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Adults refer to Toowoomba as a mini-Melbourne or the ‘Garden City’.  Only 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane, it’s an easy weekend destination for many Queensland and Northern NSW families.

But how do you get the kids excited about a weekend in a city they’ve never heard of? Here are some insider tips in the words of local kids Jasmine, Mary and Jorja.  Read more about ‘Toowoomba – a local kid’s perspective’

15 September 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Holidays with Kids

One of the must-do‘s on Australia’s east coast is a stay at Airlie Beach. It is worth a visit, even if you just have one or two days. Airlie Beach is the ‘Gateway to Heaven‘; a little piece of paradise. Enjoy your stay at Airlie Beach and be inspired by my highlights: Read more about ‘How to relax on holiday at Airlie Beach’

16 June 2015 1 More on   Australian Holidays

I’ve always been too busy to visit Melbourne. I work long hours, so usually I’m racing around on weekends doing all the chores, groceries and washing.

So last weekend, I booked my first ever flight to Melbourne with a group of girlfriends. It was a dangerous one-off for us all, and you know what? We loved every wicked second. Read more about ‘What I learnt from my first time visiting Melbourne: Part 1′

25 May 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Bridges, like roads, connect our cities and towns. Most people would readily recognise the biggest bridges in Sydney and Melbourne, but have you crossed these three other endearing bridges in Australia yet? Read more about ’3 of Australia’s most endearing bridges’

20 May 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Why are some places in the world easier to recognise than others? The answer could be in how photogenic they are.

First published on Karryon, research by Love Home Swap has discovered the most photographed landmarks in Australia based on how many times their hashtag has been shared on Instagram. Here are the top 10 in reverse order. Numbers 5 and 1 may surprise you. Read more about ‘Australia’s 10 Best Instagram Attractions’

5 May 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Travel Tips

Australia and New Zealand have produced their fair share of sporting heroes. We look at some of our best champions and where they hailed from.

Read more about ‘Hometown heroes: Revisiting the cities of our sporting heroes’

John and Lyn Lewis finished work at five o’clock on Friday afternoon and raced home to pack the car. Over one weekend, the couple from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs drove all over Victoria from Echuca to Euroa, Benalla, through Hepburn Springs and finally to Hamilton before arriving home at eight o’clock Sunday night.

Read more about ‘Meet our Hamilton hoteliers’

10 February 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Discover Best Western

Desert oasis Broken Hill is Australia’s first Nationally Heritage Listed City.

Widely known for having one of the world’s largest mines, beautiful national parks and a big movie history, Broken Hill’s friendly community know all the history and secrets that go with living in this vast outback. Read more about ‘Why we love Broken Hill’

Finding new beaches, snowfields and historic towns to visit was a huge trend in 2014. Port Macquarie and Hobart welcomed a surge of visitors, with Queenstown and Auckland among the New Zealand favourites last year.

Travel is the escape many of us crave. It gives us time to stop and reflect, to relax and catch up on quality time with family and friends. With the New Year still fresh in our minds, now’s a great time for holiday planning. But where to next?  Read more about ‘Top 5 Places to Travel in 2015′

14 January 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays New Zealand Holidays

We Australians sure love our beaches, and many of us want to share these beautiful places with our favourite four-legged friends. While many of the country’s beaches are for people only, I’ve managed to hunt out a few of the very best dog-friendly locations. Don’t leave the pooch at home next time you head off on holiday – just make sure you follow my travel tips and head to one of these fantastic areas. Read more about ‘Australia’s best pet-friendly beaches’

13 January 2015 0 More on   Australian Holidays Travel Tips