17 Aug

The Gold Coast proves its still famous for family fun

first_imgThe Gold Coast proves it’s still famous for family funAfter what can best be described as a bumper school holiday period, the Gold Coast has again shone as Australia’s number one destination for families, taking out a host of readers’ choice Awards, including Australia’s Best Beach Holiday Destination, from leading travel publications, Out & About with Kids and Holidays with Kids.According to the Out & About with Kids 2015 Best of Family Travel Awards, the Gold Coast is Australia’s Best Beach/Regional Holiday Destination.  The city is home to Australia’s Best Family Holiday Park (Big4 Treasure Island Holiday Park), Best Family Hotel/Resort (Paradise Resort Gold Coast) and Best Australian Family Attraction (Sea World).According to the Awards, the Gold Coast’s family travel offering is unsurpassed anywhere else in Australia, with 3 of the top 6 family hotels and resorts and four of the top 7 family attractions located right here.  The Gold Coast is also home to 2 of the Best Hotel/Resorts for babies and toddlers worldwide.According to the Holidays with Kids 2015 Top 10 Awards, the Gold Coast is home to the best family resorts in Australia.  Sea World Resort and Water Park earned top spot for Best Family Resort in Australia over 4 stars, with five other Gold Coast properties also listed in the Top 10. Paradise Resort Gold Coast won Best Family Resort in Australia under 4 stars.“While we’ve known it for years, it’s great to see Australian families agree, the Gold Coast really is Australia’s number one family holiday destination,” Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter said.Out & About with Kids and Holidays with Kids have a combined circulation of approximately 90,000. Gold Coast TourismSource = Gold Coast Tourismlast_img read more

11 Aug

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first_img Top Stories Okafor added he could have tried to play through the injury but decided it was in his best interest to have the surgery.“At this point in my career, it wasn’t worth playing through,” Okafor said. “I still have a lot of football left in me and I don’t want that to be a hampering injury throughout my career.”The injury occurred during Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints on a special teams play. Okafor attempted to grab an opposing player, but the Saint, “kind of ran through my arm, kind of overextended it and it popped.” He said the adrenaline numbed the pain until after the game, at which point he knew something was wrong.The Arizona Cardinals Broadcast Department contributed to this report 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After the Arizona Cardinals lost two of their starting outside linebackers for the season, rookie Alex Okafor was set for a bump in playing time. Unfortunately, the opportunity was short lived as the team announced on Tuesday Okafor tore a tendon in his biceps and will miss the rest of the 2013 season.Despite the injury, Okafor, a fourth round draft pick out of Texas, remains optimistic.“I was a little disappointed, it was my opportunity to kind of step in and help the team out but unfortunate things happen,” Okafor said. “It’s in the past and I just got to look forward to next season.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more