Her Getaways

Aussie winter escapes

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If you’re cold and living in Australia, head North and West, not Up and Out. I always believed that escaping the winter chill should involve boarding a flight for an exotic island for some warmth and a dose of foreign ‘culcha’; where a long flight and a passport were the…

Studio Cottages Blue Mountains getaway

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Imagine your own private cottage in the middle of a private garden – an oasis of your own. Studio Cottages in Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains is a great place for you to relax. The cottage features a private two-person spa, open log fire, air conditioning, TV, DVD and CD players and…

Corin Forest with kids

Corin Forest: Fun day in the snow with kids

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If you want to give the kids a taste of the snow, but the thought of lift passes, slippery black ice on the road and pricey chalets give you nightmares; Corin Forest is the absolute PERFECT place to visit. Only 45 minutes from the centre of Canberra, Corin Forest is the…

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Berry picking at Clyde River Berry Farm

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I’d always wanted to take the family berry picking, so last school holidays when we were on the south coast of NSW we ventured through the bush to Clyde River Berry Farm. The farm is in Mogood which is 3.5 hours from Sydney, 45 minutes from Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, or…

How to travel with young kids

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Do you ever look at those families that travel with young kids and think “How do they do that? I find it so hard just getting out the door with my little ones”. Well, travelling with a baby, toddler or child is not as scary as you may think. It…

Rumba beach resort, Caloundra QLD

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Along with ‘me time‘, hanging out with my three children is something I constantly aim for but rarely achieve except when we escape for the weekend or a holiday. Otherwise one of us is always doing something and we’re often like ships passing in the night. So I adore family…

Family road trips: A survival guide

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I remember going on many long distance family road trips throughout my childhood. Every summer we’d load up the car and spend a day or two travelling up north or down south for a family holiday. Being the youngest of three kids I was always stuck in the middle seat…