The Family Travel Podcast
By A Big Peachey Adventure
The podcast where we help families plan their adventures, whether it's for a week, indefinitely, or anywhere in between. Our goal is to show you that you don't need to be super rich or retired to take the trip of your dreams. As well as bringing you stories of everyday families who are already doing it, we also bring you must see highlights from places that we & our guests visit, & hints & tips from experts on topics such as how to get started, getting the right gear, home schooling, funding your travels, how to best capture your memories, & more We're http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/
The Great Escape Australia and their Escape to New Zealand
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a lap of Australia in a campertrailer with a young child? Today we’re joined by Renee, who along with her husband Nathan and their young son have been travelling full time for 3 years in their cub camper Renee and Nathan have so much knowledge which they share quite generously through their blog and other avenues on social media. Check them out at https://www.thegreatescapeaustralia.com/ and https://m.facebook.com/ In this episode we cover travelling with a soft vs. hardfloor camper, travelling with small children, the realities of travelling full time, and also some exciting news... taking their lap to NZ! If you’re travelling with young kids – especially babies – the meelight by meemoo baby is an awesome product that you should definitely check out. Its a nifty little night light that’s not like the other night lights! It is completely portable and cord free, dimmable, rechargeable to work for up to 24 hours and also wearable. Perfect for off grid camping, and perfect for travelling families. Adele and the team at Caravanning with Kids sent us a meelight to try out and we found the light perfect for fixing one of Edwards 50000 bottles though the night without waking the rest of the family. Chloe and Elliot also fought over who would get it each night… Chloe loved it for a reading light… and Elliot just wanted it on, next to his bed, as a nightlight to keep away those bogey men. If you would like to know more, check 0ur here for our review: https://www.caravanningwithkids.com.au/meelight-review-a-handy-little-light-for-the-whole-family/ You can find us at https://abigpeacheyadventure.com/ and also https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
January 12, 2019
Why You Shouldn't Ruin Your Travels by Going on a Diet: A Dietitian's View
Isn't the reason you travel because you love experiencing all life has to offer? Well, before you go and ruin it by going on a diet, listen to this first! We interview Laura Jean, a dietitian with a difference. Laura's focus isn't on what people eat, but their relationship with food. In this episode we discover why dieting isn't the answer... even if you've enjoyed travels a little too much and feel like you need to get your eating back on track. You can find Laura at http://eatwithawareness.com/, as well as find her Get Started Guide. This podcast is brought to you by Family Friendly House Sitters (https://familyfriendlyhousesitters.com). Connecting home owners with house sitting families, its the only family friendly house sitting community. Find us at https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
December 13, 2018
How to Travel More and Spend Less by... House Sitting?
"We think we've saved somewhere between $20,000 to $30,000 per year, over the last 3 years, because of house sitting" Wow. It's not just the savings. It's the places. Today's guest is Karen Parker, of https://worldschoolingcentral.com/. With her family of 4, they have travelled the world, and are now up to 37-38 house sits in this time. In this episode you'll hear: - How having a family isn't a problem, it's their 'secret weapon' - Top tips to be a successful applicant - Housesitting etiquette - Homeowner tips if you're going to use a house sitter, and - All the amazing places it's taken them! For all the resources mentioned in this episode visit https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/how-to-travel-more-and-spend-less-by-house-sitting
November 24, 2018
Taking the Kids Travelling... While the Partner Stays at Home
If your partner has to work, that may not mean you can't get out and see Australia. Because that's what this family does. Lily takes her two toddlers and their combi van for mini-adventures, while her husband is at work. He comes and joins them on their travels. What an amazing set up! Today Lily from the blog https://www.maxandivy.com.au/ joins us. We discuss: - Their unique travel arrangement - Her favourite apps to keep toddlers occupied while travelling, and - Other road trip tips. For the full list of apps mentioned in this episode visit https://thefamilytravelpodcast.com.au/ To get your 4 week free trial of Reading Eggs, visit https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/reading-eggs
November 16, 2018
Before You Blog... Facebook vs. Website? with Coasting Australia
