Meet Caz and Craig
G’day, we’re Caz and Craig!
Thank you so much for visiting our blog!
Along with our two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah, we are the Makepeace family. Yes, Makepeace really is our last name. What can we say, we’re a friendly bunch!
At y Travel Blog our goal is to help YOU travel more, and to travel more often.
Our motto is: Travel More. Create better memories. We believe in accumulating memories, not just possessions. We believe that life is about making it a story to tell, and we do that through travel.
We’re originally from the Central Coast region of Australia, and we’ve been traveling around the world since 1997, first solo, then as a couple, and now with our two young girls.
We started y Travel Blog in April 2010 as a way to share our own personal travel tips and stories to help YOU live your own travel dreams.
Who Can This Site Help?
Anyone who is passionate about travel and creating life long memories, but feels that they don’t have the money, time or resources.
Whether it be a weekend getaway, a two week vacation, a year long adventure around the world, or living overseas as an expat, we can help. We’ve experienced all that and more.
What Do We Share?
On our blog we share our insider tips, stories, strategies and photos highlighting topics such as:
- Family Travel
- Travel Destinations
- Things to See and Do
- Places to Stay / Eat / Drink
- Logistics of travel
- Travel Planning
While we have a variety of experience in travel styles like solo travel, female travel, couples travel, and working holidays, our site focuses on family travel now.
BUT, we don’t just hangout out at playgrounds and aquariums. We still like to do adult stuff too, and find those places that are kid friendly.
We love the great outdoors, cultural experiences, history, sports, eating and drinking.
There is a ton of great information on our site. Check out our start here page which lists the top posts for each section.
What Others Are Saying
Why Listen To Us?
Between us we have visited 40+ countries throughout South East Asia, East Africa, UK and Ireland, Western Europe, the United States, and Oceania.
We have lived in 5 countries: England, Ireland, Thailand, USA, and of course Australia.
Our work has featured in other publications such as; Huffington Post Travel, The Sunday Telegraph, ProBlogger, CLEO and on ABC Radio Sydney.
We have partnered on campaigns with Qantas, Tourism Australia, Cathay Pacific, Hilton, Canon, Nissan and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Our blog is our business, and our business is TRAVEL.
Our current journey – a one year family road trip around Australia
On September 30, 2013 we left for a 12-18mth road trip around Australia! You can follow our adventures on social media using the #yTravelOz hashtag.
After Australia, we plan on road tripping the USA and Europe.
I’m a global traveller, adventure seeker, and a lover of life! Always striving to grow as a person, be the best I can be and have a ton of fun.
I’m a former primary (elementary) school teacher, having taught in public and private schools in London, Bangkok, Dublin, Sydney and Raleigh-North Carolina.
Traveling is my absolute passion in life. I love meeting new and interesting people, and inspiring others to live their best life too!
As a child I remember I loved to learn about the explorers, discovering new lands and people. Imagine being the first to witness such extraordinary sites such as the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, or even a Giraffe!
Just three days after I graduated from university with a Bachelor of Teaching degree, I boarded a plane with very few possessions and moved to London.
Was I scared?
I don’t think I even thought too much about what lay ahead of me, the braveness of my decision or the dramatic impact it was to forever have on my life. I was too excited and just wanted to start this unknown adventure.
In addition to y Travel Blog, I’m also the blogger behind MojitoMother.com where I inspire women (and men) to live an extraordinary life!
Besides being a travel addict, I’m also a sports fanatic, beach lover, beer drinker, a doting dad, and the annoying, nit-picking, detailed one in the family.
I’m a former professional Rugby League player with the North Sydney Bears and I also grew up on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
Travel is something I live for. It’s what makes me feel most alive, I even get excited visiting airports!
For most of my teenage years though, I was totally focused on sporting activities and always imagined I would just play sport forever.
But it wasn’t until my sporting career was cut short due to injuries, that I started to expand my mind and think about what else was out there.
Upon finishing my sporting career, I moved into the construction industry for 4 years which allowed me the portability to travel and work abroad.
However, like Caz, I’ve never been a j.o.b person and travel has since become our lifestyle.
I just love being on the open road where every day is a new beginning and creating life long memories. I can’t wait for the next chapter.
Kalyra is our creative and beautiful 6 year old daughter. She is a happy and positive youngster who loves to travel and tell stories.
She is very curious about life and is currently saving to go to Disneyland, amongst other things.
Savannah is our 2 year old and newest addition to the Makepeace family. She absolutely adores her older sister, loves to get outdoors, and is the mischievous one of the two!
And of course, she was born to travel.
Don’t miss our next blog post and personal message.
Join thousands of other travelers and get our Free Weekly Email Newsletter. It’s where we share our best stuff!
If you are ever in the same area, let us know as we’d love to catch up over a cold beer or a coffee.