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Dedicated to sharing our ideas for family activities, travel inspiration, getting out an about in the fresh air and tips and tricks for health and wellbeing, the Get Ideas section of our blog covers it all!

GET IDEAS

TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

When summer arrives, pull the tables and chairs outside and get set for everyday alfresco dining. This year we want to give mealtimes the Mediterranean treatment, so we asked Melbourne-based chef Glenn Laurie for some inspiration. Here he shares a favorite family recipe that’s absolutely bursting with the flavours of Southern Italy.

GET IDEAS

TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

When summer arrives, pull the tables and chairs outside and get set for everyday alfresco dining. This year we want to give mealtimes the Mediterranean treatment, so we asked Melbourne-based chef Glenn Laurie for some inspiration. Here he shares a favorite family recipe that’s absolutely bursting with the flavours of Southern Italy.

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MEDITERRANEAN MEMORIES
AT HOME

Whether or not you’ve been to the Mediterranean, it’s perfectly possible to create memories of this sun-drenched region in your own home. Read on to discover how to throw an alfresco event for friends and family, which will have everyone dreaming of their next escape to Italy, Greece or maybe Spain...

CALA DEIA

How our founder, Michelle L’Huillier, discovered this beautiful and secluded beach in Mallorca… and it became the major inspiration for our latest Mediterranean Memories collection.

SAFE SUMMER SWIMS

With Summer on it's way, if you and your family love swimming in the ocean, it’s worth knowing how to stay safe in the water. Watch our video guide on rip currents, read our Q&A with Paul Barry, from Royal Life Saving Society Queensland and read about our Surf Life Saving dad and son who love nothing more than a day at the beach, patrolling the shoreline together.

12 OF THE BEST WILD
SWIMMING SPOTS
- as chosen by the experts

We’ve gathered together the best ways to soothe, cool and calm the body to help you enjoy these sunny summer months and reduce some of the unwelcome side effects! 

THE MAGICAL POWER OF
WILD SWIMMING

Wild swimming is enjoying a boom, as people discover how it can help connect them with nature and improve their mental wellbeing. Keen wild swimmer Joe Minihane, author of Floating, reveals why he can’t get enough of the cold... 

BEAT THE HEAT

Does the sunshine and heat not necessarily agree with you? We’ve gathered together the best ways to soothe, cool and calm the body so you can enjoy the summer months and reduce the unwelcome side effects! 

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INTRODUCTION TO SURFING

As an outdoor pursuit, surfing has hit an all-time high. It seems like more people than ever have been giving this exhilarating activity a go – and you don’t have to live by the ocean to get involved. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a board and diving in, first take a look at our beginner’s video below for some top tips from Sydney surfer, Andrew McIver.

BEST SURFING SPOTS

Mainland USA has hundreds of great surf beaches on both the west and east coast for beginner surfers. Travel writer and keen surfer, Alf Alderson, lists his top beaches for novice surfers.

THE ULTIMATE BEACH KIT

What are your essentials for some fun and fuss-free family-time at the beach? If you’re planning on hitting the sand this summer, this is our cover-all-bases guide on what to take with you. From the absolute necessities that will keep everyone happy and healthy, to some fantastic little extras for an easy, breezy day – it’s all here!

SAFE SWIMS

If you and your family love swimming in the ocean, it’s worth knowing how to stay safe in the water. Watch our video guide on rip currents, read our Q&A with Paul Barry, from Royal Life Saving Society Queensland and read about our Surf Life Saving dad and son who love nothing more than a day at the beach, patrolling the shoreline together.

CALA DEIA

How our founder, Michelle L’Huillier, discovered this beautiful and secluded beach in Mallorca… and it became the major inspiration for our latest Mediterranean Memories collection.

THE MAGICAL POWER OF WILD SWIMMING

Wild swimming is enjoying a boom, as people discover how it can help connect them with nature and improve their mental wellbeing. Keen wild swimmer Joe Minihane, author of Floating, reveals why he can’t get enough of the cold... 

TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

When summer arrives, pull the tables and chairs outside and get set for everyday alfresco dining. This year we want to give mealtimes the Mediterranean treatment, so we asked Melbourne-based chef Glenn Laurie for some inspiration. Here he shares a favorite family recipe that’s absolutely bursting with the flavours of Southern Italy.

12 OF THE BEST WILD SWIMMING SPOTS
- as chosen by the experts

Whether you like sheltered lagoons, sea filled lidos or remote rivers, there’s a wild swimming spot out there for you. We asked four experienced open water swimmers from around the world to pick their favorites. 

MEDITERRANEAN MEMORIES AT HOME

Whether or not you’ve been to the Mediterranean, it’s perfectly possible to create memories of this sun-drenched region in your own home. Read on to discover how to throw an alfresco event for friends and family, which will have everyone dreaming of their next escape to Italy, Greece or maybe Spain...

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