Everything on living in Hoi An after almost 6 months here.This post started out in 2017 as a bit of a whinge about how dull it was sitting still for a couple of months but in our second month, after starting this post in the wee small hours, we went out for breakfast and a bike ride and I found myself falling under a car. Being alive and content in an ultra-charming … [Read more...]
What is a Digital Nomad?
A digital nomad is somebody who is nomadic - ie. they travel. They are location independent in that they are not tied to one place by work, school, posessions, pets, car loans, friends or family. The digital part refers to their income , they control their business and their income online. They can work from anywhere in the world from their laptops. Some work crazy hours, some just a few hours a week. We have a collection of posts below on what it's like to live and work as a digital nomad.
It's been 6 years on the road now, what are our travel essentials and what should we have left at home? I spent 12 months thinking about what to pack for this, now epic, RTW trip. I wrote a few posts about travel gear and what I was probably going to pack as a way of getting it straight in my head and curing my terrible packing anxiety. When crunch time came I took a … [Read more...]
We've had 5 Christmases on the road in the last almost 6 years of full-time family travel. Another one is coming up fast and this one will be "at home" for the first time. Did you know we're almost home?I'm going to count this one as a Christmas while travelling too because returning to an empty house just days before Christmas, fresh off the plane with only the … [Read more...]
I blog. Blogging is how I support my family. But what is blogging and what is blogging not? On a day when I'm struggling to come up with an idea for a new blog post I thought I'd go deeper into blogging. You probably all know me, my family, my style, but do you really? What is MY truth about blogging and how does it affect me, my family, our lifestyle and our privacy.The … [Read more...]
In this post you will learn the basics of how to start and set up a blog and how to begin making money. It is aimed at complete beginners and at those wanting to improve their blogging game and grow their income. I am a travel blogger and a homeschool blogger, my online income supports my family as we travel the world. I'm not selling any blogging courses here, all of this … [Read more...]
Guys, I'm reading so much nonsense right now about dishonest blogging and people being paid to say nice things that I thought I should spell it out to you. How World Travel Family works, how we go about things, why we go about things, what you, our readers and our website, means to us and how we work here at WTF HQ. So here we go.We Are Painfully Honest I will never say … [Read more...]
Singapore at Christmas. We wanted to do something different, something special, we chose Singapore. How did that work out and what did we find to see and do in Singapore at Christmas time? We give you the low down on our Christmas vacation in Singapore here, on our travel blog.We spent almost 2 weeks in Singapore at Christmas and split our time between a budget hostel near … [Read more...]
We left Australia over 5 years ago to travel the world. We never wanted to go back. We became a nomadic family, a digital nomad family if you like and the lifestyle worked well for us. We visited around 50 countries, several of those 4 or 5 times. We've been to 5 continents and flipped between the hemispheres. We have two boys who became full-time travellers at 6 and 8 … [Read more...]
This week we're touring northern Thailand by car, it's amazing, fascinating and fun with the added bonus of being incredibly cheap. This part of the world is pretty affordable anyway and for a family of 4, hiring a car beats bus prices hands down, but what's made our holiday within a holiday super cheap is that all of our accommodation has been free. I know, it surprised me … [Read more...]
Our younger son's UK passport was down to less than 6 months and we had absolutely no desire to head back to the UK to get it renewed. We were in Vietnam and about to travel to Malaysia so it had to be done on this side of the world and in the quickest way possible. For a child, overseas passport renewal looks even more troublesome than for adults, particularly for kids under … [Read more...]