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.
Love this family photo of all four of us. This is why we travel, to accumulate family memories and moments, not just possessions! Yesterday we visited the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum here in Winton, Outback Queensland, and it is located on top of this Jump up. I took this photo just before sunset as we were admiring the views over where dinasours used to roam the land here. Here with @OutbackQueensland #OutbackQueensland #SeeAustralia @Queensland
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.
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.
SUP y'all…if there's one family activity we love to do out on the water, it's stand up paddle boarding. And a great location for this was right out the front of @kbhMaui on Kaanapali Beach in Maui. The conditions were calm for Kalyra to have a paddle and it was so peaceful and zen like being out on the ocean looking back over the beachfront. @GoHawaiiau #GoHawaiiau #hostedtravel . . . . . . . . . . . . @gohawaii #hawaiivacation #hawaiivacay #familytravel #travelwithkids #LetHawaiiHappen #sup #standuppaddleboard
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!
Excited for our first trip to Singapore!! About to jump on our Qantas plane at Brisbane airport for the 8 hour flight. Kids can't wait for movie time. Neither can we 🙂 Working with @Visit_Singapore on this 5 day trip to discover the highlights as a family. And looking forward to eating our way through the city! Any tips? #YourSingapore #FamilyTravelTribe #Singapore #FamilyTravel #ExploreSingapore #travel @Qantas
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.