46 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!

    Americans in New Zealand. Will They (Ever) Feel At Home?

    Americans in New Zealand. Will They (Ever) Feel At Home?

    How do Americans in New Zealand settle? Will New Zealand feel familiar in any ways?
    If you are moving to New Zealand from America and wondering what your new life will be like then you will love what we are about to share.
    Living in New Zealand (As an Expat)
    In this podcast episode (which also has a video to watch should you so wish!), we explored 3 (very similar) things that New Zealand and America share a love for!

    • 26 min
    5 Things You Will Never See in New Zealand.

    5 Things You Will Never See in New Zealand.

    If you are moving to New Zealand you will be itching to find out everything there is to know about the country.

    From the New Zealand slang to what the new Zealand people are like.

    In this week's New Zealand podcast, we explore 5 things (well actually, it's more like 4 and a half) that you just won't find in New Zealand.

    And no. Number 1 isn't decent bacon because I've told you before. You can. 

    • 28 min
    The Truth About What New Zealand People Are (Really) Like

    The Truth About What New Zealand People Are (Really) Like

    My family and I have been living in New Zealand for almost twelve years.

    And in that time we have got to know many New Zealanders. (Or if we are going to use New Zealand slang, Kiwis).

    So in this week's New Zealand podcast, we thought it would be interesting to take the things that New Zealand people are known for and tell you our opinion on whether we think those labels are right.

    • 37 min
    New Zealand School System Vs The US. Who Wins?

    New Zealand School System Vs The US. Who Wins?

    The education system in New Zealand receives an unfair amount of flack.

    When we were planning on moving to New Zealand twelve years ago, the school system was one of the things that people always brought up.

    "Ohhh... you know schools aren't that good over there don't you?"  said the people who had never crossed the Atlantic in their lives. "And apparently, you can't get decent bacon".

    You know my thoughts on this. Tosh. That's what.

    I've had plenty of decent bacon butties in New Zealand.

    • 49 min
    7 Things That Scared Us Most About Moving To New Zealand

    7 Things That Scared Us Most About Moving To New Zealand

    Moving to New Zealand is a BIG scary decision and no matter how much stuff you research on the internet, your fears will never be totally soothed.

    Not until you arrive on kiwi soil and start getting on with your life.

    In this week's podcast episode Brian and I discuss what we worried about most about leaving the UK to live in New Zealand (& reveal whether those fears were justified).

    • 36 min
    If It Was Easy Then Everyone'd Do It...Hello 2021

    If It Was Easy Then Everyone'd Do It...Hello 2021

    Welcome back to the first podcast first of 2021. Broadcasting from our back garden in New Zealand ('cause it's so blimin' hot inside!) 

    Podcasting From New Zealand

    I'm not going to lie. Creating a podcast episode every week isn't easy. Maybe if we had a team of guys sorting out this and that it'd be different, but we don't. It's just me and Bri. A husband and wife, living in New Zealand.

    • 30 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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