Travel tips, tales and advice by Island Escapes resident Escape Artist.

Getting ready for a post-COVID-19 world.

As the chatter surrounding the potential opening of selected travel routes around the Pacific Islands gains momentum, we have dared to start dreaming about returning to some of our favourite resorts. So what will resort life will look like in the ‘Pacific Bubble of Happiness?‘

2019 Family Holiday Deals

School Holidays Filling Up Fast in 2019. Don’t Wait Until Last Minute

The truth is, not all Resort Kids Clubs are the same

‘Family Friendly’ means many different things …

It’s a fairly generic term that encompasses a variety of standards, inclusions and levels of care giving. Some resorts offer a full blown Kids Club – all day, fully supervised, fun (and often educational) activities and excellent facilities.

Some offer a Kids Activity Program that runs for a couple of hours in the morning and the afternoon either year round or just during school holidays. Some simply have a pool, a few pieces of playground equipment at the back of the resort and a general assumption that a family holiday means families engaging with each other all day, every day.

Not all Kids Clubs are the same. Neither is each family resort experience.

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa - Pool

I’m an exhausted parent. Get me out of here

For mine the 1st of February marks the official start to the ‘working’ year. Sure – most of us have been at work for the best part of 3.5 weeks when it rolls around, but January still has something of a ‘holiday’ feel to it. The traffic flows, overtime is kept to a minimum allowing for spontaneous BBQ’s, we get out and about enjoying the many outdoor festivities available and there is that beautiful sense of ‘enough time’ as we mark the year off in days and not months.