Babymoon Travel Destinations In Australia

Babymoon Travel Destinations In AustraliaFirst comes love. Then comes marriage. But before the baby arrives in the baby carriage, an increasing number of couples are taking a babymoon. Here are five easy, relaxing trips that offer the ultimate pregnant pause.

Get Mellow in Byron Bay

Get Mellow in Byron BayThis famous hippie beach town in the far northeastern corner of New South Wales has a funky, relaxed vibe that couldn’t be more laid-back. Leave your parenting worries at home and embrace the mellow mood as you laze on balmy beaches, wander the Byron’s Farmers Market for regional delicacies, and dine in low-key cafes. The beach west of the town’s centre is unofficially clothing-optional. We’ll leave it to you to decide how much of your bump you want to show off.

Marvel at Nature in Walpole

Marvel at Nature in WalpoleOn the brink of giving birth, there’s nothing like touching one of the tallest trees on earth to make you feel connected to nature and its staggering power. The Karri trees in Walpole-Nornalup National Park regularly grow to more than 80 metres in height. But those aren’t the only trees worthy of the trip: Eucalypt and flowering gum trees make a colorful backdrop for babymoon photos. When booking your trip, keep in mind that Walpole is the bigger of two peaceful inlets (and, importantly on a babymoon, the one with better mobile coverage).

Fill Up on Culture in Perth

Fill Up on Culture in PerthSoon-to-be parents know that travel is often put on hold once the new baby arrives. So, culture vultures will want to use their babymoon for one last fix, and laid-back Perth is happy to oblige. The city’s reputation for being accessible and tidy is trumped only by its reputation for great cultural offerings. The Art Gallery of Western Australia houses state luminaries such as Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, and Grace Cossington Smith. Other must-visits include the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Holmes a Court Gallery. With plenty of things to do, Perth is the ideal babymoon destination.

Coo at Cute Creatures in Brisbane

Coo at Cute Creatures in BrisbaneThere are dozens of reasons to visit Brisbane, from its lush parks and historic buildings to its energetic arts scene and fantastic restaurants. But those on a babymoon should be prepared to spend some serious time at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, near the summit of Mount Coot-tha, not too far from Brisbane itself. This marsupial haven is home to all manner of kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, as well as more than 100 koalas eager to cuddle and eat straight from your hands.

Unplug in Hobart

Unplug in HobartWith its breathtaking scenery, bountiful wildlife, and large swaths of uninhabited wilderness, Tasmania is an ideal place to unplug from the day-to-day and reconnect on a babymoon. Along with being the state’s capital, Hobart is an ideal base from which to explore the island. Plush hotels and spas make it easy to pamper yourself in between all your sightseeing. Don’t miss MONA: Just 12 kilometers north of the city centre, the sprawling museum is a provocative mash-up of ancient antiquities and contemporary works.

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25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Is it more important to love … or to be loved?

couple_dancing_mainMost of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.”

With a little help from our friends, here are 25 creative ways to tell your spouse, “I love you.

