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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


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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: Kids Christmas Presents.


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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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One of our favourite places to get away for the weekend is Munmorah State Conservation area. It is close to home for us and is an area that has everything we love including bushwalks and beaches! Munmorah has two camping areas but our favourite is Freemans camp ground. It has […]

Camping at Munmorah State Conservation area: A review


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There is nothing better then a local community event and the Holmesville Hotel Billy Cart races is one event that really does bring everyone together for fun day! Held annually down the street directly in front of the Historic Hotel, the Billy cart races are a day that everyone can […]

Billy Cart Races: Bringing the local community together!


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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: Growing your own food.



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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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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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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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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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I was enticed…by the Instagram pics and by the blog posts… The Titanic Exhibition in Sydney looked amazing! I knew that I wanted to visit and experience it for myself as soon as possible! Upon entering the exhibition we were given a boarding pass, it gave us the details of […]

Titanic the Exhibition.


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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.