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I Want A Location Independent Lifestyle. Show Me How.

ver the past twelve months, I have pretty much told you everything. Shared my intimate life details with you through this blog. Some members of my family think I'm mental. Why would you want to share your private life with strangers? They ask. My...

Housesitting in Europe. How We Saved Ten Grand

ravelling in Europe is not cheap. I know. We recently spent four months backpacking around the continent with our two teenage kids as part of our year-long escaping from normal life world adventure. After coming from Asia it was a bit of a shocker...

Building A Website. How To Outsource It And Survive.

hen I first started blogging, my little WordPress site was sufficient and easy. No worries about anything, no themes, no plugins, no fancy jargon - nothing. But, I'm ambitious and had big plans for my blog, I wanted it to be my business and so...

Turn Your Life Around With These 5 Positive Habits

wo years ago, I decided (again) that it was time for a change in my life. I needed more time with my family -  quality time. Not just being in the same house and meeting up for dinner three times a week time, I mean proper, meaningful real-life...

17 Things Nobody Tells You About Backpacking in Japan.

he word backpacking and Japan are not often used in the same sentence. It is assumed that the country is far too expensive to accommodate the lowly backpacker. But it's not true. Backpacking Japan is the best and very, very do-able on a limited...

Moving Back Into Our Kiwi Abode. Poo And All.

e have been back from our year-long backpacking trip around the world for almost two weeks. Yesterday, our renter's tenancy agreement ended and we moved back into our house on the hill in New Zealand. Initial thoughts when I walked through the...

Going Home After A Year Of Travel

lright. I promised you a coming home post, so here it is. Firstly, let me say that just because we are back in New Zealand, it doesn't mean that it's the end of this blog. Far from it. Thanks to you lovely people this travel blog has grown...

Pessimist vs Optimist. Which Are You?

hat is an optimist and what is a pessimist? While an optimist will always find a way of seeing the positive in a situation, a pessimist will find every reason possible for things to go wrong. A doom and gloomer. Optimism vs pessimism. Which are...

HELLO THERE!

I am Liz! I met the love of my life, Brian, in the late 80’s. We spent our first 10 years travelling around the world together, sharing a passion for travel, adventure, food and wine!

By 2004, we had become a family! We continued to travel the world and look for adventures with our little children. By 2009 our itchy feet  wandered further as we packed our bags and emigrated to New Zealand!

In 2017 we started a travel blog and made the decision to take our life savings and backpack around the world with our kids! Join us and let me show you what it looks like to travel with two teenagers, very little money, an abundance of hormones and not enough wine…Let’s go!

I am Liz! I met the love of my life, Brian, in the late 80’s. We spent our first 10 years together travelling around the world, sharing a passion for travel, adventure, food and wine!

We returned home to Bath, England and by 2004 we had a beautiful family. We still continued to travel the world with our little children but we had bigger plans. We wanted to emigrate!

In 2009, we took our family and emigrated to the other side of the world, New Zealand. In 2017, our next big adventure is about to happen. We are setting off to travel the world as a family with teenagers! Join us and let me show you that if I can do it, you can do it!

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17 Things Nobody Tells You About Backpacking in Japan.

he word backpacking and Japan are not often used in the same sentence. It is assumed that the country is far too expensive to accommodate the lowly backpacker. But it's not true. Backpacking Japan is the best and very, very do-able on a limited...

Everyday life in Japan. 10 Reasons The Japanese Are So Damn Chilled.

No matter how many books and travel blogs you read about Japan, visit the country for the first time and the first thing that will take you by surprise is how incredibly calm and quiet the people appear to be. Everyday life in Japan is like nothing you will have ever experienced before. Ever.

What to Eat In Japan When You Can’t Face Anymore Noodles

apan has some of the best food in the world. Eating, along with many other everyday Japanese life rituals is one of the things that makes this beautiful country as exciting and as intriguing as it is. But you may be wondering what to eat in Japan...

Japan Two Week Itinerary – Recommended by the Locals.

e didn't follow a standard Japan two week itinerary when we backpacked around Japan with the kids. We were tempted I'll admit, but the trouble was, nearly every Japan travel blog with a suggested two-week itinerary all seemed to point in the same...

Taking an Indian Sleeper Bus. NOT For The Fainthearted.

here are many things I discovered while travelling in India, things that no guidebook or India travel blog could ever have told me about. One of those things being the hell that is the overnight sleeper bus. I'm sorry India. I loved your country...

Backpacking in India. 20 Things You Will NEVER Say.

loved backpacking in India. I sit and think about all of the challenges we faced traveling around India as a family for six weeks and I smile a satisfied smile. If you can go backpacking in India you can do anything in the whole wide world. India...

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