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  • Show Me The Money: Yoga + English + Blog = Travel

    Show Me The Money: Yoga + English + Blog = Travel

    Jun 3, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    Kach and Jonathan met while travelling back in 2013. They have done everything from teaching certified English, running Yoga donation classes, volunteering in Peru and now make an income from their blog. Come hear their story as they Show Us The Money.

  • 9 Challenges Of Family Travel

    9 Challenges Of Family Travel

    May 12, 2015 Reflections

    What’s it really like travelling the world as a family? And in particular, what are the biggest challenges? Find out how we face and overcome those - and more importantly, how it turns out they don’t really matter anyway.

  • 7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

    7 Steps To Plan The Ultimate Destination Family Reunion

    May 11, 2015 Travel Tips

    In January my parents and siblings decided we’d all meet up in Bali. It had been almost a year since I had seen my Australian family and as a favourite Australian holiday spot, Bali seemed the ideal location. Commence operation Destination Family Reunion.…

  • Show Me The Money: Stay With A Local To Make Travel Free

    Show Me The Money: Stay With A Local To Make Travel Free

    May 4, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    Did you know Hanne lived on US$70 for 3 months in India? Hanne loves to combine travel with volunteer work and in the end it pays off usually with free food, accommodation and that great feeling of being something more then just another tourist.

  • 10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    10 Tips For The Perfect Flight With Kids

    Apr 24, 2015 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)

    Apr 16, 2015 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.

  • 26 Travellers Spill Their Carry-on Luggage Secrets

    26 Travellers Spill Their Carry-on Luggage Secrets

    Apr 7, 2015 Travel Tips

    In the last 3 years of nomadic travel we have travelled on over 50 flights across several different airlines through 50+ countries. Find out what items in our carry-on luggage caused problems with airport security. And we share the unlikely carry-on drama…

  • Erin Chats With Lonely Planet Kids On Twitter @LPKids #LPTakes5

    Erin Chats With Lonely Planet Kids On Twitter @LPKids #LPTakes5

    Apr 3, 2015 Travel Tips

    Recently I completed a Twitter Chat with Lonely Planet Kids. It was a fun interview that some of you may have missed because of the time differences in Australia and the rest of the world. So I compiled all the information I shared in the interview and ex…

  • Show Me The Money: Stop Buying Things

    Show Me The Money: Stop Buying Things

    Apr 2, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    We met the Wagoners Abroad in the UK while they were still living in Spain. They have spent the last year travelling around SE Asia on about $100 a day for a family of 4. They have an interesting story to tell on Show Me The Money.

  • 9 Travel Hacks For Flying Budget Airlines

    9 Travel Hacks For Flying Budget Airlines

    Mar 20, 2015 Travel Tips

    So you are planning a trip and you want to know whether you should be loyal to that airline whose frequent flyer miles never seem to get you very far, or to try a budget airline. Here’s 9 vital tips to help you get the most of your next flight on a budget…

  • Top 6 Useful Holiday Tools

    Top 6 Useful Holiday Tools By Jason Cook

    Mar 18, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Holiday planning and organising can be a fun yet sometimes arduous experience. However, you can take comfort in the knowledge that the digital world has heralded countless solutions to the plastic sleeve folders/ print-outs debacle.

  • Show Me The Money: Do What You Love & The Money Will Come

    Show Me The Money: Do What You Love & The Money Will Come

    Mar 4, 2015 Show Me The Money!

    From a young lass with $1000 in her pocket, Aileen has formed a thriving online business to support her wanderlust. An inspiring story of how one girl conquered the world.

  • Living The Dream: Change Your Mindset, Live Your Personal Code

    Living The Dream: Change Your Mindset, Live Your Personal Code

    Jan 24, 2015 Living The Dream

    Stephen is a backpacker who tried to be location free, but often finds home in Melbourne. Check out how this fellow Australian is Living The Dream.

  • Living The Dream: Take The Plunge

    Living The Dream: Take The Plunge

    Dec 28, 2014 Living The Dream

    Josh met Fabrice in Finland. He’s an influential French travel blogger who’s blog slogan is “Take the plunge”. How does his Living The Dream match our other interviewees?

  • Show Me The Money: Any Job Will Do As Long As I Get To Travel

    Show Me The Money: Any Job Will Do As Long As I Get To Travel

    Dec 25, 2014 Show Me The Money!

    Justin is a solo traveller who started his nomad journey with only $400. Anywhere he went he found jobs from bar tending, dive shops, restaurants and hotels. Now he spends his days travel blogging to make an income and spending anywhere from $200 - $2000.…

  • Living The Dream: What About The Kids?

    Living The Dream: What About The Kids?

    Nov 30, 2014 Living The Dream

    Dan & Clair certainly claim to be Living The Dream, but how has their decision effected their children, and the kids education most importantly. Read more to discover how their biggest worry, became their truest validation.

  • Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Nov 21, 2014 Travel Tips

    Here is a list for my Mum, Dad, family and friends or perhaps your family and friends, that will help them give you the right gifts this Christmas. One that will be helpful in your suitcase or, at the very least, fit!

  • Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

    Top 11 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Kids

    Nov 20, 2014 Travel Tips

    With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to start buying presents. It’s the hardest time of year for us as our families seek to spoil our children with wonderful, fabulous, giant gifts that… don’t fit in our suitcase.

  • Living The Dream: When Crushed Creativity Is Set Free

    Living The Dream: When Crushed Creativity Is Set Free

    Nov 20, 2014 Living The Dream

    I recently met Nomad is Beautiful in Athens, Greece. This nomadic couple have fought hard to leave behind a life devoted to other people’s businesses and spend time on their own creativity and happiness. In all sense of the word they believe they are Livi…

  • Living The Dream: When Life Turns You Into A National Geographic Winner

    Living The Dream: When Life Turns You Into A National Geographic Winner

    Nov 16, 2014 Living The Dream

    This family of 11 is absolutely remarkable. They have been travelling the world continuously since 2007 just to be with their children during those much too-short years of childhood. Come and read this remarkable National Geographic winning story that is…