Travelling 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 on the old budget. That’s why I’m so glad we spent a chunk of our time house-sitting.
It saved us a fortune, the kids got to relax and slow down and we got to drink delicious wine from the terraces of beautiful properties. Win, win.
What is Couchsurfing? How does it work? Is it free? Is it safe? Can I do it with my family? These are the most common questions I hear when I tell people I couch surfed around the world with my family for a year. Rather than give you a boring old review like every other blog post you can find online, I thought I’d simply answer every question I can think of about Couchsurfing in 2019.
That way you get the truth. And yes. My Mother did actually say she thought we’d all be murdered in our beds. More on safety with Couchsurfing later.
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?
Iloved 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. The 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. You are no doubt 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…)