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Exploring Bali off the beaten track

Exploring Bali off the beaten track

Over the last few decades, Bali has risen to prominence as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year more than 4 million visitors arrive on Balinese shores, each looking to fulfill their own version of the tropical dream, whether it’s surfing, lounging by the pool or drinking cheap cocktails in…

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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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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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Five awesome cheap things to do in Kyoto with kids

Five awesome cheap things to do in Kyoto with kids

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1000 years until the 19th century. Known as the traditional and cultural heart of Japan, Kyoto is full to the brim with ancient temples, beautiful gardens, and impressive examples of traditional Japanese architecture. It is home to 17 UNESCO world heritage sites! Kyoto is a stark contrast…

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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 5 reasons to travel to India with kids

Top 5 reasons to travel to India with kids

India was always towards the top of our list when planning our family gap year. From ancient forts to world famous monuments like the Taj Mahal and a culture so different from home, there were many reasons to visit. But should we travel to India with kids? When we spoke to people who had been…

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Surviving our first week in India

Surviving our first week in India

We have arrived in India and I can honestly say the country is unlike anywhere else in the world I have travelled. We are at the end of our second week in Northern India and it feels like we have been here far longer! I haven’t caught up completely with the blog, so below is…

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Ski trip with kids to Myoko Kogen, Japan

Ski trip with kids to Myoko Kogen, Japan

Have you ever considered snowboarding and skiing in Japan? The quantity and quality of the snow is unsurpassed anywhere in the world, it is great value for money and you get an interesting cultural experience thrown in for free. After visiting a number of times pre-kids, it was time for a ski trip with kids….

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Kayaking with kids on Tatai River, Cambodia

Kayaking with kids on Tatai River, Cambodia

Most people visit Cambodia to see the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex. While it is for sure one of the most impressive temple sights we have seen on our travels there is so much more to Cambodia than temples. Venture further and go kayaking with kids on Tatai River for a unique take on the…

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