Two Travelling Planners Christmas Gift Guide

Are you that person who has Christmas gifts sorted by mid-October, or does the thought of gift buying for family and friends leave you with a feeling of dread? We’ve put together a list of gift suggestions that will not only leave the recipient feeling like they’ve received the best gift/s ever, but you’ll also…

Mornington Peninsula Guide to Self Care

As a mum, there is so much that we juggle – our careers, our families, our households – some of us also add in further studies and volunteering, if not what also feels like a million other things. How often are you the last to go to bed at night and the first to wake?…

Is there one holiday destination you just can’t shake???

Is there ever just one place that is your go to for holidays? That simple no fuss, I’ve been there before holiday destination? For me it is Bali and Hawaii for Bree. They are both destinations that we have been to multiple times and I mean MULTIPLE. I consciously decided that I didn’t need to…

Mai Tais in paradise

There was no way I was coming back to Hawaii without having a Mai Tai or two.. So completing a list of my favourite Hawaiian Mai Tais seemed the perfect excuse to try a few more.. Obviously, I haven’t tried every bar/restaurant/etc that makes a Mai Tai, so apologies if your favourite isn’t on the…

Turtle Bay Resort

We’ve now visited Hawaii four times, and have always stayed at the same hotel in Waikiki (which we absolutely love), so this time we decided to try Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore. Turtle Bay has everything you could possibly need while on holidays – multiple swimming pools, hot tubs, on-site restaurants, horse riding,…

(Don’t go) Chasing Waterfalls

According to TLC back in the 1990s, we shouldn’t be chasing waterfalls.. Well after our recent experience, I plan on hunting out as many waterfalls as I can find.. We took guidance from Nathan at the Turtle Bay Resort activities counter, Guidepost, and headed out to Waimea Valley for a swim under the 45 foot…

Flight delays..

Is there anything worse than a flight delay? How about a 7.5 hour delay? That’s what we faced today with our flight to Hawaii.. While we did receive notification from Jetstar about the delay, we had already reached the city and turning back to the Peninsula wasn’t really something we were keen to do. How…

Packing List: carry on

Working out what to pack in your carry on luggage can be difficult, especially when limited with the size and weight restrictions based on the individual airlines. We’re flying out to Hawaii on Sunday with Jetstar and given we also have checked in luggage, our carry on luggage can be quite light. Isabella’s carry on…

Port Stephens

Approximately 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens is the perfect place for a mini family vacation and can be enjoyed in both winter and summer alike. Getting there: We chose to fly with Jetstar Australia from Melbourne. As we were only staying for three nights, we chose to just take carry on luggage –…

Pandas

When did you last visit the IMAX theatre at Melbourne Museum? Thanks to Bron at Smith’s Holiday Road, we attended the premiere of Pandas 3D on Wednesday night. Pandas 3D follows Qian Qian and the attempt to reintegrate her into the Chinese wilderness with  the help of Dr Jake Owens. Established in 1987, the Chengdu…