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

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London With Kids

 Of all the cities in the world, London is my top pick for children because of the wealth of things to do in the UK’s capital, many of them free. Of course London can be expensive too, be ready for that, but the devalued pound and good exchange rates could help foreign visitors a lot. …

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Europe Travel Blog

Europe travel blog, tips, destinations, and guides. Collected blog posts on travel in Europe, from living in London and Romania and driving the full length of Europe, often. Also from visiting the tourist hot-spots of Europe that we’d stop at along the way. You’ll find Europe travel tips and ideas below as well as more …

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Why Do People Travel?

What are the benefits of travel, why do we like to travel, what is the purpose or point of travelling and why should we all try to travel abroad or overseas? Top reasons nowadays, below. People travel to wonder, at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long …

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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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Best Travel Organisers

Travel organisers are lifesavers. I don’t carry much gear for a professional full-time traveler, but I saw the Bubm organisers on Amazon and had to have one I’ve carried it every day since. When looking for the best travel organisers I picked the Bubm below from a competitive market. I was sick of passport, documents, leads, …

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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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Why Homeschool?

It’s been a long time since I pulled my elder child out of school. The boys are teenagers now and I’m really happy with how everything has turned out. This, I think, is the first post I ever wrote. Why homeschool? Why did we decide that homeschooling was the best option in terms of education …

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Parenting On The Road

This post is about learning to be parents on the road. How we handled parenting children while travelling, without routine, without consistency, schedule, or any of the things the parenting rule books will preach. We believe in throwing rule books out of the window. This is an extract, edited, from our e-Book, The Seven Year …

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How To Worldschool

Let’s talk about how to worldschool (AKA world school). Worldschooling has taken up at least seven years of my kids’ childhoods. Either side of worldschooling they were homeschooled, ie. at home, and then, at the end of their high school years, went into formal online schooling to study for exams. This came about because of …

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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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Wales With Kids

Wales with kids. Things to do in Wales with kids this summer holidays and on into autumn and winter 2020. We’ve listed plenty of things to do outdoors, in remote places far from crowds, as well as the usual tourist attractions. Some will still be closed, some are open. We’ve tried to find out. Is …

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Port Douglas With Kids 2020

Port Douglas Queensland Australia is a beautiful, up-market resort town with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It’s a dream destination for families and we’ve called it home since our kids were toddlers, babies really. If you’ve not had a chance to visit Port Douglas with your family you need to …

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Can You Swim in Port Douglas?

Yes, absolutely, you can swim in Port Douglas Australia unless the lifeguards close the beach due to various unusual dangers. Beach closures aren’t common. Should you swim? There are a few things you need to know about safety, crocodiles, deadly jellyfish, nets (swimming enclosures), and lifeguards. This post is all about swimming in Port Douglas …

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Things to do in Kuching, Sarawak

You’ve probably heard of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, but have you heard of Kuching, its capital, which is also known as Cat City?  The word Kuching actually means “cat” and cat-related landmarks abound. That has to be the number one thing to do in Kuching – check out the cat statues. We absolutely …

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