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Ivana believes life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. Some of her breathtaking experiences have been swimming with dolphins, a flying lesson amongst the big Boeing boys, diving with sharks, riding camels, parasailing, jet-skiing and so much more.

Ivana is passionate about travel, writing and creating memories. Check out her adventures at By day Ivana is a website designer at

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Places (154)
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Readers: 938844
Subscribers: 219
Articles: 340
Comments: 372
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My WeekendNotes - 340
Being a girl, I have never really been interested in cars – as long as the car got me from A to B, I was good to go. ... [more]
There is little that gets me as excited as seeing dolphins. My fascination with these beautiful creatures began 14 year... [more]
As Sydney parents, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to take our kids. Many of us tend to frequent... [more]
Has your full-of-life-and-eager-to-go-out-to-play son or daughter suddenly turned into a teenager who is permanently con... [more]
If you are wanting to escape the crowds this year and spend the summer on a quiet beach, you have several options on Syd... [more]
Since writing about Sydney's Best Water Parks some time ago, I have discovered more exciting, family friendly water park... [more]
If you are looking for an adventure you and your kids will never forget, consider doing the Shark Reef Snorkel at the Se... [more]
For the past few years my friends and I have packed up the kids and ventured into Sydney CBD to see the Christmas lights... [more]
03/11/2014 - 25/12/2014
North Narrabeen Beach is located on Sydney's northern beaches between Collaroy and Turimetta Beach, approximately 45 min... [more]
I consider myself very lucky living on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Not only do we have many choices when it comes to gre... [more]
On Sydney's northern beaches we are spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes and restaurants. Whether you are looking ... [more]
Doing fun things with your children does not have to cost you any money. There are plenty of free (or almost free) thin... [more]
Living on the northern beaches, we are spoilt with a great selection of places to spend the weekends. The problem is so... [more]
Summer and water go hand in hand and if you have children, you know something magic happens when you turn the water on –... [more]
Sydney and its surrounding areas have some spectacular beaches and depending on your mood, you can either choose a quiet... [more]
Trying to figure out how to keep children amused during school holidays can be difficult at times, especially if you are... [more]
The holidays have started and so has the challenge of keeping kids occupied without breaking the budget. Here is a chec... [more]
I am addicted to dolphins. There I said it. I don't drink, I don't smoke, but say "dolphins" and I jump and run and... [more]
I have crazy friends … totally mad … and thank God for that. They keep me giggling, no matter what life throws at m... [more]
If you have been hibernating over winter, then it's almost time to venture out and enjoy all that spring has to offer. ... [more]
So it's been a while since you've had a holiday and it's still some time before you are due to take one. But you are fe... [more]
When planning to spend a day at the park with your family or meet friends for a picnic, most of us tend to venture to th... [more]
Hunter Valley Gardens are Australia's largest display gardens and one of the most spectacular places you can visit in th... [more]
When was the last time you walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge? Have you done it with your kids? If it has been a whil... [more]
One of the exciting things about visiting a new city is exploring its unique attractions and special places. When trave... [more]
What makes one café stand out from the rest? In my opinion it is not only the coffee and food they serve, but also the ... [more]
Living in Sydney, we're pretty lucky to have so many options for waterfront dining. Whether it's a café overlooking the ... [more]
Little Shop of Waffles is a hidden gem in the heart of Manly, serving some of the best bubble waffles in town - all ... [more]
Summer is a time for holidays, relaxation, fun and going on adventures. There are many summer days where people feel... [more]
I recently found myself standing outside the brand new Sydney Crown. Looking at it from the bottom up, I was in awe of t... [more]
6 years ago I had my first Segway experience and oh boy, what a thrill! Since then, I have looked for Segway tours whe... [more]
"Mum can we have something different for dinner … "These words were uttered by my teenage son after yet another taco di... [more]
Hawaii is my happy place. And it seems it is for millions of people worldwide as well. Although Waikiki, where we usua... [more]
Sydney's northern beaches boast some of the most beautiful ocean views and what better way to enjoy them than over well-... [more]
When I first heard about Break The Code Escape Room, I was intrigued. I am usually up for a challenge or a new adventur... [more]
When junior was little, keeping him amused was simple … a trip to the local park with swings and a climbing frame kept h... [more]
After years of begging, I finally gave in to Master 13's pleas to go skiing. He hadn't seen the snow before and was ver... [more]
One busy Saturday, in between soccer games, shopping and running errands, Master 13 and I decided to stop at McDonalds f... [more]
As soon as one mentions the word "Banana Boat", their very catchy "Banana boat … dooo dooo doo do … banana boat" tune pl... [more]
Australia Day Celebrations are about to get more exciting with NOVA's Slidestreet – Australia's biggest Slip 'n' Slide. ... [more]
18/01/2015 - 26/01/2015
The amazing Walking with Dinosaurs theatrical event returns to Sydney after a worldwide tour seen by over 8 million peop... [more]
