Edi­tors’ desks

Holiday with Kids - - Editors’ Letter -

Isn’t our candy-themed cover this is­sue just adorable? We thought so too, which is why we are open­ing our 51st edi­tion of Hol­i­day with Kids with a count­down of the coolest lolly stores in the world. As al­ways, our writ­ers have been jet­ting around the world in search of the lat­est and great­est in fam­ily travel. We learn about the life of a gau­cho in Ar­gentina, ex­plore Ja­pan’s To­hoku re­gion, get lost among the tem­ples of Cam­bo­dia, get an in­sider’s guide to the Philip­pines, and find out why Fiji’s Cast­away is the most fam­ily-friendly is­land on Earth.

2017 has been de­clared the United Na­tions’ In­ter­na­tional Year of Sus­tain­able Tourism for Devel­op­ment, and to cel­e­brate, we’ll be bring­ing you an eco-fo­cus each is­sue. In our first in­stal­ment we fol­low Carolyn Beasley and fam­ily to Malaysia to wit­ness sea turtle con­ser­va­tion in ac­tion.

Back on our home turf, we dis­cover why Lord Howe Is­land is a fam­ily favourite, round up the best places for snow bun­nies to hit the slopes, re­veal the best of kid-friendly South Aus­tralia, cy­cle the beaches of Trop­i­cal North Queens­land, and spend a night sleep­ing among an­i­mals in Dubbo.

For those with a soft spot for hash­tags, we count down the most In­sta­grammed places in Oz, be­fore fol­low­ing so­cial me­dia stars – The Blonde Nomads – along the east coast on a camp­ing ad­ven­ture. To up the cute fac­tor we asked our younger read­ers why they love camp­ing hol­i­days – trust us, their charm­ing answers will have you laugh­ing out loud.

Un­til next time, safe and happy trav­els,

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