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Family Gap Year – Planning, Destinations, Itinerary and Budget

Planning a family gap year, where to go, destinations, costs, ideas, saving for travel, budgets, and our experiences of being on a family gap year. We sold everything to travel the world with kids then aged 6 and 8. Through choice we would never have gone home. We have a wealth of information to share …

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What is Nepalese Food Like? Nepali Foods to Enjoy

Have you heard that Nepalese food isn’t so great? I have. Luckily I’ve been to Nepal 3 times, so I can tell you it’s not true. Back when Chef and I trekked the Annapurna Circuit we enjoyed discovering Nepalese food, and on our second trip, trekking the Everest Region with kids, we were eating new …

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Travel Essentials (Things I Never Travel Without)

It’s been 8 years on the road now, what are our travel essentials and what should we have left at home? Travel Essentials are the things we all need to pack every time, for every type of destination or travel style. They are also the essential items required in particular instances and for particular activities …

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Learning About Egypt, For Kids

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. Suggested topics and interesting facts for kids to learn about Ancient Egypt include Ancient Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid (allegedly the last of the …

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Breb Maramures (Living in a Magical Village in Romania)

In the far north of Romania, nestled in a valley below a long-extinct volcano, lies the little village of Breb Maramures County. We first came to Romania, Maramures and Breb in May 2015 and fell in love. Today, we are still unable to fully call it home due to visas and officialdom, but to us, …

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5 Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

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 …

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Travel Insurance for Extended or Open Ended Travel

World Nomads is the insurance company we use and wholeheartedly recommend. It’s often the only travel insurance company suitable for our style of travel.  We can tailor our cover to our destination and ever-changing plans any time we like. It’s the travel insurance company most serious, long term, flexible or nomadic travellers use because it’s …

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How to Save Money on Flights with Skyscanner-But Should You?

Of all the tools we used for finding bargains in the travel world, Skyscanner was number 1, until the day we found ourselves at the check-in desk with non-existent tickets. That update and scam warning is further down the page. Our tips on how to save money on flights with Skyscanner still stand and are …

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What Does A Homeschool Day Look Like?

We homeschooled in Australia and in the UK, we have also worldschooled, everywhere.  This is what homeschooling looked like back in Queensland before we left to travel the world. We also have a post on our homeschooling schedule in London UK. But read this post first, it has important tips and information. If you’ve ever …

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Port Douglas at Christmas

Port Douglas is pretty popular as a Christmas holiday destination. With Australian long summer school holidays falling over the Christmas period, many families choose to travel around Christmas time and into the early New Year. However, Christmas and summer time bring some of the hottest, most humid weather to the tropics. Port Douglas is just …

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Best Places To Visit In (And Near) Melbourne

Stuck for places to visit in Melbourne? Have you visited most of them already? What about places to visit near Melbourne? Day trips, tours, places of interest and activities near Melbourne CBD. We bring you our best places to visit in and near Melbourne in this travel blog post! Melbourne attracts millions of visitors from …

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Port Douglas to Mossman Gorge (& Mossman Australia)

Mossman Australia is a small town in Far North Queensland. It is north of both Cairns and Port Douglas, south of Daintree Village and the Daintree Rainforest. It’s not really a tourist town other than for visitors going to the Mossman Gorge, an incredibly beautiful rainforest spot, for walking, learning, enjoying, and sometimes swimming. A …

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Australian Animals, Can You Eat Them?

Australia is known for its unique and very special wildlife. We have quite a selection of native animals, like kangaroo, wallabies, wombats, platypus and echidnas. Many are marsupials, which are a type of mammal. In Australia you will also find native birds including emu and kookaburras. Then there are the non-unique animal residents, such as …

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Taking iGCSE Exams (After World Schooling, Homeschooling, Unschooling)

iGCSE exams are the international equivalent of the British GCSE exams. The I stands for international, GCSE for General Certificate of Secondary Education. British kids sit them in year 11 of high school, around 15-16 years old. This is the final year of compulsory education in British schools. Kids who are worldschooled, homeschooled, or unschooled, …

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Thai Omelette Recipe (Why Thai Omelettes are So Good!)

Thai omelettes are really tasty and in Thailand, a country with so many amazing dishes, I find myself eating and ordering Thai omelette rice surprisingly often. I’ve ordered it from street food stalls in Bangkok, tourist restaurants on Thai islands and it even appears on menus in the shopping mall food court in Chiang Mai. …

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Christmas Markets in Europe. Facts About European Christmas Markets

Europe is full of Christmas markets these days, most large and small cities have their own Christmas markets, and many larger cities in Europe, such as London, will have several Christmas markets and fayres. This makes London, Paris, and multiple other European cities, major European Christmas destinations. Locals visit and Europeans visit neighbouring countries and …

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London Museums With Kids (Best Ones!)

London is a place where you can have so much fun with the family, When you’re done playing, shopping, and exploring, be sure to check out some of London’s best museums. London’s family-friendly museums with kids can be a joy, but kids need fun things to do. Luckily London England has world-class museums hosting many …

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Do Travel Blogs Still Make Money?

Yes, travel blogs still make money today. My travel blog has made money throughout the pandemic period and today, with travel starting to make a comeback in 2021, that income is rising. Travel bloggers make money in many different ways. I already posted about that in a post about how travel bloggers make money. I …

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