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October 28, 2019

I took on a love of travel with my first ever trip out of the country with a friend when I was 18. Being in a different country was exhilarating and seeing life through the eyes of others opened my eyes to how different life looked for some. Some of the best friends I have made were acquired through travel (including my gorgeous hubby).

So why is travelling such a great experience for kids? Here are 10 reasons taking your kids...

September 1, 2019

I had two days to play with. Two whole days where I had no commitments, no appointments and no plans. Deciding it was time for a road trip and weekend away I decided on Mudgee. Yeah, most people would choose the Central Coast, the blue Mountains or even the city but I had done all of those options so many times.... plus the Mudgee Running Festival was on this particular weekend! My decision was made and I informed my hubby of...

August 18, 2019

What says fun like a long drive with kids, no iPads or DVD players and lots of walking? I know right! Exactly my idea of fun (well it would be if you swapped out the kids for some peaceful music!).

Well, we decided that it was time to get the kids out of the house and get ourselves into nature. I'm not actually a huge nature person - I mean, I love nature but generally from a cosy room looking outside, or if I have to get reall...

March 12, 2019

There are times when we all need a good dose of adrenaline. You know, life gets a bit mundane, your favourite TV show just finished and Facebook feed has lost its shine. So why not do something a bit crazy?

An adrenaline rush looks different for every person. Some may be into car surfing, base jumping or parasailing while for others a simple lookout or a lap in a super car may be what it takes.

Jonathon and I love a good do...

February 26, 2019

It was all planned. We had four days ahead of us kid-free to enjoy seeing the sights of Tasmania and enjoying a fun road trip. And just like most plans go… they didn’t quite start the way we wanted…

We woke up excited and ready to go at 4.30am on the day of our flight. Unfortunately for us, we were supposed to get up at 3.30am. Not sure what we were thinking when we programmed our alarm. Our flight left at 6am and being that we...

May 15, 2018

They say life is amazing teacher.  So is travel! So if you are feeling a bit on the dumb side perhaps consider planning a trip LOL.


Here are some life lessons I have learned through my travel experiences....


1. You can't believe everything you read.

This is true for tabloids,  reviews on accommodation or travel deals, and advertisements for just about anything (and maybe even my blog posts....you never know LOL). Remember the...

May 8, 2018

My husband loves going to places that aren’t of the norm. So it shouldn’t have surprised me recently when I asked him what he was thinking about and he replied, “Borobudur”. “Oh.” I smiled sympathetically, “Is that the syndrome the guy at your work has?”

In all seriousness though, (which let’s face it, doesn’t happen too often) Borobudur is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. And in case you hadn’t heard of it, you’re...

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Hi, we’re the Englands! If you want to have a laugh and read about the truth of family-life, home-school and travelling with kids, then you’ve come to the right place! We also might come up with some travel tips and tricks to help you on your own journey....