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Who are we?

We are a real 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 3 & 5 yr old looking for family adventure!

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Recent blog posts

Recent Family Travel Blog Posts

  • Living The Dream: Can It Work For A Work-A-Holic?

    Living The Dream: Can It Work For A Work-A-Holic?

    Apr 20, 2014 Living The Dream

    Keryn is a the travelling mum from Walking On Travels. She travels often with her two boys while hubby is working. Having a home base and a working husband hasn’t stopped her from Living The Dream.

  • The Bank of Bender: 5 Top Tips on Money Exchange

    The Bank of Bender: 5 Top Tips on Money Exchange

    Apr 20, 2014 Travel Tips

    Ever wondered how much those foreign coins are really worth? You know, the ones that you can’t get rid of after a holiday in another country? During our travels we have managed to accumulate quite a motley collection of currencies. It turns out we had nearly 15 different currencies. Here’s our favourite 5 tips to stretch your cash further when going on holidays overseas.

  • Brockham Bonfire: The Best Night Out For Burning Guy Fawkes

    Brockham Bonfire: The Best Night Out For Burning Guy Fawkes

    Apr 19, 2014 United Kingdom

    We found the largest Guy Fawkes bonfire celebration in England at Brockham Village thanks to an invitation from fellow bloggers. This event has it all - villagers with fired torches, roasted pig, mulled wine and a massive fireworks display. What else would you want on a chilly November evening? Join us along with 20,000 other people discovering the charm of Brockham Village.

  • How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    Apr 18, 2014 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

    One of the hallmarks of our travels is eating where the locals eat. I find that it can be one of the easiest and quickest ways to connect with the local culture and get a deeper understanding of it. So when we were in Kuala Lumpur we knew we had to try some winning Malay, Indian and Chinese dishes. This time we enlisted a secret source to help us track down the best local eateries. Find out how we did it and the one mistake we made.

  • Living The Dream: Work To Travel

    Living The Dream: Work To Travel

    Apr 8, 2014 Living The Dream

    Jade has a successful blog at Our Oyster which helps fund some of her travels. The rest of the time she works contract basis. She’s a mum now and still doing some pretty awesome travel. Maybe this would be Living The Dream for you.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Competitions


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

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Today Tonight

Our very first TV debut 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.

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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.

  • Top 3 Places You Can't Afford To Miss In Sri Lanka

    Top 3 Places You Can't Afford To Miss In Sri Lanka

    Apr 17, 2014 Guest Blogs

    If you are a budget traveller who is planning on spending some time in Sri Lanka, I have some good news for you. Firstly, this country is, not without a reason, called “Budget travellers’ paradise” and as you can guess, it’s very affordable, especially when you are interested in trekking, elephant riding, snorkelling or diving.

  • The Best of Europe by River Cruise

    The Best of Europe by River Cruise

    Apr 4, 2014 Guest Blogs

    The European continent is criss-crossed with waterways, and river cruises have become a tranquil alternative to clocking up thousands of air miles or taking a frenetic rail tour.

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

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