The podcast where we help families plan their adventures, whether it's for a week, indefinitely, or anywhere in between.
Our goal is to show you that you don't need to be super rich or retired to take the trip of your dreams.
As well as bringing you stories of everyday families who are already doing it, we also bring you must see highlights from places that we & our guests visit, & hints & tips from experts on topics such as how to get started, getting the right gear, home schooling, funding your travels, how to best capture your memories, & more
The Great Escape Australia and their Escape to New Zealand
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a lap of Australia in a campertrailer with a young child?
Today we’re joined by Renee, who along with her husband Nathan and their young son have been travelling full time for 3 years in their cub camper
Renee and Nathan have so much knowledge which they share quite generously through their blog and other avenues on social media. Check them out at https://www.thegreatescapeaustralia.com/ and https://m.facebook.com/
In this episode we cover travelling with a soft vs. hardfloor camper, travelling with small children, the realities of travelling full time, and also some exciting news... taking their lap to NZ!
If you’re travelling with young kids – especially babies – the meelight by meemoo baby is an awesome product that you should definitely check out. Its a nifty little night light that’s not like the other night lights! It is completely portable and cord free, dimmable, rechargeable to work for up to 24 hours and also wearable. Perfect for off grid camping, and perfect for travelling families.
Adele and the team at Caravanning with Kids sent us a meelight to try out and we found the light perfect for fixing one of Edwards 50000 bottles though the night without waking the rest of the family. Chloe and Elliot also fought over who would get it each night… Chloe loved it for a reading light… and Elliot just wanted it on, next to his bed, as a nightlight to keep away those bogey men. If you would like to know more, check 0ur here for our review: https://www.caravanningwithkids.com.au/meelight-review-a-handy-little-light-for-the-whole-family/
You can find us at https://abigpeacheyadventure.com/ and also https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
Why You Shouldn't Ruin Your Travels by Going on a Diet: A Dietitian's View
Isn't the reason you travel because you love experiencing all life has to offer? Well, before you go and ruin it by going on a diet, listen to this first!
We interview Laura Jean, a dietitian with a difference. Laura's focus isn't on what people eat, but their relationship with food.
In this episode we discover why dieting isn't the answer... even if you've enjoyed travels a little too much and feel like you need to get your eating back on track.
You can find Laura at http://eatwithawareness.com/, as well as find her Get Started Guide.
This podcast is brought to you by Family Friendly House Sitters (https://familyfriendlyhousesitters.com). Connecting home owners with house sitting families, its the only family friendly house sitting community.
Find us at https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
How to Travel More and Spend Less by... House Sitting?
"We think we've saved somewhere between $20,000 to $30,000 per year, over the last 3 years, because of house sitting"
It's not just the savings. It's the places.
Today's guest is Karen Parker, of https://worldschoolingcentral.com/. With her family of 4, they have travelled the world, and are now up to 37-38 house sits in this time.
In this episode you'll hear:
- How having a family isn't a problem, it's their 'secret weapon'
- Top tips to be a successful applicant
- Housesitting etiquette
- Homeowner tips if you're going to use a house sitter, and
- All the amazing places it's taken them!
For all the resources mentioned in this episode visit https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/how-to-travel-more-and-spend-less-by-house-sitting
Taking the Kids Travelling... While the Partner Stays at Home
If your partner has to work, that may not mean you can't get out and see Australia. Because that's what this family does.
Lily takes her two toddlers and their combi van for mini-adventures, while her husband is at work. He comes and joins them on their travels. What an amazing set up!
Today Lily from the blog https://www.maxandivy.com.au/ joins us. We discuss:
- Their unique travel arrangement
- Her favourite apps to keep toddlers occupied while travelling, and
- Other road trip tips.
For the full list of apps mentioned in this episode visit https://thefamilytravelpodcast.com.au/
To get your 4 week free trial of Reading Eggs, visit https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/reading-eggs
Before You Blog... Facebook vs. Website? with Coasting Australia
If you want to share your journey, is a Facebook Page the way to go? Or should you start a Facebook Group instead? What about a website?
The answer is... it depends!
If you do decide to start a blog on a website, we discuss some of the things to consider, and some of the mistakes to avoid.
Today we're joined by Bryony from Coasting Australia. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of each of these different approaches, and the reality of running a blog.
You can find Bryony at https://coastingaustralia.com/start-your-family-travel-blog/, and the article mentioned in this episode is https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/
Find us at https://www.facebook.com.au/abigpeacheyadventure/ or at http://thefamilytravelpodcast.com.au
How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)... with Galways Go Round
A Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is a great way to relax, get some exercise, escape the kids, or hang out with the kids. They're pretty awesome!
But... there's length, shape, width, and construction to think about. They're not a cheap item, so you want to get it right.
Today we're lucky enough to have back with us Adam and Sharon Galway, aka the Galways Go Round (https://www.galwaysgoround.com.au/).
In this episode we cover:
- Choosing the right size
- Considerations when choosing between inflatable vs. rigid fibreglass SUPs
- Myths and misconceptions about inflatable SUPs... and much more!
Mentioned in this episode is the Red Paddle Co SUPs. Check out the Galways' page for more details.
Find us at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/ or http://thefamilytravelpodcast.com/
Thanks guys for helping my family prepare for our lap. Xx
Very handy podcast
We are planning our big trip around OZ, great podcasts, learn a lot.
Very helpful podcast as we begin our plans for our trip around oz. thanks guys