  • On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.
  • Make a book about why you love your spouse and why you are thankful for him/her. The woman who sent this idea wrote, “He loved it! Said it was the best gift he has ever gotten. And it helped me to focus on the things I love about my husband and not his shortcomings.”
  • Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
  • After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, give your spouse a massage and watch a romantic movie. The woman who suggested this wrote, “Last Valentine’s Day when I got home from work, my husband … had our bedroom set up with a candlelit table for two. He is NOT a cook but he made an awesome meal … grilled steak, sautéed shrimp in lemon, garlic, and butter, a vegetable, and [he] bought a chocolate fountain that was flowing—surrounded by fresh fruit for dipping. After dinner he led me over to his homemade massage table. … We ended our special night with a romantic movie.”
  • Surprise your spouse with a special getaway together. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked for time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. When he asked his wife to go to lunch on Valentine’s Day she was in for a wonderful surprise. “The little bit of effort I put into that weekend paid off huge for weeks to come.” (For an extra special experience, take your spouse to one of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. It’s one of the best investments you could make in your marriage. Find an event near you.
  • Give your wife a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy. (For example, “Go to the symphony.”)
  • If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then share your lists.
  • Have 11 roses delivered to your wife, and then give her a 12th yourself while reading her a love poem.
  • Fill a large box with helium balloons and special gifts for Valentine’s Day. The woman who suggested this said that her gifts included “new sleep shorts for him and a new nightgown for me, a box of chocolate-covered strawberries and red napkins … some new candles, and a romantic CD. He got the hint. And loved the weekend.”
  • Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves. I won’t say what all this led to, but it was a truly romantic night that would not have happened at the local restaurant!”
  • Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor. The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they wouldn’t allow it … it has become a tradition. The kids see the value of family and a loving marriage.”
  • Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio.
  • If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.
  • Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with string beans, make a tart in the shape of a heart …
  • Hide little heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat, car, etc. The woman who suggested this said that she’s been doing this for decades. “Now a couple of the grandkids help me with delight.”
  • Wives, show up at your husband’s office before lunch. Call him from the parking lot and tell him you are going to take him for a lunch rendezvous and that you will be waiting for him whenever he can take a break. Wear a nice outfit and tell him you have something sexy on underneath for when he gets home. Take him to a nice place for lunch and back to the office. Give him some great kisses telling him how glad you are to be married to him, and tell him you will be waiting for him when he gets home.
  • Fill a jar with Valentine candy and notes for your spouse. Examples of notes are: Good for a backrub, 10 kisses, etc. Notes could also express your love and respect: “I am so glad that God blessed my life with such a great husband like you.” Individually roll each note and tie it with a ribbon.
  • Surprise your spouse by taking a vacation day from work and enjoy Valentine’s Day at home. Have a relaxing morning together on the porch, deck, or patio. Then go to a favorite restaurant for lunch. The man who suggested this idea had also reserved a spa treatment and tanning session for his wife. “While she was doing that,” he says, “I went home and made her a special dinner.”
  • Write a poem for your spouse and frame it.
  • On individual note cards, write why you love your spouse. Insert these cards in a small photo album. The woman who suggested this idea began her album with a honeymoon picture and introductory note card, and ended it with a love note.
  • Surprise your husband when he comes home from work on February 14. Place a welcome sign on the kitchen table and leave a trail of red foil-wrapped Hershey kisses to your bedroom.
  • With roses in hand and permission from your wife’s boss, go to her workplace and read a love poem to her. The woman who shared this idea said, “I am a teacher in an inner-city school. Last year my husband dressed in my favorite suit and tie, came to my school with roses in hand. He got permission and assistance from the office staff to open the speaker system into my classroom and proceeded to read a long and beautiful love poem to me. He then came to my classroom and presented me with the bouquet of roses which I received while wiping my tears of joy and love for this wonderful man whom I have been married to for just under 30 years.”
  • Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. On his/her plate, leave a letter or card listing 14 reasons that you love your spouse.
  • If possible, send a card postmarked in a town that has a romantic name such as Loveland, Colorado; Valentine, Texas; or Romance, Arkansas.
  • After your spouse goes to bed, tape notes to his car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses or Valentine’s window clings.

Have fun on February 14, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received just on Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year.

The Lie We Live !

Freedom has been one of the major awards for which man has struggled throughout its existence. The power of decision is a fable that is currently possessed only by people, its a free course will that gives us the ability to guide our future.

In the following link you will see a short which will show you part of this dark reality of the human being:

We are currently subordinated by the economic power of great industries that control nonrenewable resources of our planet, a way to keep us controlled and manipulated under the nefarious capitalist markets.

The real freedom today can only be drawn in human imagination. But the media inoculated information in our subconscious, making us believe that we are masters of our actions. And the truth is: the more free we are, the more slaves we become.

If we lived in true freedom, we don’t have to meet all daily routines to which we are exposed. Work or go to school is one of the most tedious activities that the human being experiences throughout its existence.

The video below will show attests to the chaos in which the humanity is, a dark tunnel that predicts that we don’t have a brilliant start under the sun, but quite the opposite, our future is as dark as night.

In this video which is full of empty thoughts and unanswered questions although we boast of being an enlightened society, capitalist power is telling you what to think and how to act, which has generated an avalanche of chaos where they have gone harmed our environment, such as: animals and plants.

We are in many ways the cancer of the earth, the only species on this planet that ends its environment, even if our life depends on it. We are blind to the changes, but obedient to orders.