Meet Caz and Craig

There’s a yearning inside of you to travel. You’re tired of life in the hamster wheel and you just want to reclaim a little freedom back. A chance to just slip into a hammock undisturbed at sunset with a ice cold drink and a slow sway to the tunes of Jack Johnson.

Or maybe a bit of Jimmy Buffet. We all secretly yearn for a little taste of Margaritaville.

Maybe, it’s something more you want to escape to – a trek to Machu Picchu, teaching English in China, or a gap year that turns into three – like mine did.

Travel is something that’s hard to define because each of us have our own interpretation of what the ultimate form of travel looks like.

I’m sure we can all agree that travel gives us a sense of ownership over our lives and offers that exotic spark of adventure and discovery that our day-to-day lives seem to gloss over. It’s a journey, not just into ancient forests, dry barren lands and whisky buckets, but into the depths of our own souls.

We get your vibe.

You just want more time to elevate your happiness and sense of inner peace.

That little bit more of you time, of love time, of chill out time, of adventure time, of deeper connections, and better memories.

You want the chance to tell more enriching stories and have something to laugh about in the years to come.

To just embrace the now before it’s too late.

We caught this bug 16 years ago, and have been travelling ever since. It’s our absolute passion to help others follow the same bliss. And we’ve been changing people’s lives to do that on this travel blog since 2010.

If you’re looking for a place to further fuel your desire for travel and a little push to help you believe you can do it, you’re in the right place.

From dreams to reality, we want to help you travel more and create better memories.

Let us introduce ourselves

 

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We’re Caz and Craig Makepeace – serial travellers and bloggers, outdoor adventurers, sports fanatics, and sunset mojito lovers. We also wear the hats of writer, speaker, social media influencer, and mentor. We share the world through our stories and offer an abundance of tips to help people like you sate their desire for travel.

We believe if we can live this life of travel you can too.

We believe in fun, freedom, adventure, connection and discovery – it makes our lives richer and more meaningful.

With us it’s not a case of tell us why you can’t do something.

We’re a kick-away-those-limiting-beliefs-and-tell-us-why-you-can sorta people.

Here’s the truth:

Life is short and there never will be a perfect time for you to live your dreams.

Don’t wait until you’re old and cashing in your retirement money to start living. Your creaky knees will have no energy for early morning sunrise hikes and late night cocktails with new friends.

Do it now.

And don’t you think you can’t do it because you have kids.

We’re on a mission to show you travel doesn’t have to stop after kids.

I got so tired of people telling me once I fell pregnant my travel life was over. It was like becoming a mother meant you were walking into a prison cell.

I did not sign up for that!

Both our girls had their first international holiday before they were 6 months old, and we’re currently on an indefinite road trip around Australia.

This is what happens when you pursue your passion and do what it takes to make it your lifestyle. You’ll discover those barriers were just imagined and born from fear and doubt.

We’ll help you to kick away those fears and lean into the life your heart desires.

How we can help you

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We’re here to tell you your life does not have to fit in a box. Screw the picket fence, the full-time job that sucks you dry, and the monotonous peak hour traffic runs.

You can have this, if you want it. But, we’re pretty sure you don’t. You at least want to escape it for weekends and a few weeks during the year.

It’s not about fitting into the rules of convention and trying to make it work, putting on the fake smile and saying, I’m doing all right, when really you’re busting your butt to make ends meet and having no fun in between.

We’re here to show you you can travel the world on little dime, you can rock up in a country where you know no one and have life-changing experiences, you can travel with the one you love and have a thriving relationship, and you can create a strong life-long bond with your children through the shared memories of travel.

We’re here to help you open up that space for more travel and better memories, and greater happiness.

And just to be clear, we’ve done all of the above without a trust fund, without special privileges, or well-connected friends. We’ve made it happen with an intense desire and by putting one foot in front of the other.

We want you to have the same enjoyable ride. It’s all about life by design and we’re here to show you how. We share all our tips and strategies for travelling in a way that you love WITHOUT costing a fortune in our travel eguide. Just click here to get started on your dream travel life.

AND of course, it’s essential that you stay connected via email, so you can get all our best tips and weekly inspiration. I send a personal message every week that will inspire you to smash away those fears and start striding forth to a life of more travel and better memories. Just pop your name in the box below and we’ll see you on the other side:

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About this travel blog

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We started y travel blog in 2010 as a way to share all we knew to help you travel more – 16 years of round the world travel: living and working in 5 countries and travelling through 52.

