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World Travel Family is a website and world travel blog which belongs to Alyson Long (born Alyson Clarke) and her family. This website has been in existence since 2011 and is one of the biggest travel blogs in the world. Alyson Long and her family, Chef (James Long) D, and Boo, travelled full-time for 6 and a half years between 2012 to 2020, and today travel regularly and for extended periods from their home base in Queensland Australia.

Alyson Long’s biog briefly includes being a former pupil at Rougemont School in Newport, Wales, a student at the University of Birmingham UK, where she gained her BSc in Biological Sciences, and employment as a senior medical laboratory scentist in Cardiff and London. This female travel blogger is British, Welsh, but has also lived as an expat in Australia, Vietnam, and Romania.

Alyson took up travel blogging, just for fun, in 2011, and it went well. She now makes a living as a travel blogger and is a published author in the homeschooling and worldschooling niche.

Alyson has also written for many quality magazines, newsapers and publications (such as Lonely Planet and The Independent plus various in-flight magazines) and regularly talks on podcasts and YouTube channels around the world.

What Can World Travel Family Do For You?

World Travel Family Alyson Long and her children

We want to share the world with our readers and help them travel further, better and more. We can help you promote your region, hotel, attraction or restaurant through custom posts and social media. Well over a decade of blogging gives us reach and expertise. 20 years of personal travel, at all price points, gives us know-how. 20 years in hospitality gives us credibility. We have a reputation for honesty and reliability.

World Travel Family is one of the biggest family travel blogs in the world. We are professional travel bloggers and we love what we do.

Alyson is the main voice of the World Travel Family blog, her sons and husband also write for this site, her elder son is now her business partner. Mrs Long is a travel blogger and published writer. Author of this book, and this one. She is also well known in alternative education circles.

After gaining her degree in zoology and comparative physiology she went on to become a chief medical scientist in Welsh and London hospitals before switching to blog creation and full-time motherhood.

She likes climbing mountains, scuba diving, SEO and exploring food and cultures. You can follow on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

If you are looking for a detailed biography for Alyson Long, please get in touch directly, there are multiple sites out there trying to capitalise on the name, Alyson Long, none are very accurate.

World Travel Family is happy to work with all credible advertisers and sponsors relevant to our area. We are a global travel blog and rank high on page one of Google for hundreds of diverse search terms. This is because:

  • We know SEO and keyword research inside out.
  • We produce credible, well-researched, top-notch content.
  • We care deeply about what we do and methodically build our travel experience and knowledge. We do not use AI.

Other search terms that put us at the top of Google page 1 include:

  • Country guides
  • “With kids” travel blog guides
  • Food posts
  • Gear guides
  • Many homeschooling and worldschooling terms.

All are high competition keywords. We can put your region, hotel or attraction on page 1 because we are experts in SEO.

We are normally based in London or Far North Queensland, Australia, but for many years we travelled full-time. World Travel Family is a real travel blog, we’re out there doing what we are passionate about, travelling. We travel to build our knowledge to the deepest levels so that we can share that information with our readers.

We are on US based Red Tricycle’s top travel blogs to follow list , a report that has occupied the top spot on Google for quite some time. We are one of the top 20 biggest travel blogs in Australia and New Zealand (Pre-traveller compiled)  and one of Holiday Lettings (Trip Advisor’s) Top 20 Travel Blogs in the World . We are also one of Queensland Tourism’s recommended best travel blogs and top of Meriton’s list of Australian Top Travel Blogs. We’re also in the top 20 of Feedspot’s ranked top 100 blogs and top 50 family travel YouTubers – we don’t really do YouTube though!

We deal with travel, education, food and all things wonderful.

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 photo credits Stefanie Harrington .com

Would you like your product or service to reach our audience of over 300,000 (Google Page Views) per month?

World Travel Family are open to the following advertising and promotional options:

  • Hotel, guest house, cruise ship, campsite, long-boat, mud hut, private island or hostel reviews and promotions. We like to travel all ways, the more adventurous the better!
  • Giveaways and product promotions. (paid only, minimum fee $500 )
  • Freelance writing commissions.
  • Sidebar or footer advertising.
  • Sponsored trips, tours, cruises, and stays
  • We DO NOT take sponsored posts (link selling)
  • We take guest posts from other bloggers only if the content is top-notch and has good SEO. No commercial (sponsored) links are allowed.
  • Social media promotions and campaigns
  • Theme park and attraction promotions, we’ve worked with some of the best in the world.
  • Product reviews, minimum fee $500.
  • Restaurant and food reviews with professional credibility from my husband, The Executive Chef.
  • Find a recent example of what we do here (private island resort hotel) or here (tour)

We also occasionally provide a trip planning service to our readers. It’s always a good idea for the planners to know about a place, hotel, service or product.

