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Is it possible to leave everything behind & travel the world for a year as a family? These two teenagers, a dad (with a bad back) and a hormonal mother who likes wine FAR too much - did just that on a budget of $80 a day & now want to show you how to do the same! Let us share with you the truth about world travel with kids, travelling on a budget, moving to New Zealand (and now living in New Zealand), parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

Is it possible to leave everything behind & travel the world for a year as a family? These two teenagers, a dad (with a bad back) and a hormonal mother who likes wine FAR too much - did just that on a budget of $80 a day & now want to show you how to do the same! Let us share with you the truth about world travel with kids, travelling on a budget, moving to New Zealand (and now living in New Zealand), parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

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Is it possible to leave everything behind & travel the world for a year as a family? These two teenagers, a dad (with a bad back) and a hormonal mother who likes wine FAR too much - did just that on a budget of $80 a day & now want to show you how to do the same! Let us share with you the truth about world travel with kids, travelling on a budget, moving to New Zealand (and now living in New Zealand), parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

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+64 27 847 9475


Episodes

Living in New Zealand. 7 Things That (STILL) Baffle Us!

10/13/2021
You'd think that after living in New Zealand for 12 years we'd have adjusted to the kiwi ways. And we have. To most things. But not all. We moved to New Zealand from England in 2009 and it was the best move that we have ever made. We have raised our kids in a country that embraces innovation and creativity, and have been warmly welcomed by the wonderful New Zealand people. But. There are times when we are reminded that this is not Kansas. That we still need to work a little harder to...

Duration:00:27:17

Behind The Scenes #6. Feeling Fear. Having Courage

10/11/2021
It's on days like this that I tend to reminisce. Go back in my mind ten years to when Brian was working in his plumbing and heating business and I was at home with kids, doing my best to provide them with a rounded education. Through my rose-tinted glasses, I see a calm and harmonious family who had a regular wage popping through the door every week. A life where the mother felt no need to put herself onto Youtube and make big fat mistakes in front of the world. And then I take the glasses...

Duration:00:36:48

Is New Zealand NEGLECTING These 7 (Essential) Life Skills?

10/6/2021
New Zealand is often referred to as being, 'like England was fifty years ago.' At first, I wasn't sure what this statement meant but after living in New Zealand and witnessing the life skills and the values that New Zealand people work hard to retain, the expression became a whole lot clearer. Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what life in New Zealand is (really) like? Do You LOVE New Zealand &...

Duration:00:36:12

Behind The Scenes #5. Quitting School. Where to Now?

9/29/2021
Oh, joy. Just when you think you have everything sorted. Just when you think that you have all of your baby duckies lined up neatly in a row, something goes and changes. A big wet scary towel is thrown over you and your head is you find yourself being pulled along with the flow. I just wanted to make this absolutely clear before you listen to this weeks Behind the Scenes Podcast. What may sound like a very calm and easy-going mother talking to her up-in-the-air-daughter is actually a...

Duration:00:53:15

Living in New Zealand With Food Allergies

9/23/2021
Yesterday I was asked by a member of our private community, 'Is the food in New Zealand better?' While this is a huge topic (and those who know me will have probably guessed my answer), I said it would depend on where you are comparing it to. Compared to the UK, yes, I think that the food in New Zealand is better. It tastes more 'real'. Don't ask me to define real because I can't. Sorry. Let's just say it hits a different spot on the taste buds. After talking to this community member for...

Duration:00:42:54

Behind The Scenes #4. Why we REALLY Left The UK

9/21/2021
Last week, when I received an email from a listener from the Middle East. (The fact that we have people listening to us from the middle east blows my mind with excitement but that is a different story). Here is a snippet of what it said: "One second thing is the reason why you guys decided to move abroad. I am from the middle east so everybody want to move away from here. It is really interesting for me to listen to a westerner moving abroad". After reading this email it suddenly struck...

Duration:01:09:05

Behind The Scenes #3. We Met Online. From Subscribers To Friends.

9/13/2021
This episode is a biggy. There is no way we could condense what we have just experienced into a thirty-minute show. Today you will hear us talk about how we met a Māori couple online - on Youtube. And how, within ten days of that initial introduction, these people had traveled ten hours across the country and were sitting at our table sharing dinner with us. Four strangers. Two cultures. One beautiful connection. I know that you are going to love this episode. Hello and welcome...

Duration:01:21:53

HOW Much?? Emigrating To New Zealand With Dogs

9/8/2021
Can you imagine coming to New Zealand with dogs? I can't. Bringing two kids was stressful enough. But you are about to meet a family who has done both! and in this episode, they share how moving to New Zealand without their fur babies was never an option. Regardless of the stress and the cost. Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what life in New Zealand is (really) like? Do You LOVE New Zealand &...

Duration:00:52:40

Behind The Scenes Episode 2: Our 20 Year Old Son

9/6/2021
Hello and welcome back! This is the second (of an experimental) six-part series. A behind-the-scenes podcast where we go deeper into our family life and share some things that we think (we hope!) you might be interested in and may help you. So many of you have asked us to talk more about personal matters: being a parent, traveling the world, homeschooling, starting online businesses and so here we are. In this episode, we catch up with Sonny. If you are a long-time listener of this podcast...

