FIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL FOR FREE

Travel for free? Come off it. That seems like a ludicrous idea to most. There have been a couple of desperate moments throughout our family gap year, where we've almost had to book a flight home because of financial strain. We've travelled a lot, more extensively than what we probably should have done. I guess [...]

By |2018-04-30T16:03:55+00:00April 30th, 2018|Travel Tips|5 Comments

TRAVELING WITH LITTLE ONES IN A BIG CITY

When you begin to plan a family vacation, you may find yourself becoming overwhelmed with the preparation. Vacations can be tricky enough, but with little ones, it can seem like an impossible task. How you prepare for a vacation is as important as where you’re going. One popular tourist destination in the United States (and [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:53:23+00:00March 18th, 2018|Travel Tips|0 Comments

MY TAKE ON CRUISING WITH KIDS

As inherent backpackers, cruising with kids is not something I had considered as a way of travelling. Although the concept of moving from place to place, see as much as possible, is quite similar. Travelling full time with two young kids comes with its challenges. The main concern is keeping our three year old happy and [...]

By |2019-03-22T12:08:17+00:00November 30th, 2017|Travel Tips|5 Comments

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? How did you decide what to take? Predictable questions because everyone wants to know how it's possible. Let me tell [...]

By |2018-05-15T05:47:29+00:00October 13th, 2017|Travel Tips|5 Comments

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 and was arguably one of the things I stressed about the most before we started traveling with our little lady. [...]

By |2019-05-06T14:49:04+00:00October 12th, 2017|Travel Tips|7 Comments

Breastfeeding when travelling

Whilst I know some mums can't breastfeed, and I totally sympathise, its the one thing that makes me feel safe travelling to exotic places with such a young baby. I am very grateful not to have the hassle of washing bottles and worrying about sterilising. That said, there are plenty of mums that manage just fine [...]

By |2018-05-10T14:03:34+00:00August 5th, 2017|Travel Tips|5 Comments

Preparing for a family gap year – healthcare

Preparing for a family gap year is a task not to be underestimated. We have been planning for nearly a year already. From staring at maps, getting an idea of routes and desired destinations, to investigating accommodation, car rentals and activities, the list is endless. One major part of our preparations is ensuring we can [...]

By |2018-05-10T14:10:22+00:00July 4th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments

Packing like a pro

After our story hit the media about travelling the world with our baby and only one backpack, I regularly get asked how I manage to pack so light. Pre-baby, my husband and I use to have one 80L backpack EACH!! Now, looking back, I have no idea what I had in that bag! I initially [...]

By |2019-03-04T19:36:35+00:00May 6th, 2017|Travel Tips|2 Comments