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…

Cruising to Papua New Guinea with P and O

We saw whales on our first morning aboard.  Dining on a continental breakfast of croissants while enjoying the sunshine (goodbye Melbourne’s winter!) we spotted humpback whales surfacing and spouting port side.  It was an auspicious start to a family trip with a difference – visiting Australia’s northern neighbour Papua New Guinea with our three children…

Visiting Adelaide with Kids

Think Adelaide is just a romantic foodie getaway for loved up Millenials?  Think again.   A recent trip to Adelaide with our three kids showed us that there is plenty to keep the kids entertained in South Australia’s capital. Key places of interest (1) Haigh’s Chocolates Tours of Haigh’s Chocolate factory are free (although they…

Touring Iceland with Kids

  Erika Jonsson is a Melbourne writer and mother of two boys. She shares her favourite places to take them with Bubs On The Move. Iceland, or the land of ice and fire, is a destination made for families. For most people, it isn’t quick to reach, nor is it the place to go for…

Visiting Stockholm with kids

Erika Jonsson is a Melbourne writer and mother of two boys. She has visited Sweden numerous times, including three times with kids. She shares her favourite places to take them with Bubs On The Move. Stockholm is one of the world’s most family-friendly cities, even if it isn’t the most budget-friendly. If you’re clever it…

Visiting Darwin with kids

Darwin looms large in the Australian imagination but it doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves as a first rate family travel destination.   A regional township perched at the top of a vast continent it provides the ideal winter escape for families oppressed by bleary days during the Dry Season months of May-September.  During the…

Visiting Hong Kong with Kids

Please don’t think of Hong Kong as just a stop-over.  This family friendly destination has much to offer and is worth a trip in its own right.   Hong Kong was our first overseas destination ever as parents – we visited with our three month old baby and were blown away by the friendliness of…