India - A trip of a Lifetime

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Villa del Palmar Cancun, one of Mexico's premier resorts, provides a luxury family holiday on the crystal clear waters of the Carribean. 
 
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Mantra Crown Towers Surfers Paradise, located in the heart of the Gold Coast, just 100 m from the beach, is the ideal setting to enjoy a memorable family holiday.
 
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Inn by the Sea, a beautiful oceanfront luxury resort, is the ideal place for families to escape the bustle of the city. 
 
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Country Kids Resort, a luxury 5 star resort for the whole family, offers a lush green countryside holiday with activities for the children and time for the parents to relax.
 
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Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs Elysees, with one of the best locations right on the Champs-Elysées avenue that sprawls from the Place de la Concorde to the magnificent Arc de Triomphe, is perfect for families seeking a luxurious 5 star holiday. 
 
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Campus Tower Suite Hotel, centrally located within walking distance to shops and restaurants, is the perfect place for families to explore the area.
 
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Apple Blossom Cottage is the perfect base for families to discover the magic of Stanthorpe with its wineries, beautiful national parks, luscious fruits and gourmet foods. 
 
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Harbour Tower Hotel & Suites, in Victoria's Inner Harbour, close to downtown, shopping, dining, attractions, is the ideal location for families to explore Canada’s Jewel of the Pacific.
 
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Meriton Serviced Apartments Bondi Junction, near the City, Bondi Beach and local beaches and with spectacular views of the city and harbour, is the ideal location for families to explore Sydney.
 
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Apple Blossom Cottage, an original workman's cottage, located half way between the Falls and the Valley of the Waters and close to all the National Park bushwalks, is the ideal location for families to relax and explore the area. 
 
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Recommended Travel Vaccinations for India

 

The best way to protect yourself when you go to India is to ensure that you are vaccinated against a few nasty viruses.  The following vaccines are recommended if you are travelling to India but check with your local travel clinics for up to date advice:

HEPATITIS A VACCINE:  Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause liver infections and damage.

Spread:  Usually spread through food or water that has been contaminated with infected feces.  The virus can survive food kept at room temperature and even on hands.

HEPATITIS B VACCINE:  Hepatitis is a virus that can cause infection, scarring, cancer, liver failure and death. 

Spread: Usually spread through contaminated blood or bodily fluids (sexual contact, needle sharing, injections with unsterilized needles, blood transfusions), tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, pregnant mother to baby upon birth.  It is not spread by contaminated food or water or through casual or social contact (kissing, hugging, coughing, or eating food prepared by person with Hepatitis B)

CHOLERA VACCINE:  Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera.  It causes diarrhea and vomiting.

Spread:  Usually spread through water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person.

TYPHOID VACCINE:Typhoid fever is caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria.  Symptoms include poor appetite, headaches, aches and pain, fever, lethargy, diarrhoea.

Spread: Usually spread through water or food that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person.

TETANUS VACCINE: Tetanus is a disease of the nervous system caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck  muscles.

Spread: Usually occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or puncture wound.

ANTI-MALARIA TABLETS (NO VACCINE):  Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease causing fever, fatique, vomiting and headaches.

Spread:  Usually transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito.

8 Reasons to Travel Overseas with Your Teens

1. Strengthens the family bond:

Teenagers begin asserting their independence as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood, wanting to spend more time with their friends than with their family. Travel enables the family to share experiences together.  Simple activities such as sharing meals, sightseeing together, sitting around the pool and beach are important for reconnecting with your teenagers.

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Seven Reasons to go to Bali for a Family Holiday

Bali is an incredible place, one of the most special places on this planet.  It is also one of the best places in the world to take your children for a family holiday. 

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Useful Tips for Completing the Indian Visa Online Application

India may be the world’s largest democracy but is also the world’s largest bureaucracy. Applying for an Indian visa online is a prime example of its bureaucratic stranglehold.  It is a difficult and frustrating process and tests your patience and stamina before you even set foot on Indian soil.

The following steps and hints will help you fill out India’s online visa application and navigate your way around this difficult process:

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Some Things Are Worth the Wait

It had been 13 years since I told my hubby that I wanted to go to Thailand.  We were living in London at the time and were contemplating a move to Australia.  We were writing our list of pros and cons to help us make a decision.  There were many pros such as beaches, weather, lifestyle and cons such as the cost, moving away from our families (well to be honest, there were some family members we were happy to get away from but that is another story).  The one thing that swayed me was when my hubby said, “Just think of holidays in Thailand.  It will be so easy to go from Australia.” Well that was it.  Although I didn’t say it at the time, I had made up my mind at that moment. The mere thought of being able to go to Thailand was enough for me to uproot myself, our toddler and baby and move to Brisbane, Queensland. 

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