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We are a Full-Time Travel Family. How?

This is the post that has to be written, how we get to travel full-time or even permanently, as a family. We’re not unique, there are plenty of other globe-trotting, full-time travelling families on the world circuit, but to the vast majority of people what we do sounds far from possible. But we do it, …

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How to Travel the World for Free (& Cheap)

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? We’ve been doing just that for years, supporting our travels on very little cash. These days there are many …

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Getting a Traditional Thai Tattoo, a Sak Yant, in Bangkok

I’ve got my traditional Thai tattoo, it’s hours old and I love it. It’s about hand-sized, in the middle of my back and it holds a deep meaning. It was created by a master Ajarn – Ajarn Neng- with a traditional metal spike. It hurt, only a little. Want to know more? There is a …

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How to Make Money Travel Blogging (From a Travel Blogger Who Does)

I’m asked all the time so here are my best tips on how to make money travel blogging. Blogging funds our life, 2 adults, 2 kids now almost grown, full-time travel. Travel blogging and running this travel blog allowed us to see the world. We’re 100% legitimate and the money comes from the blog, not …

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What is Nepalese Food Like? Nepali Foods to Enjoy

Have you heard that Nepalese food isn’t so great? I have. Luckily I’ve been to Nepal 3 times, so I can tell you it’s not true. Back when Chef and I trekked the Annapurna Circuit we enjoyed discovering Nepalese food, and on our second trip, trekking the Everest Region with kids, we were eating new …

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Travel Essentials (Vital Items Not To Travel Without!)

It’s been 8 years on the road now, what are our travel essentials and what should we have left at home? Travel Essentials are the things we need to pack every time, for every type of destination or travel style. They are also the essential items required in particular instances and for particular activities and …

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Best Travel Drone. Which to Buy & Drone Travel Tips

When looking to buy a travel drone you’ll soon realise that there are numerous choices ranging from $50 through to $2500. Obviously drones vary in quality and performance. Cheap drones are more like toys and maybe won’t give travel photography results you could use professionally, on a travel blog or Instagram account. Likewise you may …

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Vietnam Travel Blog and Guide

Vietnam is one of our favourite countries, packed with history, stunning landscapes, cultural highlights and amazing food. It’s one of the most exciting destinations in South East Asia.We visited back in 1999 for the first time and recently we headed back there to create this Vietnam Travel Blog section for you. We had the luxury …

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Learning About Egypt, For Kids

Regular readers will know that we just spent almost a month in Egypt. Why? For fun, obviously and to please our kids who are fascinated by learning about Egypt. Suggested topics and interesting facts for kids to learn about Ancient Egypt include Ancient Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid (allegedly the last of the …

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Breb Maramures (Living in a Magical Village in Romania)

In the far north of Romania, nestled in a valley below a long-extinct volcano, lies the little village of Breb Maramures County. We first came to Romania, Maramures and Breb in May 2015 and fell in love. Today, we are still unable to fully call it home due to visas and officialdom, but to us, …

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5 Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

With more and more travel essential gadgets requiring charging, it’s little wonder that people are turning to portable battery packs to help fill the power gap when travelling. Be aware that not all battery packs are created equal in build, quality or price. Below I’ve listed 5 of the most common and widely regarded best …

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Travel Insurance for Extended or Open Ended Travel

World Nomads is the insurance company we use and wholeheartedly recommend. It’s often the only travel insurance company suitable for our style of travel.  We can tailor our cover to our destination and ever-changing plans any time we like. It’s the travel insurance company most serious, long term, flexible or nomadic travellers use because it’s …

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Christmas Gifts For Kids and Families Who Travel

If you are keen world travellers or you know a travelling family, you’ll like our ideas for Christmas travel gifts for kids and families. In this post we include travel-related gifts, often educational, as well as small gifts to pack in a suitcase or backpack for children and families on the road. We have practical, …

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Kids Travel Safety Tips. Child Safety Wrist Straps, Harnesses, Wristbands and Tattoos

Readers and consult clients are forever asking me how to make sure kids are safe on the road. I don’t pretend to be a parenting expert but I am a travel with kids expert so I’d like to share with you some tips, devices and ideas for sensible child safety measures while travelling or during …

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Homeschool on the Road. What Gear Do You Need?

Which things do you really need to homeschool on the road? (Some call this form of homeschooling travel schooling, road schooling or worldschooling) What books, supplies, materials, equipment and resources do you need to carry with you? It’s not much. I’m not going to write a list. We were homeschooling on the road for over 5 …

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How to Save Money on Flights with Skyscanner-But Should You?

Of all the tools we used for finding bargains in the travel world, Skyscanner was number 1, until the day we found ourselves at the check in desk with non-existent tickets. That update and scam warning is further down the page. Our tips on how to save money still stand and are here for you …

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What Does A Homeschool Day Look Like?

We homeschooled in Australia and in the UK, we have also worldschooled, everywhere.  This is what homeschooling looked like back in Queensland before we left to travel the world. We also have a post on our homeschooling schedule in London UK. But read this post first, it has important tips and information. If you’ve ever …

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Dubai Travel Blog and Guide

It was love at first sight for us in Dubai. From the moment we left the airport, Dubai was one big wow. We posted about our fantastically fun camel-riding, belly-dancing, dune-jumping adventure in the desert. We’ve told you about the cultural heritage tour that took us beyond the glitz into the living heart of Old Dubai. I …

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Hungarian Food (Food in Hungary for Beginners!)

Hungarian food is worth its weight in gold. The most iconic traditional dishes in Hungary are a real treat for your tastebuds and a threat to your waistline. Despite the latter, these mouthwatering dishes are a good reason for visitors to return to Hungary, year after year. Thanks to its Central European location and eventful …

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British Food (It’s Great – Not Bad!)

British food has an undeserved reputation for being bad. I’ve heard this from many nationalities over the years. British food is not bad, it’s great, so in this blog post I’m going to try to explain what British food is, and give an overview of traditional and popular British food dishes. Not one of them …

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South London (What & Where is It?)

South London, is, obviously maybe, the south part of London England, the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland. It comprises the portion of London that is south of the River Thames. As such, the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, part of Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and …

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Is Travel Self Indulgent?

An anonymous commentator dropping their venom under a fake email address felt the need to call our travel lifestyle self-indulgent after we were stranded at an airport recently. Thanks, so nice. These trolls and bitter keyboard warriors maybe don’t realise there is a family of sensitive souls at the other end of the internet just …

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