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Rio de Janeiro And Discovering This Amazing City

We are up early to explore the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. We’re dressed and heading out for a walk along the beach and it is only 7:00 a.m. Where we are staying in our tiny guesthouse there is no breakfast included, so along the way we look for a place where breakfast is […]

Exploring Quito, Ecuador with a Child

Exploring Quito, Ecuador with a Child I want to go exploring Quito this morning but I wonder if my son will ever wake up here at our Quito accommodation. Last night he was up very late reading his new book (we found in a great English bookstore yesterday) with so much excitement. It gets past […]

Teaching Children New Culture and Customs

Teaching Children New Culture and Customs We have been invited to stay in Sydney with one of my long-time friends who is about to start with her cooking course on teaching children new culture. We were teenage penpals in high school – myself in Adelaide, Australia; and her in Osaka, Japan. By then, we all […]

Packing List – First Aid and Toiletries

Packing – First Aid and Toiletries First Aid & Toiletries Suggest you buy most, as you need them. Carry a small pack of both first aid and toiletries on planes. And first aid in your daypack, and leave the big packs in your luggage or accommodation. Anti-bacterial Gel A must-have! You can buy 5 handbag […]

Packing List including Bedding and Linen

Packing List including Bedding and Linen 1. Mosquito Net I can’t stand sleeping under one – but if the mozzies are bad you may have to! Mozzies do like children’s blood more. So it might be wise to get even one, more so families like ours that are on a single parent travel with a child. 2. Pillows […]

Packing List and the General items to take

Packing List and the General items to take Packing List -General Items I suggest to Pack / Take in alphabetical order- Aluminum foil  One sheet, folded, get the strong sort. Trust me, you will find a use. Batteries  For whatever you are carrying – suggest flashlight spares. Caps and hats Broad rim squash-able hat, ribbon […]

Clothing too good to leave behind – sending clothes by mail

Clothing too good to leave behind becomes Clothing to send overseas by mail If you discover that you have a wide range of fabulous clothes, you might want to consider sending them for the next season. I suggest two parcels. Most people try to go on a family travel with the warmer weather and so […]

Going overseas – More things to do before you go

Going overseas – More things to do before you go  -Electricals, email, computers, phones, and much more- Addresses – Things to cancel and addresses to change Electricity Gas Council / Rates Water Insurance Bank accounts not being used that have fees Auto deductions See Phone home and see reference to mobile and the internet. Blogging and websites […]

Making an Agenda

Making an Agenda As soon as you have decided to do your trip, take your child out of school for one day and practice home-schooling. Our first lesson was about making an agenda. Some of the ideas I chose to try out were from my son’s teachers and luxury travel experts who helped me understand […]

Homeschooling while you travel

Homeschooling Blog as part of your schooling A child’s own blog is a great teaching tool. Set it up before you leave. This is something we decided to do long before our family travel. You must do this as a parent. Among the things we thought we would write about are, luxury travel experts services […]

Selling possessions and getting ready to go

Selling possessions and getting ready to go Family travel is different from solo travel. It means that you, as a family, will be leaving several items back home as you dive into the sea of adventure and beautiful uncertainty. You will discover that there are so many items that are better sold (Selling possessions) than being […]

Packing checklist – the general preparation

Packing checklist to go overseas on your lifetime trip! Start early – and I mean way early – start your packing now! Seriously – if you can put away what you think each of you will wear on the trip, then you will have new items you won’t be tired of wearing all the time, […]