Duration:00:40:02

Are New Zealand People (REALLY) That Kind?

9/3/2021
It's all over the news. The team of five million are unbeatable. You don't have to look far to find someone singing the praises of the New Zealanders. But are the New Zealand people as kind as the world is led to believe? And if they are so friendly what makes them so? Or is all this kindness stuff a big fat cover-up to keep the MIQ staff in a job? Let's go for a walk and find out. Would You Like Access To Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and...

Duration:00:30:45

Behind The Scenes. #1 Our Teenage Daughter

8/31/2021
Hello and welcome! This is the first (of an experimental) six-part series. A behind the scenes podcast where we go deeper into our family life and share some things that we think (we hope!) you might be interested in and may help you. So many of you have asked us to talk more about personal matters: being a parent, travelling the world, homeschooling, starting online businesses and so here we are. We kick off the series with our gorgeous teenage (and usually very private) daughter talking...

Duration:00:51:22

Weird Facts About New Zealand (That DON'T Include Sheep)

8/26/2021
You don’t have to look far to find some New Zealand facts. We all know about the sheep population and the fact that Rotorua smells of eggs, but what about the other stuff? What about the WEIRD New Zealand facts? The stuff you only find when you dig your gumboots in a little deeper? Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what life in New Zealand is (really) like? Do You LOVE New Zealand & dream of moving...

Duration:00:27:58

Fitting into New Zealand. (As told by a real kiwi bloke).

8/19/2021
If you are moving to New Zealand there are things you'll want to know. Like how to fit in and get along. And who better to answer that question than a true, born and bred New Zealander. Today we are thrilled to be chatting with Gordy. A real kiwi bloke. Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what life in New Zealand is (really) like? Do You LOVE New Zealand & dream of moving here one day? Sign up HERE...

Duration:00:35:29

Why is New Zealand SO Expensive? (Or is it?...)

8/12/2021
Why is New Zealand so expensive? Is everything in New Zealand expensive? Why do things cost so much in New Zealand? These are questions that we hear a lot from people overseas. So in this week's show, we thought we'd share seven things that we found to be far cheaper in New Zealand than in the UK. Now then. I bet you weren't expecting that were you...? Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what...

Duration:00:32:13

Swapping America For New Zealand

7/30/2021
If you are considering moving to New Zealand from the US then you will love this week's show. Two weeks ago, our guests found themselves leaving America for good to start a new life down under. And it wasn't easy for them. Moving away from family, selling your home and giving away possessions all comes with a big emotional price tag. Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To New Zealand and are desperate to know what life in New Zealand is...

Duration:00:47:18

You Know You're in New Zealand When...

7/28/2021
When we first moved to New Zealand the following typical ways that we are about to share were alien to us. Now, these habits are (mainly) the norm! If you are moving to New Zealand and want to be ahead of the game, you will LOVE this show! 7 common New Zealand habits that will have you questioning the way the rest of the world does things! Would You Like To Join Our New Zealand Community? Are You Considering Moving To New Zealand? Do you wonder what life in New Zealand is (really)...

Duration:00:34:55

HOW Much?? USA vs New Zealand Cost of Living.

7/22/2021
If you are considering emigrating to New Zealand from America then you'll have some questions. And I'm guessing that the number one concern is the USA vs New Zealand cost of living. There is talk about town that the wages are lower in New Zealand and the cost of living is higher. Have you heard that too? Well, today you're in for a treat! In this week's podcast, we talk to Ryan. Ryan left the US 5 years ago to live in NZ. Would You Like To Join Our New Zealand Community? Are You...

Duration:01:09:27

What IS The New Zealand Cringe Culture?

7/14/2021
We have been living in New Zealand for twelve years, and today, we discovered something about the country, about the New Zealand culture that we never knew existed. The cringe culture. You and me both...we'd never heard of it either. In this week's podcast, we explored WHAT the new Zealand cultural cringe is, WHY does it happen, & share something crucial with all of the arts lovers out there who are thinking of moving to New Zealand. Would You Like To Join Our New Zealand Community? Are...

Duration:00:21:10

Living in New Zealand, Supporting England!!

7/11/2021
If you love football, are from England and are living in New Zealand then we have something in common - we'll all be calling in sick to work on Monday morning!! In this mini-podcast, we dive into how it feels to be on the other side of the world when England are about to take part in something momentous. We also discuss the ways in which you can still keep up with your favourite sports teams when you are an ex-pat living in New Zealand! Enjoy! Would You Like To Join Our New Zealand...

Duration:00:11:37

Shut up!! Misconceptions About The UK

7/8/2021
There are many myths & misconceptions about the UK that get on our nerves. Just a bit. But because we are polite and British and would rather roll in cow poo than confront anyone about anything, we have saved them up and made a podcast about them. Here are 8 of the most common misconceptions about life in the United Kingdom. Enjoy! Would You Like To Join Our New Zealand Community? Are You Considering Moving To New Zealand? Do you wonder what life in New Zealand is (really) like? Do...

Duration:00:33:17