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 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.
We’re currently in Park City, Utah enjoying the snow. Click here to follow us on our trip.
We are HUGE fans of using Priceline to save money on our hotel stays. We stay in a lot of hotels so have got “Pricelining” down to a fine art. We regularly save 20-50% on room rates by doing Express deals or Name Your Own Price deals but we also know a couple more tricks […]
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s best island paradises. Tourists know about it and flock in their thousands. And for good reason. Koh Samui has some of the best beaches I’ve ever been on. Squeaky white sand, warm water and picture-perfect palm trees lining the beach. Not to mention the fact that Thailand has the […]
Visitors to Mexico who focus only the wonderful beaches on the Riviera Maya are missing out! Head inland, just an hour or so from Cancun or Playa del Carmen and you’ll come across a charming, colonial town. Perfectly preserved, Valladolid offers a cultural escape from the high-rises of Cancun and the lazy beach days along […]
San Francisco is a great city to visit with children. There is plenty to do in the city! We spent a week enjoying San Francisco on our road trip from Seattle to Las Vegas but three or four days would be the absolute minimum needed to make a dent in all San Francisco has to […]
Flying in business class or first class is wonderful, addictive and something that every traveller should try at least once in their life. But what about if you’ve got kids? Can you fly business class with kids? Well, yes. Of course you can. It’s as simple as purchasing a ticket for them. The question is […]
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, […]
The US is an amazing country for road tripping in, we should know! We’re on our second road trip around the US. The first was a 3.5 week trip around the Southwestern States (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and California) back in 2011 when Reuben was just a baby. Since August 2014 we’ve been travelling in […]
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 […]