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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, emigrating to 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, emigrating to 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, emigrating to New Zealand, parenting teenagers and more. The only family travel podcast hosted by a real travelling family!

Twitter:

@lizdeacle

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 27 847 9475


Episodes

Visiting New Zealand From America. PODCAST #18

2/17/2020
It's easy for me to bang on about how wonderful New Zealand is - my family and I have been living here for the last ten years and although the country has its pros and cons, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I adore living in New Zealand and will always bore anyone who will listen. So yes. I probably am a bit biased. So we thought we'd give you a treat... This weeks podcast episode sees our first interview ever! We thought it would be fun for you to hear all about New Zealand from...

Duration:00:31:46

How To Avoid Jet Lag & Get Some Shut Eye - PODCAST #17

2/12/2020
Jet lag. Is there anything worse than finding yourself wide awake at 3 am with the dreaded jet lag? Pacing around the house like a deluded tiger, trying to decide whether it would be best to watch TV or clean the cutlery drawer out? In this week's podcast, Sonny and I talk about jet lag and a few proven ways in which you can avoid it. And no. My suggestion wasn't to get as drunk as possible on the plane thank you very much. I am far too sophisticated and grown-up for that.

Duration:00:29:58

Fun Things To Do in Charleston, SC. PODCAST #16

2/4/2020
This week's podcast walks you through a budget-friendly and fun weekend with kids in Charleston, SC; one of the most popular and unique travel destinations in the world! Last year my husband and I took our two kids ( teenagers age 16 and 13) to Charleston, SC for a long weekend. But. There was a catch. As always we were on a budget (nothing new there then ) and I must admit, I was somewhat worried as to whether we'd be able to make our money stretch. Our budget was $80 per day for the...

Duration:00:32:04

Japan. Blimey. I wish we'd known that before we arrived. PODCAST #15

1/28/2020
In this week's podcast, Sonny and Liz talk about the culture of Japan and a few things you need to be aware of before you go. Life in Japan is very easy to adjust to and the Japanese people are amongst the most generous and welcoming folk in the world. But. The Japanese do have one tiny downside...

Duration:01:25:29

Feeling Grateful. PODCAST #14

1/20/2020
This week's podcast is hosted by Liz and Sonny (first one of the year!) and is an up close and personal episode looking a what happened in our lives last year that left us feeling grateful (and being able to discuss the reasons why we are grateful). I think everyone should take stock (each day if possible) and take a look at what the things they have to be grateful for. Otherwise, you could turn into a moaning Minnie. And no one likes those. Teenagers are always getting a rough time...

Duration:00:29:28

Life in New Zealand. A Few Home Truths PODCAST #13

1/13/2020
This week's podcast episode is brought to you by Liz and her husband, Brian. In thirty short minutes, we try our best to cram a year's experience of New Zealand living into a helpful guide of how to move to New Zealand (and what you can expect when you get here)should you be thinking of starting a new life in New Zealand.

Duration:00:38:00

Moving to New Zealand. How, Why & The Hoops PODCAST #12

1/1/2020
This week's podcast on moving to New Zealand is hosted by me, (Liz ) and my husband Brian. We moved to New Zealand from the UK with our two kids in 2009 and have now been living in New Zealand as a family (our kids are now 18 and 15) for more than ten years. Our reasons for leaving the UK to start a new life in New Zealand were personal and rather jumbled. It was a kind of 'let's give it a go' decision and one which neither of us has ever regretted. Not ever. Amongst our other genie...

Duration:00:38:01

Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11

12/17/2019
I love you India, I really do. I dedicated an entire India podcast on what it was like traveling in India for the first time. No matter what time of day you ask me - regardless of whether my hormones are playing up or not. I will always tell anyone I meet that traveling in India for seven weeks - backpacking across your beautiful land with my kids was one of the best experiences of my life. But bloody hell. Your sleeper buses? They really are something else. My kids were 16 and 13 when...

Duration:00:30:28

Backpacking India (Is it as scary as everyone says it is?) PODCAST # 010

12/13/2019
After spending seven weeks backpacking around India with my kids (teenagers age 16 and 13) I thought we should do a podcast on the country (and put to bed the silly myths that surround visiting India). When I told people that we were planning a trip to India the response was...let's say colourful. Some (mostly those who were born before the 1960s and had spent their youth discovering Asia on a couple of quid) encouraged us: 'you'll love it' they said and went on to talk about the beautiful...

