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My Doctor Who moments

by Indira Mansted, Sci-fi fan extraordinaire, 9 years old I love Doctor Who – the tv shows, the books, the magazines, the toys, The Doctor Who Encyclopaedia, my Pandora TARDIS Charm, my Doctor Who theme clothes – everything. Sometimes as we are travelling I suddenly see something that looks like it came out of Doctor Who. Then Mum and I photograph it as a “Doctor Who Moment”. Have you ever seen anything...

Tiny private beach below Oia Santorini Greece

10 funny and fabulous places to swim

We are from Byron Bay – arguably the best surfing and swimming coastline in Australia, in a country with arguably the best beaches. Because of this we swim – a lot – and family travel for us has to incorporate water. Here is our list of 10 of the oddest, best, coldest, most painful, darkest, and beautiful places we have swum while travelling… 1. Darkest in daylight: Zeus’ cave near Kusadasi...

Oh my - here is the summit!

My first Munro mountain climb: base to summit & back again

by Imogen Mansted, Cub Scout, Grey Wolf, 1st Byron Bay Pack Australia, 10 years old. We have been doing a lot of walking since we’ve been travelling, especially while in Scotland. Walking through the countryside is really beautiful though usually quite steep! Did you know that in Scotland they have three kinds of mountains? The tallest mountains are called Munros after Sir Hugh Munro who was the first person to...

50 at 50th Street New York NY USA

Thoughts on coming home by going away & on being a Viking

All my life I have felt I looked different and therefore somehow I was different to most of the people around me besides my family. While I’m an Australian and happy to be one, unlike our current Prime Minister Tony Abbot I love being part of a thriving multi cultural society that mostly works smoothly. But as a kid I was overly aware I looked different to the other kids...

Indira with Friends' Lego friends

Danish Adventures in Legoland

What comes to mind when you think of Denmark? Vikings, icecream (though truthfully I am never far from thinking about ice cream), blonde hair, Lego? Well, if you or your kids like Lego and you are planning to travel in Denmark you really must visit Legoland – the original, the authentic, the best Legoland experience – in Billund Denmark. Here is our family travel review of Billund Legoland… Practicalities – tickets and...

Imogen in a tree at Olympos

“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”  – Marilyn Munroe

Footwear is an indispensable part of your travelling gear. Your pursuit of adventure takes you up hills and down dales, and it seems to me that the best things to see are always up a hill or up some stairs! It is the universal travel truth – you will do a lot of walking and you will need good shoes. What shoes do you need? Pack light and cleverly For our 2+ year adventure...

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Welcome to our little slice of the World!

Do you have wanderlust – and a family? Can you make those two facets of your life work together? Have you ever wondered if travel truly is the best way to broaden the mind? Ever wanted to know what living in a cave in Turkey is like? Which Leonardo da Vinci museum is the best? How does a family manage clothes washing on the road? Where would you go to...