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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...

September 9, 2016

Our absolute favourites are:

1. booking.com

2. hotels.com

3. expedia.com

4. venere.com

5. agoda.com (best for Asia)

We found these to be the best for a combination of price, customer service and choice for families (a room that sleeps four or good value for two rooms).

B...

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