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Holidays with kids can be the best of times and the worst of times. How many of these thoughts have you had on a family holiday? It’s okay – you’re in a safe space, you can tell us. 1. “Let’s drive around Australia!” When the holiday road trip fun goes to your head and you …

I actually credit my kids with giving me my love of travel. Growing up and into my early 20s, I could never understand why people would work all year to save for a holiday that was over in an instant. Then when I was in my late 20s, we took the kids overseas for a …

Auckland is home to some fantastic road trips, many of which are perfect for quick weekend getaways. Here are five of our favourites. 1. Papamoa Beach Resort 3hr drive from Auckland Papamoa Beach Resort is sprawling and beautiful. It’s located right on the beachfront and spread over 16+ acres of land, with more than 250 …

Mark Twain once said, “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” He got it right. That friend who always shows up late for things and laughs about it? Not so funny when you are running for a …

Well, the school holidays are here again. They’re great for spending time together as a family – in fact, 78% of parents look forward to them* – but they can also be an expensive time to travel. We know Aussies can be creative, especially when it comes to saving money, so we asked what your …

Theme parks, beaches, and so much more. Get inspired by our list of epic Gold Coast must-dos. 1. Scare yourself silly exploring all five levels of Dracula’s Haunted House. 2. See Australia’s largest collection of surfboards and surf memorabilia at Surf World Museum. 3. Not just your favourite childhood toy – glowworms are real and …

I’ve been on a few holidays with my grandsons since they were born – one of the more memorable being a three-week road trip down the Highway One coastline in California, taking us from Santa Monica to San Diego. While it is more work than travelling with adults, holidaying with your grandkids is an experience …

If you’ve been thrown the mammoth task of organising a group holiday for a special occasion, like a milestone birthday, wedding, graduation, or retirement celebration, don’t be daunted! I’m here to help you do it like a pro. I recently organised a trip to Fiji for 20 members of my extended family to celebrate my …

Who says you have to travel far for exciting experiences? From the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps, to bubbling volcanoes and delicious gourmet journeys, New Zealand has enough to make you wonder why you would holiday anywhere else! Check out these 18 experiences that make NZ an iconic holiday destination for both locals and …