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Top 5 hiking trails in 2017

Top 5 hiking trails in 2017

We may be biased, but we think there is something special about hiking. Escaping the crowds, discovering stunning landscapes  and the sense of freedom and adventure it delivers. All these things make hitting the hiking trails one of life’s unique pleasures. Whenever we travel we make sure to get outside and explore different hiking trails….

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South Africa – Two Week Road Trip Itinerary With Kids

South Africa – Two Week Road Trip Itinerary With Kids

Everyone I know who has visited South Africa has rated it one of their favourite destinations. As we considered our South Africa itinerary they were all unanimous in saying “You have to go to South Africa. You will love it”. They raved about the beautiful scenery, the wildlife and great food and wine. As we…

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Hiking in Picos de Europa with kids

Hiking in Picos de Europa with kids

As we rounded the final corner and caught sight of the cable car station, relief swept over me. We had finished the longest ever hike with the kids – 14.5 kilometres (9 miles). Sure, it was mostly downhill but it was a long way and the last three kilometres were tough. Near the end we…

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18 Tips for Hiking With Kids

18 Tips for Hiking With Kids

Have you ever set off hiking with kids only to turn back half way? Do your kids moan at the suggestion of a hike but are happy exploring once they get started? We have experienced this and more many times, but we still persist and explore new trails as much as we can. Why? Hiking…

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Tokyo on a budget: Top things to do with kids

Tokyo on a budget: Top things to do with kids

Tokyo is an amazing city with many inexpensive, family friendly things to do. The city is huge, busy and fun with delicious food wherever you turn. Contrasts are everywhere in this home of high-tech robots and ancient temples where a love of shopping and gadgets sits alongside spirituality and tradition. People are polite, the city…

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5 foods you have to try in Japan

5 foods you have to try in Japan

We were all pretty excited about the delicious foods to try in Japan. We have a Japanese restaurant near our home in Melbourne that we love and visit regularly. The food is different to what many people are used to at home, but we find it to be fresh, tasty and most importantly, kid friendly….

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Kyoto with kids: Our top 5 things to do

Kyoto with kids: Our top 5 things to do

Exploring Kyoto in winter After an epic week skiing at Myoko Kogen we spent a second week in Japan exploring Kyoto and Tokyo with the kids. This is one of the best things about skiing in Japan.  Not only do you get to experience some of the lightest and fluffiest snow in the world. You can…

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The stats: Our 12 months around the world with kids

The stats: Our 12 months around the world with kids

After 12 months travelling around the world with the kids we are back in our home town, Melbourne, Australia. It has been a crazy and wonderful adventure. To celebrate our re-entry into Melbourne we have collated some (hopefully) interesting statistics about the trip. The stats: 2017 Number of countries visited: 30 Places we have slept…

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Highlights from our 2 week trip to Taiwan

Highlights from our 2 week trip to Taiwan

Taiwan is a place I never thought about visiting simply because I knew nothing about the country. However we found some cheap flights to Taipei and after reading a few glowing blog posts we booked flights to check it out. I am so glad we did because we loved our 2 week trip to Taiwan….

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Top travel tips – Europe in a campervan with kids

Top travel tips – Europe in a campervan with kids

In 2017 we spent five months travelling through Europe in a campervan with our two children aged 10 and 8 years. It was the first time we had ever travelled in a campervan. In the beginning we had no idea what we were doing. Naturally starting from such a low base we learned a lot,…

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