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

My father the nomad
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My father spent most of his adult life at sea. He was in the merchant marines, as was his father before him. My mother mostly raised me. My father would disappear for months on end, only to arrive home again, … Read More

Our best ever road trip playlist… so far
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Here’s our most recent playlist for our last road trip. My sons are very into their music… this doesn’t cover everything we listened to, but it’s all the travel themed songs and make for great listening (and singing) on a … Read More

Family fun in Echuca, Victoria.
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Echuca, in Victoria, is a delightful town and we enjoyed it immensely, despite the 43-degree heatwave that hit while we were there. We stayed at the only place we could get a family room, the Echuca Rivergum Motor Inn. It … Read More

Gundagai… with kids
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  There’s a track winding back to an old fashioned shack… along the road to Gundagai… The road to Gundagai for me was the Hume Highway, in 43-degree heat, in a Tarago with five males. If you’ve ever been in … Read More

Christmas road trip: NSW and Victoria
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    I’m home, after being away for most of the past month and driving 3700 kms through NSW and VIC. Done and seen some wonderful things with the kids, which I’ll blog about now. I love a road trip… … Read More

5 old fashioned car games for kids
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Remember what road trips used to be like? Boredom, arguments, the whine of “When are we gonna get there?” Ah the good ole days… and yet, my memories of family road trips are happy ones. Treasured. Because while my brother … Read More

Drive around the world with your kids
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We often turn the dial to ABC Radio National “Life Matters” and one of today’s stories is of a Melbourne family who spent a year driving around the world.

RV travel and keeping kids happy
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Our guest blogger today is Joe Laing, the Marketing Director for El Monte RV, your US source for RV rentals. El Monte RV also sells used motorhomes through eight different locations across the United States. Joe knows a thing or two … Read More

Mansfield Victoria … more than just a ski town
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Mansfield is more than just winter sports. It’s the perfect holiday spot for families, whatever the season. It’s renowned for its national parks, mountains, lakes and rivers. The Howqua and Delatite rivers outside Mansfield are popular with canoeists and white … Read More

Five Old-Fashioned Road Trip Games
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 Check out my latest blog at Mumslounge. Remember what road trips used to be like? Boredom, arguments, the whine of “When are we gonna get there?” Ah the good ole days… and yet, my memories of family road trips are happy ones. … Read More

Top 5 Items to Pack for Toddlers
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Today’s guest blogger is Sally from Toddlers on Tour, a great website  for parents travelling with toddlers. More info on the site below… make sure you check it out. When you’ve got little ones it really feels like you are … Read More

Road trip games for kids
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Road trips aren’t what they used to be. Nowadays the kids are belted into their seats and wired up to their iPods and portable DVD players. However it’s not only time and kilometres that pass by with Angry Birds and … Read More