Planning & Packing 9 Posts

Helping young children remember travel

A few months back we visited Siem Reap for the second time. Our first visit was three years ago. Both our children celebrated their birthdays during that first visit, tu...
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What bags do we travel with?

We started out in 2010 travelling with a big back, two medium sized bags that just count as international carry-on sized, a day-pack and a laptop backpack. We've since...
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Funding a travel lifestyle

So what are some ways you could fund a long-term family trip? Start Saving! Saving is the most common way that people fund long-term travel. They make their travel dream...
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5 medical kit items we never leave behind when travelling with kids

We travel a lot, so it make sense that over the past two years we've been able to come up with a list of 5 things that we will never leave home without.

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Living with less: Does having all our gear again really make us happier?

  We backpacked for 18 months (well ok 13 months with a 5 month stop in Penang if I'm to be truthful) living out of two suitcases, a daypack and a technology filled bac...
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"Help, I'm attached to my 'stuff": a tale of our indecision dilemmas

Take a look around your house? What do you think you couldn't live without? If your anything like Colin, there's probably not much. Me ... well I happen to like some of ...
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Tips for travelling round the world with kids: factor rest weeks into your itinerary

  Almost everyone who has ever travelled long term with kids will tell you that it was the best thing they ever did as a family. If you google round the world trips wit...
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Planning for our trip: Vaccinations and malaria precautions

  Before leaving Australia on our big trip we went to see a travel doctor. Normally we'd just consult our GP but with such a long trip and so many countries we wanted t...
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Daily Travel Budget :: How are we tracking?

  We are using this calendar to track and keep ourselves accountable to our budget. We have set a daily budget of MYR400 or $135AUD. While we have been easily living wi...
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