Jo Hartley 4:40pm Why more families are packing up their kids and travelling the globe for a gap year abroad or on the road.
Max Knoblauch Former Disney princess reveals what it is really like to work at the happiest place on earth.
In her photo series, titled 'Summertime', Polish photographer and mother, Izabela Urbaniak captures beautifully what it was like for her family to spend a summer in the countryside without technology. "These pictures represent summer without computers and TVs - only idyllic nature and playing children," she wrote on Bored Panda. To view more of Urbaniak's work visit her website.
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Annie Dang Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.
Tracey Spicer A bumper sticker I once saw sums it up perfectly: 'Adventure before dementia.'
Paul Chai Its brutal past cannot be denied, but a transforming Cambodia can be a magical place for kids.
New York police have begun handing out fliers to tourists in Times Square telling them that tipping the costumed superheroes and children's characters who pose for photographs is optional, and to call the 911 emergency number if they have complaints.
Latika Bourke, Megan Levy Prime Minister Tony Abbott has condemned the shocking image believed to show a Sydney boy holding a decapitated head in Syria, saying that it shows the “barbaric” nature of the terrorist organisation the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.
After 10 years apart, an Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents who believed she was dead, says her mother.
Brooke Lumsden When Brooke Lumsden and her family arrived in Aulani, Disney’s island paradise on Oahu’s west coast, they found an island paradise that was far from tainted by the famous mouse.
Broome, WA offers the kind of family holiday adventures children of all ages will never forget, writes Lynne Whiley.
Travel with kids
Sally Webb Want to introduce the joy and wonder of travel to your kids? A bit of planning can take the stress and tears out of travelling with children, writes Sally Webb.
Lucy Cormack Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris have released a statement addressed to "the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family."
No matter the cultural background, children playing is a universal image. Here's 20 beautiful pictures of children playing around the world .
Tracey Spicer Families can be hit hard with travel related scams because (a) we travel in a group and (b) we're restricted to certain times of year. So a scam can leave us out of pocket, with no holiday and no hope of rescheduling.
Sheriden Rhodes Rolling green hills, the early morning crow of a zealous rooster, fresh country air and the thrill of collecting freshly laid eggs are part and parcel of the farm stay experience.
Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids Between school pick-ups and after school activities, play dates and parties, you can spend hours each week just sitting in your parked vehicle waiting for your offspring.
Andie Fox At least once a year, I pack up my two children and we drive away from my job and the house. We stay somewhere cheap and peaceful, in the company of other mothers and their children.
Jo Hartley Travelling with kids is never quite as relaxing as it is without them but could you leave them at home or would the guilt be too much?
Bianca Wordley Bianca Wordley shares the lessons she learnt from travelling overseas with her husband and three young children.
Sheriden Rhodes The often overlooked tropical city of Townsville in far north Queensland packs a mighty surprise for families, writes Sheriden Rhodes.
Tiffany Dunk Once in a lifetime schoolies experiences your teen will remember for all the right reasons and you will actually approve of.
Quit wishing you were a part of Disney's world and make it a reality on your next getaway. Homeaway.com shared some villas, towers and even castles where you can fulfill your dreams of living like a Disney princess. This post first appeared on www.mashable.com
Amanda Collis No doubt most people have heard of the South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands. But compared to some of its island neighbors, visitor numbers reflect a destination that is yet to be fully embraced by Australian families.
Angelina Jolie reveals the one family activity she couldn't get enough of while in Australia filming 'Unbroken' earlier this year.
Josefa Pete talks with three families who swapped their lives in Australia to become volunteers in countries less fortunate than their own.
Craig and Lindsey, originally from Scotland, have toured the world photographing their tiny Lego counterparts. Now living in Australia the couple have photographed their Lego alter-egos at all the major tourist attractions around the country.
Elissa Koehl Family, friends, firefighters and strangers came together to help 14-year-old Anthony Castle achieve what seemed like an impossible dream. In doing so, they may have made the most unusual, but special, hike down the Grand Canyon.
Jennifer Chaussee A California child pulled from his bike by an attacking dog was saved by his family's cat on Tuesday, which quickly rushed in and attacked the dog, a video posted on YouTube showed on Wednesday.