Travelling with kids


Venice with a toddler

This place is magical- it really is. We weren’t too sure what to expect in Venice to be honest. We’d feared our extremely mobile toddler would just jump into any canal, but this hasn’t been the case. The lack of cars here is striking, and for us so far, it’s…


Cabs in Rome with a toddler

One thing we’re rarely sure about when visiting a new place is how to deal with cabs when you’re traveling with a toddler and no baby seat. We found that in Rome, every cab driver we had was excellent. Clarrie was fine without a baby seat, and none mentioned it….


Emirates Business Lounge Dubai with a toddler

The Emirates Business Class floor The main thing of interest about the Business Lounge in Dubai is it’s sheer size. It’s not really a ‘lounge’ per se. It’s almost as big as the terminal, taking up an entire floor. The floor below is the First Class Lounge, and below that…


Emirates First Class with a toddler

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to fly First Class with Emirates. It’s a marvellous experience, and it’s certainly not lost on me that most people won’t encounter it. It’s also not lost on me that we’ll probably never have this opportunity again. This trip has been paid…


Emirates Chauffeur Drive

One of the perks of flying with Emirates in either First of Business is their Chauffeur Drive service. You get driven from home to the airport when you leave, and the airport to your accommodation when you arrive  (and vice-versa if your return flight is with them also). As my…


Review: BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Original

The BabyBjorn Original carrier has so far been my favourite of all the carriers we’ve tried (and there have been a few). The carrier is lightweight and easy to use, and for the most part, Clarrie has seemed pretty comfortable with it. The back support, in particular I have found…



Pearl Harbor

Beautiful weather for a lovely day at Pearl Harbor. Although sobering at times, the high amounts of “‘MURICA” can wear a little thin- although I will say it was a lot less predominant than we were expecting. The whole Pearl Harbor Memorial site is very well done, and entry is…



Kāʻanapali Beach, Maui

Kāʻanapali Beach, like so many in Hawaii, has to be seen to be believed. The expanses of crystal clear water and bright white sand couldn’t be a better sight to a family escaping a drizzly Melbourne winter. There are a number of resorts nearby and it’s a very short drive…


Brisbane CityCat

The Brisbane CityCat is a great way to see Brisbane, without being stuck on buses and trains, or dealing with over-priced parking. While we travel up there a bit, we never make the time to be tourists. It can sometimes be difficult to go back to your home-town and see…