Let me introduce The Elsewhere Co

I love supporting Australian businesses and talented female entrepreneurs, especially when they are work as hard as my incredible sister-in-law does. A mother-of-two and creative director of her own lifestyle accessories brand, Liz Archer is a constant source of creative inspiration.

Lovely long weekend in the Blue Mountains

We recently enjoyed a relaxing and rather wonderful weekend away in the Blue Mountains with my family. The Mountains are incredibly picturesque, with pretty little towns around every corner. We love our visits to the Blue Mountains, NSW and I’ve written before about some other things we’ve seen and done in the area here and…

My Canberra: Australian National Botanic Gardens

One of my favourite places in Canberra to escape to, while getting closer to nature, is the Australian National Botanic Gardens. I have been visiting the Gardens on and off since moving to Canberra more than 10 years ago. But since my son was born, we have found ourselves visiting more often because it is…

A guide to your perfect Hamilton Island holiday

Whether you’re on your honeymoon or holidaying with family, Hamilton Island is the perfect holiday destination not too far from home. Located in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland coast, Hamilton Island is home to a fantastic selection of holiday accommodation, restaurants, boutiques, natural wonders and activities. My husband and I first…

How to pack for a family on a domestic flight

It’s been a week since we flew home from a very special family holiday to the incredible Hamilton Island in Queensland and I am slowly settling back into normal life. Before I sit down to write all about the island and the fantastic experiences it offers, I wanted to share some packing tips we learnt…

A miniature adventure not far from home

Weeks are perfect for getting out of the house for some new adventures, especially now our son is one-and-a-half and practically running everywhere! When the winter weather is just right and it’s a nice sunny day you really can’t afford to waste it, which is why we spent last Sunday exploring Cockington Green Gardens in…

My Fab Five: travel essentials for a toddler

We’ve done a lot of travelling since the birth of our son, because both of our families live all over the place, so we have gotten pretty clever with packing and travelling light. We have our immediate family living from the Mid North Coast of NSW all the way down to Melbourne in Victoria, which…

Family fun in the Blue Mountains

I love a good long weekend, especially when it involves family and a spot of travel! We just travelled to the Blue Mountains in NSW to spend the Queen’s Birthday weekend with my parents and siblings. We drove from Canberra with a jam-packed car on Friday to make the most of the long weekend. The…

Canberra continues to be spectacular!

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to be in Canberra and the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular is a big reason why. This popular nine-day hot air ballooning festival is one of my favourite Canberra events. In recent years, when we lived closer to the launch site at Old Parliament House, we would walk…

How to pack when you have a baby

I always thought I was a fairly organised person but becoming a mum has transformed me into a master of the fine arts of list making, packing and scheduling! Jealous much? Boring new abilities aside, being organised makes life ten times easier when you are juggling a baby, especially when it comes to travel. One…