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The Definitive Guide to Europe by Campervan

The Definitive Guide to Europe by Campervan

Imagine the feeling of waking up each day, grabbing your morning coffee and having breakfast while looking out across the lake/mountain/beach you parked next to the night before. You take a look at the map, plot a course and make your way to the next destination. In your own time, on your own schedule, in…

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Europe in a Campervan with Kids: Our Top Travel Tips

Europe in a Campervan with Kids: Our Top Travel Tips

In 2017 we spent five months travelling through Europe in a campervan with kids. At the time our two children were 10 and 8 years old. We traveled through 12 countries, covered thousands of kilometres and loved the unique experience of travel by campervan. Based on our experience we have collected some of our top…

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Campervan Budget for a USA Family Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a USA Family Road Trip

Do you dream of taking the family on a USA road trip and wonder how much it would cost? In this post we are going to break down, in detail, the campervan budget for a family road trip to the USA West Coast. We are big fans of the family road trip. The freedom to…

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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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Travel essentials – 14 must have travel accessories

Travel essentials – 14 must have travel accessories

We have been travelling for over 20 years, 11 of those years with kids. Backpacking, long term family travel, expat living, short weekend getaways, annual holidays, camping. Each trip has unique needs (and possibly a different packing list). But, there are some travel accessories that become travel essentials. Things we don’t go travelling without. 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 with kids: 10 cheap things to do

Tokyo with kids: 10 cheap things to do

I first visited Tokyo almost 15 years ago and have been lucky to return a few times since then. The city is huge, busy and fun.  Contrasts are everywhere in this home of high-tech robots and ancient temples, where a love of shopping and gadgets sit comfortably alongside spirituality and ancient tradition. Needless to say…

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