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Getting Into India!
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Getting Into India!

With tourism contributing to such a large part of the countries economy, anyone would thing you could book your flights and go. However this is not the case and to be honest we have found the whole process quite daunting. So this blog post is to help others in the bid to break it all down and simplify the options. Please note that there are also visas for students, medical professionals and business visas. ...
Did you know – Asia Facts
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Did you know – Asia Facts

5 Fun Facts The largest and most populated continent in the world Has a population of more than 4 billion! China has produced 'canned fresh air' due to the level of air pollution In China, more than 4,000 children have been named Aoyun, which translates to Olympic Games In India, you eat with your right hand and wipe yourself with your left hand!



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Vancouver – Canada
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Vancouver – Canada

On the 26th of March, we leave for our round the world trip and the first stop is Vancouver, Canada! Our cousin is getting married out there so we are kicking off our travels with a Big Fat Indian Wedding with all our family! We have been to Vancouver numerous times to visit family but it is always great to go back to as it has so much to offer. The mountains, the beaches, downtown and nature are all ...
Mexico – North America
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Mexico – North America

As Mexico is the first stop where will be officially a travelling family, its the one that I have planned the most! We fly into Los Cabos for some chill time as the last 6 months have been so manic with selling all our belongings and getting ready for this trip. We hope to drive up to La Paz to check out the Sea Lions and then over to Mexico City which is bound to be manic. The ruins in Palenque are ...
Amazon Fire Kids
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Amazon Fire Kids

I think a tablet is an absolute must when travelling a lot with kids. There is always going to be times when you need to distract them from things. Whether they are uncomfortable or tired, their favourite episode or game on their tablet can give you much needed breathing space to plan what’s happening next! Obviously screen time needs to be considered too. When deciding what tablet to get, you really are ...
Homeschooling when you don’t live at home
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Homeschooling when you don’t live at home

We have decided to travel at a time when 1 of our 2 children is school aged. We leave just before Easter, so Emiliana will miss the summer term of Year 1 and the two terms of Year 2. Some people might think this is reckless and that children shouldn't miss any school, but we think it's the best time to do this. We are both perfectly capable of teaching our kids, particularly as the curriculum at this age ...
From Decision to Plan
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From Decision to Plan

Making the decision to take the plunge reminds me of when we named our first child. We were so sure that she was going to be a boy that we only thought of one girls name that we liked. So when we saw that we had a girl, there was only one name to use. But we didn't discuss it after baby was born. Ben started calling her 'Emiliana' and although I still loved the name, it sounded so unfamiliar and the name ...
Air of Doubt
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Air of Doubt

It feels like my off the cuff proposition to travel the world has snowballed into a concrete plan with only a few months till 'D' day, very very quickly! And every so often, doubt creeps into my mind. A little voice in my head says, 'are you crazy taking 2 young children around the world?... for a year!' What about health and access to medical treatment? What about mosquitos and the array of diseases they ...
Did you know – South America Facts
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Did you know – South America Facts

5 Fun Facts Contains the highest point on Earth, Mount Chiborazo in Ecuador The Atacama Dessert in Chile is considered to be the driest place in the World La Paz and Sucre (both in Bolivia) are the two highest altitude capitals in the world. They are located at 11,942 feet and 9,022 feet respectively. The largest country in South America by far is Brazil. It covers about half of the ...
The Flip Flop Family

The Flip Flop Family have decided to kick our daily routines to the kerb and travel in the pursuit of fun and adventure! Join in our journey.