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!
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 […]
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 […]
Planning to travel with kids and grandparents? Here are some helpful planning tips to help your multigenerational travel experience something to remember
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 […]
Planning a family holiday? Worried about child safety? Make sure you travel safely by following these travel safety tips with kids
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Thinking about homeschooling your child on the road, but are nervous and unsure? Our experiences and tips will help!
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
Thinking of traveling to Australia? Click inside to learn about the best beaches, islands, cities, National Parks, food & wine regions, and much more!
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
FAMILY ACCOMMODATION TO LOVE
Here's a few of our favorite resorts and family style accommodations we have enjoyed over the years.
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 […]
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 […]
Ditch the expensive Disneyland resort hotels and rent an apartment or townhouse near to Disney. A vacation rental for Disneyland affordable and enjoyable
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Looking for a place to stay on the Gold Coast? We’ve got you covered with these Gold Coast properties.
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 […]
FOLLOW OUR CURRENT ADVENTURES
Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.
We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.
We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.
We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.
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Savannah received her first passport when she was six weeks old and had her first overseas trip to New Zealand at 8 weeks. Before that she had been on a plane to Melbourne to attend […]
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 my family. When our daughter was eight weeks old we […]