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Alyson

Alyson Long is a former medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. She was Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital before starting in website creation and travel writing. She is now a full-time blogger and travel writer and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest and was created in 2012. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years on the road, full-time, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this site. World Travel Family travel blog covers over 50 countries, cultures, and cuisines, from the trekking routes of the high Himalayas to Ancient Egypt and beyond. Read more about this family's travel story while getting ready and inspired to live your own and fearlessly visit the destinations you dream of.

Some People Don’t Get Home Schooling

Some people just don’t understand homeschooling at all. That’s OK, its not something that most people have ever come across or researched. It’s not “normal”, school is the best thing for kids in the conventional mindset. Surely it’s compulsory? It’s not compulsory, it’s a choice, parents have a legal obligation to provide their children with an education. …

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Game Reserves in South Africa With Kids

People often don’t associate South Africa with game reserves, I always think of Kenya and Tanzania, but there are plenty in South Africa, the mighty Kruger and dozens of smaller ones. We took our then very young children to a few of South Africa’s game reserves and wildlife parks and this is how we managed …

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Living in Port Douglas (The Reality!)

This post was written and titled “Living in Port Douglas” when we were planning our great escape. We lived in Port Douglas. we owned, still own, a beautiful house there, but we left to travel the world. We’ve been travelling a very long time now, that’s just how things worked out. Port Douglas is a …

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See Wild Platypus at Atherton Platypus Park, Near Cairns.

We saw an Australian animal that less than 10% of all Australians have ever seen near Cairns, the fantastic, and surprisingly tiny, platypus. That’s wild platypus, not in a zoo.  If you’d like to share in this incredible experience, check out the Atherton Platypus Park near Cairns at Tarzali Lakes. You can visit for the …

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Living With Port Douglas Crocodiles. Salties in Port.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, was closed a while ago by a 4-meter saltwater crocodile. He didn’t do much, just swam along the beach about 20m from shore. A crowd gathered and watched, that’s about as exciting as the day got.  It made me think though, not many people have the experience of sharing their home with …

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