We never realized our travel blog would grow so big. Miracles unfold when you follow the passion of your heart and share your unique self.

We help over 280,000 visitors to our blog every month, we inspire over 4 million travel addicts on Pinterest, and have over 60,000 people to talk travel with on our social media communities.

Virgin Australia named us as one of their top Australian bloggers for 2014, and our work is regularly syndicated by National Geographic, Lonely Planet and the Tourism Australia social communities.

We’re also ranked as Australia’s biggest travel blog and in the Top 5 in the world.

We’ve worked with brands such as Qantas, Ford, Nissan, Canon, Expedia, Hilton and many international and state tourist boards.

Lonely Planet, ABC radio, The Travel Show, Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner,  Pinterest, and Smart Company have featured us as experts in what we do.

We’ve also written the Ultimate Travel e-Guide: How to create the travel life you love without spending a fortune and Step into your Sacredness – 12 principles to create the life your soul dreams of.

We regularly speak at travel, blogging, and social media conferences. And have appeared as teachers in Create traffic Driving Images, Travel Blog Success, and Bright-Eyed and Blog Hearted.

All of this born from a passion and love for travel and just wanting to help others do the same.

What Do We Share on our travel blog?

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.

Our two-year old, Savannah was just the youngest person to ride the flying fox (zip line) 180m long and 30m high at O’Reilly’s Rainforest in Queensland.

We love adventures, the great outdoors, cultural experiences, history, sports, eating and drinking.

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We also have a digital lifestyle hub on our site, for those interested in following a similar path of creating your own business around what you love AND taking running it on the road.

And we share many of our insights and tips on how to bring more money into your life through our Money Project hub. Yep- we know that’s probably the number one reason you don’t travel more. So let us help you leap over that hurdle!

There is a ton of great information on our site. Use the search bar to find what you need and check out our start here page which lists the top posts for each section. The best way to get our latest updates and insights is to sign up to our weekly newsletter- aimed to inspire you to live your dreams!

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Our personal journey to here

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I, Caz, left home in 1997, 3 days after graduating from University to live in London. I lived in a house with up to 25 international travellers. I didn’t think twice about mid-week pub crawls and Sunday Sessions. It was fun and apparently soul evolving (well that’s what I like to say)

It wasn’t all just partying I travelled a lot too- Eurovan tour and treks through South East Asia (maybe with a little full-mooning thrown in)

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At this time, Craig, was carving up the length of the football field playing professional rugby league for the North Sydney Bears. He trained and played hard, and in the off season went in search for adventures in South Africa and the US.

When his football career ended prematurely, due to a overly flexible body, the passion for more travel began to stir within him. He had plans mapped out for indefinite travel when his carpentry training finished.

We met at the right time.

3 years after I first left, I returned home, ready to fatten the bank account and leave again for round 2. But, then a handsome young man walked in the pub one night and swept me off my feet. I couldn’t leave him for Ireland, so I waited. 2 years later we married, and 3 days after that we hopped on the plane to live our travel dreams together.

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There was a lot less partying- it was still present- but this time we embraced a little more adventure and exploration: UK, Africa, Asia and the US. You can’t help but feel hopeful about a marriage that starts with a 5 year honeymoon!

Don’t worry it’s not all as perfect as it seems. We returned home after the honeymoon and hit a major slump. This travel life we loved was over.

That thinking changed everything and before we knew it we were chasing money making schemes all over the world trying to get the riches we needed to keep travelling. You can read more about that demise into hell here.

Let’s just say $500,000 and no self-esteem later we woke up.

Why do we need to wait until we have the money to live what’s in our hearts? Why not just start with what is in the heart today?

It wasn’t an easy journey out of the black hole, but as soon as we focused on what we loved and used that as a way to serve and change people’s lives things turned around.

And here we are now.

Living the life of travel we dreamed of.

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This time with our two adorable daughters, Kalyra and savannah. Just us, a camper trailer and the wide expanses of a sun-burned country.

We live and share our dream with you.

We give you hope and inspiration that, despite all the limitations your mind is dreaming up for you right now, you can make that yearning inside your soul a reality.

If we can do it, you can too.

