FAMILY TRAVEL ADVICE

Welcome to our family travel tips page! If you are looking for advice and resources on how to travel with kids, this page is for you!

We live our life according to our values: freedom, adventure, growth, joy, connection and contribution. That brings us happiness and fulfillment no matter where our suitcases may be.

Travel does not have to stop once you have kids. We made it our priority despite everyone telling us our travels were over.

13 years later, our girls have lived in two countries, traveled to close to 10 countries, and traveled Australia and the US in-depth.

We homeschool AND run our profession and full time travel blog together. It’s given us a rich and fulfilling life where we prioritize moments and memories together over possessions.

TOP FAMILY TRAVEL TIPS

Travel with kids needn’t be a hassle. In fact, it can be one of the best experiences you have as a family.

The key ingredients to a smooth family vacation when traveling with kids are to pay attention to their needs, and find the right balance between rest time and activities..

Bored and overtired children become cranky and frustrated kids in a hurry.

Whilst our style of travel has evolved throughout the years from being solo travelers, to a couple, and now a family travel, there are some core travel habits that have served us well, and we continue to follow them to this day.

Here's where you'll find some of our best family travel tips including making family travel affordable, surviving a road trip with kids, making hikes with kids a fun reality, and not losing your sanity while flying with children and many more!

How to plan a road trip with kids

How to Plan a Road Trip with Kids (and keep your sanity)

We are big fans of taking road trips, they are our favorite way to travel, especially when traveling with kids and grandparents around the USA. We […]

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Is Family Travel Too Expensive? 11 Tips on How to Overcome It

You have dreams of epic family travel adventures with your children. Stealing back quality time with those you love most for deep bonding and memorable […]

Group Travel: 17 Tips to Plan a Happy Multigenerational Family Vacation

Planning to travel with kids and grandparents? Here are some helpful planning tips to help your multigenerational travel experience something to remember

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7 Best Cruise Ships for Kids (Happy kids. Happy Parents)

Cruising is often compared to a dinner wine; the wrong one can spoil your whole experience! With over 50 cruise lines operating, you’re probably wondering […]

The lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village - one of the best things to do in Hawaii with kids

15 tips for keeping kids safe when traveling

Planning a family holiday? Worried about child safety? Make sure you travel safely by following these travel safety tips with kids

White Sands Walk, Seamans Beach, Australia

16 Easy Tips For Hiking with Kids (so you can enjoy it)

Hiking with kids is not only possible, but can be fun, rewarding, and one of the best bonding activities as a family. These tips to help you hike with kids and enjoy it.

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How to fly with kids and not lose your mind

Want to travel with kids but dread flying with them? Here are 17 tips for flying with kids to help you feel calm and the kids happy. Happy Pinning!

25 Tips for Travel with Kids

25 of the Best Tips for Travel with Kids

25 travel tips with kids for making your family travel awesome

TIPS FOR SCHOOL AND TRAVEL (ROADSCHOOL/ HOMESCHOOL)

Do you want to travel more with your kids but are unsure how to balance it with school?

Are you thinking of homeschooling your child?

Or perhaps unschooling, worldschooling or roadschooling where you pretty much let travel and life take care of your child's learning?

Imagine the freedom that comes with that - more time for authentic family connections and lifelong memories.

Here's how and why I (Caz) can help you:

  • 15 years teaching in 5 different countries
  • 22 years of global travel (It has been my greatest tool for growth and empowerment i.e. the goals of education)
  • 7 years of homeschooling my own children (now 13 and 8)
  • Balancing roadschooling with a full time travel lifestyle and online business. We know how to balance and make it work among the chaos.

EP 22: Homeschooling Roadschooling Tips from an Experienced Expert (that’s me!)

Yes that’s me! 15 years teaching in 5 countries, 22 years global travel (best education), 7 years homeschooling while traveling full time with an online business.

Survival Tips for Schooling Your Child at Home in This CRAZY Time!

Well, you’ve landed in a most unwelcome situation. You’ve been forced to take care of your child’s schooling, at home! But as a former elementary […]

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Finding the Best Homeschooling for our Travel Lifestyle (once again!)

Do you want to travel more with your kids but don’t know what to do about schooling? Here is how homeschooling has evolved and what is the best choice for us now.

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How to Balance School With Travel (8 Simple Tips)

Welcome to our family travel tips series where we share our top tips for the biggest challenges you experience around family travel, including how to […]

An Indigineous Cultural ARt tour to Sacred Canyon is one of the best things to do in the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park. Click to read more about this beautiful region to visit in South Australia.

