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I love giving the gift of experience for birthdays, especially if it is a “big one”. So when my gorgeous second daughter celebrated her 21st this year I gifted her a Hot Air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley. Last weekend it was time to take the trip! Setting the […]

Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley


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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The alarm went off waking me from my slumber. Struggling to open my eyes I hit the snooze button before rolling back over. It was too early,  3.45am to be exact. In a haze I remembered why I had set the alarm so early. We were going to explore the […]

Sunrise from the Sand Dunes!



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If you are looking for an gorgeous place to explore caves and camp under the stars all the while being surrounded by everything the Australian bush has to offer, then Wombeyan Karst Reserve is just for you! I had been planning this camping trip for weeks, no probably months with […]

Wombeyan Caves: A Review



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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 Jay ( 10years old) Whats one of the experiences you have loved so far? I loved Tobogganing down the sand while we were on Kangaroo Island.I really […]

Kids recommend: Sand boarding at Little Sahara, Kangaroo Island.



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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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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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We loved our stay at Harrington Discovery Holiday Park and this is why!… A few months ago I booked a stay at Harrington Discovery Holiday Park, on a special deal that they had going on, unfortunately I had to cancel at the last moment… but…. the wonderful person at the […]

Harrington Discovery Holiday Park: A Review


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Sometimes I wonder why I even attempt this travel blog thing. I struggle to put words down, often writing sentences that make no sense. My spelling and grammar is atrocious ( thank god for spell check because I can’t spell atrocious!) and my typing is not much better. It often […]

Sometimes I wonder why I blog…


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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!