Follow Us

November 8, 2017

Vibrant and chaotic, Hanoi is one of our favourite cities in Southeast Asia. Although it’s well set up with tourist infrastructure, it doesn’t feel as though you’re in a tourist trap – it still feels utterly authentic. The old quarter oozes charm, from the faded-yellow...

November 5, 2016

"You're DRIVING to Uluru? Why don't you fly?"

No way. Driving to Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) is the only way to get there. Our girls haven't lived in Australia very long and what better way to get to know the country, and get a real sense of the vastness and...

October 29, 2016

We decided to leave the UK after more than a decade-long "working holiday", and move back to Australia with our young daughters.

we took the long way, spending six months driving around Europe and then another six travelling home overland.

Read the article in Geographica...

September 10, 2016

Make sure to take a handbag that you can wear across your body. This will allow you to have both of your hands free and the bag close to you. Always choose one that you can zip closed.

It doesn't have to be a particularly big bag - in fact, the smaller the better.

My 5 e...

September 10, 2016

1. Facebook: for keeping in touch & family groups

Families on the Move is a Facebook group dedicated to families that are planning to travel, or who are currently travelling, for a period of six months or more. If you want to join, you have to message the administrators...

September 10, 2016

1. Research activities in the area in which you're staying and visit the museum, visitor centre or local celebration parade, even (especially) in smaller towns. Many are free or have a nominal entry fee and even though you might not be able to read the interpretive sig...

September 10, 2016

1. Great Wall of China

Yes, this is incredible. We couldn't resist the opportunity to take the cable car to the top and then toboggan down. It wasn't busy, and you can walk for as little or as long as you like. 

Read about our visit here.

2. Pompeii, Italy

Walking th...

September 10, 2016

These days there are plenty of opportunities to work for your room and board.

It could be on a farm, for a lodge or on an environmental project. It's potentially a great way to save on accommodation and immerse yourself in the local area, but you may need to plan a fai...

September 10, 2016

1. Make time for things they love

It can be easy to think that you're travelling as a family because that's what you all want to do. But in reality, it's what you want to do... and you're taking your children along with you.

This isn't to say that they won't love the e...

September 9, 2016

1.Orangutans & gibbons: Bukit Lawang, Sumatra, Indonesia

This is an amazingly friendly village where you're virtually guaranteed sightings of orangutans on your jungle walks. Yes, they are mostly semi-wild, having been released years ago, but at least you're walking thr...

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

WORLD SCHOOLING: 5 tips for educating your child(ren) while you travel

September 10, 2016

Please reload

Please reload

© 2016 by Family in a backpack. Proudly created with

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon