Family Holidays : Article

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.

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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.


It's only natural

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


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.

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Is there anything daggier than travelling with your parents?

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Tracey Spicer There is nothing daggier than an adult travelling with his or her parents.

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Fantasy island

Tropical vista, wonderful service, always in Fiji.

Julietta Jameson is overcome by the fantasy of an exclusive luxury resort.

Mama Holiday

The Ten Commandments of travelling with kids

Kids by the pool

Tracey Spicer ''There are two classes of travel: First class, and with children,'' the humorist Robert Benchley wrote. But family travel can be lovely, as long as you follow these Ten Commandments.

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Girls just wanna have fun


Big city, short time? Leave it to a group of girls to streamline the perfect Bangkok weekend, writes Amy Cooper.


The Cruise Director

The Silver Whisper

Sally Macmillan Recently I received an email from a woman in her 50s who was keen to take a cruise on her own but was uncertain about whether cruising would suit a "reserved" person such as herself.

Shore Excursion

Canoe on a river between the rice paddies, Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam

Kath Town of Canberra experiences life in a Vietnamese village during her first cruise.

Family star

Kids at Sun Peaks resort.

Don't hesitate to take the kids to a laid-back winter wonderland ski resort in British Columbia, writes Christina Pfeiffer.

Fab fusion there's no confusion


This casino city does the oldest fusion food on the planet - and does it well, writes Katrina Lobley.


Paris - avec les enfants

Taking kids to the French capital is not just about Euro Disney. Debbie Neilson-Hunter discovers some crowd free local favourites.