Women Going Backwards… Fast

Lazy, sexist, whinger: that’s what you’re labelled if you dare to complain about the gender pay gap. So it seems from the comment streams after online stories, about the gap reaching a new high of 18.2 per cent, up 0.7…

Turtle Toddlers

Tracey Spicer and her kids marvel at one of nature’s miracles – the migration of the tiny turtles at Mon Repos. “I love beer!” my son Taj announces within minutes of arriving in Bundaberg. Our destination is Mon Repos –…

California Dreamin’

More than a million Aussies head for the United States each year. We jump onboard and follow Tracey Spicer all the way from La-La-Land to San Fran, as she discovers there’s more to Cali than Disneyland. Someone once said that…

Spring into the Snowies!

The Snowy Mountains aren’t just about snowboarding and skiing. As Tracey Spicer and her family discovered, they are an adventure playground in the warmer months as well. I’m clinging to a rock face above a deep chasm in the Snowy…

Cook Islands

Hugs not Handshakes Long a favourite with New Zealand holidaymakers now, thanks to direct flights from Sydney, Aussies are discovering just how friendly the Cook Islands are, reports Tracey Spicer. An inky black eye stares out from an orange mass,…

The Aloha State of mind – Hawaii

From the thumping hub of Waikiki to the sublime stillness of the Big Island, this is the ideal family destination, as Tracey Spicer and her family discover. Hawaii truly has it all. Beautiful beaches, sensational shopping and ancient volcanoes are…