18/03/2015 - 26/04/2015
Sydney Luna Park has become even more exciting, with its Toy Brick Fair – the ultimate event for Lego enthusiasts. ... [more]
04/01/2015 - 14/01/2015
Based on the award winning book The Snail & The Whale, this popular children's tale comes alive at Sydney Opera House. ... [more]
07/01/2015 - 17/01/2015
Australia Day is fast approaching and if you are still thinking about what to do this year, here are some suggestions: ... [more]
Let your child learn how to code and create apps {Code Camp} offers 3 different classes including: Junior classes... [more]
22/01/2015 - 23/01/2015
Balmoral Park is located on Sydney's lower north shore and stretches along Balmoral Beach and Edwards Beach. On the ... [more]
If you haven't yet ventured to Wet 'N' Wild Sydney water park, then you are missing out on a lot of excitement and f... [more]
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly like a trapeze artist? Have your children expressed interest in runnin... [more]
Did you miss out on getting the Katy Perry tickets when she toured Australia? Here is your chance to take your kids to ... [more]
The Education Centre located in Bicentennial Park is turning into a high tech robotics laboratory and showing children h... [more]
07/01/2015 - 14/01/2015
Urban Jungle is located on the grounds of Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and offers children and adults an exciting ... [more]
Watch Sydney come alive during the Sydney Festival – a major arts festival which includes music, theatre, dance, opera a... [more]
08/01/2015 - 26/01/2015
Embark on a deep sea adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum. This hands on exhibition is suitable f... [more]
10/12/2014 - 27/04/2015
Looking for something fun and different to do with your kids? Venture into Powerhouse Museum for a day of intrigue, ima... [more]
29/12/2014 - 03/05/2015
Get the best view of Sydney fireworks without the crowds. Sydney ferries from Meadowbank Wharf, Manly Wharf, Circular Q... [more]
Enjoy family friendly New Year's Eve celebration at Manly Cove. Entertainment at the Cove will begin at 6pm on East and... [more]
If you have small children and want to do something fun with them this New Year's Eve, why not book tickets for a screen... [more]
Up until a few years ago, if you lived on Sydney's northern beaches, Manly was the place to go for dinner with friends o... [more]
Summer has just kicked off in full flight and many of us are thinking about Christmas presents and things to do before C... [more]
One thing I miss about Christmas is snow. Having experienced white Christmas when I was growing up, somehow spending Ch... [more]
01/12/2014 - 25/12/2014
Our bodies have the innate ability to heal themselves & Kinesiology can help promote an optimal state of health & well b... [more]
A couple of years ago, I got excited when I saw an ad for Christmas Lights Spectacular in Hunter Valley Gardens. Since ... [more]
07/11/2014 - 26/01/2015
Hidden in the back streets of Seaforth lies a treasure of a bistro/restaurant/function centre with a view that will take... [more]
Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or a family getaway, Port Stephens offers the ideal affordable city break.... [more]
With much excitement surrounding the FIFA 2014 World Cup being held in Brazil, many new wannabe Socceroos are born every... [more]
Portrait Equality is not just about taking photos, but also giving them away. The idea to share photos with those less... [more]
With Australia Day just around the corner, it's time to dust off your Australian flag apron and start preparing for Aust... [more]
On a hot summer's day, many Sydneysiders opt for the comfort of their air-conditioned home or office to stay cool. But ... [more]
Haven't had the chance to think about what to do and where to go during the next holidays? Don't despair, you still hav... [more]
The northern beaches have some lovely barbecue spots with great facilities and most are located near the water, making t... [more]
Much excitement is building up with the upcoming opening of Wet'n'Wild Sydney water park in December 2013. Located at 4... [more]
I have always believed that children learn more from experience than reading books. As adults, we often taken for grant... [more]
It's no secret that I love dolphins. I will take any opportunity to go and see them, but since it's a whale watch seaso... [more]
With beautiful spring weather upon us, it's time to find your picnic basket, gather some friends and head out for a day ... [more]
Have you ever wondered how those amazing pictures and messages get created inside rock candy? I have always been fascin... [more]
Working from home means I tend to work seven days a week. Since there is always something to be done my computer rarely... [more]
If you are a chocolate connoisseur or a budding chocolatier, taking a class in chocolate making is a real treat. Having... [more]
A common misconception is that having professional photos taken is expensive. The great news is that for as little as $... [more]
I have lived in Sydney most of my life and have always enjoyed seeing the Harbour Bridge, but it wasn't until I went on ... [more]
You may have seen Sydney from the ferry or even off the top of the Harbour Bridge, but have you experienced Sydney Harbo... [more]
Most of us have a list of things we want to try, experiences we want to enjoy and places we want to visit before we kic... [more]
I have lived in the Manly area for many years, but have not ventured up to the Q Station until recently. Perhaps it was... [more]
We all look for different things when deciding what qualifies as a great café. Many people base their judgement on how ... [more]
Every year thousands of people head over to Bondi to enjoy an amazing show of creativity in the annual sculptures by the... [more]
McCarrs Creek Reserve is a spacious reserve located on Sydney's northern beaches, with Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park o... [more]
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