The best kids toy I ever travelled with
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I did a lot of long-haul flights with my kids when they were toddlers. Long-haul flights with toddlers can be… ah… challenging. Choosing the right toys is key—you don’t want to carry Babies Galore onboard, but you do need help. … Read More

The Top 5 Beaches in Turkey
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Turkey attracts millions of visitors each year to its sun kissed shores. With so many cheap holidays to this beautiful country, it’s never been easier to enjoy one of its many, world-renowned beaches. Here are five of the best, all offering something … Read More

The Tara-Sweeney family from the Weekend Today Show
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  If you were watching the Weekend Today Show this morning, and then googled Tara Sweeney family… you’ve come to the right place. I’m Jane Tara and my other half is Dominique Sweeney and we run Itchee Feet. We’ve had … Read More

Turn kids into travellers
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When I started travelling with my oldest son sixteen years ago, I searched everywhere for books that would help turn him into a traveller. I could carry with us colouring-in books and all sorts of activity books, that would help … Read More

Bus travel in Cambodia… with kids!
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I thoroughly researched all the local bus companies before travelling to Cambodia. I’d heard some horror stories about travelling by bus, but with no rail system you’re left with very little choice in Cambodia. As one expat there told me… … Read More

Banteay Srei, butterflies and bombs… a Siem Reap day trip
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The Angkor Wat archaeological park is enormous. While the central temples closer to town can take a couple of days to explore, it’s really worth going further afield to see some of the other temples as well. One of the … Read More

Review for “360 Degrees Longitude”– Family travel read!
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I’ve just finished reading 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World, about the Higham family’s one-year travel journey. There was a brief moment at the start of the book where I didn’t think I was going to enjoy … Read More

Minister for Small Business John Barilaro’s press release about Itchee Feet…
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While we were overseas the Minister for Small Business John Barilaro put out a press release about Itchee Feet, and our books. It’s great to have the attention and support of Mr Barilaro, along with NSW Trade and Investment. Read the … Read More

5 family-friendly places to eat in Siem Reap, on a budget
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One of the biggest challenges during our Southeast Asian Travel Challenge was sticking to a budget when feeding the kids. THE BOYS ATE SO MUCH! Also, our family has a few requirements. Clearly we want clean when travelling, with good … Read More

Jasmine Guesthouse: Budget family accommodation in Siem Reap
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We stayed at the Jasmine Lodge (Guesthouse) while we were in Siem Reap. Now that we know Siem Reap better we’d choose somewhere in Wat Bo around the river. It’s a nicer area, and more convenient to the centre. However … Read More

“The best day ever”… Angkor Wat with kids
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I’m not a morning person. In fact, before 9 am and a strong coffee, I’m barely a person. But on this day, when the alarm went at 4.15am I leapt out of bed. I’d been looking forward to this day … Read More

Love at first sight: Cambodia
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Travel has been my passion for nearly twenty-five years. There have been one or two places I’ve been to that I struggled with (India, I’m talking about you), but I’ve enjoyed most places I’ve been. There is always something to … Read More

Duck Tours in Melaka… We rate this family-friendly tour
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When researching family friendly activities in Melaka I came across the Duck Tours land and water tour. It looked cool. You drive around Melaka in a yellow buggy, eventually hitting the jetty, where the buggy becomes a boat, and the … Read More

Apa Kaba guesthouse in Melaka
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In Melaka we stayed at the wonderful Apa Kaba guesthouse. It’s not for everyone, but perfect for people like me who would rather pass kidney stones than stay at a highrise resort. This quirky traditional Malay house has a range … Read More

Getting from Johor Bahru to Melaka by bus
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Before this trip I really researched the various bus companies in Southeast Asia. I wanted to make sure the buses we took with the boys were from reputable companies. Our first longer bus trip was from Johor Bahru to Melaka … Read More

Budget Singapore to Melaka bus, via Johor Bahru
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Getting from Singapore to Melaka in Malaysia is surprisingly simple. You can catch a bus from Singapore directly there, or for a third of the price you can cross the border yourself to Larkin Sentral in Johor Bahru, and pay … Read More

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