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How can you travel more as a family

This week we had a friend ask us how we can travel so much and I realized many others probably have that same question.  Unfortunately there is no one quick answer and there is no secret that allows us to travel.  We wrote a post recently about how we do family travel on a budget.

Traveling budget style is one of the ways we can afford to take so many trips.  We prioritize travel above almost anything else because we believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of travel for kids. We don’t eat out often, we drive one old car, we limit spending on non-essential items and are generally thrifty. 

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The perfect two week itinerary for Peru And Bolivia

The neighboring countries of Peru and Bolivia make for a perfect trip together. Chalk full of some of the world’s greatest natural and historical wonders, visiting both countries is easy to do for those with limited time. While Peru gets far more yearly tourists thanks to its culinary prowess and Machu Pichu Bolivia is vastly underrated. “The Salt Flats was the coolest thing I did on this trip!”

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Cruising as a family vacation the pros and cons

Have you ever thought about going on a family cruise and wondered whether you could do it without losing someone overboard? Or fretted that your kids would be out of place among a boat load of senior citizens playing shuffleboard and bingo? There’s no need to worry as the mainstream lines have transformed themselves over the last few years.

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5 Steps to booking a cheap flight online

Booking a flight can be one of the most stressful parts about travel! Airfare is expensive and, with variation in prices, we often worry that if we buy right now, prices could drop and we’d be the person who paid the most money for the flight. “Maybe if I wait just a little longer, prices will drop,” we say to ourselves.

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Self-guided walking tour Itinerary for 3 Days in Lisbon

Though very hilly, Lisbon is very walkable, and we hope you’ll use this guide to have 3 perfect days in Lisbon. But don’t worry if you only have one or two days in Lisbon. You can still fit everything from the three itineraries into two days, provided you’re in good shape and don’t care to spend time at museums or attractions with long lines.

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Bachelor party planning 101

Are you ready to start planning your best bud’s bachelor party? Here’s everything you need to do.

The bachelor party is the groom’s last night to go wild before tying the knot. After months of tasting cakes, attending fittings and checking out venues, he’s probably more than ready to let off some steam. If you’ve been tasked with planning his last hurrah, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. Remember, this is no ordinary party, so you should be doing a little more than stocking up on plastic cups and PBR.

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Solo travel Australia, a girl’s guide

A lot of people, especially women, are terrified of travelling solo. Or their parents are terrified of them! Readers always ask me how I do it, am I not scared of being a solo female traveller? How do I deal with the loneliness? How do I deal with language barriers?

What I usually tell people is to try an easy, English-speaking location, even somewhere that you’re familiar with, for that first solo trip. It means that you’ll be a bit more experienced by the time you get to the countries where you have complete culture shock and a language barrier to deal with.

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Taking an organized tour in India

Before I get started on this post I want to highlight that my trip to India was a holiday and not a blog trip or a sponsored trip. I’m not trying to sell tours here but I’ve had so many people ask me how I found it and if I would recommend it so I wanted to share my experience and my honest opinion.

“An organized tour?” I heard the skepticism in my friend’s voice. “With old people…and a coach…and a guide waving a flag?”

I sighed as I had to explain for what felt like the millionth time that it wasn’t THAT KIND of tour. While I did see a couple of massive tour groups like this, thankfully, it wasn’t the kind of tour I took and definitely isn’t the type I would recommend to anyone.

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8 tips for planning a group Holiday

Planning a group holiday is always a good idea at inception. What could be better than exploring the world together with your closest friends whilst the kids grow up with these fond memories? In most cases, they only ever remain as good ideas once the planning process starts and a commitment is required.  At Family Globetrotters, we have become very adept at planning a group holiday with our circle of friends but for every 10 hair brain ideas we come up with, only about 2 will actually come to fruition…

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House Rental vs Hotel Which’s Best For Your Bach?

A question we get a lot for our bachelor and bachelorette parties! The comfort and luxury of a hotel or resort, or the independence and communal space of a house rental? Which is best for your group? We’ve broken down the pros and cons of both accommodations to help you decide!

Hotel Pros

  • Hotels can be more affordable for a small group versus a large group.

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Packing Cubes Are The Secret To Packing

This is the best hack I’ve found for making more space in a suitcase.

I’m a terrible packer. By that, I don’t mean I’m a last-minute packer or that I consistently pack the wrong things. I mean that I loathe the entire process of packing for air travel and international trips.

I obsessively check the weather at my destination to make sure I’ve planned ….

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My 10 Worst Travel Moments of 2018

It’s a talent to look so poised, yet be so clumsy.

While I’d like to believe I piss glitter and walk on water, the truth is, I DO I’m just short of a hot mess, and that sh*t is a skill.

It’s my most treasured talent the way I’m able to finesse my way out of the strangest and most awkward situations, but …

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1-month itinerary in Thailand from north to south

Thailand was the beginning of our adventure through South East Asia. It is a beautiful country with a combination of culture, food, nature and beach time. It is also a relatively cheap destination to fly to from Europe, as well as an “easy” destination to travel to as a non-hardcore backpacker. We were not wrong! Being an easy-to-travel-to destination, though, meant it is also quite touristic. It’s quite difficult to get “off the beaten path”. Tourist services are well developed to hone visitors to the usual tourist spots, via minibuses, joint tickets for ferry+bus, and special entrance fees for foreigners.

Here is an overview of our 30 days / 29 nights itinerary in Thailand,

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Plan a toddler-friendly itinerary

Travelling with a toddler is different to travelling solo or even to travelling with a baby or an older child. No matter your experience level, you will find it more of a challenge. Your itinerary can make or break your journey. I’ve done all the hard work. I’ve made the mistakes. Through trial and error, patience and meltdowns, I’ve worked out how to plan the perfect toddler-friendly itinerary.

A little forward planning absolutely helps. This is where my Toddler Travel Tips come in!

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Ways to stay calm, fear-free on a flight

Some people are so afraid of flying, they won’t even consider traveling or stepping foot in an airport, let alone get on a plane. But there are even more people who will fly to travel, but experience intense stress and anxiety during a flight.

Often times, people who experience this stress and anxiety will turn to alcohol and/or prescriptions to get through their flight. However, there are some healthier ways to calm down, relax and perhaps even enjoy your flight.

Avoid caffeine

As much as you may love coffee, avoid any caffeinated beverages before and during your flight….

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