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 spending the summer travelling in Canada. Click here to follow us on our trip.
Use technology to your advantage when you’re travelling in Europe! There are couple of simple tricks that you can do to make travelling in Europe a lot simpler with the right technology. We all use our iPhones and iPads on a daily basis at home and using them to their best ability while you travel […]
I never expected to end up in Milwaukee, let alone while my husband and kids were all the way back in Canada. I’m so used to being with my family 24/7. Travelling long-term with your kids means very little alone time. Most of the time I’m cool with that but every now and then I […]
We just spent an amazing five weeks in Europe travelling with our kids. It wasn’t always easy though. There are many challenges to travelling in Europe with small children. I’m not a negative person by nature so, while we encountered several difficulties, we have also identified how to make it easier on you and your […]
I can’t believe we’re going to Europe in a week! It’s a bit of a detour from our road trip around the US and North America but we had a good reason to head across the Atlantic and I found cheap flights so it made sense for us to go. Here are the 20 […]
Newsflash: Google is taking over the internet. That’s nothing new. But now they’ve rendered my favourite flight search engines practically useless. See ya Skyscanner. Adios Adioso. Move over ITA Matrix. Google Flights is now my “go to” for searching flights. Here’s why you should start using Google Flights to plan your travels: Instantly See What Dates Are […]
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 […]