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...]
Travel With Kids
This index holds all of our posts relating to travel with kids, including tips for travel with kids, popular destinations for family travel and experiences of travel with kids. However, our site is not purely a travel with kids site, we travel all ways and often take on very challenging destinations, the sort of places most families will never go. You can find those in our travel destinations and places tab, look in the top menu.
The blog posts below and on subsequent pages relate directly to travel and vacations with kids, from babies to teens and tweens. We hope you find what you're looking for.
First of all, don't panic. You can do Asia with kids, we did. In fact, it's pretty easy. I normally tell people how to backpack around or through South East Asia with kids, in that I help them with planning, itineraries and travel arrangements. Today I'm going to tell you what it's actually been like. We've been travelling or backpacking with kids for over 6 years now and the … [Read more...]
One of the things that really bugs me about travelling, which has been particularly noticeable in South East Asia and Egypt, is the vast amount of plastic trash that we, the population generate.We, as travellers, are in danger of making the plastic problem even worse.That is not OK.I think by modelling better behaviours maybe we can get other travellers and locals … [Read more...]
It's time for us to write a post on our favourite and recommended hotels, hostels and guest houses in Southeast Asia. We've been travelling the world for 5 years now and a lot of that time has been spent in Southeast Asia, some of these places we've used multiple times, others we've used once and really loved them. All are at the lower cost end of the price spectrum but not … [Read more...]
Hoi An is a magical little town on the coast in central Vietnam and we enjoyed 6 months there with our kids. Famous for its UNESCO listed Old Town, tailors' shops and monthly full moon lantern festival, it also has long sandy beaches and 5 star resorts. It attracts family holiday makers in large numbers. They visibly out-number backpackers these days and a lot of families with … [Read more...]
We spent Christmas in Singapore. Of those 2 weeks the highlight was our 3 days staying at Telunas Resort on their private island site. Along with the Private Island's luxurious over-water villas we also had the chance to experience the fantastic family friendly facilities on the neighbouring Telunas Beach Resort site for a slightly different slice of island life.The 2 … [Read more...]
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...]
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 is the question that comes up constantly. How do we afford it? How do all the other families afford it? There are thousands of families out travelling with their kids, for a 1 year family gap year, for an extended period of a few months, or like us, long-term.We've been travelling over 6 years now with a full nomadic or digital nomad type lifestyle. Everyone wants to … [Read more...]
Summer holidays, summer vacations, whatever you call them, it's that time of year! For many families it's their annual chance to get out there, see a bit of the world and have some safe family fun with no stress. Here I'm going to show you some family summer travel accessories to make your vacation or holiday so much easier, safer and more comfortable. We've been on the road … [Read more...]