The Ultimate Guide to Roadschooling in the USA (+ Homeschool Resources)

Mrs. Makepeace’s class is back in session! After 18 months of homeschooling Kalyra on our road trip around Australia, I didn’t think I’d be taking […]

Tips for (distance education) homeschooling on the road

Thinking about homeschooling your child on the road, but are nervous and unsure? Our experiences and tips will help!

Pearl Harbor Tour, Oahu

Is It Okay To Take Kids Out Of School To Go Travel?

There’s a madness happening around the world – tightening rules restricting parents from taking their kids out of school to travel. In England, they even fine […]

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How do you find the balance between family, work + travel?

It’s probably no surprise that we are often asked how we balance family with travel and work. We have one of the world’s biggest travel […]

My travelling opportunities have seemed few and far between. School terms, young kids, lack of money, my geographical location and my husband's limited annual leave have always been my road blocks. However, after reading through just about every single blog article that you've written, I began to adjust my thinking to
"why can't we?"
It's quite amazing how this simple shift in thinking has manifested in further opportunities for travel. Within the space of two months, I've gone from having no travel plans to 7 trips over the next 10 months!

Sheree

AMAZING FAMILY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

We love to choose destinations that are filled with outdoor adventure, natural beauty, and cultural celebration.

Our family travel experiences so far have mostly been with young children so we focused on easy road trip destinations.

As we travel full time AND work online, we have chosen ease and comfort over extreme adventure + we love to travel SLOW and explore a region IN-DEPTH.

Most of our family destination articles (so far) are from our travels around Australia (3+ years) the USA (3+ years) and smaller trips to South East Asia. 

Follow us on Instagram and YouTube as we start traveling further abroad - we see you Europe and Central America.

16 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Outer Banks, North Carolina (don’t miss #12)

After experiencing many of the fun things to do in Outer Banks and its natural beauty, we can report that this destination is just heaven. […]

Things to do in Hawaii with kids

27 Fun Things to Do in Hawaii With Kids (+ Where to Stay & Eat)

Planning a Hawaii family vacation and looking for the best things to do in Hawaii with kids? We spent three weeks on a family vacation […]

Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

10 Day Itinerary – Places to Visit in Southern California (beyond Disneyland)

Looking for tips on the best places to visit in Southern California? Are you ready for a Southern California vacation on a West Coast road […]

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the best things to do in NYC with kids

15 Exciting Things to Do in NYC with Kids (or without kids)

Planning a trip to the USA and a trip to NYC with kids? I’m here to help. Deciding what to do in New York City […]

Ilig Iligan Beach Boracay is one of the best things to do in Boracay Island the Philippines. Click to read more travel tips for Boracay with kids

Exciting Things to do in Boracay Island with kids

Boracay Island has some one of the best beaches in the Philippines and is the perfect destinations for families. We loved our family holiday to Boracay staying at the Movenpick Resort. Click to read tips on things to do in Boracay with kids.

S.E.A aquarium in Singapore - one of the best things to do in Singapore with kids!

8 Fun Things to do in Singapore with kids + Where to Eat & Sleep

Singapore is great for families. Here is our top 8 things to do in Singapore with kids, plus tips on where to eat and sleep!

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

Best of Australia

Thinking of traveling to Australia? Click inside to learn about the best beaches, islands, cities, National Parks, food & wine regions, and much more!

5 tips to enjoy the Fiji Islands with kids

My lovely friend and old Kidspot editor, Bron from Maxabella, is sharing with us a post today on her recent family holiday to the Fiji […]

Ireland with Kids

10 Incredible Places to Visit in Ireland with Kids

It’s incredibly easy to think of Ireland as a place for “seasoned” tourists to take bus tours or for young singles on self-directed “pub tours”. But […]

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19 Helpful Tips for Tavelling to Thailand with Kids

We already knew a lot about travel in Thailand, having previously lived in Bangkok teaching English and visiting multiple times on holidays. Along with Vietnam, Thailand […]

AGE SPECIFIC TIPS

When I fell pregnant with our eldest, Kalyra, I was stunned by how many people took great delight in telling me our travels were now over.

Why does that have to be true?

It doesn't and we set out to successfully prove them wrong.

That's great news for you because we've been traveling with our two girls (now 13 & 9) since they were born- full time since 2013.

Don't ever let anyone tell you your dreams aren't possible. They may rob you of cherished memories and unbelievable opportunities.

