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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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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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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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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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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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Our Top 5 to date on our trip around the world

Our Top 5 to date on our trip around the world

In July we reached the half way point for our 12 month trip around the world. To celebrate us making it to the half way point (believe me, there have been times we didn’t think we would!) I asked everyone to come up with their “top 5”. When I reflect back on the past six…

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Car ferry adventures – Spain to Montenegro

Car ferry adventures – Spain to Montenegro

After spending 6 weeks in Portugal and Spain we were keen to head over to Eastern Europe. We wanted to start exploring a little before the summer crowds descended. Our general plan for Eastern Europe is to start in the south and weave our way north. The first country on our list was Montenegro. Our…

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The adventure in Europe begins!

The adventure in Europe begins!

We have arrived in Europe We have arrived in Europe, England to be precise and super keen to commence the next leg of our adventure. First let me introduce you to our new family member. Christened “Sunny” by the kids, Sunny is a 17 year old, 7 metre Knaus Sun Traveller motorhome. Sunny has been…

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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 epic year-long adventure. We had not visited the country before and thought travelling in India would be like nowhere else in the world. People who had travelled to India had wildly varied opinions on their experiences, both good and bad. We wanted to…

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Budget for long term family travel

Budget for long term family travel

How do you budget for long term family travel? I have been asked a number of times what our budget is for our year long trip. 12 months away is a long time but there is no easy answer to this question. There are so many variables. Everyone travels differently. It depends on the countries…

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