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The Family Travel Podcast

Author: A Big Peachey Adventure

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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

39 Episodes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a lap of Australia in a campertrailer with a young child?Today we’re joined by Renee, who along with her husband Nathan and their young son have been travelling full time for 3 years in their cub camperRenee and Nathan have so much knowledge which they share quite generously through their blog and other avenues on social media.  Check them out at and this episode we cover travelling with a soft vs. hardfloor camper, travelling with small children, the realities of travelling full time, and also some exciting news... taking their lap to NZ!If  you’re travelling with young kids – especially babies – the meelight by meemoo baby is an awesome product that you should definitely check out. Its a nifty little night light that’s not like the other night lights! It is completely portable and cord free, dimmable, rechargeable to work for up to 24 hours and also wearable. Perfect for off grid camping, and perfect for travelling families.Adele and the team at Caravanning with Kids sent us a meelight to try out  and we found the light perfect for fixing one of Edwards 50000 bottles though the night without waking the rest of the family. Chloe and Elliot also fought over who would get it each night… Chloe loved it for a reading light… and Elliot just wanted it on, next to his bed, as a nightlight to keep away those bogey men. If you would like to know more, check 0ur here for our review: can find us at and also
Isn't the reason you travel because you love experiencing all life has to offer? Well, before you go and ruin it by going on a diet, listen to this first! We interview Laura Jean, a dietitian with a difference. Laura's focus isn't on what people eat, but their relationship with food. In this episode we discover why dieting isn't the answer... even if you've enjoyed travels a little too much and feel like you need to get your eating back on track. You can find Laura at, as well as find her Get Started Guide. This podcast is brought to you by Family Friendly House Sitters ( Connecting home owners with house sitting families, its the only family friendly house sitting community. Find us at or
"We think we've saved somewhere between $20,000 to $30,000 per year, over the last 3 years, because of house sitting" Wow. It's not just the savings. It's the places. Today's guest is Karen Parker, of With her family of 4, they have travelled the world, and are now up to 37-38 house sits in this time. In this episode you'll hear: - How having a family isn't a problem, it's their 'secret weapon' - Top tips to be a successful applicant - Housesitting etiquette - Homeowner tips if you're going to use a house sitter, and - All the amazing places it's taken them! For all the resources mentioned in this episode visit
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 joins us. We discuss: - Their unique travel arrangement - Her favourite apps to keep toddlers occupied while travelling, and - Other road trip tips. For the full list of apps mentioned in this episode visit To get your 4 week free trial of Reading Eggs, visit
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, and the article mentioned in this episode is us at or at
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 ( In this episode we cover: - Choosing the right size - Considerations when choosing between inflatable vs. rigid fibreglass SUPs - Myths and misconceptions about inflatable SUPs... and much more!Mentioned in this episode is the Red Paddle Co SUPs. Check out the Galways' page for more details. Find us at or
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, which also lists the items discussed in this episode. Find out more about the 9-week challenge here at Find us on Facebook at, and more at
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 ( We cover all of this, as well as: - Hints & tips on preparing your kids - What you can do to help if they're not adjusting - Preparing for the return back to "normal" life Check back in here soon to find out more about Dr. O'Brien's new podcast, "Impressive", when it's released. Find us at and on Facebook at
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 ( 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 - The challenges of travelling as a solo parent - Safety considerations as a couple, and - Distance education for her teenage daughter Find us at or on Facebook
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 (, 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 children - Identifying the fears that may be holding you back from achieving your goals... and how to develop the mindset to overcome them Even if you’re already travelling (like us), you’ll love this one! Thank you for subscribing and, as always, please leave us a rating and/or review (but don’t forget to let us know what we can do to improve) Follow us at or
Comments (4)

Carol-Ann Chiang

Geat info!

Nov 5th

Kathleen Glossop

Some awesome tips here, and so simple to implement. Have downloaded the apps I didn't have already and mental notes taken for the tips like phoning the caravam parks, thanks guys!

Jul 24th

Kathleen Glossop

Loved this one! actually haven't listened to one I don't love 😂 Can't wait to be able to join the families travelling group, It's so great to hear stories from people who "get it" 👍 Cheers for doing what you do guys!

Jul 24th

Miki Glisenti

love it!

Jul 8th
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