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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)

It’s been 8 years on the road now, what are the travel essentials and what 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 …

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Why Do People Travel? Reasons People Travel 2022

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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Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Dubai.

Dubai, the beating heart of the United Arab Emirates. A city known for wealth, luxury, service and style, it has some of the most incredible man-made structures on the planet. Enjoy Dubai’s magnificent shining towers, fine dining, museums and theme park scene while giving your family a vacation to remember. Don’t skip the cultural excursions …

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Flores to Tikal. Tikal from Flores by Bus & Shuttle

How to get to Tikal from Flores? Your choices of transport to Tikal Guatemala. Tikal National Park is quite possibly the most famous place in Guatemala and the majority of people depart from Flores to Tikal. The ancient Mayan city is the biggest and most impressive in Central America, spanning over 100 square km of …

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How To Get To Phong Na (Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam)

Phong Nha is an absolute jewel of Vietnam making it a must-see places for natural beauty, but this gorgeous unspoiled landscape offers so much more. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam, is where you’ll find the biggest caves in the world and there are several caverns for you to visit, easily. In this post …

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5 Truely Kid-Friendly Hotels in London

London, the beating heart of England. A city drenched in history, home to royalty and some of the most incredible landmarks on the planet. Enjoy London’s magnificent parks, fine dining, museums and theatre scene while giving your family a vacation to remember. London is a fabulous place to vacation with your children. When it comes …

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Coolest Things To Do in Romania

There are many cool things to do and cool places to visit in Romania. It’s a shame that so many people don’t know about them! Romania is a beautiful and interesting holiday or vacation destination with some warm, friendly people, plenty of tourist attractions, good food, adventure and cultural activities making for cool days out …

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Facts About Thailand For Kids

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s the 51st largest country in the world by landmass and the 20th most populous. Bangkok is its capital city. Thailand’s shape looks like an axe, as seen on the map. The country’s official name is the Kingdom of Thailand and Thailand shares borders with Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and …

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Where is Thailand? Thailand’s Location

Thailand is in Asia, but it’s also a part of the Southeast Asia, a region which spans the north and southern hemispheres. Thailand is a country, and is not transcontinental, ie Thailand is entirely part of Asia, no other continent. This post answers the question, where is Thailand? Transcontinental countries exist. Turkey lies between Europe …

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Nepal with Kids, Holiday or Travel to Nepal With Kids 2022

If I told you travel in Nepal with kids was easy, I’d be lying. Nepal has been the most challenging place we’ve ever taken the children, and that includes India, but it’s been worth it many times over. They got sick less in India and didn’t have to hike up any mountains.  So here for you, …

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