WE ALL KNOW THE FEEL­ING OF BE­ING PUSHED AND PULLED IN ALL DIF­FER­ENT DI­REC­TIONS ON THE WEEK­END WITH YOUR KIDS’ EX­TRA-CUR­RIC­U­LAR AC­TIV­I­TIES. RATHER THAN FIGHT IT, MAKE IT PART OF A FAM­ILY AD­VEN­TURE!

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ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. Some­times our fam­ily week­ends just don’t feel like a week­end at all as we buzz to and from nip­pers and sport­ing games and kids’ par­ties and more. A re­cent week­end re­quired us to be in Her­vey Bay for our el­dest to par­tic­i­pate in the Queens­land Youth Surf Life­sav­ing Cham­pi­onships. Now Her­vey Bay is not the kind of easy-breezy trip down to the cor­ner shops and back when you live on the Gold Coast – it was go­ing to be a mis­sion whichever way we at­tempted to pol­ish it up. But be­ing ever-op­ti­mistic, I thought it would be handy to em­brace the op­por­tu­nity and turn our mis­sion into a fam­ily-fun week­end away. If I’m go­ing to pro­vide you any tips on brew­ing up a sneaky week­end away like this, it’d be to make every­thing as con­ve­nient as pos­si­ble, keep the costs low and pack light. ‘Ease’ is the key word here. So, with that

Words: Kee­ley O’Con­nor

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