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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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@lizdeacle

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English

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+64 27 847 9475


Episodes

Auckland?? WHO'D Wanna Live THERE?

6/16/2021
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2021 Global Liveability Index, living in Auckland, New Zealand is now the number one chosen place to live in the world. And why not? The sun, the sails, the diversity. But wait. Before we all hunt for our passports and leave granny, Kansas and the wind behind, let's look at a few cold facts... Living in Auckland New Zealand. How? Why? If you are thinking of moving to New Zealand you have probably considered living in Auckland. Auckland...

Duration:00:44:09

Opportunity in New Zealand. Does it Even Exist?

6/10/2021
Opportunity in New Zealand. Is there any? I can't tell you the number of times I've been asked this question. I have to say it is usually from people who are moving to New Zealand from the USA, people who say, 'we'd love to move to New Zealand but we've heard that there aren't many opportunities there.' Hmmm. Time for us to make a podcast episode and share all of the opportunities that we (my family of four) have had since moving to New Zealand twelve years ago. Does Opportunity Exist in...

Duration:00:35:35

Really?? 7 Weird Things About New Zealand

6/3/2021
If you are thinking of moving to New Zealand you'll want to learn everything you can about the country before you arrive. You'll definitely want to be told about any unusual things that might be waiting for you. Because no one likes weird surprises. Unusual Things in New Zealand There are a few tips that we can give you to make moving to New Zealand easier. 1: Before arriving brush up on some New Zealand slang. 2: Ignore silly advice from those who have never been to the country....

Duration:00:30:04

Where's Best to Live? New Zealand Or Canada?

5/26/2021
New Zealand or Canada? Which is the best country to live in? New Zealand and Canada are amongst the top destinations that people choose to emigrate to. In this podcast and video, we talk about why we (a wife, husband and two small kids) chose to move to New Zealand over Canada and whether we regretted any of the decisions that we made. New Zealand Or Canada? How We Chose The One For Us Where shall we live kids? Canada or New Zealand? The year was 2008 and we were living in the UK. My...

Duration:00:30:55

Where to Live in NZ. North or South Island?

5/20/2021
If you are moving to New Zealand then the first thing you will consider is which island to live on. North or South? We get asked this a lot from families who are moving to New Zealand and have no clue as to which island offers most. So we thought we'd help out. Give you our honest thoughts (and experiences) on what we have experienced on both sides of the water. Which is Best? North Island or South Island According to the Worldometer, the population of New Zealand in 2021 stands at...

Duration:00:38:47

Mild or Wild? What Are New Zealand Kids (Really) Like

5/12/2021
What are New Zealand kids like? This is a question that we get asked a lot from families who are moving to New Zealand with kids. So we thought we'd spill the beans. The Watties ones, not the Heinz. And give you an insight into kiwi parents & how the kids in New Zealand are raised differently than in the UK. What Are New Zealand Kids (Really) Like? What are New Zealand kids like? And how do they differ from the rest of the world? Listen to the podcast or watch the video and discover...

Duration:00:33:28

Building a House in New Zealand. Dream or Nightmare?

5/7/2021
Building your own home is what most people dream of. We were no different. When we moved to New Zealand twelve years ago, building a house in New Zealand was right up there on our list of hopes. Along with eventually mastering the New Zealand slang words. And after two years of living in New Zealand, we took the leap and set about building a new house on a piece of land in Taranaki, New Zealand. In this podcast, we show you how things played out. Would You Like To Join Our New...

Duration:00:36:18

Emigrating To New Zealand From America in 2021

4/30/2021
Are you thinking of emigrating to New Zealand from America? Then you're going to love what we have to share. In this New Zealand podcast episode, I talk to Katie and David, an American couple who recently made moving to New Zealand a reality. Katie is a nurse from California and David worked for the LAPD. They had dreamed of living in New Zealand for a while and now that dream is their reality. But it wasn't all plain sailing... Emigrating to New Zealand From America I met Katie...

Duration:00:58:34

Is New Zealand (a Bit) Backward?

4/21/2021
Is New Zealand behind the times? In this podcast, Brian and I talk about a topic that so many people (people who have usually never even been here) like to say. That is that New Zealand is behind the times. A bit backwards. Slow to catch on. "Ohhh... it's like the UK in the 1950's". There are air raid shelters and everything... There are many misconceptions about New Zealand and one of them is that the New Zealand people live in grass huts and don't have internet. How rude. Everyone...

