Cairns, Crocs and Companions

Airline: Jet Star Flight Time: 2.5 hours from Sydney Time Zone: AEST Dates: 4 July – 8 July, 2018 Thank god for good friends. They have your back when you need it the most, they don’t complain and they support you and your attitude when you are down. Just these sorts of friends flew over…

Shanghai Disneyland

We have a tradition in our family of visiting Disneyland once every three years to celebrate our son’s birthday. Since we are now living in Sydney we decided to check out  the newest location in Shanghai. At the time of booking our holiday, we found it incredibly difficult to find any helpful information online at…

Impressions of China from a First Time Visitor

  It’s perfectly ok to use white people as your backdrop in a selfie…like posing in front of some monument or notable locale. Everyone wants to take photos with you and your white children. It’s all friendly and well intentioned, just exhausting at times. The signs forbidding you to feed the animals at the zoo…

Cruising

Cruising is such a huge portion of the travel industry and one we as a family had yet to experience. I expect it’s because we prefer to roam and discover at our own pace and the thought of sticking to someone else’s itinerary seemed a nightmare. Cruise Line International Association’s State of the Industry Outlook…

8 Hours in Vanuatu

We missed our port day yesterday at Mystery Island in Vanuatu due to uncooperative weather. The captain had to pull the plug on departing via tender boats with continuous high winds and rain making it unsafe for the passengers and the crew. So we were left with one day, 8 hours really, to get to know this…

A Weekend in Hobart

Friday 2 February, 2018 We are flying this morning from Sydney to Hobart on Jetstar, it’s easy and quick, just 90 minutes in total. The kids and I agree to leave the screens at home and instead spend our time playing cards, working Sudoku and word search puzzles. The airport in Hobart is super small…