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Sleepover in the city

As my kids hurtle towards adulthood with alarming speed, I’ve been trying to think of more ways to spend one on one time with each of them, and get a feel for how the teen years are treating them.

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Just right: A guide to the Gili islands

The three Gilis are a bit like the houses of the three little pigs or maybe Goldilocks’ three different porridge offerings. One is too loud, one is too quiet and one is just right. But obviously, each of them is right for someone – depending on your lifestyle.

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Magical Melbourne for all the family

Melbourne – stylish, artistic, full of culture and history – not usually words that describe somewhere considered to be kid-friendly. But Melbourne has that too.

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Middle Earth forever: the Tolkien legacy lives on When the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy hits the screen this year it will herald the end of an epic Tolkien era for Peter Jackson - but in Middle-earth New Zealand the Tolkein/Jackson legacy lives on.
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Six budget family holiday ideas for the Easter school break

School holidays are almost upon us, and if you’ve been putting off the thought of entertaining the kids for two weeks (and how much it’s going to cost) you’re probably not alone.

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North Dakota: Rough riders, musicals, buffalo and badlands ,

When I asked my teenage daughter what she wanted to see most of all on her trip to the U.S. I expected her to say Hollywood or Disneyland. But no – her answer was Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Red Centre adventures at Uluru ,

Uluru is one of the most recognisable Australian landmarks. Ask anyone. Which is why, during peak season (mid-winter) thousands of people visit the Red Centre from all over the world

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Seven ways to enjoy Heron Island

Heron Island is one of my favourite Australian island retreats. There are many reasons to visit – in fact I keep finding more, but here are seven, which is hopefully enough to entice you to this beautiful little drop in the ocean.

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Fiji’s Malolo Island Resort gets a five-star makover

Fiji’s Malolo Island Resort reopened recently having completed extensive renovations after cyclone damage closed the resort for eight months last year.

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Singapore’s Changi Airport: turning a stopover into a mini-break.

Do you remember the Tom Hanks movie, The Terminal, about a poor Eastern European immigrant who finds himself stranded in JFK and ends up living there?

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