Genteel delights of the Swiss Riviera

There’s more to Switzerland than bankers, cuckoo clocks and pocket knives. Over the centuries Switzerland’s Lake Geneva has attracted English aristocrats on their Grand Tour of Europe, inspiration-hungry writers, international jet setters and the occasional cashed-up despot. The perfect aesthetic alliance of mountains and water has provided visitors with a spectacular summer retreat. And the […]

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Touring Tasmania by motorhome

The kids want to see Tasmania from the back of a motorhome. We prefer some comfort. The answer: a holiday of two halves. The excitement hits fever pitch as our aged motorhome rumbles into the pick up zone at Launceston airport, in Tasmania’s north. Our seven and ten year old sons have been counting down […]

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Entering the Lost World at Cedar Glen Farmstay

A lot can change in a weekend, especially when you’re visiting the Cedar Glen Farmstay in the Lost World region of south east Queensland. A weekend at home lasts two days. Saturday is for children’s sport, then there’s the lawn and the shopping. Sunday is for the papers and lunch with friends and family. A […]

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Just a Thredbo Tragic

There’s nothing quite like  skiing in Australia. We have just forked out a wad of cash at the entrance to the Kosciuszko National Park and the temperature is dropping. There’s snow on the peaks and the kids are getting excited. It’s their first ski holiday in Australia and my first visit to Thredbo in 24 […]

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