Following on from the haphazard adventures of my last April school holiday post, “A Mother’s Survival Guide”, where the very word camping still finds me in the foetal position rocking back and forth, I have become the very proud owner of a 1986 Viscount caravan called Lillian. Low cost cheerless camping has now morphed into low cost captivating caravanning capers into the Stirling Ranges, Chevy Chase style… Continue reading
Whether you are transiting through Perth or simply a local wanting to play tourist and only have a day in Perth then ambling around the CBD and surrounds can be an enriching experience especially with kids in tow. Continue reading
How to Tell if you are Addicted to Travel: A Travel Tragic
- When doing the family budget, the holiday has first priority, food and household bills are second and third respectively. If we eat baked beans every week until we depart, that will pay for two nights accommodation somewhere.
- When buying clothes all you can think of is how well it would pack and how long it will take to dry.
- When buying that new couch, you look at the price tag and think ‘that’s a return airfare to London,’ you walk out empty handed and tell yourself the ‘black hole’ in the old sofa really isn’t that bad after all.
- When your inbox has at least 50 emails a day advertising specials from all the airlines that fly out of your nearest international airport.
- Wrestling with your conscious about taking the kids out of school again, but the devil always wins.
- When you are three years behind on all the holiday photo books you are ‘gonna’ make.
- When you know the exchange rate of all the major currencies off by heart.
- When you have visited at least ten countries in the last week….online.
- When you own no less than 5 cameras and 10 suitcases and backpacks of varying sizes, shapes and designs.
- When you can count to ten, ask for a toilet and a train ticket in at least ten different languages.
A mother embarks on an adventurous four day mini camping in Pemberton trip and explores a plethora of National Parks in the South West of Western Australia with her intrepid two teenage sons in a bid to keep them off the XBOX and to keep active. A humorous approach to her mishaps into the mundane will delight anyone who dares to read on… Continue reading
A family trip to Tasmania turns into a tour of toilets with their two young sons in tow… Continue reading
If you are departing from Australia, especially Western Australia, then it would just be criminal not to book with a budget airline on short haul flights. This is especially true when they have specials on. If you subscribe to their email alerts you can get some excellent deals. The less you pay for an airfare, the more you can spend at your destination or your next holiday. You worked hard for your money so don’t waste it. You can even make it cheaper by using these tips: Continue reading
I once travelled in a ‘hippie’ backpacker bus up the west coast of the USA and the bumper sticker said “It’s not the destination that counts but the journey.” It sure was an interesting indie trip with us sleeping on seats turned into makeshift bunks and cooking up steaming flap jacks the next morning in a hippie camp in a Oregon forest on route from San Francisco to Seattle. On a recent family holiday, those words came back to haunt me on Friday the 13th. Continue reading