Category: Travel Blog

New Chums Beach – Everything You Need to Know in 2022

Easily our favourite beach in New Zealand (and one of the best things to do in the Coromandel), New Chums Beach should be at the top of your list for your next trip to the Coromandel. Its seclusion and untouched beauty are attributable to its accessibility by short hike or boat only. 

The unfrequented cove with white sand is unlike a lot of the popular tourist destinations within the Coromandel.

How to Get to New Chums Beach

The walk to New Chums Beach is 1km long and takes approximately 30-40 minutes. The track begins at the Whangapoua – New Chums Carpark.

There are no toilet facilities at the car park or beach. This makes new Chums more ideal for a shorter visit, such as a few hours rather than a day trip. Remember to use the bathroom facilities at your hotel room or Air BnB prior to travelling to New

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8 BEST 5-Star Resorts & Luxury Accommodation in Rarotonga

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury escape then look no further than the paradisiacal island of Rarotonga.

Expect to spend your days lounging on white sand beaches, sipping cocktails at beachfront bars and snorkelling amongst some of the most colourful marine life in the world.

We’ve travelled extensively around Rarotonga and we know choosing the perfect accommodation is difficult. These 5 star Rarotonga resorts offer unparalleled luxury that we believe epitomise the raw, untouched beauty of the Cook Islands.

From adults only escapes with private plunge pools to family-friendly resorts that will whisk the kids away while you relax, we’ll make sure you experience best-in-class luxury accommodation right here in Rarotonga.

Luxury Accommodation Rarotonga

1. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Rarotonga accommodation

Te Manava Luxury Villas is one of our favourite 5 star Rarotonga resorts. This stunning resort offers a lavishly, luxurious getaway that few other places in Rarotonga can

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Wales – the Perfect Getaway With Kids

Many single parents find the thought of travelling solo with kids stressful. From planning every detail of your holiday to looking after the kids 24/7 away from home – it all comes down to you. If the thought of planning your next solo family trip gives you a headache, think outside the box. There are plenty of getaways that needn’t be stressful. Have you considered hopping on the Eurostar for a short break at Disneyland Paris, a fully-organised single parent holiday with other mums and dads or a staycation to save you the hassle of flying? What if we told you the perfect getaway destination was right on your doorstep? If you have never been to Wales, we have to tell you: Wales is a fantastic holiday destination with kids, with stunning beaches and countless options to keep the children entertained.

5 Reasons to Take the Kids to Wales


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Learning at Home Activities for Kids

As a parent, you play a significant role in your children’s early development. Naturally, their skills will be honed by trained professionals once they go to nursery or school, but until then – and for many years to come – you will be the number one educator in your kids’ lives.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to become a registered childminder to enhance your children’s learning. You can continue their education at home through play creating healthy lifelong learning habits.

Fun Learning at Home Activities with Kids

Of course, like many single parents, you are probably wondering how you can fit yet another activity into your already hectic schedule. To this we say, don’t worry! Here are 6 of our favourite activities that will teach them new skills through play without taking up too much of your time.

1) Story Time

Storytime is one of the easiest and most

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Beginner’s Guide to Golfing with Kids

Golfing with kids can be a great way to spend time together and bond while getting some exercise. It can also be a great learning experience for kids, teaching them about the game of golf and helping them to develop their coordination, motor skills and a whole lot more. If you are thinking of taking your kids out on the golf course but are not sure where to start, read on.

Getting the Kids Started with Golf

You want to ensure the kids get excited about the game, not frustrated and ready to give up before they have even started. This is how:

Choose the right equipment

You don’t need to go out and buy a set of golf clubs for your kids just yet. Go to your local driving range and try a few out. If you want to hire a set from your local golf course, get some

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