Dirt road, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Road tripping with a baby

Planes. Trains. Automobiles? Of all the modes of transports we’ve embarked upon with (Now) Miss One, car transport has been – scout’s honour – the most challenging. Our shortest car journey is to the supermarket (yes, when she was a newborn, we’d avoid the one set of red lights on the 2 minute journey) and our longest is four hours (it took 6.5!) to visit Mr Travel Tales’ parents.

Yes, some babies take to travelling in vehicles like new parents take to strong coffee; but in my experience, you just never know what kinda baby you’re going to meet (even if you’ve carried him/her for nine months!). Car travel certainly falls into the challenge category for us. Here is what we’ve learnt. Read More »

Brisbane from Mt Cootha Lookout, QLD

A very Toddler Brisbane

As a Brisbane-bred gal, we often jet back to the River City with our little miss to spend time with family (and friends who are family). This holiday season, we arrived with Miss One with almost no plans and managed to pack a load of fun days into our vacation. As I type this, post-holiday, we actually find a bunch of unfulfilled toddler ideas left to do on our next visit … Read More »

Sydney Cityscape

My Fave 5 Baby-Friendly Things To Do In Sydney

Staycations. They’re a thing, right? Well, being travel addicts, we try to enjoy the best of our own city in the weeks in between our getaways.

Yes. Sydney has a load of manmade tourist attractions (zoos, theme parks and the like) and landmarks to check out if that’s your thing. However, if you’re coming to the New South Wales capital and looking for a taste of the local’s life too – here’s a summation of how we got out and about to enjoy our baby’s first year. There’s plenty of good stuff here. Read More »

Flying above the east coast of Australia

Flying short haul with a baby

Where there’s a will there’s a way. Right? Mostly. All bets are off when it comes to kids but we up for giving anything a red hot go once or twice. Flying is no different.

We hoped we’d be able to continue our gallivanting lifestyle when we welcomed our little adventurer. Nine months in, we’re lucky to report that our tot (who first flew at 7 weeks) has an appetite for adventure and has racked up double figures in domestic flights to date. Read More »

Jervis Bay, South Coast, NSW, Australia

Jaunt to Jervis Bay

Are there more kangaroos here than people? We mutter this between us as we unpack our things at our AirBNB self-contained cottage a short walk from St George’s Basin. There’s at least six ‘roos lazing out just over the fence in the backyard. It’s a picture-perfect winter’s day: the skies are sapphire, the sun is warming and the outlook is olive green the way only the Australian bush can be. But back to the nation’s famous marsupials. We actually feel a bit outnumbered. Read More »