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Travel Tips

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

  • Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

    Top 15 Christmas Travel Gift Ideas For Adults

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    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

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    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.

  • 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.

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