Family Holidays : Article

Indonesia

Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.

Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Tuppenny Farm, VIC

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Intrepid Good Morning Vietnam tour

Tracey Spicer We've all seen them. Like locusts on a crop, they descend on tourist attractions, chattering and snapping.

Malaysia

Batu Batu, Malaysia: An island to call your own

Paul Chai The boutique island resort of Batu Batu ticks all the right boxes for Paul Chai and family.

Australia

Sunshine Coast: Back to the future

Shelley Beach, Sunshine Coast.

Tracey Spicer Tracey Spicer finds everything old on the Sunshine Coast is new again.

Western Australia

Bill Granger: Famous flyer

Bill Granger Discover Bill Granger's recipe for great getaways.

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Kids are great, in small doses

Club Med Nusa Dua kids' club in Bali.

Tracey Spicer "Little bastards." That's what I said about my children to a random guest at a Fijian resort last week.

Travel Insider

Should kids get cheaper seats on planes?

trv-320-kids-planes

Jane E Fraser As a parent I shouldn’t say this, but I don’t understand why children get cheaper seats on planes.

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Air travel

Airline child seating policies: all men are not potential paedophiles

Child travelling alone on a plane.

Lance Richardson It's an odd experience to log on to a newspaper website and find a fellow writer you admire making the suggestion that you could be a secret paedophile.

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Mama Holiday

Digital distractions for your kids

Tracey Spicer It's a common question: Is there an app to make kids less annoying on holidays?

Mama Holiday

Mama Holiday: Travel insurance grey areas

Tracey Spicer Claiming lost gadgets is a grey area in travel insurance. And often, families are the hardest hit.

Mama Holiday

The indignity of 'all you can eat'

Child Eating

Tracey Spicer The term 'all-inclusive' makes me think of Homer Simpson at a buffet. There's something gluttonous about it.

Queensland

It's only natural

A stay at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef combines discovery with relaxation, writes Debbie Neilson-Hunter.

Thailand

Fruit Loops in paradise

Sunwing Kamala

Danielle Teutsch discovers a Phuket resort that knows how to keep little - and big - people happy.

Mama Holiday

How to help kids overcome their holiday fears

Tracey Spicer 'I don't want to do it.' How often do we hear that from kids? Especially on holidays.

Travel Insider

City passes: are they the best way to explore a new city?

Salzburg's city pass for tourists is great value, but not all city passes are equal.

Jane E Fraser City passes offer discounts on attractions, but are they worth it?

Mama Holiday

Don't risk losing your digital holiday photos

Mother taking picture of child by smartphone

Tracey Spicer The digital age has spawned a plethora of products to replace the family photo album.

Mama Holiday

Yes, we're flying on Christmas Day

Spying eight tiny reindeer ... some people will be flying on Christmas Day.

Tracey Spicer 'Will we see Rudolph out the window?" my daughter Grace asks, excitedly. It depends on how many G&Ts Mummy has.

Travel Insider

Call this a holiday? Surviving staying with the rellies

Can't we all just get along? A holiday visiting the relatives can be stressful.

Jane E Fraser Can staying with relatives ever be a holiday?

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Mama Holiday

How do you cope with allergies while travelling?

child food

Tracey Spicer If you have a family member with an allergy, a simple trip away can be life-threatening.