If you want to share your journey, is a Facebook Page the way to go? Or should you start a Facebook Group instead? What about a website? The answer is... it depends! If you do decide to start a blog on a website, we discuss some of the things to consider, and some of the mistakes to avoid. Today we're joined by Bryony from Coasting Australia. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of each of these different approaches, and the reality of running a blog. You can find Bryony at https://coastingaustralia.com/start-your-family-travel-blog/, and the article mentioned in this episode is https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/ Find us at https://www.facebook.com.au/abigpeacheyadventure/ or at http://thefamilytravelpodcast.com.au
November 01, 2018
How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)... with Galways Go Round
A Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is a great way to relax, get some exercise, escape the kids, or hang out with the kids. They're pretty awesome! But... there's length, shape, width, and construction to think about. They're not a cheap item, so you want to get it right. Today we're lucky enough to have back with us Adam and Sharon Galway, aka the Galways Go Round (https://www.galwaysgoround.com.au/). In this episode we cover: - Choosing the right size - Considerations when choosing between inflatable vs. rigid fibreglass SUPs - Myths and misconceptions about inflatable SUPs... and much more! Mentioned in this episode is the Red Paddle Co SUPs. Check out the Galways' page for more details. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/ or http://thefamilytravelpodcast.com/
October 22, 2018
Zahli's Big Lap: Searching for a New Home with Toddlers in Tow
Life is going to be hectic at home, so you may as well be in a caravan seeing all that Australia has to offer! Today we're joined by Ebony from Zahli's Big Lap (@zahlisbiglap). We find out: - What it's like travelling with 2 toddlers - Are the concerns about lack of healthcare in remote areas founded - Family life in a Jayco Expanda, and - Using a lap to find Australia's most liveable location You can find their blog here https://www.zahlisbiglap.com/, which also lists the items discussed in this episode. Find out more about the 9-week challenge here at https://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/join-the-9-week-health-and-travelfit-challenge/ Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure, and more at http://thefamilytravelpodcast.com
October 18, 2018
Your Kids and Long-Term Travel: A Child Psychologist's View
Have you ever wondered if you're doing the right thing by taking the kids out of their stable home environment for long-term travel? What about whether or not it's worth it for kids that are too young to remember everything about the trip? Well, this is the episode for you! Today we're joined by Dr. Kimberly O'Brien, Principal Child Psychologist from the Quirky Kid Clinic (https://childpsychologist.com.au/). We cover all of this, as well as: - Hints & tips on preparing your kids - What you can do to help if they're not adjusting - Preparing for the return back to "normal" life Check back in here soon to find out more about Dr. O'Brien's new podcast, "Impressive", when it's released. Find us at http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/family-travel-podcast and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure
October 03, 2018
Potentially Our Most Inspirational Guest Yet... Whydiss?
You can’t travel because you have health issues? Have a teenager? Single Parent? What if all three? In one of our most inspiration interviews yet, we’re joined by Rochelle from Whydiss (https://www.facebook.com.au/whydiss). She shares with us how these weren’t barriers to travelling Australia in a caravan, quite the opposite... they became her reason to travel. We cover: - Her journey so far - How health issues can be managed on the road - Early access to superannuation to fund the journey - The challenges of travelling as a solo parent - Safety considerations as a couple, and - Distance education for her teenage daughter Find us at http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/family-travel-podcast/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure
September 28, 2018
You Want to Travel, BUT... an Interview with yTravel Blog
So you want to take that trip, but worried about all the things that can go wrong? Even if you are already travelling, are you still feeling held back from making some other big decisions or working towards bigger goals? In this episode we’re joined by Caroline Makepeace of yTravel Blog (www.yTravelBlog.com), one of the world’s Top 10 travel blogs. In this episode we cover a lot, including: - Doing the lap - Family life, work and travel overseas - How home/worldschooling has benefitted their children - Identifying the fears that may be holding you back from achieving your goals... and how to develop the mindset to overcome them Even if you’re already travelling (like us), you’ll love this one! Thank you for subscribing and, as always, please leave us a rating and/or review (but don’t forget to let us know what we can do to improve) Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/ or http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au
September 13, 2018
Doing Oz with a Dog... What's it Really Like?