We've collected a lot of insights for each stage of family travel, which we share below!

tips for travel with school aged children

The Pros & Cons of traveling with kids (ages 5-8)

At a couple of months shy of 9, I adore the age Kalyra’s at now. She still has a little sweet innocence, and I’m still […]

Tips for traveling with preschoolers - Pros and Cons

Travel Tips for preschool kids – Pros and cons

Oh welcome to psychotic travel. I thought toddler travel was the hardest and most draining. It possibly is because you are doing all that chasing […]

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Travel With a Toddler Tips – Pros and Cons

Your baby could slide into toddler age at any time from nine months to 18 months (maybe later) It’s the time when they find their […]

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Tips for travelling with a baby – the pros and cons

The euphoria and pain of childbirth has worn away and you start wanderlusting again. Is it possible to travel with your baby? You’re probably a […]

Tips for traveling with teens

10 things you need to know about traveling with teens

Traveling with teens can be incredibly rewarding, but no matter what age they are, it also comes with a fair share of challenges. These challenges […]

BEST FAMILY TRAVEL GEAR & RESOURCES

There are a lot of options when looking for the best family travel resources. It can give you a major headache doing all the research.

Some days you’re lucky to have a shower (or bath the kids).

You’ve got better things to do, like spend time with your kids and travel more.

That’s why you’re connected to us – we do the research for you and let you know what we think is the best from that.

Let us know in the comments what else you need help with!

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12 Books for Kids About Maps

It probably won’t surprise you, given I’m the author of a series called The Mapmaker Chronicles, but I love maps – in particular, old maps. […]

Cocktail and mocktail making classes is one of the activities on offer at the Movenpick Resort Boracay Island in the Philippines. You can read more about why we loved this family friendly resort in our blog

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Family Travel Resources

There are a lot of options when looking for the best family travel resources. Our intention is to help you avoid overwhelm, which is a […]

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Best Travel Gear for Kids – 30 Items to Keep Them Happy and Safe!

Alright! You’re ready to travel with kids more. Don’t panic. Family travel is amazing! One of your biggest concerns may be what are the best […]

15 Books to Inspire Kids to Travel

When I visited London for the first time, I was 23 years old and I felt as though I’d been there before. It was all […]

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Two essential products when travelling with a baby

Traveling with a baby is not exactly easy, but definitely doable. There is nothing that makes me happier than to create meaningful memories traveling with […]

OVERCOMING FAMILY TRAVEL CHALLENGES

Yep. There are a lot of reasons you won’t consider family travel or quit after your first trip!

It's definitely not like how travel used to be when it was just you or you and your partner.

But don't worry, you can make it work and overcome those hurdles. It's so worth it that you do!

If you are prepared for the potential problems, and you plan correctly, the rewards of traveling with your kids far outweigh the negatives.

Pizza making classes is one of the activities on offer at the Movenpick Resort Boracay Island in the Philippines. You can read more about why we loved this family friendly resort in our blog

9 Tips – How to Manage Picky Eaters When You Travel With Kids

It seems the biggest concern most family travelers have is what to do if you have a fussy eater! Don’t fear parents, I have one. […]

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9 Reasons You Won’t Consider Family Travel (how to overcome them!)

Yep. There are a lot of reasons you won’t consider family travel.  I understand all of them and how they make you believe it’s just not […]

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Are you too overwhelmed to travel with kids? Help is here!

Do you think traveling with kids is too hard? We think parenting is hard period. And we can help make your next family travel planning fun!

Cocktail and mocktail making classes is one of the activities on offer at the Movenpick Resort Boracay Island in the Philippines. You can read more about why we loved this family friendly resort in our blog

What you need to know before you travel with kids

Scared of attempting family travel? Travel kids is such a rewarding experience. Don’t let the cons of family holidays stop you from going. Focus on the pros instead. We’ll prepare you with everything you need to know before you go.

Tips for travelling in the heat with kids

I never realised the impact heat had upon our mental stability and tolerance until I travelled with kids. And I never realised how much the […]

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The Worst Age to Travel with Kids

Craig and I were contemplating a possible year long adventure through Southeast Asia. It’s our favourite region, brings much cheaper travel, and we thought it […]

FAMILY ACCOMMODATION TO LOVE

Here's a few of our favorite resorts and family style accommodations we have enjoyed over the years.

Why Tenaya Lodge Is One Of The Best Places to Stay near Yosemite With Kids (or without kids)

Looking for hotels near Yosemite National Park? What about places to stay near Yosemite with kids? With so many Yosemite National Park accommodation lodging options […]

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Rent a Vacation Home Near Disney World, Orlando with friends

What do you do when you’re presented with an opportunity to stay in an 8,000 sq.ft Orlando vacation home with a private pool that sleeps […]

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Why You Should Consider a Disneyland Vacation Rental vs. Hotel

Ditch the expensive Disneyland resort hotels and rent an apartment or townhouse near to Disney. A vacation rental for Disneyland affordable and enjoyable

Best Family resorts in Fiji - Plantation Island Resort.

