Christmas Gifts for Travelling Families 2020

2020 has been a struggle for many people in many different and sometimes tragic ways. The inability to travel has been one of the minor inconveniences given that people are losing their lives to this virus, and staying at home was one way to help stop the spread.  Enough of looking back on the bad …

The Travel Addict’s Guide to Not Travelling

Are you stuck at home, unable to travel in this post-virus world? This article was written as the Coronavirus restrictions in Australia were starting to wind down, and there was a glimmer of hope that we can travel again soon, starting locally. While keeping ourselves pretty low key in the last couple of months, we …

Heading Out Back – Western Loop 2020

Instead of another flying overseas holiday, we have bought ourselves a Jayco Hawk wind-up van and are heading off into our own backyard, taking the kids exploring the outback of Australia for a couple of months. our test run, camping at Chuditch campground in Dwellingup With the spreading coronavirus in the news, now is probably …

New Zealand Here We Come

A New Zealand holiday has had a long-time presence on our travel wishlist. Being Australian, we like to travel and have been all over the world, but up until now we have not visited one of the greatest travel destinations right at our doorstep. This is all about to change, a two week trip to …

16 Apps for Smoother Travel

During our three months travelling around Europe last year, we relied on our electronic devices a lot to record, share, locate, connect and a myriad of other things, including even making calls! We have experimented with many travel apps and have come up with a core group that cover all the jobs we need and helps …

Sri Lanka Here We Come

A family holiday to Sri Lanka has been on our radar for quite a while, but with our busy travelling schedule over the last year or two, we have not had much time to think about it. After assessing the school holidays of the year ahead, work commitments, and checking the best times to travel, April suited …

10 fun facts I learnt in South Africa

A guest post by our daughter Olive (aged 9), written originally for a school presentation. Here are her top 10 fun facts she learnt from our month long trip to South Africa in September 2016. 10. A kudu only makes two footprints The kudu only makes two footprints because when it lifts its front foot up the back foot …

Essential Health and Safety Tips for Travel in Bali with Kids

A short travel time from Australia, affordable accommodation and a huge variety of activities are just three reasons why Bali is an excellent choice for a family holiday. Stories of exploring ancient temples, hanging out with wild monkeys and elephants, and meeting friendly Balinese locals are tales the kids will tell for years. However, for …