The Pod playground at the National Arboretum

Top tips for visiting Canberra with kids.

  There is a secret that residents of Australia’s Capital Territory have been keeping from the rest of Australia for some time. Canberra is a great place to visit with kids. Seriously, I had NO idea until a couple of years ago when I dragged my two sons there on a work trip. Located between…

Sabrina D'Angelo as Zen the Pigeon Girl.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is for kids too

It’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival time again and families with kids don’t have to miss out.  Darebin Arts is showcasing some left of centre comedic talent at the Northcote Town Hall during the festival.  We were fortunate enough today to be in the audience for a performance of “Zen the Pigeon Girl”.  A one woman…

The Australian Shark and Ray Centre

The Australian Shark and Ray Centre Melbourne.

Note:  We currently have a family pass up for grabs via our Facebook page.  Hop on over there to enter! This is one for the “Sweet! Wish this was around when I was a kid” files.  Recently the entire family (baby too) donned skin tight wetsuits to mingle with some amazing sharks and stingrays at…

Dad's garden

Time for this travel blogger to talk about “Home”

In my professional life I care for patients who grieve for their lost home. I care for asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their home, often leaving behind loved ones. The trauma these patients have experienced in the process of fleeing, and within Australian borders in detention stays with them, exacerbating their loss.…