Who is Chef? From World Travel Family and World Travel Chef.

World Travel Family Chef

Photo by Alyson Long

Chef is James Long, husband of Alyson Long for over 20 years and a fully trained and experienced executive chef in 5 star resorts and hotels. He has worked in Australia and London at some of the best hotels in the world.

We have a 5-star executive chef on the team to help with the creation of food blog posts. He ads authority and know-how to our food blog work. He doesn’t always travel with Alyson and the children, but he’s crazy about food, as are we all. He sometimes covers more niche travel exploits, such as blue water scuba diving.

We can promote your product, area, attraction or hotel on blog posts and on social media with a potential reach of 6 million individuals.

Where Are We Travelling Soon?

Soon, we hope to visit more destinations in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand, North East India, North West India, Nepal, The Middle East, Central Asia and more of Vietnam along with Wales, London, the Greek Islands, Cyprus, and Sicily.

If your company has interests in any of those locations, don’t be afraid to reach out, we can give you the coverage you need for those locations through social media and our travel blog.

World Travel Family Statistics

These figures are from our best days, before the global shut downs, obviously we took a downturn, but things are on track for recovery.

Monthly Page Views: 300,000+ The most important metric.

Google PR 3 From the last Google update, several years ago, I doubt it will ever be updated.

Alexa Rank:  we no longer chase Alexa ranking but ours sits around 140,000

Page Authority 51

Domain Authority 48  

Facebook Followers 10,200+ ( all genuine, not bought, giving good engagement and weekly reach)

Facebook Private Mentoring Group Members 2,500 +

Twitter Followers 12,700+

Pinterest Followers 27,500+

Instagram Followers 10,000+

If you need to know more about us and our readership, please ask for more details.

We DO NOT POSITION OURSELVES AS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS. Our strength, skills and value lie in our website. We are bloggers.

all stats correct at time of publication and subject to fluctuation.

Who Have World Travel Family Worked With?

Here are a few companies and brands we’ve collaborated with recently:


Etihad Airways

Jet Star Airways

Lonely Planet Kids

Divers Den Scuba Diving and Liveaboard Dive Trips from Cairns and Port Douglas Australia

Telunas Private Island Resort, off Singapore, but in Indonesia.

Luxury Escapes Worldwide Luxury vacation provider.

Almanity Luxury Resort and Spa, Hoi An Vietnam.

Get Your Guide

Parc Asterix, Paris

Legoland Florida

SunGod Sunglasses

Novotel Surin Beach, Thailand

Novotel Karon Beach, Thailand

Holiday Inn Resort Krabi, Thailand

Art in Paradise Chiang Mai , Thailand              

Hotel Alilass Istanbul , Turkiye                 

Studyladder, Online Education

The Brown’s Hotel Group Sri Lanka 

Where Sidewalks End Travel  , International                  

Boutique Small Hotels Worldwide          

Armada Hotels, Turkiye

Legoland Malaysia        

NASA Kennedy Space Centre              

The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Australia

ZSL London Zoo , UK         

Our Whole Village Holidays  , International, based in the US            

Lady Douglas River Cruises , Port Douglas Australia

Disney Florida , USA                                

Otherways Magazine (print, homeschooling blogging related)

Legoland Windsor, UK      

Niagara Falls Fun Pass , Canada                      

The Clink Prison Museum, London 

The London Eye , UK

Sea Life London , UK

Original London Tour, UK

Cutty Sark, London UK

Goddard’s of Greenwich , England                     

Ripley’s Believe It or Not, UK

Minecraft Homeschool , online education  

Travelove Tours, International                            

Max Wadiya Full Service Luxury Villa, Sri Lanka

Villa Templeberg, Sri Lanka             

Art Venture , Online education niche                                       

Tinggly, International tour and experience provider

Recent Testimonials for World Travel Family and Alyson Long

“We went to Bangkok over Christmas and New Year and did almost everything you said we should. Amazing.”

“Thanks so much for your blog, it has helped immensely in planning our very fast-approaching trip.”

“Hi Alyson, We have been searching for a travel agent half as knowledgeable as you to help us plan our quick stop in Sri Lanka and have had no success so far. Your blogs have been immensely helpful and a major source of information for us, so thank you.”

“Such a great travel blog! You have really managed to convince us even more that we did the right thing booking a 3-week journey with our children.”

If you feel that our audience of highly engaged travellers could help you grow your business or promote your attraction, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at:

The email contact for World Travel Family and Alyson Long is


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Sunday 26th of January 2020

Hi I'm thinking of backpacking with my husband and 3 kids was just wondering roughly how much is it a month to do that. And what about the school?

Alyson for World Travel Family

Sunday 26th of January 2020

Depending where you go and your spending habits - $50 - $100 - $150 per day should be enough. We have a lot of content on costs in our money category. For education, see the top menu - worldschooling.

