Stu­dio 10’ s Sarah Harris on fam­ily hol­i­days and her favourite beaches

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As a child, our fam­ily hol­i­days were al­ways to... cheap and 1. cheer­ful spots where we would pitch a tent and get back to na­ture. One of my favourite places to go as a kid was Sec­ond La­goon on Bri­bie Is­land, where you can camp al­most on the beach, just be­hind the dunes. Fall­ing asleep to the roar of the ocean is heaven!

Now if I have time for a short break... I love to pop down to the 2. Gold Coast to un­wind. Talle­budgera Creek and Palm Beach are gor­geous, easy­go­ing places.

My lo­cal’s tip for my home town bris­bane is... to make sure you 3. grab some brunch at a cool cafe in Fortitude Val­ley be­fore tak­ing a stroll along the River­walk in the sun­shine. Fin­ish the day with a cheap beer at Merthyr Bowls Club at New Farm on the river – they do great food, too.

My sou­venir of choice is... a fridge mag­net. I’m a sucker for these from 4. far­away places – the gaudier, the bet­ter.

My carry-on is usu­ally filled with... a spare change of clothes, a book 5. and a pack of cu­cum­ber and aloe make-up wipes, which are great for a quick ‘truckie shower’ if you want to feel fresh in a hurry.

My travel wardrobe al­ways con­sists of... a su­per comfy pair of 6. walk­ing shoes. I love get­ting to know new places on foot.

When I’m on the road, I’m lis­ten­ing to/watch­ing... a new pod­cast 7. or doc­u­men­tary on my iPhone, but if I’m on a plane for any ex­tended pe­riod of time then it’s trashy re­al­ity telly all the way!

My last hol­i­day read was... Mur­der in Mis­sis­sippi by John Safran. It’s 8. a mur­der mys­tery that I could not put down when I vis­ited Posi­tano in Italy a cou­ple of years back. I was preg­nant with my son, Paul, so I took that trip a lit­tle eas­ier, soak­ing up the sun and read­ing by the beach.

I can’t leave home with­out my... cu­cum­ber and aloe wipes! The next 9. time you’re on a plane for 14 hours, you’ll know why.

My favourite Aus­tralian restau­rant is... a lit­tle Ital­ian joint called 10. Il Perug­ino in Mos­man, Syd­ney. The staff are warm, the food is au­then­tic and it’s a spe­cial place for my hubby and me – he pro­posed af­ter din­ner there.

The most ad­ven­tur­ous thing I’ve ever done on hol­i­day is... well, 11. I’m ac­tu­ally pretty se­date on hol­i­days. I’d rather chill out and recharge than chase an adren­a­line high. While my hus­band has run with the bulls in Spain, the most dar­ing thing I’ve done is get a fish pedi­cure in Thai­land.

The last place I vis­ited was… Zurich, Switzerland (stun­ning place, 12. so ex­pen­sive!) for three days and we haven’t re­ally had a hol­i­day since hav­ing our son (born De­cem­ber 2015). I think we’re at that phase of our lives where our trips will be very kid friendly. I just have to con­vince my city-slicker hus­band to give camp­ing a go. Watch Sarah on Shark Tank – Sea­son 3 airs later this June on Chan­nel Ten.


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