Flashpacker Family are a family of four travelling the world, running an online business and squeezing the most out of life that we can!
You can read more about us here.
We’re currently on an epic road trip around North America. Follow our trip here.
We love to travel with our kids. We’re here to show you it’s achievable, fun and rewarding to take your family on amazing adventures around the globe.
We also want to show you how to make your travel smarter. We use lots of tricks to make our travel cheaper, better and more enjoyable and we’ll share those tips with you.
Long term travel isn’t for everyone. I get that. Add kids to the mix and it becomes a less desirable option for many people. The goal of my blog isn’t to encourage you to quit your job, pull your kids out of school and travel full time. I’m here to inspire anyone who wants to travel, […]
From late August to late September we spent five weeks travelling through America’s Pacific Northwest. An amazing part of the country we saw cities, beaches, national parks and met up with some fantastic people along the way. Our road trip from Seattle to Las Vegas was a great start to our time in North America. […]
One of my favourite things about travel is meeting other travellers and hearing about where they’ve been, what they’ve enjoyed along the way. Creating a community of like-minded travellers through a travel blog has meant I can do this practically every day via Facebook and Flashpacker Family. Getting reader input into our travel planning process […]
Travel with kids is sometimes a polarising topic. Many people, even those who were avid travellers, believe that travel stops once you have children. This doesn’t have to be the case. There are many reasons why travelling with young children is worth it. And I can think of a million reasons why travelling with kids is […]
People book the majority of their travel online these days. Booking and paying for travel online can literally take hours of your time. Search through various websites to check flight prices, scouring the best deals for hotels, pouring over Airbnb listings. When it comes time to pay for your travels online, what do you do? […]
Key West is a unique destination sitting at the Southernmost tip of the continental USA. It’s charming, historical and old-fashioned. Some might think it’s a little too touristy but Key West is full of things to do. It’s small so you can get to know it in just a couple of days. We enjoyed two […]
You may remember that, when I turned 30 back in 2012, I resolved to visit 100 countries by the time I’m 40. The problem is I’ve kind of been a lazy traveller, choosing to re-visit many of my old favourites such as Thailand in favour of branching out and heading somewhere new. Part of the reason […]
If you’re looking for a tropical getaway but are not looking to party with the masses, don’t discount a visit to Cancun. Villa del Palmar Cancun is a great family-friendly resort in the Cancun area. We stayed for three nights in December 2014 with our two small children and one set of grandparents. Villa del Palmar […]
Last year flew by. I feel like I just blinked and missed it. How could it have been almost a year since we bought Hazel into this world in March? Has it really been five months since we set off on our latest trip in August? Yet today as I was snowboarding in -6ºC temperatures it felt like I […]
We are not package tour kind of people so when we decided on cruising the Caribbean we knew we needed to plan our shore excursions independently. Especially when travelling with children, it’s much easier to move at your own pace than along with an organised tour. Organised trips become less cost-effective when you’re in a larger party and renting […]
I love taking selfies just as much as the next person. It’s about the only time I every get to be in any of our travel photos as I’m the chief photographer in our family. (That’s a nice way of saying Lee can never take a photo that is straight and in focus.) Our recent […]
Where will 2015 take you? Got it all planned out from January to December? Or just have a few places on your travel wish-list but nothing set in concrete? Me, I have no friggin’ idea! Part of our go-with-the-flow, book-everything-at-the-last-minute travel philosophy means that we don’t have plans beyond what we’re doing for the next […]
Want to know how to book cheap five-star hotels in Las Vegas? I’ve stumbled upon an amazing Priceline hack! This amazing Priceline hack will save you hundreds of dollars on five star hotels in Las Vegas. It essentially removes all the guess work from making blind bids on Priceline’s “Name Your Own Price” bookings and […]
When I meet strangers and tell them we’re travelling the world with our small children they always tell me how brave I am. People assume travelling with kids is hard work, infinitely more so than day-to-day life at home, but I just don’t feel that way. Many people feel that travelling with kids is just […]