There are always moments, during a road trip with kids, when you stop and look at each other with a look of helplessness that says "why did we decide to do this?" Scott and I experienced many of these moments on our road trip in twenty twelve... and in twenty thirteen, we did it all again. Because last year, we fell in love with Coolum, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. But this year, we wanted to stick around a while, instead of breezing through on the way to somewhere else. So we braved the arguments, the whinging, the crying and tantrums and drove the two thousand or so kilometre round trip. And it was SO worth it. Just a little piece of paradise for my boys and I to escape to. Glorious.