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We are a Full-Time Travel Family. How?

This is the post that has to be written, how we, the owners of World Travel Family travel blog, 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 …

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Family Gap Year – Family Gap Year Travel

Planning a family gap year, where to go, destinations, costs, ideas, itinerary, saving for travel, budgets, and our experiences of being on a family gap year. We sold everything to travel the world with kids then aged 6 and 8. Through choice we would never have gone home. We have a wealth of information to …

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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 many 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 (Travel Essentials to Never Travel Without)

It’s been 8 years on the road now, what are the travel essentials and what should be left at home? Travel Essentials are the things we all 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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Why Do People Travel? Reasons People Travel 2022

Why do people travel? People travel for many reasons and love travel for different reasons too. Some people don’t enjoy travel, but they still have to travel for many reasons. Reasons can involve work, family, health or medical treatment, social or economic needs. People who love to travel enjoy relaxation, new cultures, foreign food or …

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Classic Books for 6th Graders and 7th Graders

Classic books for 6th Graders and 7th Graders, that they should enjoy! A reading list of classic books for kids, modern classics and old classical books. My children are in the 6th to 7th grade bracket now (10 year olds- 13 year olds) and reading is a big focus as it always has been. Finding …

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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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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 on flights with Skyscanner still stand and are …

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What Does A Homeschool Day Look Like? Really? What is Homeschooling Like?

What is homeschooling like? A real homeschooling family, who homeschooled from 6 – 18 years old, explains what a typical homeschooling day, or lifestyle looks like, for their family, and for the homeschooling families they knew. We are a homeschooling family with years of experience and successful academic outcomes. Our family homeschooled in Australia and …

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Nepal with Kids, Holiday or Travel to Nepal With Kids 2022

If I told you travel in Nepal with kids was easy, I’d be lying. Nepal has been the most challenging place we’ve ever taken the children, and that includes India, but it’s been worth it many times over. They got sick less in India and didn’t have to hike up any mountains.  So here for you, …

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Kid-Friendly Things To Do in Singapore. Singapore with Kids

Singapore with kids – Highlights of Singapore for families and is Singapore a good destination for a family holiday or trip? Tips and ideas for Singapore trips With Singapore opening up for international travel and being such a major transport hub, we can see a very big future for travel to Singapore. We’ve been, we …

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Adventure Travel Family Bucket List Destinations

Adventure travel is any form of travel in which the traveller feels they are having an adventure. This may involve travel to remote or exotic locations and can involve a physically challenging or exciting activity. The definition of adventure travel means that adventure tourism can be overseas, domestic or international, you just need to pick …

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Bhutan, Beautiful Places To Visit in Bhutan

Bhutan is an incredibly beautiful country. Beautiful places, temples, monasteries, buildings and architecture in Bhutan, in pictures. Bhutan is mountainous, being in the Himalayas, but also very green with unspoiled countryside and lush fertile valleys. This post covers must-see places in Bhutan to help you plan your Bhutan itinerary, tour, or vacation. All pictures and …

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Bhutan Traditional Dress

In Bhutan traditional dress is still worn often. You’ll see both men and women in Bhutan in traditional dress, in fact, people in Bhutan are required to wear traditional dress or costume for certain occasions and to visit certain places. This post features photography in Bhutan, including the wearing of traditional costume. Both men and …

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​Best Gyms In Dubai (2022). Best Dubai Gyms For All Users

If you are visiting Dubai for a prolonged period of time, whether it’s for a work trip or a long vacation, you may want to know which are the best gyms in the area so you can continue working out while you’re away. The seven best gyms in Dubai are:  Gold’s Gym – Best for …

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Can You Snorkel Off The Beach in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can snorkel off the beach in Port Douglas. It’s something I’ve done many times. But read the rest of this post to find out about potential dangers and limitations. Obviously, you snorkel at your own risk. Most visitors to Port Douglas come to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. For this, you need …

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