Cheap flights from Sydney to Siem Reap for $1333… FOR 6 PEOPLE!
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The Challenge: 6 people, 5 grand and 4 countries. But can we bring this holiday in under $5000? Is that possible for a family of six? We believe so. But it does take some work. Starting with a cheap airfare. I spent … Read More

What countries will we visit on the IF Travel Challenge?
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  After being issued with the Itchee Feet Travel Challenge, we spent countless hours surfing the net, and sitting on various travel apps, doing the sums until we worked out the best way to meet the challenge requirements: Taking our … Read More

The Itchee Feet Travel Challenge
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  I really shouldn’t drink. A couple of glasses of Pinot and anything can happen. I can even accept a challenge issued at a dinner party. A travel challenge. We were with friends and discussing how it’s cheaper to travel … 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

Top 5 Travel Essentials
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I almost break out in hives when I see the word “essential” in relation to travel. Essential travel items. Yes, it’s essential to have your passport if you’re heading overseas, but what else is essential? I recently read a checklist of … Read More

Families Around the World — book review
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Families Around the World takes a look at the lives of 14 different and quite diverse families from various countries and cultures. We meet Jane from England, Jean-Luc from Paris, Zahra from Saudi Arabia. There are characters from Brazil, Mongolia, … Read More

5 kids-friendly experiences in Chennai
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Chennai (or Madras as it was earlier known) does not figure in the itineraries of most people visiting India for the first time. But if you do happen to be there with your children, worry not. Once you get used … Read More

5 great places to swim with kids
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We’ve taken a dip in some unusual places around the world. Here are 5 great places to take the kids swimming. Australia: RIOT adores heading north in the Xmas holidays, because they get to swim at Lake Ainsworth, at Lennox … Read More

Putting your kid on a leash
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Between the ages of 1 and 3, my son was a runner. Given the opportunity, he’d take off and not look back. Store detectives at three different department stores knew him by name, security staff at Sydney, Narita and JFK … Read More

Tips for travelling light with kids: 5 things to leave at home.
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Travel light… it’s not a lamp. I almost break out in hives when I see the word “essential” in relation to travel. Essential travel items. Yes, it’s essential to have your passport if you’re heading overseas. Yes, a sense of humour … Read More

10 portable travel toys for kids
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When travelling with children, pack toys that are small and versatile.

Your child’s 1st overseas trip–15 top tips
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Heading overseas for the first time? Prepare your child with these easy steps. 1. Discuss the trip in the weeks leading up to your departure. 2. Discuss any fears they might have and help alleviate them. Then, embrace the excitement. … Read More

8 top tips for taking the kids to India
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Travelling to India with your kids? Be prepared, but not scared. And hold on tight. It’s a wild but wonderful ride. –       Getting ready: Introduce your child to an array of Indian foods before you go. Also, if they’re older, discuss … Read More

Kids and travel sickness? Get Chuckies.
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About six hours into our recent road trip I had the following conversation. “Jane… I just threw up in my mouth.” “Er… where is the vomit now?” “I swallowed but still feel sick.” Right. In the past there would have … Read More

Summing the trip up: Sri Lanka with Kids
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By Katrina Griffiths Despite the trials and tribulations of the last few weeks, right now I fell like I’ve died and gone to heaven. We are in Mirissa on the south coast staying in a stunning hotel, right on the … Read More

Pinnawala, Sirigiya… and elephants!
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By Katrina Griffiths After some rocky moments with the kids, things have settled down… I think. I LOVE elephants so Pinnawala, where we washed orphan elephants was a major highlight for me. Is it the Sagittarian in Me? I never … Read More

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