We’re a family of four who loves to travel the world as well as experience what our own country (Australia) has to offer. We travel during school holidays while our daughters are at High School and try to travel on a budget, getting good value for our money. Although we do like the occasional splurge of business class and 5 star hotels.
Wendy is originally from London, England, and Dave from Perth, Australia. So between us, we have two continents covered. We also have a love for Asia.
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Australia is the largest country in Oceania and consists of the mainland, Tasmania, and many small islands.
New Zealand consists of two main islands (North and South plus about 600 smaller islands.
Despite being the most populated continent, you can still find a slice of heaven.
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Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip Itinerary
A tried and tested detailed Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip Itinerary with five year old twins.
Singapore Zoo Review & Guide
Singapore Zoo is touted as one of the world’s best zoos and has around 1.9 million visitors a year. We don’t usually visit zoos on our travels, but we felt that this one deserved our attention. Was it worth going? Read our Singapore Zoo review to decide for yourself.
Karangahake Railway Tunnel Walk
The Karangahake Railway Tunnel Walk is one of the trails in Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand. It’s a picturesque hike with some interesting history and things to see along the way. We stopped to stretch our legs on our road trip from the Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua.
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Sharing Economy: How to Earn Passive Income from it
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Discover the Best Things To Do in Colmar France in 2023
If you’re looking for a place to spend an enjoyable weekend, Colmar is the perfect city to do so. With its beautiful half-timber architecture and pretty canals, it seems like something out of a fairytale. There are plenty of things to do in Colmar to keep you entertained, including wine tastings, delicious Alsace food, museums, … Read more
Chamonix in Winter – The Perfect Holiday
We spent ages trying to find the perfect place to spend a week in winter that satisfied all our requirements. There had to be activities for non-skiers and children, beginner ski slopes, plenty of restaurants, snow, mountains, and a pretty town. Chamonix had all this and more. This beautiful, vibrant town in the French Alps … Read more
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Cruise Port Tour
Bandar Seri Begawan, previously known as Brunei Town, is Brunei’s largest city and capital. We visited Brunei on an Asian cruise with Princess Cruises and docked at the Bandar Seri Begawan port (the terminal is about 25 km from the city). Bandar is worth exploring with its beautiful Islamic architecture, museums, palaces, water villages, and … Read more
What To Pack for Bali | The Ultimate Packing List
When planning your trip, don’t forget anything by using this handy guide on what to pack for Bali. As Perth locals, we visit Bali annually and always use this list to ensure a stress-free holiday. Electronics Indonesian travel adaptor Power board or a mulit-port charger (we have this Anker USB charger from Amazon) Charging cables … Read more
Bali Travel Tips for the First Timer 2022
Living in Perth, Bali is closer than Sydney, so it’s not surprising that our family visits every year. I’ve put together this guide on Bali Travel Tips, as it can be intimidating on your first trip to this beautiful island. Bali Airport Tips Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is … Read more
Save money planning your holiday
Flights: We use different sites to get the best possible price for flights. Check matrix.itasoftware.com to get an idea of the cheapest dates, but you can’t book through this site. Compare the cost of flights with Kiwi.com and try different routes.
Accommodation: We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties. We also book through Stayz/VRBO for private accommodation as they are usually cheaper than Airbnb.
Car Rental: To compare rental car company prices, we use Discover Cars, an award winning car rental comparison website. They offer competitive pricing in over 10,000 locations worldwide and are highly-rated.
Tours: We use third-party sites Viator, Get Your Guide & Klook due to their free cancellation policies, instant confirmation, price guarantees, and mobile ticketing. We occasionally book through Red Balloon too.
Money: We recently started using Wise to access funds internationally, including trips to Bali and Malaysia. They offer a debit card in 50 currencies and transfers are fast and free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups. Funds can be accessed through ATMs too. Wise has saved us a lot of money compared to our usual credit card and debit card.
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