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...]
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.
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 5 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...]
It's almost summer holiday time again and some parents will be getting stressed out. Maybe it's your first time taking a summer holiday with your young family, maybe it's your first time travelling abroad, maybe you took a holiday as a family last year and it didn't go as planned? We're here to help! We travel full time with our kids, they've been to almost 50 countries and … [Read more...]
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. I think most kids are. Ancient Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid ( allegedly the last of the 7 Wonders of the World) hold a unique fascination for children and my boys are particularly interested because of their … [Read more...]
We put off climbing Sigiriya with kids until they were 11 and 9. Why? Because we'd climbed Sigiriya rock fortress twice before, without kids and knew exactly what to expect up there. We knew that the steps weren't the most child friendly in the world and that there were a few other issues to consider too. We waited and we were glad that we did. Our boys enjoyed their Sigiriya … [Read more...]
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 chargers on the market at multiple price points. We carry … [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 … [Read more...]
Penang is a tropical state of Malaysia comprising Penang Island and a neighbouring portion of the mainland. When tourists, travellers or holidaymakers talk of visiting Penang, they're usually referring to the island, which is where you'll find a number of family friendly tourist attractions and beach-side resort towns as well as the bustling and historic state capitol, … [Read more...]