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…)
Anyone who reads this blog will know that we are currently on our world trip our first stop being Fort Lauderdale in Florida. And what better way to see Fort Lauderdale than by taking one of the many tours. Me, hair flying back in the wind, a glass of wine in hand, children laughing maniacally at the fact that there is no wifi. I could see it all.
If you are looking for ideas for a budget weekend in Auckland with the family and have never been to a planetarium, then you’re in for a treat. Stardome Planetarium and Observatory.
Tackling a weekend city break with two teenagers while on a budget? You will need to be resourceful. (more…)
Are you looking for a budget weekend in Auckland with teenagers? With littlies, a weekend city break is pretty easy. There are parks and zoos and there’s usually a bouncy castle hiding somewhere between the sausage sizzle and the honey stall on the Saturday street market, but taking teenagers away to the city for the weekend – especially on a budget, can be a bit hit and miss.
No parent wants to go to all the effort -not to mention the costs involved in packing the family away for the weekend, only to be faced with long faces and wails of “I’m bored” from the teenagers. (more…)