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Game Reserves in South Africa With Kids

People often don’t associate South Africa with taking a safari or visiting a game reserve. I always think of Kenya and Tanzania, but there are plenty of wildlife parks in South Africa, the mighty Kruger and dozens of smaller game parks. We took our then very young children to a few of South Africa’s game …

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Living in Port Douglas 2023 (The Reality!)

This post was written and titled “Living in Port Douglas” when we were planning our great escape. We lived in Port Douglas. we owned, still own, a beautiful house there, but we left to travel the world for several years. We returned to Port Douglas in 2020 – 2023. Port Douglas is a great place …

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See Wild Platypus at Atherton Platypus Park, Near Cairns.

We saw an Australian animal that less than 10% of all Australians have ever seen near Cairns, the fantastic, and surprisingly tiny, platypus. That’s wild platypus, not in a zoo.  If you’d like to share in this incredible experience, check out the Atherton Platypus Park near Cairns at Tarzali Lakes. You can visit for the …

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Living With Port Douglas Crocodiles. Salties in Port.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, was closed a while ago by a 4-meter saltwater crocodile. He didn’t do much, just swam along the beach about 20m from shore. A crowd gathered and watched, that’s about as exciting as the day got.  It made me think though, not many people have the experience of sharing their home with …

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