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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

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English

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+64 27 847 9475


Episodes

7 Things That Scared Us Most About Moving To New Zealand

1/19/2021
Moving to New Zealand is a BIG scary decision and no matter how much stuff you research on the internet, your fears will never be totally soothed. Not until you arrive on kiwi soil and start getting on with your life. In this week's podcast episode Brian and I discuss what we worried about most about leaving the UK to live in New Zealand (& reveal whether those fears were justified). Moving To New Zealand From The UK Looking back no, the fears that I had about leaving Bath in the UK...

Duration:00:36:18

If It Was Easy Then Everyone'd Do It...Hello 2021

1/13/2021
Welcome back to the first podcast first of 2021. Broadcasting from our back garden in New Zealand ('cause it's so blimin' hot inside!) Podcasting From New Zealand I'm not going to lie. Creating a podcast episode every week isn't easy. Maybe if we had a team of guys sorting out this and that it'd be different, but we don't. It's just me and Bri. A husband and wife, living in New Zealand. Every week we chew the fat on life (usually about travel, and New Zealand) and then we share it with...

Duration:00:30:54

2020. How Was It For You Darling??

12/6/2020
The last podcast episode of 2020! And what a year...because I am a nosey parker who likes to know everything about everyone I thought you might appreciate it if Brian and I opened up and shared with you what 2020 has been like for us. A husband and wife living with two teenagers down here in New Zealand. The Big Take-Aways From 2020 How a normal family of four adapted to lockdown in New Zealand. The pros and cons Dealing with the plummeting mental health of our teenage...

Duration:01:08:09

7 Ludicrous Misconceptions About New Zealand

11/25/2020
Luckily, one of the best things about New Zealand is the fact that the people have a bloody good sense of humour. Which is just as well. Because some of these common misconceptions about what life is like in New Zealand are quite frankly hilarious. Life in New Zealand I am not a hypocrite so I will tell you this straight up. Before we go any further. Prior to us moving to New Zealand eleven years ago, my (zero) knowledge of the country led me to believe that I would find locals living...

Duration:00:30:43

How to Work From Home And Get Stuff Done

11/18/2020
It seems as though most of the world are working from home right now, so in this post and podcast, we wanted to share some tips on how to be more productive. How to get stuff done. So that you don't sit in your pyjamas all day, stroking the cat and staring at the countdown timer on the tumble drier. Working From Home Working from home might be a completely new experience for you. It certainly is for Brian (my husband) and I. Brian was a tradie, and for the past twenty years has left...

Duration:00:40:48

Food in New Zealand. Delicious or Dull?

11/12/2020
The food in New Zealand is not very well documented, is it? When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK over a decade ago, I was expecting to get here and be faced with a plate full of lamb chops and maybe a kiwi fruit for dessert. But the reality couldn't have been further from the truth. Get instant access to my FREE Moving to and Living in New Zealand Guide HERE!, a 5 Day Video Series! Food in New Zealand You don't tend to read much about food in New Zealand. Which is a shame...

Duration:01:13:13

Moving to New Zealand From The US. What's it (Really) Like?

11/4/2020
In all the time that I've been writing this blog I have never had so many emails from people (mostly from the US) asking me how they can make their dream of moving to New Zealand become a reality. ✔︎ Get instant access to my FREE Moving to and Living in New Zealand Guide HERE!, a 5 Day Video Series! My family and I have been living in New Zealand for eleven years. We emigrated to New Zealand from the UK eleven years ago and it was the best thing we ever did. But the posts and podcasts...

Duration:01:02:08

Living in New Zealand With Kids. 3 Undisclosed Benefits

10/20/2020
If you are thinking about making a new life in New Zealand and you have a family (with little kids) then I'm going to take a wild guess and say that you are a teeny bit, massively a lot, downright scared. Or at the very least apprehensive. You lay awake in bed, probably at 3 am, worrying about what your future life in New Zealand will look like once you move to the other side of the world with your family. Ask yourself if you really will be living the dream in New Zealand or whether...

Duration:00:29:18

Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

9/28/2020
I'm not entirely sure how long the term unplugging has been a thing. It used to be (back in the day) that if you were told you to unplug it was because your parents were trying to save money on the leckie bill. Someone once told my dad that if you unplugged the toaster, you'd save 5p on every bill. But nowadays, the term unplugging comes with a whole new meaning. Unplugging in 2020 means getting off the internet, stop watching so much telly and telling your son to look up from his phone...

Duration:00:37:38

Unplugging: 7 (Simple) Ways To Snatch Back Precious Time

9/28/2020
I'm not entirely sure how long the term unplugging has been a thing. It used to be (back in the day) that if you were told you to unplug it was because your parents were trying to save money on the leckie bill. Someone once told my dad that if you unplugged the toaster, you'd save 5p on every bill. But nowadays, the term unplugging comes with a whole new meaning. Unplugging in 2020 means getting off the internet, stop watching so much telly and telling your son to look up from his phone...

