Travel Essentials: BabyZen Yoyo+ (aka Best Stroller Ever)

We’re talking about our latest favourite travel essential over at Owl Fly Away today!

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Okay, as you can tell from the title of this post, we are completely in love with the BabyZen Yoyo+.

babyzen-yoyo-owlflyaway-travel Travel anywhere with the BabyZen Yoyo+

We’ve been using this stroller for nearly a year now (thanks to the generosity of the fine folk over at BabyZen Singapore who were kind enough to send us a lovely stroller to try), and it’s seriously the best stroller we’ve ever had – and so handy for travelling!

Not only is the stroller lightweight, sturdy and easy to manoeuvre around, but it collapses down so small that you can bring it on board any flight as carry-on baggage! As you can imagine, this makes life SO much easier when travelling.

Babyzen-yoyo-plus-travel-essential-baby-owlswell The perfect “anywhere chair” and napping corner

Thumper was so comfortable in the BabyZen Yoyo+ that he would easily take naps in it, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. This meant that we could stay…

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Peaceful Port Macquarie: Shelley Beach

We find seashells on the seashore (and much more)

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It was late in the afternoon when we reached Shelley Beach, after post-prandial jaunt at Sea Acres National Park.

The skies were clear, but the beach was damp after the day’s drizzling. That didn’t stop the kids from getting onto the soft white sand and running straight down to the sea!

shelley-beach-port-macquarie J and Little E enjoying some sandy playtime

Shelley Beach is a lovely little natural tidal lagoon, so it is much more sheltered and the waves are gentle enough for little ones to paddle about in (under supervision, of course). The beach has got some very basic facilities – just toilets and a changing area – so make sure you have plenty of water and snacks with you before you go!

Thumper was pretty tired, so I put him in his stroller for a quick nap in the sea breeze (much more fun than napping in the cramped…

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Peaceful Port Macquarie: Abundance Lifestyle and Garden

We’re writing over at our travel blog, Owl Fly Away, today – check it out!

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After our drizzly morning at Sea Acres National Park, we had worked up quite an appetite!

As the weather forecast showed sunnier skies further inland, we decided to take a scenic drive to nearby Hastings Valley to have lunch at the cafe in Abundance Lifestyle and Garden.

The cafe there was bright and airy with beautiful views over the lake and served pretty decent meals as well!

delicious-food-abundance-garden-centre-cafe-kids Tucking into some delicious burgers and salads

The cafe was empty when we first arrived, but it soon began to fill up with hungry customers. Surprisingly, the cafe environment remained relaxed and tranquil! Perhaps the fresh scent of eucalyptus wafting across the lake on the gentle breeze had a calming effect on us all.

abundance-garden-centre-port-macquarie-cafe-walk Exploring the garden centre

Afterwards, we decided to wander around the lake and landscaped gardens, admiring all the beautiful plants.

We spent an hour or so exploring the…

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