Princess for a weekend at the Langham Melbourne

The chocolate fountain drips its bounty of sweet temptation.  Nearby are placed a bowl of marshmallows ready to be dipped into the molten deliciousness.  It is breakfast and we are staying at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne.  A flagship destination for Melbournians wanting a decadent and luxurious experience – The Langham’s Melba Restaurant is popular…

Wet ‘n’ Wild Junior – a kid’s review.

I’ve been waiting seven long years for this moment.  My eldest child’s first review of an attraction on this website.  Nathaniel, aged 9 has been reticent to contribute to to the blog having relegated it to the list of “daggy things mum does”.  A keen fan of waterparks Nathaniel spends much time on the internet…

Christmas Gift Guide for Traveling Kids

I’m guessing I’m not the only one a little behind on my Christmas shopping.  Here to help out my fellow family travellers I’ve put together a little gift guide for traveling kids. Trunki   Trunki offers a range of ride on carry on luggage.  Every time my kids use their Trunkis they get compliments.  I…

Disney Aulani Resort – The good and the bad

The Disney resort in Hawaii has been on our to do list for years – I’ve been scouring their website since the boys were little anticipating a trip there. This past week the stars aligned – offering a conference-vacation combo that fulfilled my professional and family needs perfectly.   The feedback we had from other…

Yosemite in winter – What to do with kids

Yosemite in winter is a season of poignant beauty.  The crowds that flock to the the National Park in summer are absent allowing families to enjoy a true wilderness experience in relative solitude.  Our own trip to Yosemite last winter co-incided with the largest snow storm in Californian recent history.  Trees sagged under the weight…