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As a RedBalloon Blogger, I have experienced some pretty cool things with my family. But when I was asked to review an experience from one of the many RedBalloon Mothers Day gift ideas, I knew exactly what I wanted to do… escape!
Ben Upton’s review of his trip to the Zoo. After working over Xmas, I felt it was time for a well-earned break. In late January, I decided to take a short trip down to Bendigo to see some family with my wife. How can you go to Victoria though, without spending some time in Melbourne. [...]
How did Klaus deal with turning 30? I turned 30 a couple of weeks ago and to ease the pain of aging, my wife and I decided to escape the chilly wind of Sydney to the warmth and sun of Port Douglas. And what is a visit to Port Douglas without a visit to the amazing [...]
Read-on to find out Doug’s modern rituals It’s often bandied about these days that as a modern society, we are losing our sense of ritual. Perhaps there’s something to it, and to rituals benefit to us. I guess there’s nothing for it but to test and see – So, over the last two years, I’ve [...]
It’s the classic argument…where to go for the weekend away. One wants to get close to nature and is happy to ‘rough it’ on the cold hard ground where as the other wants glamour and luxury. Check out what happens when two RedBallooners conduct this social experiment to see if you really can get the [...]
So it’s that time of year, again. That time where your Christmas/New Year holiday is a distant memory but we are too far away from the next one to start a countdown. We start to lose a bit of energy because winter has well and truly set in and all we can think about is [...]
Fraser Island is positioned off of Australia’s QLD Coastline and at over 123 km in length is the largest sand island in the world. With a surface area of 184,000 hectares Fraser Island is a haven for various wildlife (including a dingo population of approximately 300). In addition to a host of native flora and [...]
Located 1700 kilometers north of Brisbane, Port Douglas is the ultimate destination for relaxation, adventure or indulgence. With year round sunshine, a warm climate and refreshing sea breezes, Port Douglas provides the perfect backdrop to unwind and experience something different.
We awoke to the birds and the light piercing the tent and arrived at my brother’s tent to find them both bright eyed and full of excitement because not one but a WHOLE FAMILY of kangaroos had been right outside their tent all morning! JACKPOT!!!!!
With my brother and his wife over from the UK, I really wanted to get them out of the city and amongst the natural beauty of Australia. So with the relentless ‘I want to see a kangaroo’ chant ringing in my ears, I considered my options. Find out what happened on Day 1 of our Jervis Bay adventure.