It doesn’t have to be but a dream! Let’s get started on your dream today.

P.S Here’s 33 things you didn’t know about us and a summary of our current road trip so far – 17,000kms on the road in Australia – Are we there yet?

 

85 Comments on “Meet Caz and Craig”

  1. Nice to meet you guys! Sounds like a wonderful adventure, and a perfect fit for the Yakezie Lifestyle vertical!

    Best,

    Sam

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  2. Hey Craig and Caz,
    I absolutely love your website and it was such a joy reading about your story. Thanks for sharing, and as always, safe travels!
    Cheers!

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  3. Just found your blog. My husband and I are currently on a trip too, though not quite as long as yours. Love reading your posts. Will be looking around your site some more!

    Kim

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    • Thanks Kim. I’m glad you found us :) I really like your blog as well. Can’t wait to read more of your travels.

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  4. God, your daughter is adorable!

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    • My email arrived asking if I wanted to approve this. “Of course” Thank you! We think she is adorable too

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  5. Hey Guys, love your about us page. Tons of info but easy to read. Keep up the great work and amazing lifestyle.

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  6. awesome about page guys – you 2 have been busy!!

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  7. Just stumbled across your blog Caz & Craig. Love it!
    I’ve done the working holiday visa & teaching english gig too – and now cruise ships. But not quite as many adventures as you folks….yet :)

    Keep it up :D

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    • Thanks for stumbling across us and liking us. Am interested to hear more about the cruise ships- yet another great way to travel around the world

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  8. Just found your article on travel bloggers and found my way here. That was inspirational. Thanks.

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    • Thank you Jenny! So glad you found us. You live in London? Great city!Hope you are not too cold and snowed under.

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  9. Hey Guys, first time stopping by your site…well done to you both! You guys have some great tips and posts, look forward to reading more. I too am doing something a bit similar…if you want, you can check me out at http://www.MikesRoadTrip.com.

    Look forward to keeping in touch.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    • Wonderful Mike. Great to meet you and thanks for stopping by. Will be checking out your adventures.

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  10. [...] co-founder, left a comment on one of my posts to tell me that I was the winner. I want to thank Craig and his wife/partner Caz for featuring me. Although I’m private by nature, I hope that opening up about my experiences [...]

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  11. OH, MY GOD! I love you guys. Has your daughter also been to China? I’m Chinese and I’m now living in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. If you come here some day in the future, please let me know. I really would like to meet and have a talk with you guys, you are so cool!

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    • Thank you Lui! We love your country. Our daughter was not with us when we went to China, but would love to take her back with us one day. We would love to visit Chengdu. We have heard so many great things about it. When we get there we will definitely let you know! Thanks so much for becoming part of our blog community

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  12. Enjoying your blog! We’ve been living/traveling in SE asia for the last 18 months with our 3 kids but Asheville NC is our hometown…ever make it there?
    nikki

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    • We love Asheville!! We’ve been there quite a bit, not that far to drive from Raleigh for a weekend getaway. Great to hear you have been travelling with your kids in SE Asia. We really want to go back there soon.

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  14. What an inspiring and adventurous life. You guys are simply amazing and make me want to run free. Thanks for having such a awesome and informative blog! You guys are great:)

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    • Run Juliette Run… Thank you so much for the encouraging comments. We started this blog with the intention of inspiring others to run towards what gives them joy.

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  15. You are all an absolute inspiration! Can I ask how you fund your travels? I travelled up to my 20′s and then fell into the ‘get a career’ trap. Now I want out but am concerned about how to funding an enduring travel experience.

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  17. Hi Caz and Craig!

    I’ll launch my own travel blog as well soon and I’m wondering if you can share one of your most hilarious experience while travelling. I hope to feature your experience in my first few posts:-)

    If you have time you can also visit my site (www.lilprettyleah.com). This will be officially launched on 5/15. I would love to hear your feedback! I hope my site will be as successful as yours in the future :-)

    Thanks!

    Leah

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    • Send us an email at cazcraig [at] ytravelblog [dot] com Leah and I can send something through to you.

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  19. Hi Caz and Craig,

    I love your easy breezy blog. No heavy traveling words, but so informative. Congratulation achieving the best suitable life for you family. I hope me and my hubby could get some of the blessing too.

