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Family Gap Year – Family Gap Year Travel

Planning a family gap year, where to go, destinations, costs, ideas, itinerary, 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 …

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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 many 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 (Travel Essentials to Never Travel Without) 2023

What are the travel essentials and what items should be 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 and destinations. We discuss the general travel essentials …

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Why Do People Travel? Reasons People Travel 2023

Why do people travel? People travel for many reasons and love travel for different reasons too. Some people don’t enjoy travel, but they still have to travel for many reasons. Reasons can involve work, family, health or medical treatment, social or economic needs. People who love to travel enjoy relaxation, new cultures, foreign food or …

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Classic Books for 6th Graders and 7th Graders

Classic books for 6th Graders and 7th Graders, that they should enjoy! A reading list of classic books for kids, modern classics and old classical books. My children are in the 6th to 7th grade bracket now (10 year olds- 13 year olds) and reading is a big focus as it always has been. Finding …

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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? Really? What is Homeschooling Like?

What is homeschooling like? A real homeschooling family, who homeschooled from 6 – 18 years old, explains what a typical homeschooling day, or lifestyle looks like, for their family, and for the homeschooling families they knew. We are a homeschooling family with years of experience and successful academic outcomes. Our family homeschooled in Australia and …

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Where to Stay in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi is a beautiful spot on the historic River Kwai, under 200Km from Bangkok. This makes Kanchanaburi a popular weekend destination for people escaping the city for a riverside weekend. Kanchanaburi is also a popular destination in Thailand for long-term travellers as a pretty spot to hang out for a few days or weeks. A look …

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Where To Stay in Penang With Family

There is a very good selection of places to stay in Penang with family to suit every budget, there are some very nice hotels, particularly resort hotels on the beach at Batu Ferringhi, plus other family-friendly hotels in and near Georgetown, and in other spots popular with travellers and holiday makers in Penang. You will …

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Jim Thompson House Bangkok Thailand

The Jim Thompson House is a popular tourist destination in Bangkok Thailand. The house itself is made of traditional teak, Thai style with beautiful tropical gardens and original furnishings and decorations. It is worth visiting the Jim Thompson House if you have free time in Bangkok or a particular interest in Jim Thompson, silk, art, …

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How To See Belly Dancing in Dubai

If seeing a belly dance is on your bucket list, it’s easy to attend a belly dancing show in Dubai. Belly dancing is thought to have originated in Egypt, but this traditional dance form in which the stomach area is exposed, takes place in Dubai, with belly dancers often coming from neighbouring countries. You can …

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