2 Years of Travel, Where Have We Been and What Now?

2 amazing years of family travel. But what next?

It’s been two years of travel now. Two years of adventure, fun, amazing times and disasters. If you haven’t been following along from the start, here’s our journey, the short version. How It Came About? Chef and I have always loved to travel, one RTW under our belts already, we dreamed of doing it again. […]

Where to Stay in Bangkok: Silom

Silom Bangkok. Eating bugs.

We keep coming back to Bangkok because we love it. Also because Bangkok is a transport hub of this part of the world. That title has shifted towards Kuala Lumpur recently with the rise of Air Asia, but Bangkok is still where you need to be for overland connections. It’s also cheaper than Kuala Lumpur, […]

Dubai. Camel Safari in The Desert.

A Camel Safari in the desert. Dubai family fun travel.

A Desert Safari in Dubai with Camel Riding Last night was the most fun we’ve had in a long time, and that’s saying a lot! The boys and I are in Dubai for a brief visit before catching our cruise ship to Australia and we’re doing our best to get a taste of what this […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Skyscanner

Finding cheap flights with skyscanner travel blog

We all want to save money on flights, right? Of all the tools we use for finding bargains in the travel world, Skyscanner is number 1. This week we saved ourselves £100 per person, £300 total, on flights to Sri Lanka, just through getting clever with this tool. Let me walk you through a few tricks. Of […]

Wondering Where to Stay in Sri Lanka? Try Mirissa, Paradise Found.


  From now on, when people ask me where to stay in Sri Lanka, I’ll say Mirissa. I think I’ve found my Paradise, my happy place. Sri Lanka on the whole brings me enormous joy, but the little seaside village of Mirissa is, I think, as near to perfect as I’ll ever find. Right now […]

Backpack, Travel Pack or Suitcase?


To  a great extent , the choice of backpack, travel pack or suitcase is one of personal preference but it’s also a decision that should be taken based on the style of travel you prefer and the destinations you will be visiting. If you’re taking a short business trip and will be travelling by taxi […]

Bali with Kids

Gunung Agung, Bali

Visiting Bali with kids is relatively easy and there is plenty for children to enjoy on this amazing little island. I would say that Bali and Thailand are the two easiest places we have travelled in South East Asia with children because of their well established tourist infrastructure. Bali must be one of our favorite […]

Finding The Money to Travel.

How do we afford to travel

How on Earth did a family of four raise the money to travel full time for two years plus ? We did it, we’ve been travelling full time for over 2 years now, without a regular job, so this strategy works. We’re not rich, raising the money to travel was tough, we didn’t come into […]

6 Steps to Starting Your Own Blog and Making Money

Starting your Own Blog making money

First Steps In Blogging I set up this website myself.  I have no training or experience in website design or all the technical stuff that goes with it. I didn’t even do IT in school. The only extra skill I have is a basic knowledge of HTML, something I taught myself years ago from HTML […]

Winning The Lifestyle Lottery

plums in crocs

Many people talk of travel “When I win the lottery.”. That would be what it would take to really start living, start travelling and have more free time. It’s not true you know. You don’t have to win the lottery to make big changes to the way you live. I commented on our Facebook page […]

12 Ways to Travel for Free

ways to travel for free. Work and other possibilities

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. We all know the old mantra, travel is cheaper than staying at home, and it’s absolutely true, but who doesn’t want to minimise travel expenses to get maximum mileage from their dollar? These days there are many ways to travel for free, or at least ultra cheap. Some you’ll know […]

Best Books For Scuba Divers

Best Books For Divers and Books about Scuba Diving

Always look cool. That’s the first rule of diving as taught to me by my instructor in Australia too many years ago. When the diver in your life isn’t looking cool in a wetsuit or carrying tanks, help them look cool by reading a great book. These are some of our favourites, recommended by my […]

Location Independent, Solopreneur, Diginomad….Freedom!

Train travel in India with children. Open doors.

Things are gradually changing here at World Travel Family, our blogs ( there are now 6, if you count Boo’s) are starting to follow a new course. I thought I’d share with you what’s  going on, maybe you’ll take inspiration from our experiences, maybe you can pick up a few tips, maybe you can tell […]

I’ve Joined The Sisterhood

Sisterhood of bloggers

Ah, sisterhood, a great thing, ladies who honour, support and respect each other. We don’t pinch each other’s boyfriends and, in this instance, we don’t begrudge each other’s blog success. The opposite in fact, we give each other a good shove up the ladder. This is the sisterhood of bloggers, women I’m proud to support […]

Best Books About India

Best Books  on India and About India

With your India trip still months off, what better way to indulge your love for a country and learn a little more about it than by getting lost in a great book. Travel books are a wonderful way to prepare for a trip or to learn more about a country without ever leaving your armchair. […]

Budgeting for Travel. Don’t Ask Me!

set a budget for travel

I’ve been asked many times about budgeting for travel and how we do it. It’s still surprising to me that anyone should care about our bank account, but I guess that’s the world we’re in now because of the blog. We want to help people live their dreams, sharing how we manage financially is part […]

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