Family Travel – Short and Long Term
If there is anything we are crazy passionate about, it’s family travel. WE LOVE IT. Family travel comes in many variations and is one of life’s greatest gifts you can give to those you love.
Bonding with those most precious to you, discovering new places, exploring regions, natural educational experiences, tasting new foods, all while traveling together as a family and away from everyday routine – Priceless!.
We are John and Leezett, and we travel with our youngest Charlotte. With over 20 years of travel journeys behind us, and endless travel years ahead of us, we have experienced a variety of travel and want to inspire you to towards your next perfect family getaway, holiday or vacation.
Our Story and why we travel
Both John and I have always been passionate about travel for many years, but we hold very different travel pasts. We were single parents when we met, and recently we married in Fiji. Before finding each other John experienced a wide range of travel around Australia and I was more into short to mid-term travel holidays/vacations that ranged from 2 weeks through to 4 months, and anywhere between the South Pacific and Asia. We both love camping, getaway weekends, family vacations in resorts, homestays, hotels or just grabbing a bag and finding new adventures.
We love camping, getaway weekends, family vacations in resorts, homestays, hotels. We can be spontaneous, grabbing a bag and finding unplanned adventures plus we are also known to meticulously plan certain travel experiences.
We are not your typical travel family. We own a converted RV Motorhome bus in Australia for road tripping, also with endless camping equipment on board to zip away to off-road locations. We base ourselves out of Fiji for several months annually spending time in luxury resorts. We are experienced family flashpackers (backpacking with comfort) and have traveled throughout various Asian countries several times. Cool suitcases on wheels are in our possession, and we know how to do things in style. We are not strangers to Airbnb and hotel stays and have even experienced a little couch surfing. However, we are better at hosting than in reverse.
For us, the gift of travel to each other is paramount in our lives. We are all on this planet merely for a snippet in time, so spending quality time together as a family, experiencing new destinations and bonding travel moments, is priceless. We can help you build those travel family moments too.
We get it!! We know that most families are juggling many things, careers, education, children, household management and the list goes on with a list of expenses that is even longer. But that doesn’t mean travel has to slow down, or that finding the perfect family holiday seems too complicated to coordinate.
The secret is making travel high up the family priority list making it fun for everyone. Plus giving Mum and Dad some handy tools to create the BEST family holidays/vacations EVER!
What Can we do for you?
- Share our travel experiences and help you discover cool destinations. There are so many places to visit and things to see and do.
- Show you how to find the Best Hotels and accommodation prices. Regardless of your travel budget, why spend more than you should? We make that easy for you to get the right deal
- Get the flight that best suits you and your budget. We LOVE Skyscanner and finding the best flight route for the best price!
- Do you need travel insurances? Yes, you do!! Don’t be that family that comes undone while traveling without insurance
- Different styles of family travel. With so many options, we explore our favourites. Read more and see if you can add a few extra to your list of favourites.
- How to work part-time and travel longer.
- How to save for family holidays/vacations
- The BEST travel gear and gadgets for family vacations and holidays. We share fantastic finds that have made our travels easier.
Where have we been?
- United States
- New Zealand
- Loads more time in Fiji and letting you know how to experience the BEST of the islands!
How we afford to travel
We work just like you probably do too. Our long-term goal is to find more way to increase passive income to enable us to spend more time together doing what we love. Stick with us, and we will share anything we find works so you can do it also.
Our current situation is we work 6 months with our business in Fiji and spend 6 months traveling the world. It has been a lifestyle we have carved for ourselves through working smarter and saving harder. If you really want to know more you can read all about it via this post.
How to educate children while long-term traveling.
We need to put our hands up straight away here to let you know we are new to home education and are learning more every day. We part-time homeschool and engage in traditional part-time school each year in Fiji. This has worked for us to date giving our daughter a variety of experiences, and she has loved both. When we travel, we home educate based on learning experiences for the location we are in using & experiences she can engage in locally. As she is 6 years old this has worked well. Our goal is to have her with us learning full time. We do reading eggs, maths seeds as well as arts and crafts which we all love and has endless educational experiences in areas we explore. Her maturity levels exceed her peers. Recently the school principal in Fiji advised us she was the leader in Junior School for maturity and comprehension. Her achievement in this area is purely due to travel experiences and spending quality time with us.
What travel styles have we experienced?
- Luxury travel in Villas and 5-star resorts
- A variety of hotel holidays, stays and short-term stops
- Backpacking through Asia
- Comfort camping through to 4×4 off road camping
About this travel Blog
We are an ordinary everyday family that has made travel paramount in our lives. Join us on our travels, learn from our mistakes, cheers us on in our successes. Through our years of travel, we have learnt lots, but still, have so much more to learn. Inspiration and education on travel have been apart of our adult lives, that’s been shared only with family and friends until now. Through this family travel blog, we will inspire, educate and cheer you on as you make travel plans for your families.