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The Family Travel Podcast

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The podcast where we help families plan their adventures, whether it's for a week, indefinitely, or anywhere in between. Our goal is to show you that you don't need to be super rich or retired to take the trip of your dreams. As well as bringing you stories of everyday families who are already doing it, we also bring you must see highlights from places that we & our guests visit, & hints & tips from experts on topics such as how to get started, getting the right gear, home schooling, funding your travels, how to best capture your memories, & more We're http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/

The podcast where we help families plan their adventures, whether it's for a week, indefinitely, or anywhere in between. Our goal is to show you that you don't need to be super rich or retired to take the trip of your dreams. As well as bringing you stories of everyday families who are already doing it, we also bring you must see highlights from places that we & our guests visit, & hints & tips from experts on topics such as how to get started, getting the right gear, home schooling, funding your travels, how to best capture your memories, & more We're http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/
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The podcast where we help families plan their adventures, whether it's for a week, indefinitely, or anywhere in between. Our goal is to show you that you don't need to be super rich or retired to take the trip of your dreams. As well as bringing you stories of everyday families who are already doing it, we also bring you must see highlights from places that we & our guests visit, & hints & tips from experts on topics such as how to get started, getting the right gear, home schooling, funding your travels, how to best capture your memories, & more We're http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/

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Episodes

Taking the Kids Travelling... While the Partner Stays at Home

11/16/2018
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If your partner has to work, that may not mean you can't get out and see Australia. Because that's what this family does. Lily takes her two toddlers and their combi van for mini-adventures, while her husband is at work. He comes and joins them on their travels. What an amazing set up! Today Lily from the blog https://www.maxandivy.com.au/ joins us. We discuss: - Their unique travel arrangement - Her favourite apps to keep toddlers occupied while travelling, and - Other road trip tips. For...

Duration:00:27:38

Before You Blog... Facebook vs. Website? with Coasting Australia

11/1/2018
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If you want to share your journey, is a Facebook Page the way to go? Or should you start a Facebook Group instead? What about a website? The answer is... it depends! If you do decide to start a blog on a website, we discuss some of the things to consider, and some of the mistakes to avoid. Today we're joined by Bryony from Coasting Australia. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of each of these different approaches, and the reality of running a blog. You can find Bryony at...

Duration:00:30:22

How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)... with Galways Go Round

10/22/2018
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A Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is a great way to relax, get some exercise, escape the kids, or hang out with the kids. They're pretty awesome! But... there's length, shape, width, and construction to think about. They're not a cheap item, so you want to get it right. Today we're lucky enough to have back with us Adam and Sharon Galway, aka the Galways Go Round (https://www.galwaysgoround.com.au/). In this episode we cover: - Choosing the right size - Considerations when choosing between...

Duration:00:41:01

Zahli's Big Lap: Searching for a New Home with Toddlers in Tow

10/18/2018
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Life is going to be hectic at home, so you may as well be in a caravan seeing all that Australia has to offer! Today we're joined by Ebony from Zahli's Big Lap (@zahlisbiglap). We find out: - What it's like travelling with 2 toddlers - Are the concerns about lack of healthcare in remote areas founded - Family life in a Jayco Expanda, and - Using a lap to find Australia's most liveable location You can find their blog here https://www.zahlisbiglap.com/, which also lists the items discussed in...

Duration:00:31:20

Your Kids and Long-Term Travel: A Child Psychologist's View

10/3/2018
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Have you ever wondered if you're doing the right thing by taking the kids out of their stable home environment for long-term travel? What about whether or not it's worth it for kids that are too young to remember everything about the trip? Well, this is the episode for you! Today we're joined by Dr. Kimberly O'Brien, Principal Child Psychologist from the Quirky Kid Clinic (https://childpsychologist.com.au/). We cover all of this, as well as: - Hints & tips on preparing your kids - What you...

Duration:00:27:14

Potentially Our Most Inspirational Guest Yet... Whydiss?

9/28/2018
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You can’t travel because you have health issues? Have a teenager? Single Parent? What if all three? In one of our most inspiration interviews yet, we’re joined by Rochelle from Whydiss (https://www.facebook.com.au/whydiss). She shares with us how these weren’t barriers to travelling Australia in a caravan, quite the opposite... they became her reason to travel. We cover: - Her journey so far - How health issues can be managed on the road - Early access to superannuation to fund the journey -...

Duration:00:34:25

You Want to Travel, BUT... an Interview with yTravel Blog

9/13/2018
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So you want to take that trip, but worried about all the things that can go wrong? Even if you are already travelling, are you still feeling held back from making some other big decisions or working towards bigger goals? In this episode we’re joined by Caroline Makepeace of yTravel Blog (www.yTravelBlog.com), one of the world’s Top 10 travel blogs. In this episode we cover a lot, including: - Doing the lap - Family life, work and travel overseas - How home/worldschooling has benefitted their...

Duration:00:32:48

Doing Oz with a Dog... What's it Really Like?

9/4/2018
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What do you miss out on if you take your dog around Australia in a caravan or camper? This is a question that we and many others have asked! Weighing up the pros and cons of taking a four legged friend around Australia is a big topic, and one that's super important to make sure you have the truth before you make your own decision based on your personal circumstances. Today we're joined by Annie (https://www.fourhandsinatincan.net/), who has been on the road for 2 1/2 years with Diga, their...

Duration:00:22:14

Our Top 20 Purchases Under $20 for Caravanning & Camping

8/28/2018
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We've always been reluctant to let "stuff" into our car or caravan unless it would make life easier, or reduce the steps in our set-up and pack-up. This lists what OUR top 20 things have been for us, so no, we're not asking you to buy any of them. And, to be honest, this list is constantly evolving. There's 2x new things that have just popped onto it in the last 2-weeks! The apps and products mentioned in this episode will be available shortly on our website. Find us at...

