Before my husband and I set off to travel the world with our two kids aged 16 and 13, I had never heard about Couchsurfing. I certainly didn’t think it would be something that a family could be part of. However, six months, four countries and 27 Couchsurfing hosts later, I am now more than qualified to give you an honest Couchsurfing review. (more…)
There 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 with all my heart, but your sleeper buses?
I 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. (more…)
This week marks four months since our family of four left New Zealand to travel around the world and the one question that always crops up in conversation is the one question that always arises when we tell people about our trip is, “How much does it cost to travel the world?”. (more…)
You are in Alleppey in Kerala. Home of the well-advertized houseboat. You are maybe thinking of booking a houseboat or some other mode of transport to see the Kerela backwaters. But you want your experience to be unique. You don’t want to be ripped off. You don’t want to feel like just another tourist. (more…)
Couchsurfing is not for everyone. But it should be. If you are travelling the world as we are and want to experience some local culture, then there is no better way to do it than to couchsurf. But is it safe and can you go Couchsurfing with kids? Or are you all going to end up in some weirdo’s basement, chained to the walls with only a doll in a clown suit for company? (more…)