“A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Friday, the first day of the weekend here in the UAE and the perfect opportunity to explore Dubai Creek and the area affectionately known as Old Dubai. Spending our downtime on the water, while experiencing a new-to-us pocket of this intriguing city, might be just what the Dr ordered.
It is hard to pinpoint whether it was the comfortable rays of the sun warming our backs, or the gentle rocking of the boat which was sending us into a blissfully calm and meditative state. Seagulls were pleasantly singing overhead and we could just make out the haunting call to prayer, drifting out from nearby minarets. Read more
Categories: Family Travel, Middle East
Tags: Abra, Arabic Marketplace, Bur Dubai, Dhows, Dubai, Dubai Creek, Dubai Fish Market, Dubai Fruit And Vegetable Market, Gold Souk, Old Dubai, Souk, Spice Souk, Water Taxi
“I know some of you may be confused with the “eco” lingo, but remember this: there is no one-size-fits-all green lifestyle. It’s all about progress, not perfection”.
Kira Simpson: The Green Hub
Imagine discovering a central place that connects conscientious consumers to ethical, fair-trade companies and gifted artisans. A marketplace which provides convenient, affordable and fun access to a world of lovingly and uniquely crafted homewares, fashion, health and beauty products. Read more
Categories: Hunting & Gathering
Tags: Artisans, Australian Made, Conscious Consumers, Cruelty Free, Designer Dresses, Eco Friendly, Ethical, Ethically Made, Fair Trade, Green Living, Handmade, Kira Simpson, Mindful Purchasing, Mindful Shopping, Natural, Organic, Recycled, Sustainability, The Green Hub
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
Let’s talk snow, picturesque views, cosy French Chalets (complete with your very own Host) and a ‘White’ Family Christmas in Val Thorens. A ski resort nestled within the award winning 3 Vallee’s and proudly situated at 2300m – the tallest in Europe. Pull on your boots and click into your board, the mountains are covered in glistening ‘pow pow’ and the piste is well and truly calling! Read more
Categories: Europe, Family Travel
Tags: 3 Vallees, Alpine Village, Bens Bus, Chalet, Chalet Host, France, French Alps, French Chalet, Lift Pass 3 Vallees, Shared Chalet Accomodation, Ski Beat, Ski Europe, Ski Hire Val Thorens, Ski Pass 3 Vallees, Ski Pass Val Thorens, Ski School Val Thorens, SkiFrance, Skiing, Snowboarding, Twinner, Twinner Ski Snowboard Hire, Val Thorens, White Christmas
“He who would travel happily must travel light.”
Antoine de St. Exupery
Gone are the days of laying everything out on the bed you would like to pack, then halving it. Here is a guide to help you save time by only gathering what you really need, right from the beginning.
In this post you will find the items we packed for our recent snow holiday to the French Alps. As our intention is always to travel with the least amount of luggage as we can get away with, the adults share one suitcase and our two children share the other. We had one extra suitcase for this trip as we travelled during the Festive Season and, considering our children are still quite young, we had a few extra items to transport there and back! Read more
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do.”
Meribel is a quaint village, high within the French Alps, which not only oozes hospitable charm but delivers a picture perfect play ground for an active family holiday in the snow.
What if I told you there was an affordable holiday option where you could stay in a ‘postcard worthy’ chalet, complete with all the comforts of home, including a Chalet Host to prepare freshly cooked meals every day. Someone with local knowledge who is assigned to coordinate your visit, allowing every member of the family the rare privilege of actually switching off from domestic routines and concentrating instead on enjoying that sweet holiday bliss…
I KNOW RIGHT!!!!!! Read more
Categories: Europe, Family Travel
Tags: 3 Vallees, Alpine Village, Bens Bus, Chalet, Chalet Girl Diaries, Chalet Host, French Alps, Lift Pass 3 Vallees, Lift Pass Meribel, Meribel, Meribel-Mottaret, Meribus, Mottaret, Shared Chalet Accomodation, Ski Beat, Ski Europe, Ski Hire Meribel, Ski Pass 3 Vallees, Ski Pass Meribel, Ski School, Ski School Meribel, Skiing, Slidecandy, Snow Holiday Meribel, Snowboard Hire Meribel, Snowboarding, Tsaretta Spice, White Christmas
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Naming Your Year is a simple concept which involves picking one theme, for one year and committing to making it your best yet! We are not talking New Year’s Resolutions, or worrying over goals we might or might not have even started. Rather suggesting you keep it simple and give yourself a fun ambition to rise to for the next 12 months. One which will also provide you with flexibility as exciting and unexpected opportunities unfold. Read more