Our lives on this planet are changing. We are at a point in time where we all have to do more to help our world survive, fast. We have just 11 years left to totally change the world. Many of us are on-board with this and the army of eco-conscious citizens swells daily, but what about those of us who travel? Is there such a thing as an eco-friendly traveller ? I'm not … [Read more...]
What is an RTW?
An RTW is a round the world trip, it is commonly abbreviated to RTW and you'll find it used in hash tags and blog posts accross the internet. It's very common these days for all sorts of people to take an RTW, singles, couples, families, young backpackers, old backpackers and more luxury travellers. We've done it with kids, and without, a 1 year RTW and a 6 year RTW. You'll find our collected blog posts on planning, organising and arranging your RTW below.
Another full year of travel completed. Where did we go? What were our milestones, highlights and low points? How did we do it and how did we keep it affordable? What goes into our planning process and how do we cope as a family with full time travel around the world? A recap of 2017, with links to key posts and sections. We hope we can inspire, encourage and help you to travel … [Read more...]
This is the post that has to be written, how we 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 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 … [Read more...]
I'm famous for saying that AirBnb is useless for families and we never use it. If you're not on Facebook you may not know that, so I'm putting it out there via the blog today because I've (possibly) changed my mind. After 3+ years of full-time travel I'm sitting in a glorious light-filled apartment, footsteps from my beloved Thames, paying a very modest price and, yes, it … [Read more...]
I've just checked out Trip Advisor's Top 25 Landmarks in the World, as voted for by readers. I've only been to 8 of them. I'm sure it was a fair vote, but come on, seriously? The Canberra War Memorial? I've been, it's very good, I'm not knocking it. I wonder how it got on that list of global best landmarks when Uluru didn't appear? So I decided to do my own, based on the … [Read more...]
We left home with a vague plan to backpack our way around Asia for as many years as possible, with two kids and a tight budget. Well, plans change, life happens and the universe sometimes points you in directions you never anticipated. We never expected to take a cruise, ever, let alone a bargain trans Atlantic cruise on a brand new ship that would deposit us in New York … [Read more...]
If you've read our previous post One Year of Travel, What Did it Cost? You'll know that we worked out our average daily spend for one year to be just under $100 per day. That's for a family of 4 people, 2 kids, 4 continents, 12 countries and two cruises. This was our first year of round the world travel. Our first year was funded on savings, now we earn as we travel as a … [Read more...]
We've been "Living the Dream" for 2 years now. We've been travelling full-time, seeing the world and spending most of our time together as a family while hardly working, other than on the blogs. Before we set off on this journey we weren't rich, we were a very normal family struggling to make ends meet and actually classified as "low income" through my choice to quit work and … [Read more...]
We've just completed one year of non-stop family travel. We made it from Australia, to Asia, to Europe, to Central and North America and back to Europe. We are very into food, my husband is an exec chef, I'm just a big food freak. We've tried some amazing new dishes, bur what were our food highlights from one year of travel? In no particular order, here are a few of our … [Read more...]
Now in year 5 of full time travel, I can't believe we travelled so cheaply in year one. We had $30,000 to spend and we were trying to make it last as long as possible. That sum was for 4 people and you'll see below how long it lasted and how much travel we got for our money. So how much money do you need to travel the world? Well it depends on you, how will you travel? What are … [Read more...]
It's really hard to quantify learning. The knowledge the boys have acquired through our 1 year journey, 4 continents and 12 countries, is immense, quite staggering really. Here are some of our homeschooling, or, if you prefer, world schooling or unschooling, highlights. We didn't just try worldschooling for a year, my kids' whole education has revolved around … [Read more...]
Yes, it's true, we're just coming up to one year of non-stop travel. It's flown past, it really has. We thought we'd share our travel highlights, our absolute favourites, the things still fresh in our memories and the things that make us go wow! Sometimes we can't pick single one-off events, we'll just go with an overall experience, but these are they, in no particular … [Read more...]