Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

Travel Tips

Benefit from our first-hand experience living on the road and learn some handy tips for your next trip.

  • Mum, You Deserve A Break

    Mum, You Deserve A Break

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    When was the last time you went on holiday? The last time you walked a beach bare foot, lay in the sun and let the waves heal your soul? When was the last time you didn’t ask your kids to hurry up or had a relaxing lunch with your husband?

  • Stuck At The Airport With Kids: Layover Solutions

    Stuck At The Airport With Kids: Layover Solutions

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    We’ve had our share of layovers and I like to think we’ve become good at them. Gone are the days where we sit for 6 hours in an airport seat staring at the gate, waiting for the airline staff to announce boarding. Here's our 5 tips on being stuck in the airport with kids on your family holiday...

  • “No, I don’t want your nuggets.” A Guide For Holiday Eating With Kids

    “No, I don’t want your nuggets.” A Guide For Holiday Eating With Kids

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    Going on holiday can be a pretty exciting time for kids and often means the end of a diet (periodically) for adults. In the last 2 years of travel we’ve had to learn to say, “No, we don’t want nuggets.” Again. The prevalent kids menu tortures our travels. I am no health expert and I guarantee there are many more healthy alternatives than what I provide here, but here is our cheat list for trying to maintain a more balanced diet for kids who eat out at restaurants more times a year than a travelling businessman.

  • House Sitting 101: What To Expect

    House Sitting 101: What To Expect

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    So you read our post on finding free accommodation, you applied for a house sit and you got approved. Yay! But now what? Here is a handy guide for what’s going to (or should) happen next.

  • 5 Things You Must Know Before Planning A Trip To Europe

    5 Things You Must Know Before Planning A Trip To Europe

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    Europe is a magical wonderland. Within a day you could pass through several different countries and cultures without pulling out your passport or even hopping off a train. But it’s not all majestic Swiss mountains, stunning French Riviera and ancient Roman ruins. There are things you need to know, things you need to plan for, and these 5 are the ones you must know before you go.

  • 5 Things YOU Need To Travel + 5 Things WE Need To Travel

    5 Things YOU Need To Travel + 5 Things WE Need To Travel

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    Have you read these posts? The one’s that tell you all about the things you already know? Well I am going to do one as well, just in case some of really don’t know. But I’ll also do one better and I will tell you 5 things that WE need to travel with. You may be quite surprised.

  • Our Guerrilla Packing Tactics: Check-In VS Carry-On

    Our Guerrilla Packing Tactics: Check-In VS Carry-On

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    You may have seen our posts from last year regarding our luggage. We had a lot of it. When we left Australia in May 2012 we had 3 large suitcases and 3 small suitcases, plus a backpack. Fast-forward to April 2014. We were about to set off again for an indefinite amount of time. What did we pack? How did we pack it?

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

    The Bank of Bender: 5 Top Tips on Money Exchange

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    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.

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