Ballina and Port Douglas go head-to-head for the title of best regional destination. Port Douglas is where you can be lazy or adventurous. On the edge of Four Mile Beach, anchor your acrylic umbrella in the sand; snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or hike the Daintree Rainforest. South of the border in Ballina, you can see two castles, a maze, macadamias, hinterland and a handful of beaches.
Here comes the story of the hurricane.
No, this isn’t a Bob Dylan song, it’s an ode to Cyclone Dylan – and who better to tell it than our hotels on the ground? Here’s what I found out today when Peter, Raul, Erin and Dixon revealed how they survived Dylan, with a few extra stories and household tips thrown in that all of us should take a moment to read, rinse and repeat in our own homes. Read more about ’4 Lessons Learned From Cyclone Dylan’
For many, the ideal would be to celebrate Chinese New Year in China – although the budget doesn’t always stretch that far!
Thankfully, there are plenty of places to ring in the event in Australia, so mark your calendar for the New Year period of January 24 to February 9, 2014 and start the countdown to the Year of the Horse.
There’s nothing more Aussie than rummaging the shed to dust off the cricket pales, throwing some lamb steaks on the barbie, and inviting the family and friends to share the sand with mobs of Aussie locals proudly flaunting their southern cross tattoos and stunning bikini bods across Australia’s most iconic beaches.
Yep, Australia Day is this weekend! Read more about ‘Australia Day, Thongs and Perfect Snagging’
King Kong, a musical that had its world premiere on June 15, is still breaking records and amazing audiences at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
Approximately 50,000 people from all over Australia and the world came to the production’s debut, which was described as “amazing” by the Age and “an eye-popping spectacle” by the Herald Sun.
Sydney is getting ready to host the International Fleet Review in October – an event that promises to be one of the most extravagant the city has ever seen.
Its happening between October 3 and 11, so if you want your relaxing holiday to start off or end with a bang (literally), you might want to make your way to Sydney!
Beach holidays are undoubtedly a popular conversation topic here at the office and after many hours of argument and debate, we’ve come up with the list below. What do you think? Which beach have we missed?
It’s a tough job planning the perfect holiday for all members of the family – especially when it’s as large as ours. As they say, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. But if you want to please most of the people most of the time, here are a few tips. Read more about ’10 Top tips for a stress-free family holiday’
My first word of advice to anyone setting off on a first flight with their kids is that children, like grown-ups, are all different and some are easier to fly with than others. So some of these tips may help, but the best advice I could give anyone is to prepare for the worst, be patient, and take deep breaths when it all starts to get too much.
My first flight with my eldest daughter (from Australia to the UK no less) involved no sleep whatsoever with a 9-month old baby speeding on Phenergan and smiling, chatting and waving to all passengers she could manage to trap into eye-contact.
My son, however, has an “off-switch”, which he can activate during any extended period of boredom and fall promptly asleep for as long as required.
So anyway, here we go. Read more about ‘Flying with kids’