Blog 2016-03-08T13:26:58+00:00

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SURFING IN EL SALVADOR

When we started planning our Central America trip we were a little put off and frightened by the El Salvador reputation online. There are a lot of forums discussing crime. I wanted to investigate further [...]

A GUIDE TO LAKE ATITLAN

If you visit Guatemala, make sure to include Lake Atitlan in your itinerary. The stunning volcano crater lake, based in the Sierra Madre Mountain range, is unsurprisingly a national park. Three perfectly formed volcanos and [...]

SCHOOL OR HOMESCHOOL?

School or Homeschool? - Nearly every person I know, family, friends, acquaintances, they all say the same thing to me. "Your'e going to have to knock travelling on the head when Esme goes to school". [...]

THE MANOR COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, OXFORD

Heading away for a weekend break for the first time with a new baby takes some careful consideration. It had to be comfortable, family friendly, with perhaps something new and different for us to see. The [...]

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BELIZE

Belize is an incredible destination that is most certainly going to explode with tourists very soon. For now, it remains relatively untouched with only 250,000 visitors per year. We visited four districts in the country. [...]

COTTON TREE LODGE BELIZE

When I told locals that I was going to be visiting the Punta Gorda area, they all looked at me wondering, why? They told me it was boring and I shouldn't bother. It seems the [...]

WHAT BELIZEAN DREAMS ARE MADE OF

We have been in Belize for over two weeks and made our second to last stop in the village of Hopkins. It's a very small town that had a strong Garifuna influence. Thats one thing [...]

WHAT DID WE BRING WITH US FOR A YEAR?

WHAT DID WE BRING WITH US FOR A YEAR? When we tell people we are on a family gap year, they always ask us about our luggage. How did you pack? What did you bring? [...]

A FLIPBOOK GIFT FOR MUM ON HER 60TH BIRTHDAY

When we decided to travel for year whilst I am on maternity leave, I was sad knowing I will miss special family events. Likewise, I felt for our families missing out on seeing the kids, [...]

PORTOFINO BEACH RESORT, BELIZE

When we were researching Belize, we wanted to ensure we had a mix of experiences, especially as there is so much on offer. As we were arriving in Belize City and finishing our trip at [...]

48 HOURS IN LA

After our epic trip along the entire west coast of America, our final stop was 48 hours in LA! In truth, we were exhausted and needing a rest so we wanted to be close enough [...]

CHOOSING NATURAL PRODUCTS ON THE GO FOR BABY

Natural products are becoming the first choice for many parents nowadays. More and more information is surfacing about the harmful effects of ingredients such as parabens, surfactants and emulsifiers. Being a full time nomadic family [...]

FORMULA FEEDING TRAVEL TIPS

I'm a strong proponent of fed is best but boy does being a formula feeding mama complicate things when you are traveling. Formula feeding adds on a whole extra layer of equipment and logistics to think about [...]

THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP ON HIGHWAY 101

We hadn't intentionally planned to drive, the never ending, highway 101, from top to bottom! Although, somehow on our epic road trip from Seattle to Los Angeles, we seemed to be on it the majority [...]

JUCY CAMPER VAN REVIEW

Ever since I travelled around NZ solo, I have wanted to rent one of those green and purple RV'S! They were everywhere in NZ when I visited eight years ago. At the time, I thought [...]

Portland with kids

Portland, Oregon's largest city, is all about parks, cycling, breweries and museums. We travelled down from nearby Seattle and there are distinct differences between the two cities. We found Portland to be cleaner with many [...]

48 hours in Seattle with kids

The reason we came to the US was predominantly to visit the national parks close to the West Coast. In honesty, we were trying to avoid the cities since there not so much 'our thing'. [...]

The Ultimate Nature Stay with Glamping Hub

People often ask what our motives were for taking two young kids on a family gap year. We always say we want to maximise time together and create adventurous and fun childhood memories. I feel [...]

Whistler with kids

Whistler is a cute village an hour and a half north of Vancouver. Famous for being the largest ski resort in North America, and home to the winter Olympics in 2010, Whistler most certainly feels [...]