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7 Must Visit Destinations in LA with Kids

Los Angeles is the gateway to the US for most Australians and Nathan and I had to admit that we really only saw it that way when we visited last year on our way to Orlando. In fact, the only reason we stayed there at all was to recover from our jetlag before we headed...
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One Hour in Byron Bay

If you happen to make the long trek between Sydney and Brisbane by car, you will no doubt be looking for a few stops along the way. Luckily there are lots of treasures to explore as you work your way along the Pacific Highway, perfect for a 1 hour stop to rest and...
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Our Best Family Travel Budget and Planning Tips

It goes without saying that holidays can be expensive – particularly when you have an entire family heading off on an adventure.  In fact, compared to when you travelled solo or as a couple, the cost of a typical family holiday seems almost insurmountable....
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Family Fun at the Kennedy Space Center

One of our very favourite excursions on #ourUSAadventure in 2015 was to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was well worth the hour and a half bus trip there and back from Orlando (something we tend to avoid with our brood) and it truly...
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Wanna go – 8 Must-Do South Pacific Adventures

Wanna Go Wednesday is here and this week, with winter finally upon us, we’re dreaming of South Pacific adventure! I’ve flown over the South Pacific on the way to the US but I’ve never been to any of its exotic locations. A South Pacific cruise is...
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Wanna Go – Nathan’s Top 10 Bucket List

Wanna Go Wednesday is here again and this week we are sharing Nathan’s top 10 bucket list – the places he’s desperate to see, the things he’s gotta do. #WannaGoWednesday is when we share a little visual inspiration for the places we’re...
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Destinations

7 Must Visit Destinations in LA with Kids

7 Must Visit Destinations in LA with Kids

Los Angeles is the gateway to the US for most Australians and Nathan and I had to admit that we really only saw it that way when we visited last year on our way to Orlando. In fact, the only reason we stayed there at all was to recover from our jetlag before we headed...

One Hour in Byron Bay

One Hour in Byron Bay

If you happen to make the long trek between Sydney and Brisbane by car, you will no doubt be looking for a few stops along the way. Luckily there are lots of treasures to explore as you work your way along the Pacific Highway, perfect for a 1 hour stop to rest and...

Family Fun at the Kennedy Space Center

Family Fun at the Kennedy Space Center

One of our very favourite excursions on #ourUSAadventure in 2015 was to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was well worth the hour and a half bus trip there and back from Orlando (something we tend to avoid with our brood) and it truly...

Wanna go – 8 Must-Do South Pacific Adventures

Wanna go – 8 Must-Do South Pacific Adventures

Wanna Go Wednesday is here and this week, with winter finally upon us, we’re dreaming of South Pacific adventure! I’ve flown over the South Pacific on the way to the US but I’ve never been to any of its exotic locations. A South Pacific cruise is...

Wanna Go – Nathan’s Top 10 Bucket List

Wanna Go – Nathan’s Top 10 Bucket List

Wanna Go Wednesday is here again and this week we are sharing Nathan’s top 10 bucket list – the places he’s desperate to see, the things he’s gotta do. #WannaGoWednesday is when we share a little visual inspiration for the places we’re...

Family Travel

Our Best Family Travel Budget and Planning Tips

Our Best Family Travel Budget and Planning Tips

It goes without saying that holidays can be expensive – particularly when you have an entire family heading off on an adventure.  In fact, compared to when you travelled solo or as a couple, the cost of a typical family holiday seems almost insurmountable....

5 Top Tips for the Ultimate Road Trip with Kids

5 Top Tips for the Ultimate Road Trip with Kids

I guess most of us sit in either one of two camps when it comes to road trips. The camp that loves the thought of spending hours in the car, exploring hidden treasures and soaking up the sights. And the camp who would prefer to do pretty much anything else, as long as...

7 Essential Tips for Fun Family Cruising

7 Essential Tips for Fun Family Cruising

Cruising here in Australia seems to be growing exponentially in popularity every year. It seems that most of my friends have tried a cruise and have enjoyed themselves so much they’ve returned for more! Feeling a little left out, we finally enjoyed a long...

Prepping for Your Theme Park Adventure

Prepping for Your Theme Park Adventure

The thought of a holiday at a theme park can overwhelm you with both fear and excitement. The anticipation can be nearly too much too bear – all the rides and the fun and the excitement! But visiting a theme park for the first time can also be a really daunting...

So did our holiday plan, go to plan?

So did our holiday plan, go to plan?

Hi there! After a hiatus due to #ourUSAadventure, we are back home and ready to get back into blogging and writing and working again. Our holiday was wonderful – it went better than we could have ever expected. It’s rare that something you build up in your...

Lifestyle

Our Five Year Plan

Our Five Year Plan

In Nathan’s post a week or so back he revealed we actually have a long term plan, a plan he likes to call, “four years to freedom”. I think we actually have a five year plan (as the plan culminates in 5 years, in 2020, after the next 4 years of hard...

5 awesome planning tools I use everyday

5 awesome planning tools I use everyday

This year, in my bid to be more organised and productive, I have embraced a number of planning tools. I’ve never been one to rely on much, other than a notebook and my own noggin when it comes to planning, so this has been a big change for me. But you...

Smarter Happier, two years on

Smarter Happier, two years on

Two years ago this week I began Smarter Happier. Two years ago this week I wrote about how Kirsty had suffered a “mini stroke” and our whole world had turned upside down. Two years since we decided that something needed to change in order for us to live...

2016 SMART goals – February Update

2016 SMART goals – February Update

At the beginning of 2016 I set a series of SMART goals for the year ahead. I’ve committed to reviewing my progress each month to keep me on track and this is my update for the month of February. Feel free to check out my January progress too. Personal Run...

Learning new skills & putting them into practice

Learning new skills & putting them into practice

I must confess I love learning but I don’t love paying lots of money for the privilege of adding more information into my already overloaded brain. In the last year since I’ve left the workplace I’ve been eager to learn all I can about running a...

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