Duration:00:31:26

Keep Your Beer Cold and Your Battery Charged

8/20/2018
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Do you need a car fridge? The answer is no. Not if you like having less storage space for your travels, paying more for your groceries away from the major centres, and limiting the food you can take on day trips. Or warm beer. But how should you power it? The answer is... it depends. Can you rely on the built in low voltage cut-off that some fridges have built into them? A dual battery set-up may be overkill for you. If you have one, you may not need to have it wired in to your main system....

Duration:00:30:29

Preparing for Remote Family Travel - with Chaos in a Tin Can

8/14/2018
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Preparing for remote travel with family (or without)? The Oodnadatta Track, the Tanami Desert, and the Gibb River Road... these are just three of the roads travelled by Aaron and Jacq, also known as Chaos in a Tin Can (www.chaosinatincan.com.au). Hearing this prior to crossing the Savannah Way was an immense help for: a) Specific preparations, b) Adjusting expectations, and c) Most importantly, what to think about when hearing advice based on others’ experiences ​ This episode is proudly...

Duration:00:41:51

Using YouTube and a Drone to Fund Travel

8/4/2018
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This is not necessarily an episode about how to use a drone. This is an episode about how if you want to travel Australia, there’s options if you put your mind to it... and you can use YouTube to learn almost anything you want. Pokey and Sunshine created a new business from scratch, while on the road, and learned everything they needed to off the school of YouTube! We discuss lots, including mindset around creating a new business, as well as the reality of travel life. But... if you are...

Duration:00:46:02

What’s it like being a full-time travelling father?

7/27/2018
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So... what’s it like going from being a dad (or mum) working two jobs to being with your kids full time? Don’t know how many times this question has been asked by people we’ve met on the road, usually by people with a smirk on their face and expecting an answer along the lines of “I just need a break” The answer? It’s the biggest benefit of travelling full-time, and one that was unexpected. Why? That's what's covered in this episode. Not only this, the lessons learned over the past months to...

Duration:00:09:37

Travel Australia for $500 a Week? This Family Does!

7/22/2018
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If you think you can't afford to do a lap of Australia, then this interview may provide some inspiration! We're joined by Chloe from Bush'n it on a Budget, who have built a large Facebook following around their ability to live the life of their dreams on $500 per week. In this episode we cover things like: - How to avoid the biggest expenses - What initial investment is required to be able to free camp while having enough to power to run appliances (like washing machines) - What their...

Duration:00:26:40

The Life Changing Effect of Travel - with Galways Go Round

7/18/2018
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Don't have a whole year to do a full lap of the country? Can't commit to becoming a full-time traveller? The good news is that it's not just the places you see, but the people you meet, and the journey itself... regardless of how long you go for. The preparation for travel (the decluttering, the journey into minimalism, letting go of 'stuff' and identifying what's really important to you) has as much importance as the travel itself. We’re joined by one of Australia's original travelling...

Duration:00:42:57

Is Caravan Sharing for You?

7/12/2018
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Thinking of purchasing a caravan, motorhome, or campertrailer & want to try-before-you-buy? Wondering what you’d do with it after an extended trip? Already have one sitting in your driveway? We’re joined by Dave Eddy (Director from Camplify, https://www.camplify.com.au) to answer: - Do you have a say in who hires your RV? - Options for people who don’t have a suitable vehicle/never towed? - What RVs are most commonly hired out? - Who are they types of people who most commonly hire ? - How...

Duration:00:28:07

Towing a Caravan: Must Knows, Myths and Mistakes

7/8/2018
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What are the common mistakes made when towing a caravan? What should everyone know before they tow? In this episode we cover: -Should you tow with water tanks empty or full? -Carrying fuel, spare tyres, and tool box on the back of the van? -When is a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) needed? -If I use air bags and my car is level, do I still need a WDH? -What to do if a truck is overtaking? -Brake controllers: mistakes and misconceptions? -What should you do if you get caravan sway? -What is...

Duration:00:46:02

Making Money Travel Further - with 'My Rig Adventures'

7/7/2018
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Travelling is cheaper than living at home? Surely not! A frequently asked question that's asked is around how much does it cost to travel on an ongoing basis. In this episode we talk about some of the expenses that you no longer have to worry about, and what the main expenses become. We also interview Emma from My Rig Adventures (www.myrigadventures.com) as she discusses their set-up which allows the to freecamp more, how they track expenses, and resources they've developed to help families...

Duration:00:31:11

Family Life on a Yacht... an Interview with Sailing to Roam

7/2/2018
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Ever dreamed of living on a yacht, but think you couldn't afford it? Or think that it's just not doable with a family? After randomly watching the documentary Maiden Trip by Laura Decker, this family of 5 from Adelaide, South Australia, made it their goal. From being in debt, 2 years later they're now sailing the Caribbean. In this episode they detail how their (new) dream came to fruition - getting out of debt, what they did to save, learning how to sail, getting their boat, and adjusting...

Duration:00:37:09

Free Camping 101: Getting Started with 12V and Solar Basics

6/30/2018
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Before you buy anything 12V you should check out this episode! You know who else should listen to this one? Anyone that has a 12V system that came with their caravan or camper (especially if it was factory fitted!) In this episode we cover: How to work out how much battery storage you need? What's the most critical piece of equipment in a 12V solar set-up? Why you can get a greater amount of charging from a smaller wattage folding solar panel than one mounted on top of your caravan/camper?...

Duration:00:28:24