Duration:00:37:38

Trusting Strangers Online. Nervy or Naive?

9/21/2020
Maybe I'm naive. Or slightly twisted. But when I found out that there was an organisation called Couchsurfing that would allow me to travel the world with my teenagers (for free) while meeting other like-minded people, I jumped at it. Yes, it would mean that we'd be sleeping under the same roof of complete strangers, maybe even on a couch, but we'd get to know interesting people and listen to stories that I hadn't heard a thousand times before. And who knows? They might even invite my...

Duration:00:33:42

7 Things a Homeschooling Wife Needs From Her Husband

9/7/2020
The funniest thing happened yesterday. Because it was Father's Day, I said my husband that on this week's podcast episode we should talk about him being a homeschooling dad. Give some tips to all the other dads, husbands or partners out there that are currently faced with being a new homeschooling parent. And guess what he said to me? (Bearing in mind that our kids have been homeschooled for almost ten years). He said: How can I talk about that? How can I give other guys homeschooling...

Duration:00:38:11

Homeschooling and Working. How To Juggle Both

8/31/2020
If you are wondering how to balance homeschooling and working at the same time then you are in the right place. Let's do an elbow bang. I have been homeschooling for almost ten years, and for the second time in my homeschooling career, I find myself, once again, in the position of balancing homeschooling with earning some money. Why I didn't marry a millionaire I'll never know. My first attempt at homeschooling and working full time was a bloody disaster. Awful. I made lots of mistakes...

Duration:00:33:46

Working In New Zealand (on a holiday visa).

8/15/2020
If you have always dreamt of living in New Zealand, are under 30 years old and have a bit of dosh saved up (enough to get you back to your own country) you can spend a year working in New Zealand by getting yourself a year-long working Visa. That way you can see how you like it. This week's podcast episode features Adam, a twenty-something chappy from the UK is doing just that. After being persuaded by his mate to leave Thailand and come to New Zealand to work on a fairground, he got...

Duration:00:31:58

Glamping in New Zealand (Yay Or Nay?)

7/21/2020
In the ten years that we have spent living in New Zealand, my family and I have never been glamping. Not once. Let's face it. It's not the sort of thing you want to do with two kids, is it? But. With the kids now old enough to make their own beans on toast, Brian and I decided that it was time to check out what this New Zealand glamping craze was all about. Get us a little bit of hippy outdoorsy fun. And while we were there - glamping in New Zealand - we made a podcast episode for you....

Duration:00:32:32

Wine O'Clock. What's on Top? Liz & Brian Discuss: Why You Need Time Alone?

7/6/2020
This week's podcast is brought to you by me (Liz) and my husband Brian. It is brought to you with love. And with wine and with sushi. This is a different kind of podcast format from any other that we've done in the past (and, I won't lie, it was slightly scarier). Brain and I will talk about what's on top for us right now. As parents. As husband and wife. As friends. What share we are loving, what are we struggling with, and how we are dealing with both.

Duration:00:32:32

What You'll Miss When You Move To New Zealand

6/22/2020
I wish I'd read a post or listened to a Podcast like this when we were looking to move to New Zealand ten years ago. At least then I would have been prepared. I could have packed a hot water bottle and a sun hat and some hankies. But I didn't. Instead, I got to the other side of the world and blubbed for six months about how my family never returned my calls and that the bathroom in the house that we were renting was cold and smelly and damp. New Zealand. Is there any better place? I'm...

Duration:00:51:24

Raising Your Kids In New Zealand

5/28/2020
Last week I received this email. "Hi. I am thinking of moving to New Zealand with my family but I am concerned that as we are moving from the UK, my eldest son (who is 12) will be bored. Could you give me any advice?" I have two kids, a boy age 18 (note to oneself, must stop calling him a kid) and a daughter who is 15. We have been living in New Zealand for almost eleven years. We emigrated from the UK for a better way of life. And yes. We found it.

Duration:00:31:45

6 Gorgeous Destinations You Need To Visit

5/20/2020
If you had to pick just a few, which would you say were the most beautiful places in the World to visit? This is a question that our family hears a lot when we tell how we spent twelve months travelling the world together (two adults and two teenagers) on a budget. We visited thirty-three countries in total - all of them magnificent but some being crowned more beautiful than others. This is part two of a podcast that my son (Sonny) and I made. We couldn't fit every beautiful place in the...

Duration:00:29:02

7 Most Beautiful Places On Earth (& Why You Need To Visit Them)

5/4/2020
Which were the most beautiful places on earth? This is the question that everyone asks you when you tell them that you spent twelve months travelling the world with your teenagers. That, and did they miss their friends? This week, Sonny (my 18-year-old son) and I made a podcast episode that talked about our favourite places around the world and why they were considered by us to be deemed beautiful.

Duration:00:27:01