Marie-Christine Brazier

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

Dear Alison and family, Thank you for your great website! It's inspired us lots! We are a family from the UK currently travelling with our 9 year old daughter (we have been to South Africa, Australia, Fiji so far and are in New Zealand now) and we will be in Vietnam for two months starting mid February. Having lived, worked and traveled in Asia on my own for many years (but 13 years ago!) I can't wait to get back to it, although I've never been to Vietnam -- and things have changed!!!! Like you, we want to base ourselves Hoi An for a month or so and were wondering if you can recommend any expat sites for finding more long term accommodation - or if you can recommend any long term accommodation that is not too pricy.

Many thanks for being such an inspiration! Merry Christmas! Marie (and Kiki and Colin)

Alyson for World Travel Family

Wednesday 25th of December 2019

Get in touch with our landlady there Dao Bich. I think I link to her Facebook page in the post. Best of luck.

Alyson for World Travel Family

Thursday 28th of November 2019

Ultra niche can work great, if there are enough people to support it. Are there many mid 50s childless, dogless, Nor Cal interested people? This site is huge, very, very - un niche, ( you are not our demographic - so it would appear to most who assume this is a "with kids" site - it's not) niche sites are quicker to gain authority but you have to get the SEO right from day one and be pro-active with gaining backlinks if possible. The only reason I've managed to be so un-niche is because I've created 10-20 posts around each topic or destination, they all support each other. Also you have to provide value. The people wanting to spend money on your affiliate links, book your hotels etc. will be looking for solid information, or, if you're looking to be an influencer, want to follow in your footsteps. Influencer isn't really what we do, although if you look in our scuba diving section we are considered influencers in that area. I don't know - but best of luck to you. Get stuck in. Nothing was ever gained by not trying.

Alyson for World Travel Family

Thursday 5th of December 2019

Thank you Yasmine.


Sunday 17th of November 2019

Hi Alyson,

We really love your site. I am very much interested in worldschooling and just getting information about it. I would like to know do you or the kids document your travels like not in the site or blog but on paper, what i mean is that we are planning to go to Jordan. now i would like my kids to learn about the culture, history etc. so after we visit the county do u document in any way.


Alyson for World Travel Family

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Not in a journaling sort of way, no, because my boys loathed writing on paper with every particle of their souls. From time to time they have created blog posts on places if you find D's author page there are posts on Ancient Egypt, Manta Rays, Thai History, Namche Bazaar. Maybe more, I can't remember. Funny thing is now, he does Open University, he'll write pages and pages of notes for his own use, but as kids they both hated it. No, I've never ( once I realised how pointless it was) forced them to do stuff they didn't want to do, it's proved unnecessary. Boo had ( actually still has) his own website. It's called Boy Around the World but he hasn't touched it in years. He did that for fun, he was convinced it would make him money and he loved watching his daily stats. I think he was 7. These days he's busy chasing YouTube stats on his channel. D makes all the videos on the site and is co-writer and creator, accompanying me on business trips and tours for third parties. It all worked out pretty well! They will learn what they need to learn when they want or need to learn it. The structure and busy work of schools isn't how it should be. It took me a few years to figure that out too!

Will Murphey

Monday 4th of November 2019

Hi, my wife and I love your videos. We started traveling full time about 3 months ago with our 12 year old daughter. Our biggest struggle is getting our daughter socially interacted. We are currently in Rome and are heading to Germany soon. Would you happen to know how to connect with other like minded travelers with kids? I would love to find another couple who could have the means and can travel with us. I was hoping you had some resources.

Thanks for your time!

Alyson Long

Monday 4th of November 2019

Hi there, no, not really, sorry. We always stay in guest houses or hotels with common areas, restaurants, bars, to hang out, there are usually plenty of human beings around. We actually don't go in for arranged meet ups, rarely. People contact us all the time if we're based in one place for a while but we don't find we need that level of social interaction, we're more than happy just doing us. We like to keep very busy though, we don't spend time hanging about much. As a very happy introvert I'm not the best person to talk to sorry. The kids talk to people online constantly. As soon as we've got some down time they're chatting on the internet through gaming, streaming, YouTubers etc. More and more we're doing group tours and activities, for instance Bhutan, Tibet and Borneo. One of the kids enjoys meeting people that way Trekking or anything physical is great for my son, walking with people is a good way to chat. Just remember that you won't like some of the people you meet and will have almost zero in common, but that's great for the kids too, learning what they like and dislike in people and how to handle them. You need a few days with other people to get to know them at all, so longer term co-travelling is better. Europe is different though, I don't think it really has the same backpacker vibe and circuit as Asia. Try our private Facebook Group, Living Differently, a few thousand travellers in there.