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row of chalets at RAC Karri Valley Resort

RAC Karri Valley Resort Review: What to Expect

Set hidden in the West Australian Southern Forests on Lake Beedalup is the recently renovated RAC Karri Valley Resort.  Several years ago, during a trip to Pemberton we stopped in to have a look at the resort.  We were so impressed with the idyllic location we vowed to one day return. Finally, we have returned…

blue pool with gazebo

Review of Blue Ocean Villas Kalbarri Family Accommodation

As I am planning our holiday to Kalbarri on the Coral Coast of Western Australia it takes me quite some time to search and find the perfect Kalbarri family accommodation. I begin doing my research during April of 2020 when all the world is told to “stay at home!”  But I can see a glimmer…

bed with rolled towels, bedside lamps and sheer grey curtains

Family-Friendly Holiday Apartment Review of Avani Melbourne Central Residences

Recently we visited the city of Melbourne in Victoria Australia on a family holiday.  I spent weeks during my planning for this trip looking for the perfect Melbourne holiday apartment.  It needed to offer self-catering facilities, central location, activity options for our 11-year-old son (for downtime after spending the day exploring) and finally it had…

Riverview Tourist Park review

Riverview Tourist Park, Margaret River Review

Accommodation choices surround the outskirts of the Margaret River town in South Western Australia’s Margaret River Region but few places to stay are in town, riverside and offer camping, caravanning and cabins for couples and families.  But we found one – which we loved!  It’s called the Riverview Tourist Park.  Let me tell you all…

Cloudy dat at Emu Beach, Albany Western Australia

Big4 Emu Beach Holiday Park Review, Albany Western Australia

It’s not often you can find a location let alone an accommodation that caters for all demographics.  We recently stayed at the Big4 Emu Beach Holiday Park in Albany, Western Australia and what a find this place is!  Even though we are staying at this Emu Point accommodation on a family holiday, it is not…

Reviewing the cabins at Wave Rock cCaravan park, Hyden Western Australia

Wave Rock Caravan Park Review: What to Expect

Wave Rock (as it is famously known) is located just outside the West Australian town of Hyden.  Roughly a four-hour drive from Perth (see below for a map). The rock’s official name is Hyden Rock and encompasses the Wave, Breakers and Hippos Yawn.  Of the 150 000 tourists who come to see the Wave each…

My Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket reviews of all the facilities and amenties at this Karon Beach hotel

My Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Reviews: What You Need to Know

There’s just a plain pink wall.  It doesn’t look very enticing.  We are on the northern fringe of Karon Beach and about to turn off the top of the hillside road into Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.  But driving down the steep curved concrete driveway we are greeted by the turquoise blue Andaman Sea and the…

My review of a Pemberton farm stay at Diamond Forest Cottages in the Southern forests region of Western Austalia

Diamond Forest Farm Stay Review: A Pemberton Cottage

As I hand back our Diamond Forest Farm Stay Cottage key to our hosts Mark and Kerriann, my son Lewis is presented with a certificate detailing the farm skills he has performed over the past few days.  “I think a few more things could have been added to the list, ” I comment with a smile. …

Discussing the family friendly facilities at the 7 Penang Hotels along Batu Ferringhi beach, Malaysia.

6 Fun Penang Family Resorts in Batu Ferringhi

Penang is one of my favourite family holiday destinations in South East Asia.  There are just so many things to do in Penang.  Plus there is a good variety of fun family Penang hotels.  My favourite area within Penang to stay is along the northern beach of Batu Ferringhi.  Most of the resorts along Batu Ferringhi were built…

My Review of the Updated Cervantes Caravan Park (RAC Cervantes Holiday Park)

My Review of the Updated Cervantes Caravan Park (RAC Cervantes Holiday Park)

Cervantes is a small coastal town in Western Australia named after an American vessel that sank off its coast in 1844 and is now the home of many a lobster fisherman.  So why would you visit Cervantes?  Well, it is the closest town (a mere 10 minutes) to the Pinnacles Desert.  Plus it’s got beautiful beaches, great…

Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites review

My Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites Reviews (Prime Plaza Suites Sanur Bali)

They say you should never travel back.  Back to a place that exceeded your expectations.  The place that left you with such wonderful memories.  Memories that you have raved and raved on to anyone who would listen.  They say you should never go back because surely next time it will disappoint.  This is my Prime Plaza Suites review of…