other day I realised how grateful I am for the opportunity’s I have had to travel here in Australia and globally since becoming a single mum of five, 7 years ago. It also made me reflect on my favourite places I have seen during this time… So here it […]

5 of my Favourite places in Australia and the World!


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There are so many reasons to visit Japan, here is my top five! Culture/History Japan has a rich history filled with culture dating back centuries. Wondering the streets of any of Japan towns you will come across relics from years ago all with legends, myths and stories connected to them. […]

5 reasons to visit Japan!


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Recently we spent 6 wonderful nights holidaying at the gorgeous Outrigger Fiji with our extended family and we loved it! Here is five reasons why you should stay there to!   1.The swimming pools! Outrigger Resort Fiji has two pools, one for families and the other for adults only. The […]

5 top reasons to stay at the Outrigger Resort Fiji



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Each month I ask the kids what their favourite traveling experiences have been so far while travelling with Mum! This month I asked Laura (18 years old). What is one of the experiences you have loved so far?  I loved the Hozu -gawa River boat because it was a somewhat […]

Kids recommend: Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride, Japan.


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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.




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Before traveling to Tokyo, I had read lots about the train travel within the city of Tokyo and the kaos, the crowds and somewhat confusion of travelling on trains kinda worried me. Without much sense of direction or lack of speaking/ understanding Japanese I was worried I would have no […]

Surviving train travel in Tokyo!


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Recently we spent two days at the Tokyo Disneyland park.  Here is what I learnt!  Tokyo Disneyland has two parks, the first is the traditional Disneyland park while the second is called Disney Sea. Disney Sea has nothing to do with sea life, so if your are thinking it’s like […]

A guide to Tokyo Disneyland