Category Archives: Travel with children

Kangaroo Island, SA: Our arrival

I have been at a crossroad as to how I should tell our story of Kangaroo Island.  Should I emphasize our days long journey?  Should I center around the wildlife?  the little connection to the outside world? the beach house? the kids? the … Continue reading

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Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Eureka!  On a whim, we decided to do something historical this past weekend (Aussie Father’s Day weekend) and visit Ballarat, a late 1800s gold-rush town, about 90 minutes from Melbourne.  It was a surprising uphill drive with views of burnt orange hills, rows … Continue reading

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Lost in Queensland

This is our story of how we survived tropical Queensland, a visit-at-your-own-risk state.  Please note, this is a long post.  Getting lost in Queensland is easy.  Getting out is an adventure. Queensland is gorgeous, dangerously gorgeous.  Many haunting tales come from … Continue reading

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Sydney from 3 1/2 feet

My almost 4 year old daughter Claire contributed the following post. I love vacations.  I love hotels.  I love Sydney.  My favorite part was the Opera House and Harbor Bridge.  Colin says, “op house…  (pause) ahhhhhhh.”   He likes it too.  … Continue reading

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“Sid, Syyyydd-neeeey, Its Sydney!”

This was my first trip traveling alone with my 2 children (and 1 stuffed koala) on an airplane.  Thankfully the flight is only 75 minutes from Melbourne and that Crayola invented Color Wonder markers. “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.  I … Continue reading

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Where we’ve been…

Where have we been?  Sydney.  We’ve been contemplating our lives’ existence while enjoying warm and sunny, winter days in The Rocks. Its been over a week since my last blog post and I feel guilty.  I’ve been having so much fun blogging and it … Continue reading

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Children in the vineyard!

Here’s a brief description of what my children did while we (my husband and I) tasted Australian wine in the Yarra Valley. The kids ate ice cream (bribery can be sweet), ransacked an autumn/winter display,               made … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s most prestigious wine region and only about an hour east of Melbourne.  We needed to go and without any Australian holidays in our near future now was as good a time as any.  Plus, it was … Continue reading

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Mornington Peninsula: Maze n’ Wine

The Mornington Peninsula is only about an hour’s drive south from Melbourne and has lots of beaches, wildlife, outdoor activities and its own wine region.  We had a day to explore the area over our long weekend celebrating the Queen’s 85th … Continue reading

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National Gallery of Victoria

We visited the National Gallery of Victoria over the weekend and had a great morning exploring art in Australia.  I love bringing my kids to art museums (yes, I have a background in visual art.)  Claire has been visiting them … Continue reading

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