We posted already about our experiences of travelling around Southeast Asia with kids ( for 5 years!) now lets have a look at where you should go in Southeast Asia. What are the stand out, must see places, attractions and destinations. You're probably in the process of planning your Southeast Asia trip, so I suggest you get a notebook and start listing the places you and your … [Read more...]
Family Gap Year Blog Posts
Planning a family gap year, where to go, saving, budgets and our experiences of being on a family gap year.
Our family gap year turned into almost 6 years but we can certainly help you plan a one year round the world trip.
We started when our kids were 6 and 8 and now they are teens. We need to give you all the tips, ideas and destinations you need to plan your family gap year in multiple blog posts, find what you need below.
We're the experts I guess. We left Australia almost 5 years ago and haven't been back (nor wanted to go back) even once since. We've 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 and are still happy to continue at 11 and 13. I am a mum and a … [Read more...]
This is the post that has to be written, how we get to travel full time with kids. We're not unique, there are plenty of other globe trotting travelling families on the world circuit, but to the vast majority of people what we do sounds far from possible. But we do it, and we've been doing it for almost 5 years. It's time to explain how we went from family gap year travellers … [Read more...]
You want to know how to travel the world, right? We've done it, so can you. It could be a 2 week vacation to an exotic, far-away place that just puts you a little outside your comfort zone, or you could be wanting to travel for a year, maybe more, as a family, as a single or as a couple. Whatever it is you'd like to do, however you'd like to live your dreams, our new section, … [Read more...]
This post is about the planning stage of travel. How we do it and how you could do it. How to put together a big trip, be it a month, three months, a year or an RTW ( Round the World Trip). Some tricks and tips to put together a trip and arrange flights, accommodation, tours and more. A round the world trip is a little different in that you have to weigh up the pros and cons of … [Read more...]
People ask about our travel budget and how we afford to travel as often and as long as we do. It still surprises me that anyone should care about our finances, but I guess that's the world we're in because of the blog and because we've been on this round the world trip for almost 4 years. We want to help people live their dreams, sharing how we manage financially and how we … [Read more...]
We are half way there. It is six months since we started planning a family travel adventure, 6 months before our departure date. How much closer to our goal are we, and what have we been up to for the last six months? The dream has become a reality, we know that we ARE going, we're certain of that. Travel and Holidays They are two different things, don't you … [Read more...]
12 Reasons to take a round the world trip ( RTW). Only 12? There are far more, but I've tried to condense them into an even dozen. Our primary reason for travelling is education, learning and understanding. I've always been driven by my thirst for knowledge in the areas that interest me, this is why I've always travelled and why I now want my children to travel. Travel IS … [Read more...]