The 5 Best Family Resorts in Fiji Islands

Looking for a holiday destination that doesn’t just allow kids but is actually focussed on making their holiday fun? Then look no further than a […]

INNSIDE New York Nomad hotel in NYC

INNSIDE New York NoMad Hotel – Top NYC Accommodation

We pulled up to the INNSIDE New York Nomad hotel in a frazzled state. Unlike most tourists who visit New York City, we had chosen […]

Our Airbnb in Wilmington, North Carolina

Why Airbnb Rentals Are An Excellent Family Accommodation Choice (and on the rise)

We decided last minute to return to Nashville after spending 4 days in Memphis. I spent most of the three-hour car trip searching for family […]

Cocktail and mocktail making classes is one of the activities on offer at the Movenpick Resort Boracay Island in the Philippines. You can read more about why we loved this family friendly resort in our blog

Movenpick Resort Boracay Island review

Free chocolate hour, the biggest pool on Boracay AND it’s own private, stunning beach – a few of the reasons the Movenpick is a great place for families on Boracay Island

15 places to stay on the Gold Coast - Queensland, Australia

The Best Family Accommodation on the Gold Coast

Looking for a place to stay on the Gold Coast? We’ve got you covered with these Gold Coast properties.

O Reillys Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast Hinterland Accommodation, Queensland, Australia

How to Save on Australian Accommodation

Saving on accommodation in Australia has never been so important. Australia an expensive country to travel, but one worth exploring. Don’t think you can’t travel […]

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EP 22: Homeschooling Roadschooling Tips from an Experienced Expert (that’s me!)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 18, 2020

Yes that’s me! 15 years teaching in 5 countries, 22 years global travel (best education), 7 years homeschooling while traveling full time with an online business.

Survival Tips for Schooling Your Child at Home in This CRAZY Time!

By Caroline Makepeace | March 22, 2020

Well, you’ve landed in a most unwelcome situation. You’ve been forced to take care of your child’s schooling, at home! But as a former elementary school teacher of 15 years, and currently homeschooling my own […]

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Finding the Best Homeschooling for our Travel Lifestyle (once again!)

By Caroline Makepeace | February 4, 2020

Do you want to travel more with your kids but don’t know what to do about schooling? Here is how homeschooling has evolved and what is the best choice for us now.

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15 Awesome Christmas Gifts for Kids Who Love to Travel 2019

By Caroline Makepeace | October 31, 2019

Do you have kids who love to travel? Are you looking for the best Christmas gifts for kids this holiday season? It’s easy to get tired of the same plastic toys, games, and bikes. Our […]

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How to Balance School With Travel (8 Simple Tips)

By Caroline Makepeace | March 10, 2019

Welcome to our family travel tips series where we share our top tips for the biggest challenges you experience around family travel, including how to balance school and travel. We took a poll alongside our […]

Pizza making classes is one of the activities on offer at the Movenpick Resort Boracay Island in the Philippines. You can read more about why we loved this family friendly resort in our blog

9 Tips – How to Manage Picky Eaters When You Travel With Kids

By Caroline Makepeace | March 1, 2019

It seems the biggest concern most family travelers have is what to do if you have a fussy eater! Don’t fear parents, I have one. In fact, I think I have the fussiest eater in […]

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How To Plan a Family Travel Experience That Everyone Will Love

By Caroline Makepeace | February 19, 2019

Planning for a family vacation can be quite ominous. How do you keep everyone happy and engaged? Our tips will help you!

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Is Family Travel Too Expensive? 11 Tips on How to Overcome It

By Caroline Makepeace | February 12, 2019

You have dreams of epic family travel adventures with your children. Stealing back quality time with those you love most for deep bonding and memorable moments. But, there’s one problem: Travel is expensive. We all […]

American Girl Doll Store - one of the best things to do in NYC with kids

The Ultimate Guide to Experiencing The American Girl Doll Store

By Kalyra Makepeace | October 11, 2018

Do your kids love American Girl Dolls? Our girls love them. Here is Kalyra’s Ultimate Guide on things to do in the American Girl Doll stores

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How to Survive A Road Trip with Kids and Their Grandparents

By Caroline Makepeace | September 28, 2018

Ever thought of taking a road trip with the kids and grandparents? It can be a lot of fun if you plan and prepare for it right. Here’s how

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