Famous Travel Family Shares Their 5 Best Tips

Caz and Craig Makepeace are an Australian family who’ve toured 52 countries and have even lived in 5, doing so while raising a 9 and 5-year old.


The family says that they want to show other families that traveling around the world as a family is easy and can even be done often, according to Today. Here’s the list from Today with the 5 tips they say have helped them:

1. Picky Eaters

The family says that packing some extra food like sandwiches and other things your kids like will save the day when it comes down to what everyone should eat.


2. Fuss-free Transportation

For plane trips, Makepeace recommends taking nonstop flights. It helps ease the stress of catching a connection, and makes things less hectic.

3. Fun for the Whole Family

Finding activities that the whole family can enjoy together helps to make travel a fun, shared experience. For the Makepeaces, it’s all about stand-up paddleboarding.

4. Staying Under Budget

Aside from skipping air travel in favor of loading up the minivan, Makepeace also recommends keeping things local for cheaper trips.

“Even to go somewhere near home for a few days can be a trip in itself,” she said. It’s also a good way for families who haven’t traveled a lot together to test the waters. It’s all about baby steps!

5. Packing Made Easy

“Minimize your wardrobe so that you can mix and match,” suggests Makepeace.

She also encourage the kids to pick a few of their favorite toys instead of trying to bring all of them along. Also, being aware of the weather at your destination and packing versatile items of clothing will help keep luggage light.



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