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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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New Zealand

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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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@lizdeacle

Language:

English

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+64 27 847 9475


Episodes

8 Strange Laws in New Zealand (That make PERFECT sense) To Us.

1/26/2022
It's true. There are some strange laws in New Zealand. But not nearly as strange as some of those found in other countries. Take Mexico for example, it is illegal to kiss on the street in Guanajuato, while in the USA it is against the law to sell Kinder Eggs at the grocery store! If you are moving to New Zealand or plan to travel to New Zealand when the borders open, then you are going to LOVE this show. You will discover three weird laws that have been passed in New Zealand and then learn...

Duration:00:32:08

7 Things You WON'T Miss When You Move To New Zealand

1/19/2022
If you are thinking of moving to New Zealand from the UK (or elsewhere for that matter) and are concerned about a few things you may miss, you are going to really LOVE this show! Last week, Brian and went on holiday. We stayed in a suburb of Dunedin called Port Chalmers. We loved it. Not only were we are away from the kids that never stop eating and the lawn that never stops growing, but we were able to explore one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. It was during this time in the...

Duration:00:34:00

2021 What a Year... Behind The Scenes With Liz & Brian

12/23/2021
This is the last podcast of the year and we wanted to make it personal. So here we are! Behind the Scenes. In the bedroom. To be honest, we could have made this podcast very easy. We could have just sat there and said thank you over and over again. That would have summed up our feelings for you right now. But because we like to natter over cherries we also go into the things that scared us the most this year, how we tackled them and where we are now. Wherever you are in the world Brian and...

Duration:00:25:18

Is Christmas in New Zealand Better? (Or Will it Always Feel Weird.)

12/9/2021
If you live in the US or the UK I am guessing that at some time in your life you will have dreamed of spending Christmas down under. But is Christmas in New Zealand better or will you spend the holiday season pining for the snow like a pig in a blanket? Let's explore six major differences between a New Zealand Christmas and those in the US. Enjoy! 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...

Duration:00:41:35

Living in Taranaki, New Zealand. 8 (Brutally Honest) Pros & Cons

11/22/2021
In 2017, Taranaki, New Zealand was voted by The Lonely Planet as being the 2nd best region in the world to visit. Wow. That’s a pretty big label—a lot to live up to. My family and I have lived in this region for twelve years and now consider ourselves Naki locals. As you can imagine, New Zealand has a lot of pros and cons and Taranaki is no different. Join Brian and I talk as we talk about what Taranaki is REALLY like, Enjoy! Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand...

Duration:00:50:13

Lame or Lush? The Truth About New Zealand Food

11/14/2021
New Zealand food. Not exactly the most talked about cuisine in the world. Why? Is it because the kiwis are ashamed of their national nosh or are they hiding something from the rest of the world? When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK twelve years ago, I wasn't expecting much in the way of food. Maybe a few lamb chops and a packet of butter. A glass of milk at a push. How wrong I was... Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering Moving To...

Duration:00:45:06

Revealed. What Are New Zealand Teenagers (Really) Like?

10/28/2021
If you have ever wondered what New Zealand Teenagers are like then you will love this show. Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tyrese. Tyrese is seventeen years old high school student who went from feeling angry and frustrated with school to managing his own curriculum and running his own successful radio station. If you are after an inspiring story or a sneak peek into what living in New Zealand is like for a teenager then sit back and enjoy! Would You Like To Join Our Private...

Duration:00:40:13

Warning. Do NOT Say This in New Zealand!

10/28/2021
Regardless of whether you are moving to New Zealand or planning to visit when the borders open, there are a few crucial things you should know. Like what NOT to say in New Zealand. Brian and I thought it would be fun to share seven kiwi BIG no-no's in this week's show. That way, when you eventually get off the plane in Aotearoa, you can get on with the good stuff. Like making friends with hobbits and climbing snow-peaked mountains. Enjoy! Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand...

Duration:00:30:43

France, UK or New Zealand? How To Choose.

10/27/2021
If you had to choose between raising your family in France, UK or New Zealand, which would you choose? Today you are about to meet Benjamin. We met Benjamin when he joined our private New Zealand community. We have had the pleasure of watching and helping for almost a year as he and his young family made the big move to New Zealand. But was it easy? And how on earth do you decide between three countries that all offer you equally wonderful things? Would You Like To Join Our Private New...

Duration:00:38:56

Typical New Zealand People. 4 Stereotypes (That May Be Getting Old)

10/18/2021
If I were asked to describe what typical New Zealand people are like, the last word that would come to mind would be 'rugged'. Yet, apparently, according to the people on the washing line, this is a label that goes hand in hand with the folks down under. In this weeks show, Brian and I thought it would be fun to take four of New Zealand's national stereotypes and discuss whether we found them to be true... Would You Like To Join Our Private New Zealand Community? Are you Considering...

Duration:00:36:12

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