    I’m Indonesian, and I travel with food as my compass. Don’t get bored coming back to Indonesia again, and we could have a glass of cendol together.

    cheers,
    Mayang
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    • Thank you Mayan. We appreciate your kind words. We’d love to come to Indonesia and have a glass of cendol together. Love your country. What island do you live on?

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  20. Awesome family thanks for sharing – love everything about your blog!

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  21. I’ve just come across your blog and am really enjoying it so far. I love your daughter’s name, Kalyra–I was about to say that there is a winery in my town with that name, and then you went on to say that you were inspired by that very winery! I live in Santa Barbara and visit the winery and tasting room quite frequently. Small world. :) Looking forward to following your blog!

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    • Thanks Kaleena! What an awesome co-incidence. We love Santa Barbara! We’ll be back there soon with our precious Kalyra

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  24. Hi Caz & Craig,

    I just came across your blog and wanted to give you a little thumbs up, very nicely done!

    I recently started my own travel blog and I’m sort of trying to figure out how to get the word out and connect with fellow travel bloggers.

    In case you check out my blog (www.thetravelingdutchman.com) I would be very curious to hear your thoughts and always appreciate feedback and suggestions. Or, if we ever happen to be in the same location, would love to grab a coffee and exchange some travel experiences!

    Happy travels!

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    • Hi Jasper!
      Sorry for taking so long to reply. I have only just noticed your comment!

      I think the best way to connect with other travel bloggers is through their own blogs and any communities on facebook or google +

      It’s also great to attend any live networking events or conferences to start those connections.

      Make sure you have some social media accounts set up and start building relationships through them.

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  25. I was unfamiliar with your blog until just recently. It was mentioned in an article I was reading about the top travel blogs and I of course wanted to check it out. What great experiences and photos you have shared which are both very personal and inspiring. Keep up the great work.

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    • Thank you Shellie! I’m so glad you found us. I hope we can continue to inspire you

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  27. Caroline Crossman

    http://jamesrusselllingerfelt.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/date-a-boy-who-travels/

    Thought this was something you would relate to very well

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  28. Michaela Granner

    Hello Makepeace Family!
    You guys are truly inspiring. I just graduated from High School in Illinois, USA last friday. This is exactly what I needed to ‘stumbleupon’ via pinterest. Among the materialistic posts of celebrities, clothing lines, and makeup brands, I found this blog! I will definitely keep reading your posts, as I have found them very helpful. I am going to college in the fall in Michigan for nursing. I would love to one day be a world traveling nurse, that is my dream. I also am passionate about foreign languages, I speak fluent german and will be working in the fall on spanish. Thank you very much for this blog! Do you have any tips for saving money during college and also working with the huge debt of college and somehow being adventurous at the same time. I am grateful for having found this blog because it has opened my eyes to how big the world truly can be with a wide array of things to explore and yet how small it can feel when the pressures of going to college, debt, having everything figured out at 18, etc. I will never stop dreaming (and reading this blog). Thanks again.
    God bless your travels,
    Michaela <3

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  29. Just check out your site and found some favorable information about travel. I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently I am quite certain I will learn a lot of new stuff right here!
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  30. Hi Caz and Craig,

    Just stumbled upon your blog on Pinterest. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far.

    I myself have a passion for travel. In fact, I write my “travelogue” upon return from my travels and send them on to my family and friends. They have been egging me to start on a blog or write a book about my travels. But time has been the culprit as I need to work so I can travel.

    Looking forward to following your blog. You’re both amazing! I’m now an avid fan.

    Keep on traveling!

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    • Thanks Chie! I’d say start the blog. I used to have friends and family say the same thing to me. Well they didn’t really know about blogs back then but they would tell me how much they loved my updates via email.

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  31. Wow. I never thought that traveling with the whole family would be this fun! Thanks to the Makepeace family, my perspective on family traveling has changed!

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  32. Hi Caz and Craig,

    Both of you have such an amazing, inspiring blog. Everyone always thinks that traveling with children is prohibitively difficult (if not impossible)… and it’s great to see you proving them wrong.

    I’m a young travel blogger (I’m in my early 20s) and one of the scariest things about it for me at least is the feeling of a ticking clock…that I can’t keep traveling forever, that at some point I need to Settle Down and Buy A House to have a family. Reading blogs like yours reminds me that that’s not true– that always, you can live whatever life you’re determined to craft for yourself.

