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Family Fun on Spice Island Zanzibar Tanzania

Zanzibar was once known as Spice Island, where it was considered a major trading post for Spices from Africa going by sea to the Middle East and Asia. Not only were the spices traded here, but many were also grown here on the island too. Thus, Zanzibar became a famous port in the Indian Ocean. […]

Banyan Tree Resort Bintan Leaves Me Speechless

It is not often we reach a 5-Star Resort where words fail me, but I must admit Banyan Tree Resort on Bintan Island, Indonesia has left me speechless. So after I give you a few facts about this lovely resort, I am going to let the ‘pictures tell a thousand words’ and let our photos […]

Stunning Family Pool At Angsana Bintan Resort

This morning we sadly left our resort behind on Batam Island and headed by taxi to a rather remote local ferry terminal on the far side of the island. Not speaking Indonesian and looking very ‘touristy’, we found all eyes were on us as we paddled through muddy puddles with our new Samsonite luggage. We buy […]

Top 10 Family Resorts in Batam and Bintan Indonesia

We’ve spent the last week in Batam and Bintan Islands Indonesia, and had a great time staying and visiting at quite a few properties. If you are heading to Batam or Bintan Indonesia, then check out our top ten list of hotels and resorts for your next family vacation. There are many recreational hotels and […]

Relaxing Resort Life – Batam Island Indonesia

Here we are – this is our 3rd time in Indonesia this year.  Most Australians never venture past Bali Island, but we are on another ‘B’ island, Batam – which is just off the Singaporean coastline. Our last two nights have been at Harris Hotel Batam Centre where we have been quite busy – decking […]

Batam Island Indonesia – Bargain Shoppers Paradise

We’ve just spent 4 glorious nights in Singapore when upon riding the Tiger Sky Tower on Sentosa Island on our first day there, we spied in the distance an Indonesian Island named Batam.   Knowing how great Indonesia is for bargain shopping, we decided we wanted to go and stay over there for a couple of […]

Top Family Things to Do in Sydney Australia

The modern way of living often leads to stress, distressed feelings, overwork, and sheer lack of time to relax and pamper yourself. The best solution is a vacation. If you look at a luxury travel, Sydney is a good choice. It’s the capital of NSW (New South Wales, Australia). Even though it’s the most crowded […]

What To Do On One Whimsical Weekend In New York City

Image source: Pixaby There may be something cool about going alternative when it comes to visiting New York City. But if you’re only there for the weekend, of course, you’re going want to do the iconic sights. If you’ve never been to NYC before, prepare to be blown away by a city that never sleeps. […]

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Langkawi Island Malaysia

Last year we visited the Island of Langkawi on our way back to Australia from Africa. Langkawi is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur by aeroplane or a short ferry ride from the Malaysian mainland. It remains one of my son’s favourite place in the world. As we fondly remember our time, we decided to make a […]

Ten Tips for Surviving International Air Travel

I was talking to someone last night about how many flights we had been on, and although we try to ‘keep our feet on the ground’ as much as possible by taking land travel, it is necessary to take flights as well. A one-hour plane ride it seems is now taken rarely by us, and these can […]

Top Luxury Family Resorts In The World

Our List Of 10 Sensational Luxury Family Resorts In the World There are ten luxury family resorts in the world discussed in this article which we think will fascinate you.  These might assist you in choosing where to spend precious days relaxing with your family, even if just once in your life. Whose family doesn’t […]

How To Protect From Credit Card Thieves

Today I woke to the news my Facebook friend Jodie (who is currently in exotic Barbados) has had her Debit Card funds ‘cleaned out’ or stolen from her bank account.  Her first comment is that “but my card is still safely in my wallet”. How did this happen? I remember all too well that a […]

Explorason Tells You To Go See The World

Now is the time to travel the world. You might not think so, but Explorason tells why in his latest article from Matador Network. You can read it here. Comments Why not give him some encouragement as an eleven-year-old and leave a nice comment for him too? You can do that on the Matador Network […]

Ladies, Let’s Get Packing For Your Cruise

Australia is cold and wintery right now, and is experiencing a bitterly cold season. So we’re thinking that either a cruise, or a trip to a warmer destination like one of the Pacific or Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean, or maybe even S.E. Asia, might just be next on our agenda. But when it is chilly, […]