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Another year, another Christmas done and dusted. And don’t our wallets and waistlines feel it! One of those I am fine with – as Lizzo says, I’ll be slapping on my ass, getting thicker and thicker, WOO. The other one I hate with a vengeance. Apparently one-in-three Aussies go into debt over Christmas – and …

If you see me at the airport, I’m the person that seemingly has this travel thing down pat. I check in online to save queueing, I pass through security like a boss. I travel light, I board early, I never crowd the carousel. If you see me travelling with my mum, however, you won’t recognise …

Being a full-time working dad means I always look forward to spending time off with my wife and daughter. So I was thrilled to take our first big trip to Hawaii with our 2-year-old in tow. I was one part excited, one part terrified – but I can safely say that, since coming home, I …

My first reaction to the idea of going on a cruise was, “Earggggh, no thanks!” I thought they were just for retirees and travellers who were more interested in buffet dinners and onboard bingo than actually, you know, travelling. But how wrong I was! Cruises have changed the way I travel forever and now I’m …

The idea of taking your kids on a long-haul flight might make you think about having your family holiday closer to home. Like, in the lounge room. But it’s not that scary – we promise! The secret is in clever carry-on packing. Sure, there are the obvious essentials, like a water bottle, a change of …

Before I had kids, I thought maternity leave was like an extended holiday in itself. I imagined myself fitting in plenty of exercise, tackling that long-awaited family photo project, and perhaps even writing my brain-bound novel. Ha! Maternity leave ended up being the most memorable, epic and treasured time of my life, but a holiday …

Family holidays and big events like Christmas were chaotic when we were young. They were loud, fun, and everyone got together, including all the cousins. Sure, it was nice to see everyone – grandparents, aunts and uncles. But let’s face it, we were most excited about seeing the cousins. It was like seeing old friends, …

If you’re anything like me, travel is a true passion – something you do as much of as you can. So when I had kids, I really wanted to pass that love of travel on to them – to take them to places I had visited (and loved) and discover new ones together. But you …

School holidays are coming up here in NZ and they’re the perfect time to make some amazing memories with the family. North Island, South Island, wherever you may be, this country is beautiful and it’s just waiting to be explored. So, here are 10 of the best family-friendly activities in NZ. 1. Kelly Tarlton’s SEA …

I lumbered down the stairs, half-carrying my husband’s 192cm frame while he clung to the rail on the other side. Never assume anything. This was one of the first lessons I learned after my husband developed a medical condition that transformed his strong, fit body into an emaciated version of itself. Here are five things …