5 things I learned about road trips with kids

5 things I learned about road trips with kids

Like most West Australians, I’m used to covering a fair bit of distance. But after years of mostly solo travel, I suddenly had three other people to think about. I quickly found out that taking a road trip with two kids in tow, and getting them to our destination without anyone having a meltdown, requires quite a bit of extra planning.

Here's five things I've learned:

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Hotel Review: The Vines, Swan Vally WA

Hotel Review: The Vines, Swan Vally WA

Even though the Vines is only half an hour from Perth city, when you arrive, you’ll feel like you’re miles from anywhere. The resort is immersed in an abundance of green, from the golf course to the surrounding bushland.

But perhaps its biggest drawcard is that it's also situated in the heart of one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Here's my review:

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Roof of the world: 8 days in Tibet

Roof of the world: 8 days in Tibet

Tibet. It's a land of wide open spaces, brown land under a piercing blue sky, watched over by the biggest mountain range in the world.

It's a place of beautiful people struggling under oppression that brings out every emotion you could imagine. But even though it's confronting at times, it's one of the most rewarding trips you could ever contemplate...

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Bhutan: 5 days in the land of the thunder dragon

Bhutan: 5 days in the land of the thunder dragon

It's a tiny nation nestled between powerhouses China and India, and has somehow managed to hold on to its culture and independence. Bhutan is a magical, mystical place that's only been open to tourists since the 70's. Independent travel is basically non existent, so I signed up for a tour.

Here's what it was like spending 5 days in the land of the thunder dragon...

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Fasting in paradise: the Sanctuary Thailand

Fasting in paradise: the Sanctuary Thailand

Examining my bodily functions isn’t usually on my list of things to do on holiday. Explaining them to a man named Mr Moon isn’t exactly high on my radar, either. But, at the Sanctuary on the island of Koh Phangan off southern Thailand, I’m doing both these things and it’s all in the name of my health.

Warning: this story contains the word 'colonic'. Read at your own risk!

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