All posts by Josh Duthie

Josh Duthie is a keen writer of action and adventure across mediums such as comics and novels. He is passionate about the environment and conservation and hopes his writing can help to create awareness for both, through his story telling. His blog 'Adventures of Duth' is a casual look into his family outings and a snapshot of parenthood with his wife and his two gorgeous and at times troublesome toddlers.

The Best Zoo for the Kids and You

Since kids came into our life we quickly recognised how valuable it is to have a zoo membership, giving us unlimited access to the big three, Werribee Open Plains Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary. All three are great in their own way; with Melbourne Zoo being the main attraction with its diverse range of ...

Top 5 Adventures of 2017

After the good response from the first post of this year (check out Bright if you've not seen it yet) I started to reflect on last year and thought I would share the top five adventure posts from 2017. For us it was a great year for getting out with Immy being a little older and ...

A Birthday Getaway

Amanda has not had much luck when it comes to birthdays over the past 5-6 years with plenty of interruptions to halt the celebrations. This year we weren't going to let Lady Luck play her hand! Bright had been on our radar for over a year and with her birthday falling on a Saturday we ...

Beware the Dinosaurs

Inspired by our family adventures, my sister told me of a list she'd created of places to visit around Victoria whilst she was off work for the school holidays. So when she visited us one weekend we decided to tick off something from her list in the Yarra Ranges. We went with the Redwood Forest of East Warburton, which we have been wanting to ...

Bring the kids, there’s more than just plants!

At the midway point through my weekly one day off with the kids and with the first stroke of spring on display my wife Amanda suggested we should go to this garden centre in Warrandyte that the kids love. Hmmm, there are two places I don't particularly love taking kids, book shops and garden centres. I'm obsessed with reading ...

A Snow First

With Fletcher's 4th birthday looming my wife, Amanda, and I thought we would stretch out the celebrations over the whole weekend. With good snow reports over the past month we planted the seed that it would be great fun to go on a trip to the snow. Coincidently he decided the week of his birthday that a ...

The Tentative First

I still look back on this trip as one of the most memorable for a couple of reasons. It was our first proper outing and night away with our first born, Fletcher, who was only about 4 weeks old at the time. Also, it was our good friends' wedding and if not for this we would probably ...

“Daddy why aren’t you at work today?”

I had a peek into the window of the life of my wife today having had the first of many days to come off work to look after the kids whilst she went back into the classroom to teach. It’s an exciting time for her as the kids are now that little bit older, at ...