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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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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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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 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 the…

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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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4 week USA West Coast Road Trip with Kids

4 week USA West Coast Road Trip with Kids

With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous coastline, world-renowned National Parks, vibrant cities and the open road, the USA West Coast makes the perfect location for a roadtrip with kids. It is no secret that our family are huge fans of road trips. We love the freedom they offer – your own vehicle, no fixed itinerary, stopping…

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Yosemite National Park with kids

Yosemite National Park with kids

Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous in the world and it has been on my bucket list for a long time. In fact, it was one of the places I most wanted to see in the US. The National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California has existed since 1890 and…

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