Duration:00:29:29

A New Zealand Christmas. Weird or Wonderful? PODCAST # 009

12/3/2019
This week’s show comes after a long winter hibernation which included (for Liz at least) mainly cream, potatoes, belly pork and wine. But. It is spring in New Zealand now and we are back and raring to go! If you have ever dreamed of emigrating to Australia or New Zealand but spending Christmas in the sun seems a bit weird, then you will love this show! In this episode, we… Share the differences between Christmas time in New Zealand (Southern Hemisphere) and how that differs to the big...

Duration:00:25:45

Couch surfing as a Family (When It's Weird & Freaky) PODCAST #008

11/25/2019
This week’s show is a continuation from Episode 5 - Couchsurfing as a family (how to save money). After that show, we got lots of please for us to elaborate on the 'weird Italian host'. Now. Because I am very delicate and old, please don't go attacking me and say I should be grateful that this guy let four rag- bags sleep in his house. I am; I was very grateful. But. This guy was a bit... Eccentric. So we thought we'd share. That way, if you are considering couchsurfing with your kids...

Duration:00:26:20

Living in New Zealand. The Pros & Cons PODCAST #007

4/2/2019
If you have ever thought about leaving your home country and emigrating, I bet New Zealand was on the short list. Since 2010, New Zealand has seen, amongst other nationalities, 10,000 Americans and 42,000 British get off the plane in Auckland or Wellington and prepare to spend their future living in New Zealand. Some of those immigrants last only a few years; they decide that New Zealand isn't the place for them and head back home. Usually complaining that they can't get decent...

Duration:00:24:20

How Expensive is it To Live in New Zealand PODCAST #006

3/12/2019
We have decided to do a series of life in New Zealand and so this weeks podcast covered the basics on how expensive it is to live in New Zealand. We have been living in New Zealand for ten years. We emigrated from the UK where we lived in the very posh (and bloody expensive) city of Bath. If you are posh you have to say 'Barrth'. I always like to try my best. We now live in the very down to earth, (although a little more expensive to live) region of Taranaki on the West Coast of the north...

Duration:00:27:14

Couchsurfing. How To Travel The World For Free. PODCAST #005

2/22/2019
This week, the podcast focused on Couchsurfing. We recently backpacked around the world with our kids for a year. Our budget was approx $75 a day for the four of us - which wasn't easy considering we have two gannets as teenagers. This week on the podcast we explored the dark murky waters of Couchsurfing. We recently backpacked around the world with our kids for a year. Our budget was approx $75 a day for the four of us - which wasn't easy considering we have two gannets as...

Duration:00:31:51

Part 2 How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out #004

1/31/2019
How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out: Part 2. Episode 4 Part 2 Episode four of the It’s a drama podcast was a tough one for both Sonny and me. This week we discussed the consequences of rejection from friends, how to deal with rejection and we also touched upon cyberbullying. In the past month, we have both been the victims of social rejection and we thought it would be a good idea to see how it affects not just teenagers but adults too. I won’t...

Duration:00:27:01

How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out #003

1/31/2019
How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out: Part 1. Episode 3 (Part 1) Episode three (part 1) of the It’s a drama podcast was a tough one for both Sonny and me. This week we discussed the consequences of rejection from friends, how to deal with rejection and we also touched upon cyberbullying. In the past month, we have both been the victims of social rejection and we thought it would be a good idea to see how it affects not just teenagers but adults...

Duration:00:27:02

How Long Term Travel Affects Your Family & Being Afraid To Travel #002

1/21/2019
How Long Term Travel Affects Different Members Of The Family Episode 2 This episode of the podcast is all about how families cope when they throw everything up in the air for a while and decide to go travelling with their kids. I have had people say to me that their kids would be nervous about leaving their friends and home for a couple of weeks. While we were travelling last year, my daughter got pretty homesick. She wanted her friends and her own bed which is understandable. I...

Duration:00:27:20

It's a Drama Parenting Podcast. Why Do You Have Your Phone Strapped To Your Wrist? #001

1/1/2019
It's a Drama Parenting Podcast! Episode 1: I'm really very excited to be launching our very own /travel/lifestyle and parenting podcast for 2019. It is something that I have dreamed of doing for a while but never had the time or the courage! Having my teenagers by my side will make me seem a whole lot more courageous than I really am and plus, it gives you a chance to hear things from a different perspective. This is all very new to us so we will be trying out different things - be...

Duration:00:23:28