Articles by sam

Zurich Arboretum

Today’s mission was to drive from Alpnachstad to my brothers place in southern Germany. At around 2 hours, we decided to break up the drive by stopping off somewhere along the way. There were a few options we looked into, such as , or . We ended up deciding on…


Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 for only $1. Very Limited Time Only

ON SALE. There’s still plenty of time to make it a year to remember! From the world’s leading guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 is the latest edition of the annual headline-making, agenda-setting bestseller. Be an in-the-know traveler this year with Lonely Planet’s collection of the hottest trends,…



Coles Online: free delivery on your first shop

I’m a big believer in outsourcing a much work as possible to make more time for spending out and about with the kids. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of supermarkets. Especially with a toddler. With online ordering and delivery, there are literally hours saved…


Why you should consider a Swiss Travel Pass

Trains in Switzerland are fast, comfortable and on time. They are also pretty expensive. Depending on how long you’re in the country, you may find that a Swiss Travel Pass to be very much worth your while. A return trip from Alpnachstad to Lucerne for both of us cost around…



Zanui winter kids sale

Zanui are having a great winter kids sale – there’s heaps of really good stuff here, inclusing clothes, toys and furniture. Click here for the sale or take a look at some of the great offers below…


Staying in Alpnach vs Lucerne

We did a fair bit of research before booking all of our accommodation for this trip. As we do for most of our overseas jaunts, we booked the inbound and outbound flights first, and then worked out the details later. When we initially booked the flights we really had no…



Up to 50% off at Masters!

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It’s sale time at Lime Tree Kids

Lime Tree Kids is a fabulous online store based in Queensland, stocking a huge range of kids toys, books, and activities. “Lime Tree Kids was formed by Shelley Mason in 2011 to bring to parents a hand-picked, exclusive collection of tried-and-tested toys and products for kids and mums, that all…


A wonderful day trip to Liechtenstein

You should definitely go to Liechtenstein. Now, when I say “You should definitely go to Liechtenstein”, I mean if you’re in the area. If you’re currently on a paddle steamer heading down the Mississippi then don’t feel like you need to drop everything and leg it to Vaduz. If you’re…


Liechtenstein Postal Museum

The Liechtenstein Postal Museum wasn’t the most fascinating of places we saw while in the small Alpine principality. It was smaller than we expected, but was free, so one can’t really complain! As you may have guessed, it’s a museum about postage stamps and Liechtenstein’s history through stamps, as well…


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Liechtenstein National Museum

The Liechtenstein National Museum was absolutely fantastic, and far bigger and more comprehensive than we were expecting. The staff even let us have a little look around before we committed to purchasing tickets. There is a free audio tour in English, which is helpful considering all the signage is in…



Where to get your Liechtenstein passport stamp

For those wondering, you can get your Liechtenstein passport stamp at the Liechtenstein Center, which is just off the main square. The Liechtenstein Center is also the official tourist office in Vaduz. In the on-site gift shop visitors can purchase unique postage stamps as well as a wide range of…


A wander around Lucerne

Lucerne is a wonderful Swiss city and the perfect place to spend a day wandering around. It’s certainly not the cheapest place in the world, but fun and inspiring nonetheless. As with most of our holiday, we elected to walk everywhere, and doing so in Lucerne is pretty easy. We…