    Safe travels!

    Colette Joelle

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    • Absolutely Colette and that is totally the message we want to put across. Don’t worry about the need to settle down, that’s an expectation society places upon you. It’s perfectly fine if that is in your heart, but if it is not then don’t put your focus on it. Life is too short. Believe in the life you want to create and you will. Enjoy the journey!

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  34. Wow, you really inspire me. Even though I am an office girl (working in tourism) I could never go without traveling and like you, I even get excited when being at an airport. My dream is to come back to Australia one day (was there in 2002) to see Tasmania and the Westcoast. Happy traveling!
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  35. Hi Caz, greetings from Canada. We’ve recently started our own travel blog. Much for the same reason you started yours – to share our trips with family and friends. One day it may be more. While still in its infancy, it is growing (albeit slowly). We have four years of trips to build upon and three additional trips planned in the next 18 months. Any comments you have would be appreciated.
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  36. Love your blog and it gives me great inspiration to keep on travelling myself.

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  37. I always want to travel, and living in differents part of the world.
    My husband and i still wanting this. But i`m afraid. We don`t have enough money, and i`m afraid of lot of things. One of them is, what will happen with us when we left our home and family.
    i don`t know where can we start our dream.
    Thank you for shearing your story!

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    • Fear will be the biggest killer of your dream/ Best way to handle that is to come up with a plan for each of your fears. They are always so much smaller than we make them out to be. Keep an eye out for our book we’ll be releasing soon, which will help you. Sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss it. We share all our tips on how to create the travel life you love.

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  41. Hi Caz and Craig,great introduction.! love the pic ‘Savannah meets a village girl in Vanuatu” I see your doing Australia now,I left Newcastle just up the road from the Central Coast in 06 in a camper van..just got home 2mths ago after following on with 4yrs abroad.Don’t miss Glen Helen gorge 120k’s west of Alice its peaceful and the helicopter ride over the West Macdonald ranges is amazing.
    Hope to be in contact with you guys in order to help me out with my product through your professional services..

    Thats travelling..!!

    Cheers Matthew,

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  42. Anthea Whitley

    Hello Caz & Craig,
    I have to say l take my hat off to you both….. especially traveling with kids!!! I had 4 children and l couldn’t have dreamt of doing anything like you do.
    It takes a huge amount of guts, patience and organisation.. and l just have to say … Good on ya Mates!!!
    You do Australia proud.
    many thanks,
    Anthea

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    • Thank you Anthea! I was only thinking last night how crazy we were. One of those struggling parenting moments! Mostly it is good though and worth persevering through the struggles. I would certainly love a nanny from time to time though for some time out :)

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  43. […] blogging friends Caz and Craig have a really nice example of this. It’s personal, it has photos and it gets you deeper into […]

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  44. I love your About page. May I use it as a template for ours?
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  45. I love that you guys are living the travel life with kids in tow. Thanks for the travel encouragement!
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  46. Hello,
    after reading your bloggs, you guys have really excited with the around the world trips with beutiful attractions.
    hope you have also travelled to Kenya too.
    Thanks for your travel advice !

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  47. wow. You guys are awesome. I used to think my hardcore traveling days would be over the moment I got married and had kids. You guys proved my wrong!! Thanks for all the inspiration and hard work, if you guys can do it we can!!
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  48. Hi Caz and Craig,

    You guys have a ton of great info here. As a family travel blogger just starting out, I will definitely be coming back here often. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going with traveling and writing!

    Cheers,
    Cliff
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  49. I’m exploring things to do and see in Paris to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and somehow I ran across your “Things To Do and See in Paris” blog :) I was stoked and look forward to learning more about your lovely family and Paris. We are actually starting in Italy (my family roots) and leaving for the US via Paris (only 3 days to explore) so we want to make the best of it and I believe your blog can be super helpful! Thank you Makepeace Family.

