How to travel with young children

How to travel with young children and stay slightly sane

So, parents. Let's talk frankly about travelling with kids. There are no two ways about it: it is MUCH harder than travelling without kids! I have done a lot of both, and I can assure you that anything that I thought was tricky about travelling before having a child along for the ride was actually a … [Read More...]

Strategies for coping with reverse culture shock feature

Tom’s saxophone and salsa strategies for coping with reverse culture shock

I love talking to fellow travellers who, like me, have had some difficulty fitting back into their home country after spending time abroad. In this post, I've got an interview with Tom Bourlet who proves what I've long thought, that reverse culture shock can hit even if you're only away for a few … [Read More...]

Moving to Thailand with kids

Moving to Thailand with kids: If you want to live abroad you actually can

The most exciting years of my life were absolutely those when I lived abroad in Japan, Slovakia and Germany. Being back home in Perth and having a gorgeous son is wonderful too, but living in foreign … [Read More...]

Five destinations I'd like to revisit

Five destinations I’d like to revisit

Some travellers like to check places off a list and never return. I actually love returning to places that I've been before: it's interesting to see what has changed, to compare it to my memories, to … [Read More...]

Two weeks in Tunisia - Backpacking itinerary

Two weeks in Tunisia: My backpacking itinerary

When people ask me that super-tricky question about the best place I've visited, I can't really give a good answer, but my two weeks in Tunisia always rate extremely highly. Tunisia wasn't exactly a … [Read More...]

Life as an ESL teacher

Life as an ESL teacher: When Pedro tried to cheat at his English test …

Some of my very favourite multicultural experiences have come from my years spent working as an ESL teacher, both abroad and here in Australia. Teaching English to students from every continent not … [Read More...]

Do young children remember trips?

Do young children remember trips – is it worth travelling with your kids?

It's quite a common search term for visitors ending up on my site: "do young children remember trips"? and I really fervently hope that when parents land here while thinking this question that they … [Read More...]

Perth Royal Show feature

Why tourists should visit the Perth Royal Show (and how pigs fly)

In the 80s I was a kid growing up in Perth, arguably the most isolated city in the world. But isolated didn't mean we missed out on fun (or if we did, we didn't realise - there was no internet back … [Read More...]

Adventurous plans for Iceland

My adventurous plans for Iceland: Starting the itinerary ideas

Now that I've booked the flights to Europe to use some of the frequent flyer points I won at Problogger, I get to go into my very favourite mode: more detailed travel planning. Given that a totally … [Read More...]