39 episodes

Is it possible to leave everything behind & travel the world for a year as a family? These two teenagers, a dad (with a bad back) and a hormonal mother who likes wine FAR too much - did just that on a budget of $80 a day & now want to show you how to do the same! Let us share with you the truth about world travel with kids, travelling on a budget, moving to New Zealand (and now living in New Zealand), parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

It's a Drama: Life in New Zealand Podcast. Liz Deacle and Sonny Deacle

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Is it possible to leave everything behind & travel the world for a year as a family? These two teenagers, a dad (with a bad back) and a hormonal mother who likes wine FAR too much - did just that on a budget of $80 a day & now want to show you how to do the same! Let us share with you the truth about world travel with kids, travelling on a budget, moving to New Zealand (and now living in New Zealand), parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

    7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand

    7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand

    Luckily, one of the best things about New Zealand is the fact that the people have a bloody good sense of humour.

    Which is just as well.

    Because some of these common misconceptions about what life is like in New Zealand are quite frankly hilarious.

     Life in New Zealand

    I am not a hypocrite so I will tell you this straight up. Before we go any further.

    • 30 min
    How to Work From Home And Get Stuff Done

    How to Work From Home And Get Stuff Done

    It seems as though most of the world are working from home right now, so in this post and podcast, we wanted to share some tips on how to be more productive.

    How to get stuff done.

    So that you don't sit in your pyjamas all day, stroking the cat and staring at the countdown timer on the tumble drier.

    Working From Home

    Working from home might be a completely new experience for you.

    It certainly is for Brian (my husband) and I.

    • 40 min
    Food in New Zealand. Delicious or Dull?

    Food in New Zealand. Delicious or Dull?

    The food in New Zealand is not very well documented, is it?

    When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK over a decade ago, I was expecting to get here and be faced with a plate full of lamb chops and maybe a kiwi fruit for dessert.

    But the reality couldn't have been further from the truth. 

    Get instant access to my FREE Moving to and Living in New Zealand Guide HERE!, a 5 Day Video Series! 

    • 35 min
    Moving to New Zealand From The US. What's it (Really) Like?

    Moving to New Zealand From The US. What's it (Really) Like?

    In all the time that I've been writing this blog I have never had so many emails from people (mostly from the US) asking me how they can make their dream of moving to New Zealand become a reality. 
    My family and I have been living in New Zealand for eleven years. We emigrated to New Zealand from the UK eleven years ago and it was the best thing we ever did.
    But the posts and podcasts that I share with you here, things such as what you will miss when you move to New Zealand and life in New Zealand.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Living in New Zealand With Kids. 3 Undisclosed Benefits

    Living in New Zealand With Kids. 3 Undisclosed Benefits

    If you are thinking about making a new life in New Zealand and you have a family (with little kids) then I'm going to take a wild guess and say that you are a teeny bit, massively a lot, downright scared.
    Or at the very least apprehensive.
    You lay awake in bed, probably at 3 am, worrying about what your future life in New Zealand will look like once you move to the other side of the world with your family.
    Ask yourself if you really will be living the dream in New Zealand or whether you're making a big?

    • 31 min
    Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

    Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

    'm not entirely sure how long the term unplugging has been a thing.

    It used to be (back in the day) that if you were told you to unplug it was because your parents were trying to save money on the leckie bill.

    Someone once told my dad that if you unplugged the toaster, you'd save 5p on every bill.

    But nowadays, the term unplugging comes with a whole new meaning.

    Unplugging in 2020 means getting off the internet, stop watching so much telly and telling your son to look up from his phone...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Deroles ,

Cozy family listening

Absolute love Liz and Sonny! Such easy relaxing listening with some really great insight into their experience of travel and all the things going on around them.

Such lovely people in person you can really feel the honesty, kindness and warmth coming through as you listen.

Cozy up with a cup of and binge listen!

Xxxx

linvsmith ,

It’s a Drama Parenting Podcast

Brilliant! A true insight into teenage angst and hair tearing parents!!!

Just listened to your second podcast... even better than the first, you really bounce off each other!......Next!! Can’t wait!

Such clarity!! How you have explained this horrible experience that I’m sure we have all suffered at some stage in our life,is amazing!!!
I now no longer feel threatened or frightened by these sad bullies, merely sorry for them.
Well done... mum and son !!!

The sleeper bus in India.... had me laughing out loud... must agree with Sonny.. no thanks!!!

I'm Brian & so's my Wife ,

From the heart, I love this!

Absolutely love this show
Keep going, don’t stop, 3 more episodes to get past the benchmark 7.

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