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  50. Hello Craig and Caz, it’s been great to meet you through your blog as well as you’re lovely daughters. I started my day, as many others, feeling miserable about yet another day going to an office where I’m sorrounded by walls and hierarchies. I’m doing great here and just got promoted actually, but somehow it doesn’t get to me still. Ever since I can recall I’ve fantasized about travelling around the globe, meeting new people, trying different food, drinks, experiencing different cultures, etc. But money has been always a huge barrier, as well as visa. Being a peruvian doesn’t give you a lot of access internationally as an australian might have :( Anyway, the last 2 years I’ve been travelling a lot more going to places like Chile, Argentina, NYC and Ireland, but I always feel like I want and need more. People keep telling me I should go to study abroad, but I don’t feel like I need to. I’d love to just travel … but I’m afraid I’ll not be able to sustain it economically. Where should I start? I feel overwhelmed, unoriented and very lost :( Hope you can give me advice. I’ll keep going through your website. Im sure I’ll find something here. Take care!

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  51. Ahh it’s so lovely to see a whole family travelling everywhere, rather than just students.

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  52. This has to be one of the nicest About pages I’ve seen in a while.
    Such a great introduction and very inspirational.:)
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  55. Love your blog! I’d be interested to know how you went about accumulating by far the largest number of followers on Pinterest I have ever seen; 4.3 million!!! Keep up the good work!
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  56. Luke H

    Hi Craig, I actually started a net search to see whatever happened to Craig Makepeace? I used to play for Brothers against you at Pennant Hills, we had many tough battles, I didn’t make it through to reps but enjoyed the game immensely. Not many from our age made it thru, sorry to hear about injuries ruling you out but sounds like you are enjoying life to the fullest anyway. Take care mate, go the Bears! Luke

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    • G’day Luke, wow my sporting career feels like another lifetime ago. So yeah been running this travel blog for 4 years now, and after football finished worked in construction and then my wife and I have been living and traveling overseas for many years. Currently on this 1 year road trip around Oz. Hope life is good for you?! All the best!

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  57. Hello Caz and Craig,
    Let me tell you how you inspired me when I was struggling…It was last year and everything was going down and they were beyond my control and I was like “Seriously, what’s happening? What did I do to deserve these?” and then I run into your blog…The articles you shared triggered sth inside my heart that was burning for a long time but I was automatically ignoring it somehow…Everyday I was reading your articles and finally I decided to take action…8 months later I came to Shanghai where I didn’t know anyone…I launched my website and my social media channels…I did a 3 week solo backpacking trip to Thailand….I am meeting new people everyday, learning Chinese and Kung fu, doing weekend get away trips regularly and I GET TO SEE A DIFFERENT PART OF THE WORLD WHICH IS AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE…You guys doing a great job…I am so happy to have found your blog and hope to meet you one day in person…

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  58. All I can say is WOW! Maybe I am also a fence sitter who needs to take a plunge :)
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  59. Hello Caz and Craig!
    I am Catie Pickens. Your life full of travel has inspired my wanderlust tendencies, but also has given me a resource to use to fulfill what I feel is my purpose. Travel has been a huge part of my entire life growing up since my mother and father travelled for work; however, I learned that becoming a member of a community, any community for any period of time creates a better understanding of life within me. My personal dream for myself is to experience every culture, every religion, everything that is compiled into this world of ours and defines life. I also believe my purpose in life is to establish a live theatre program in an impoverished area (any place that God takes me to) and connect that department with several churches, mosques, and other places of worship for as many religions as I can, and a halfway home or orphanage. Children especially need some sort of outlet and stability that could be provided with the theatre. It could also teach them to be comfortable with themselves as well as responsibility and plenty of other desired traits. By providing an outlet in relation to religion, the children can grow with knowledge and freedom of choice. I could really go on about this purpose I feel called to fulfill, but I don’t want to be too wordy! I may already be! I am 18 years old (yes, a young one) and the earlier I begin the journey that is required to fulfill this dream, the more of an impact it will leave on the world. I am going to really and truly appreciate these travel tips!!! Thank you :) have a lovely rest of the week! – Catie Pickens
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    • Wow! So amazing to be filled with such passion and purpose at such a young age Catie! Absolutely go for it. You’re dreaming it for a reason!

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  60. Hi Caz & Craig,
    it is so cool what you are doing! I like to travel…but still employed full time. Now I’m trying to make my life travelling all over the word. I’ve found my way to do that, and I want to offer you my free service for travelling for testing. It allows making itineraries with POI and audio video description and use it offline along with the maps. I want peoples to try it, provide feedback to improve, and use it afterwards.
    Let me know how I can contact you, so that I can provide details.

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