Where to Stay in Bangkok: Silom

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 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

Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Save Money On Flights Using Skyscanner 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 […]

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 […]

Gift Ideas For Travelling Children and Families

Do you know a family who loves to travel or a family like us setting off soon? It’s really hard to buy them gifts, but here are a few ideas to get you going. Mostly these are practical gifts to take on the road and be lasting and useful, small games to play anywhere or […]

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

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 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

How to Start Your Own Blog and Start Making Money I wish I’d had somebody to hold my hand through this process back in 2012, when I started a blog, just for fun. Several years down the line, I have one large blog and 5 smaller ones that contribute significantly to the family finances. Here […]

Driving Across Europe, London to Romania

After 9 days of driving across Europe, from London to Romania, we’re home, safely and gratefully. So what’s it like, driving over 2,000 Km, through 8 countries, with children? Did we love it or hate it? Here’s a quick run down on how we’ve spent the last 9 days,more detailed posts will follow. The kids […]

Where to Eat in London on Vacation

Where to eat in London for those of us who love good food and want to keep an eye on our spending. London is one city that could destroy your trip budget in food costs, if you’re not smart about where you spend. Eating out 3 times a day here, as we would in Asia, […]

Village Life in Romania

Our lifestyle isn’t conventional. We travel and have done for over 2 years now, we do unusual things like buying houses in Romania, some people think we’re crazy, but that’s cool. Sometimes I think we’re crazy too. Yesterday I reshared an old post, a reader had asked “What do you do all day?” We were […]

Winning The Lifestyle Lottery

Family Travel, Changing Lives, Finding Freedom. 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. […]

12 Ways to Travel for Free

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

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!

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 […]

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