Duration:00:34:45

Life in New Zealand vs The UK. Part 2

4/13/2021
This is Part two of the interview with Jenn, a New Zealander who spent lockdown in England with her British partner. If you didn't catch part 1: Life in New Zealand vs life in the UK then go and listen to that now. it's a cracker! In part two of the podcast interview with Jenn, we discuss her observations of British houses and the way that British people spend their time compared to people (at least the ones Jenn knows) in New Zealand. Houses in both countries Outdoor spaces in both...

Duration:01:04:04

Life in NZ vs The UK. A Kiwi Who's Tried Both

4/7/2021
This week's podcast is a little bit different. We have a real New Zealand guest. Jen is one of those New Zealand people that you are going to fall in love with. Just as her British boyfriend did. New Zealand Life Vs British Life In this chat, Jen opens up about what it was like to grow up in New Zealand as a kid and then shares the story of what it was like when she met her current partner and found herself getting to know the ins and outs of the typical British ways during...

Duration:01:09:22

Moving To New Zealand. 5 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid Making

4/2/2021
We moved to New Zealand with kids (age 8 and 5) from the UK twelve years ago. To say that we were wet behind the ears is an understatement. Rather we were sodding drenched. We emigrated to New Zealand from the UK and within the first year of being in the country, we had made more mistakes than we had in our entire lives combined. 5 Mistakes (We Made) When We Moved To New Zealand When we first moved to New Zealand we pretty much made things up as we went along. As you do. Perhaps we...

Duration:00:48:31

Life in NZ. Why (Some) Immigrants Fail To Settle

3/29/2021
We have been living in New Zealand for twelve years. We arrived from the UK where we had a comfortable home, my husband was on a good wage and both of my kids were at school. Within a year of moving to New Zealand, we were living in a rented house and my husband was on half the wage. Did I want to go home? At times, yes. But we were so determined to make New Zealand work that we did everything in our power to make it happen. Living in New Zealand. Why 30% of Immigrants Go Home But not...

Duration:00:30:05

Marriage, Menopause and One (Big) Mistake.

3/25/2021
If you are looking for tips on working from home with your spouse then you might definitely certainly want to listen to this podcast. For sure. Dealing with being together 24/7 is a regular conversation at our dinner table. We have been working together (on and off) as husband and wife - both from home and out of the house - for the past twenty-five years. And we haven't yet killed each other. Notice how I said yet. Working From Home With Your Spouse. Marriage. Menopause & Everything In...

Duration:00:23:51

Typical Brit! 12 (Baffling) British Habits

3/8/2021
She's a typical Brit. I've heard that saying more times than I've had hot dinners in the past twelve years. And right there is a perfect example of typical British ways. Right up there in that first sentence. Being British is fab. It's brill. You can say things that make no sense at all to the rest of the world and every other British person understands what you are saying. British Culture Habits In this podcast episode (which also has a video to watch should you so wish!), we talked...

Duration:00:25:01

Americans in New Zealand. Will They (Ever) Feel At Home?

2/28/2021
How do Americans in New Zealand settle? Will New Zealand feel familiar in any ways? If you are moving to New Zealand from America and wondering what your new life will be like then you will love what we are about to share. Living in New Zealand (As an Expat) In this podcast episode (which also has a video to watch should you so wish!), we explored 3 (very similar) things that New Zealand and America share a love for! My family and I have been living in New Zealand twelve years ago from...

Duration:00:26:29

5 Things You Will Never See in New Zealand.

2/21/2021
If you are moving to New Zealand you will be itching to find out everything there is to know about the country. From the New Zealand slang to what the new Zealand people are like. In this week's New Zealand podcast, we explore 5 things (well actually, it's more like 4 and a half) that you just won't find in New Zealand. And no. Number 1 isn't decent bacon because I've told you before. You can. 5 Things You Won't Find in New Zealand Listen to the podcast, 5 things you WON'T find in New...

Duration:00:29:11

The Truth About What New Zealand People Are (Really) Like

2/12/2021
My family and I have been living in New Zealand for almost twelve years. And in that time we have got to know many New Zealanders. (Or if we are going to use New Zealand slang, Kiwis). So in this week's New Zealand podcast, we thought it would be interesting to take the things that New Zealand people are known for and tell you our opinion on whether we think those labels are right. Listen to the podcast, what New Zealand people are (really) like here: Subscribe to us on...

Duration:00:38:48

New Zealand School System Vs The US. Who Wins?

1/26/2021
The education system in New Zealand receives an unfair amount of flack. When we were planning on moving to New Zealand twelve years ago, the school system was one of the things that people always brought up. "Ohhh... you know schools aren't that good over there don't you?" said the people who had never crossed the Atlantic in their lives. "And apparently, you can't get decent bacon". You know my thoughts on this. Tosh. That's what. I've had plenty of decent bacon butties in New...

Duration:00:49:42

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