Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

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Who are we?

Find out more about this travelling family

G'day, we are an Aussie family who share fun tips on the best places to take your young kids on holiday. Join us as we travel worldwide with our 4 & 5 yr old looking for family adventure!


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Where are we now?

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Travelling around Croatia? We are using Sixt rental cars and highly recommend them.

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What's Hot

Top Photos - A series of our best pics from 2013

Living The Dream - interview series with other travel bloggers.

Toddler Countdown - summaries of the best things to do with young kids.

Instagram - follow our live feed of photos each day.

Online Art Gallery - purchase fine art prints from our travel photography.

Travel ThoughtsTravel Thoughts

  • Travel Tips

    Travel Tips

    Get handy, practical tips you can use on your next trip. We cover all topics from first-hand experience living on the road so you are always getting expert advice.

  • Reflections


    Seeing the world from different perspectives provides an ideal atmosphere for reflection and meditation on life, society, culture, love and family. These musing are our pondering thoughts down on paper. A sort of therapy if you wish, to help digest the vast number of new experiences. Enjoy!

  • Highlights


    Get the best of the best here. We reflect on the best places we've been, what we've done and combine that into short, simple countdowns and lists.

  • Living The Dream

    Living The Dream

    Did you know there is more people Living the Dream then you thought. Be inspired to live your travel dream through our new series.

  • Show Me The Money!

    Show Me The Money!

    We often get asked how we can afford full-time travel. So we've asked the tough questions to other travellers and you may be surprised to find it’s easier than you first thought.

  • Competitions


    We give away prizes from time to time. Find out all the details of the latest competition as well as previous ones.

 TwitterFollow us on Twitter

  • October 23, 2014 03:14 pm
    Is a Day Trip from London to Paris worth it? via @TravellingKing1
  • October 23, 2014 02:00 pm
    What is better? A 6am flight with 3 stops=CHEAPER. Or a 7am flight with 2 stops=MORE MONEY. Trying to decide.
  • October 23, 2014 01:00 pm
    Are you hungry? It’s time to eat! Pulled from our archives…...
  • October 23, 2014 11:14 am
    Couples getaway: Oregon cycle tour with LifeCycle Adventures via @pitstopsforkids
  • October 23, 2014 09:14 am
    5 Key Components to a Fabulous Vacation via @TravelBohemian
  • October 23, 2014 09:00 am
    “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Latest travel photosFind us on Instagram

If you've got a smartphone and love photos, our Instagram username is travelwithbender. Share photos from our travels anywhere you go. Here's our latest pics:

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Photos tell a thousand words, but sometimes a video clip can say so much more. Check out the videos from our YouTube Channel. Here's our latest video:

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In the mediaAs Seen On...

Today Tonight

Our exclusive TV interview on Australia's most popular public affairs program. 


Red Tricycle's Most Awesome Family Travel Site – Total Votes 236,777

Most Inspirational Blog

We won a spot in HostelWorld's most inspirational blogs.

We are in the News!

Read our article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

With over 147 milllion page views, it was great to be featured on 

720 ABC Radio

Our very first radio interview peak time morning traffic with Cammo.

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Guest blog postsGuest Bloggers

Along our journey we meet lots of fascinating folks. This section of the website features stories from other people that we think you'll find interesting. We love learning from their experiences and this is our chance to share those with you.

Guest Blogger Archive...

Start Here - find out a bit about this blog and some of the most important and useful pages.

The Birth of a Travel Dream - Our very first family travel post & the reasons why we do what we do.

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Product Reviews and EventsProduct Reviews

We put interesting and relevant products for travelling familes to the test so you know what you can trust on your next trip.

  • Searching For Treasure (Or Flights) With Momondo

    Searching For Treasure (Or Flights) With Momondo

    Product Reviews

    When it comes to researching flights, I’d say we know a few tricks of the trade. We have looked up thousands of flights over recent years and flight search engines have made this process so much easier. I put the fast-growing flight search engine Momondo to the test to see how it compares.

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