Tours and Excursion, Travel Reviews

Review: Lanai snorkel and dolphin watch, with Pacific Whale Foundation – Maui

What can I say?? this excursion not only exceeded all expectations but fell nothing short of excellence from beginning to end. This particular trip with Pacific Whale Foundation was recommended to us by the concierge in our hotel at the Sugar Beach Resort, mainly because they have a 'kids go free' policy which made this… Continue reading Review: Lanai snorkel and dolphin watch, with Pacific Whale Foundation – Maui

Mums Musings

I found my heart in San Francisco!

When I was last in San Francisco in 2010, I most definitely left my heart there. Coming back 9 years later I feel like I have re-claimed it again. San Francisco is ALWAYS going to be a place filled with emotion for me, it is the city where my brother lived, loved and lost his… Continue reading I found my heart in San Francisco!

Mums Musings

Dying Matters – So does living.

Today marks the start of Dying Matters awareness week, an annual event which takes place in May each year and opens up nationwide discussion of the very important but often taboo subject of death, dying and bereavement. If you haven't heard of this growing initiative before then take a look at the hashtag #dyingmatters this… Continue reading Dying Matters – So does living.

Travel Reviews

Review of Holland America Lines transpacific cruise aboard MS Maasdam, Auckland to San Francisco.

ENRICHMENT BEYOND EXPECTATION It's funny how sometimes you set your expectations really high, only to be disappointed, whilst other times you can have fairly low expectations and find yourself completely blown away - well the latter was my experience of our most recent cruise aboard Holland America Line ship MS Maasdam. I chose this cruise… Continue reading Review of Holland America Lines transpacific cruise aboard MS Maasdam, Auckland to San Francisco.

Our Travel Stories

New Zealand – United in Grief and United in Love.

It's hard to find the words to write about New Zealand when we have visited this amazing country in the same week it has been gripped by terror and tragedy in the light of the mosque shooting in Christchurch. I wanted to share a blog on the day but couldn't express my feeling in the… Continue reading New Zealand – United in Grief and United in Love.

Mums Musings

Reflecting on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Flight Number ET302.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" Today I woke up feeling incredibly blessed. I opened my eyes, opened the curtains of my balcony cabin aboard the 'Ovation of the Seas' and caught my first glimpse of Milford Sound - one of… Continue reading Reflecting on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Flight Number ET302.

Tours and Excursion, Travel Reviews

Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

Excursion Review of the 1 Day Tour to Featherdale Park, Blue Mountains & Parramatta River Cruise. Booked with http://www.fjtours.com.au   There seem to be lots of tours out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains so it's hard to know who to go with but when I picked up a leaflet for FJ Tours which combined… Continue reading Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

Tours and Excursion, Travel Reviews

Home and Away ‘Summer Bay’ excursion

Excursion review of the original 'Home & Away' tour to 'Summer Bay' booked via: http://www.goexploreos.com Although I in fact watch very little T.V. I do have to confess that my daily dose of the Australian soap opera 'Home & Away' is my guilty secret! I have watched it from the very first episode, which I… Continue reading Home and Away ‘Summer Bay’ excursion

Our Travel Stories

Sydney – Visit the places which you’ve never heard of….

I have already discovered during my various trips to the U.S.A. over the years that some of the most beautiful places are the ones your have never heard of. The rural towns and villages are where you see ‘real life’ away from the typical tourist attractions and cities. Often I have only come to discover… Continue reading Sydney – Visit the places which you’ve never heard of….

Guest Blogs

Education Resources for World Schoolers

Guest Blog information from http://www.education.com I am happy to welcome any guest blogs which may be of interest to readers & relate to either travel and/or world schooling. As a world schooler who is always on the look out for new and enjoyable learning resources for my 7 yr old son I was delighted to… Continue reading Education Resources for World Schoolers