Four Family-Friendly things to do in Port Stephens, New South Wales

A well-known escape for those from Sydney and the Hunter Valley- Port Stephens is a tropical oasis about 2.5 hours north of Sydney. ?The Port Stephens region is a haven for local travels, but caters to the overseas visitors as well.? It’s the perfect family-friendly destination with no lack of things to do! “The Bay” is actually 2.5 times the size of Sydney Harbour. ?It’s a much shallower harbour, so it’s perfect for dolphin-spotting and kayaking. ?You could easily visit …

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2016 Travel Plans

New year,?new places Continuing on with my 2016 goals, I’d like to share my travel aspirations. ?The first two are?for sure BOOKED, the others are wishful. πŸ™‚ ?As with everything, timing and finances will play a role. ?Since we’re taking a big trip to Australia to start the year, Brian’s time off will be limited – and because we have some big financial goals, travels we do take will be “beans and rice” in nature! International Australia We’re crossing off …

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Screen-Free Play Time Poster

Many times, this month?of the year our TV turns into a holy grail. ?Today at 9 am, Bubba asked me, “Is it getting dark?” ?Um, no, it’s morning. Parents everywhere rely on the screen to get ANYTHING done. ?Kids don’t fight over Paw Patrol, people. ?They fight over toys and Play-doh and snacks. ?When it’s difficult to play outside and the neighbors are all in school, we need back up. ?Cue the screen-free play poster! Last year I made this …

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