Family Style Finds

by on July 31, 2010
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Baby brolga at Serendip Sanctuary

At the end of each month I’d like to share the interesting bits I found on the web.  These are some of the things that caught my eye over the last few weeks.

Flying with kids on budget airlines

Flying with kids can be tricky at the best of times.  Add budget airlines to that, with their stripped down service, stringent travel requirements and (at times) crazy delays, and there’s a whole new set of challenges to deal with.  The always organised Planning Queen shared her experiences of taking her young kids to Sydney, by herself, on a budget airline.  As usual her advice is golden.

Learning on family vacation

I’ve been mulling over a post on this very topic for a few weeks now.  It’s something close to my heart and one of the reasons I love to travel with our kids so much.

Ngilgi cave

This image from Science at Home caught my eye, as we’ve not long returned from the Buchan Caves in Victoria.  Deb has managed to capture a great range of formations in this image and gives a good explanation of what they all are.

How to have a completely peaceful car ride with three small kids

This post from Simple Mom certainly isn’t what I expected when I read the headline.  Nonetheless, it is great advice and something that I should try to practice more often.

The new 7 wonders of nature

The New7Wonders of Nature campaign is in its final stages.  After an initial pool of 440 possibles, 28 candidates are vying for a spot in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.  Uluru and The Great Barrier Reef are in the final group.  So forget about Julia and Tony for a while and give these two natural wonders of Australia your vote.

Enjoy!

Happy travels,

Family Style Finds

by on June 25, 2010
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On the last Friday of each month I’d like to share the interesting bits I found on the web.  These are some of the things that caught my eye over the last few weeks.

Free things to do in Melbourne

I think this list from Why Go Australia pretty much nails it.  The kids might not be so interested in the lanes and window shopping, but everything else is great family fun.

7 kid friendly picnic ideas

Relaxing with a family picnic is a fantastic way to enjoy your surroundings, new or old.  Zen Family Habits is known for it’s simple, practical tips and these are no different.

7 ideas for screen-free travel with kids

I can vouch that all these ideas from this post on Simple Mom work better than a DVD player.  One idea I hadn’t thought of was to tell family stories.  What a lovely, quality way to spend travel time.  I would be careful having the kids read books in the car, as it can induce carsickness in those prone to it.

An Australian Alphabet

This review by Playing by the Book is of a wonderful Australian book called Possum & Wattle – My Big Book of Australian Words.  I love that the book focuses on real words rather than the colloquial slang than no-one uses.  I’m keeping an eye out for this one in the bookshops.

Camping checklist

I’ve just discovered List Bean and, being a bit of a list junkie myself, have fallen in love with it.  This camping list is a bit more comprehensive than my packing list, as we keep a lot of stuff in the caravan ready to go.

Enjoy!

Happy travels,

Family Style Finds

by on May 28, 2010
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On the last Friday of each month I’d like to share the interesting bits I found on the web.  These are some of the things that caught my eye over the last few weeks.

Why does the moon look so huge on the horizon?

This is one the kids often ask me when we’re camping.  I usually give them a jumbled sort of answer that I’m not entirely sure they understand. But, hey, I know what I mean.  Next time they ask me, I’ll be prepared!  Discover Magazine blogs have all sorts of interesting bits and pieces that can be related back to your travel. Read more