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  • Should You Road Trip With Your Mother?

    Should You Road Trip With Your Mother?

    Travel Experts

    We love road trips. I love the time it gives me with my husband, with my thoughts and with my kids. But there is someone who installed the love of the road trip in me a long time ago. And it was never about where we were driving, but whom I was driving with. In honour of the impending Mother's Day - do you road trip with your mum? Should you?

  • 102 Things I Did For the First Time… Because Of Nomadic Travel

    102 Things I Did For the First Time… Because Of Nomadic Travel


    Today marks 3 years from the time we left Perth, Australia to embark on our crazy nomadic journey around the world. Little did I know that day what would unfold over the following 1095 days. Too much to tell in 1 story (well, that’s what this blog is for after all!). But here’s a short list of just a few things I did for the first time in the last 3 years.

  • Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop

    Great Ocean Road 2-Day Drive: 8 Places You Have To Stop


    Originally our plans to visit the Twelve Apostles were only for a day trip, but considering we yearned to explore the scenic Great Ocean Road we quickly devised a spontaneous overnighter and decided 2 days would be best. Find out where you should stop on this world renowned scenic drive.

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne

    10 Things To Do With Kids In Melbourne


    There are so many things to do with kids in Melbourne, Australia, where were we going to start? Well, this list is a handy starting point which covers theme parks, beaches and day trips. Enjoy!

  • 5 Reasons To Love Melbourne

    5 Reasons To Love Melbourne


    Melbourne is a steaming melting pot of cultures from around the world. The weather is unpredictable and can be down right horrid at times, but it’s still easy to see why people fall in love with Melbourne. After all, we did.

  • 10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    Travel Tips

    In 2013 we caught 23 flights. In 2014 it was 19 flights. My daughter’s first flight was at 8 months old, and my son’s first was at 5 months. They are now 5 & 6 years old. So what makes the perfect flight for kids?

  • How To Get A Visa For USA (As An Australian)

    How To Get A Visa For USA (As An Australian)

    Travel Tips

    Looking to spend more than 90 days in the US? As an Australian you can apply for a B1/B2 visa to allow 6 months access to the United States. This is the breakdown of the journey we took in order to get the holy grail of visas.

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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.

  • Are You A Foodie Traveller? Make Sure To Try These Madeira Dishes

    Are You A Foodie Traveller? Make Sure To Try These Madeira Dishes

    Guest Blogs

    If you’re a tourist who regularly goes on vacations at different destinations, then you know first-hand that every holiday escapade is a different culinary experience where you can taste a wide array of foods that will tickle your taste buds. This is most true when it comes to Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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