20+ Items Under $20 to Make Caravanning Easier


There are some small things that you can purchase that seem to make a big difference to your caravan and camping lifestyle. They reduce the number of steps in your set-up and take-down, or just make life easier in general.

We’ve always been reluctant to let “stuff” into our car or caravan unless it would make life easier, or reduce the steps in our set-up and pack-up.

After we released this episode of The Family Travel Podcast, we’ve had messages about which products we use. You can listen to the episode at the links below, or read the list here: […]


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Top 5 Travel Toys For Preschoolers – Our Favourites!


Do you have a preschooler who loves all their toys?

Are you stressing about what to take ?

Do you have next to no storage space in your caravan? Know you have to cull the ‘take’ pile, but worry you’ll leave a favourite behind?

We were in that position too. When we moved into our caravan for a week to prepare ourselves for our trip, our four year old, Elliot, had so many toys I seriously couldn’t breathe.

Over time this number has reduced drastically, and he is thrilled with the few toys that he has. The toys sit in a tub at the end of his bed and are the first thing he pulls out whenever we arrive anywhere.  Every single one gets loads of use.

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Here are the top 5 travel toys for preschoolers that we wouldn’t be without! […]


You Want to Travel, BUT… an Interview with yTravel


So you want to take that trip, but worried about all the things that can go wrong?

Even if you are already travelling, are you still feeling held back from making some other big decisions or working towards bigger goals?

In this episode we’re joined by Caroline Makepeace of yTravel Blog (www.yTravelBlog.com), one of the world’s Top 10 travel blogs. […]


Our Top 20 Items Under $20 that Make Our Life on the Road Easier


We’ve always been reluctant to let “stuff” into our car or caravan. But, there are some small things that you can purchase that seem to make a big difference to your caravan and camping lifestyle. They reduce the number of steps in your set-up and take-down, or just make life easier in general.

After we released this episode of The Family Travel Podcast, we’ve had messages about which products we use. You can listen to the episode at the links below, or read here: […]


Preparing for Remote Family Travel – an Interview with Chaos in a Tin Can


Preparing for remote travel with family (or without)?

The Oodnadatta Track, the Tanami Desert, and the Gibb River Road… these are just three of the roads travelled by Aaron and Jacq, also known as Chaos in a Tin Can.

Hearing this prior to crossing the Savannah Way was an immense help for us. […]


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Our Top Tips For Travelling with a Baby


So, you have a tiny little human who is completely dependent on you, and you are wondering if travelling with a baby is a wise idea? If you’re considering it, DO IT! First of all… you may not normally have Daddy around all the time, but now… extra hands make it easier than being at Read more about Our Top Tips For Travelling with a Baby[…]


Getting Started Part 2: What You DON’T Need to Buy


“What is one thing that you wished you’d never packed?” A regular question in every Facebook travelling group… and every person’s answer is different.  Annex. Thermomix. Scooters. Portable washing machine. Whether or not to take these seems to be more polarising than peoples’ views on Donald Trump.   The best bit of advice we had Read more about Getting Started Part 2: What You DON’T Need to Buy[…]


No, You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune to Get Going


To travel for an extended period what’s needed? A caravan with an ensuite, a caravan without an ensuite, a camper trailer… or a tent?! These are the options we needed to consider.   Although we wanted a van with an ensuite, when combined with the rest of the features we were after (things like a Read more about No, You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune to Get Going[…]


The Hardest Thing Was Deciding to Do It


Travelling around Australia full-time is only for rich people or grey nomads living off a big superannuation, right? Well, that’s what we thought too!   Caravanning full-time with kids wasn’t something we’d even thought about. We already had a 30 year old shoe-box sized caravan, and our plan was to use it on school holidays Read more about The Hardest Thing Was Deciding to Do It[…]