With Kids

Family vs Adventure: who says you have to choose? Pack your bags, ditch that boring daily routine and take the plunge.

Your kids will love you for it.   #NoExcuses

Homeschooling

How to be a homeschooler

How to be a homeschooler My daughter Maya has never been to school. Seven years after our learning adventure first began, here’s why I never send her there.  One of the more positive things to come out of Covid this year is that homeschooling has finally stepped out of the..... . .

Maya Bristow Youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp

Youngest Australian reaches Everest Base Camp, aged 6

Meet our gusty six-year-old daughter Maya Bristow who in May 2018, walked herself into the record books as the youngest Australian to trek independently to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp. Our pint-sized adventurer from Cairns, Australia, reached the foot of the world’s highest peak..... . .

Off the beaten path in Bangkok: 7 Top Things that locals love 

Bangkok’s Best Green Space Bangkok might be hellishly hectic but the city boasts a surprising number of green zones where you can reenergise, exercise and chill out. Covering more ground than you could explore in a day is Chatuchak Discovery Garden – a whopping 112..... . .

The Route to Everest Base Camp: Get Trekking

Our Everest Itinerary We spent 14 days hiking from Phaplu to Everest Base Camp, and another five days getting back to the airport at Lukla. Below is a breakdown of the itinerary we trekked, which will give you an idea of the overall route. If you fly into Lukla, the route above..... . .

Cycling Southeast Asia with Kids

Our guide to cycle touring Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Java (with your kids on board). Why cycling? It’s difficult to describe the inescapable freedom of travelling the world by bicycle: of waking up and packing your gear, throwing a leg over your trusty bike and just..... . .

Annapurna made easy: How to trek Nepal with your child

Annapurna Bliss On the Annapurna Circuit, high above Kagbeni where snowy peaks shadow the once forbidden Himalayan kingdom of Mustang, we cross paths with a group of white-robed sadhus on the trail. Unburdened by backpacks and carrying tridents and little else, these bare-footed..... . .

Minimalist travel – 5 reasons kids make awesome travellers

Less is More. It takes a certain kind of mindset to be truly happy with less, but kids are experts at it. They tune into their environments, wherever they are, play with what’s at hand and talk to whoever is listening. They don’t need an excess of toys, they don’t need an excess..... . .

Kids trekking and the risks – (AMS) Acute Mountain Sickness

Travelling with children is never without risk, and as our list of overseas visits lengthens, it was only a matter of time before we experienced some new situation regarding our child’s health. It happened while trekking Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit: acute mountain sickness. We..... . .

Trekking in Nepal with Kids – the Ultimate Guide

For families with small children, Nepal is an unlikely destination to spend time in the outdoors, but after three weeks on the Annapurna Circuit, I’m happy to say that it has been one of the best family adventures we’ve tackled so far. With superb mountain views, intriguing..... . .

The Edge of Mustang

Chasing the Kali Gandaki River upstream on the western edge of the Annapurna Mountains, we climb above the tree line to find ourselves dwarfed by a towering, barren landscape of eroded rock plateaus and crumbling peaks. Lured to the ancient village of Kagbeni on the edge of..... . .

How to travel Malaysia on $50 a day

When our budget-conscious trio set out to explore Malaysia’s less-travelled East Coast, we had no idea we could travel Malaysia on AUD$50 a day. Live well and spend so little: here’s how we did it. Admittedly, we kept transportation costs in check by bringing our own..... . .

4 free ways to entertain kids in Kuala Lumpur

There are plenty of ways to entertain kids at a cost in KL, but for good, free fun, combine these four top spots into one or two adventurous days. Start with a train ride to Batu Caves, then cool off at KLCC’s water park and mega outdoor playground. Head to Little India in..... . .