Learning about the Australian flag on the Sunshine Coast

How to handle a child’s education while traveling is commonly cited by parents as an impediment to long-term travel. It doesn’t need to be. Don’t let education options intimidate you; if you can survive traveling with your kids, you can survive schooling them, as well. The first step is knowing what’s possible. Once you investigate, you may be surprised about how many options you have.

Traveling families face many challenges during the holidays. Here are 10 tips to keep spirits bright, safe and sane this busy travel season.

…It’s that moment when you’ve finally booked your home exchange and tickets for your family holiday to Ireland but suddenly realise: “UHOH! What will the kids do if it rains a lot and they start really missing home?!”

“Should we try a home exchange?” my husband suggested. I was apprehensive, but the principle seemed to make sense and so with some trepidation we listed our London home and waited to see what would happen

The Louvre is magnificent and the Eiffel Tower absolutely stuns at night, but what sticks with me eleven years later is the sense of independence and simple, addictive joy of entering another way of life.

With any destination, there are a lot of factors to consider but for most families staying on budget is at the top of the list. What is important to keep in mind is that family travel can be quite affordable. Here’s a few tips to keep your budget in check.

The Real Reason Kids Should Travel

Home Exchange Member, Joy Orr,  shares her thoughts on the important lessons travel teaches our children. I’d spent my whole life travelling across Europe and around the world, but alas, it had only been in books. I’d experienced the beauty of Tuscany, the magic of Paris, the drama of London. But for more than 40 years, it was only in my imagination through the power of great writing. As my daughter was getting older and experiencing her own adventures through reading, and she began to long to see…

With wide-eyed amazement, these 15 kids entered their vacation home exchanges seeking new adventures. They weren’t disappointed. From pet-sitting to dashing down mountains, these kids show how much fun they had during their vacations. Sort of makes you want to be a kid again!