What do you miss out on if you take your dog around Australia in a caravan or camper? This is a question that we and many others have asked! Weighing up the pros and cons of taking a four legged friend around Australia is a big topic, and one that's super important to make sure you have the truth before you make your own decision based on your personal circumstances. Today we're joined by Annie (https://www.fourhandsinatincan.net/), who has been on the road for 2 1/2 years with Diga, their chocolate labrador. We cover: - What you and won't miss out on - What works best for food storage - How to find dog sitters - How to find dog friendly caravan parks/free camps - Much more! The apps mentioned in this episode are https://www.aircamp.com.au/ and https://www.wikicamps.com.au/ Find us at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
September 04, 2018
Our Top 20 Purchases Under $20 for Caravanning & Camping
We've always been reluctant to let "stuff" into our car or caravan unless it would make life easier, or reduce the steps in our set-up and pack-up. This lists what OUR top 20 things have been for us, so no, we're not asking you to buy any of them. And, to be honest, this list is constantly evolving. There's 2x new things that have just popped onto it in the last 2-weeks! The apps and products mentioned in this episode will be available shortly on our website. Find us at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
August 28, 2018
Keep Your Beer Cold and Your Battery Charged
Do you need a car fridge? The answer is no. Not if you like having less storage space for your travels, paying more for your groceries away from the major centres, and limiting the food you can take on day trips. Or warm beer. But how should you power it? The answer is... it depends. Can you rely on the built in low voltage cut-off that some fridges have built into them? A dual battery set-up may be overkill for you. If you have one, you may not need to have it wired in to your main system. You may need one wired in... but how do you make sure it's done properly? Today we're joined by Jason from www.offroadliving.com.au, where we cover this plus the mistakes he sees on a regular basis with dual battery set-ups. Join the Offroad Living Tribe Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/offroadliving/?source_id=828202673986139 Find us at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
August 20, 2018
Preparing for Remote Family Travel - with Chaos in a Tin Can
Preparing for remote travel with family (or without)? The Oodnadatta Track, the Tanami Desert, and the Gibb River Road... these are just three of the roads travelled by Aaron and Jacq, also known as Chaos in a Tin Can (www.chaosinatincan.com.au). Hearing this prior to crossing the Savannah Way was an immense help for: a) Specific preparations, b) Adjusting expectations, and c) Most importantly, what to think about when hearing advice based on others’ experiences This episode is proudly bought to you by Trail-A-Mate (www.trail-a-mate.com.au). They’ve now introduced a brand new product, the Trail-A-Mate Anti-Theft Lock, so you can keep it under lock and key. It’s pretty similar to a lockable hitch pin for your towbar... it’s as simple as removing your existing wheel clamp handle, inserting the locking pin, and clipping the lock on the end of the locking pin. Find us at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
August 14, 2018
Using YouTube and a Drone to Fund Travel
This is not necessarily an episode about how to use a drone. This is an episode about how if you want to travel Australia, there’s options if you put your mind to it... and you can use YouTube to learn almost anything you want. Pokey and Sunshine created a new business from scratch, while on the road, and learned everything they needed to off the school of YouTube! We discuss lots, including mindset around creating a new business, as well as the reality of travel life. But... if you are wondering what drone to buy? The Mavic Pro is not only great for travellers because it’s small and portable, it’s good enough to use make an income making videos. The video that attracted us to their YouTube Channel: This is how DJI Mavic Has Changed My Life https://youtu.be/j9lgQuAxQ5E. In this episode is: Old Tailem Town, Wanderlust Drones, & NEIS https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/new-enterprise-incentive-scheme abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
August 04, 2018
What’s it like being a full-time travelling father?
So... what’s it like going from being a dad (or mum) working two jobs to being with your kids full time? Don’t know how many times this question has been asked by people we’ve met on the road, usually by people with a smirk on their face and expecting an answer along the lines of “I just need a break” The answer? It’s the biggest benefit of travelling full-time, and one that was unexpected. Why? That's what's covered in this episode. Not only this, the lessons learned over the past months to help adjust to this new lifestyle. Find us at http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or at https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
July 27, 2018
Travel Australia for $500 a Week? This Family Does!
If you think you can't afford to do a lap of Australia, then this interview may provide some inspiration! We're joined by Chloe from Bush'n it on a Budget, who have built a large Facebook following around their ability to live the life of their dreams on $500 per week. In this episode we cover things like: - How to avoid the biggest expenses - What initial investment is required to be able to free camp while having enough to power to run appliances (like washing machines) - What their biggest costs are - Tips on saving money without missing out on attractions, and - A breakdown of their expenses The apps mentioned in this episode are WikiCamps (https://www.wikicamps.com.au/) and FuelMapAustralia (http://fuelmap.com.au/)... as well as Groupon (https://www.groupon.com.au/) Find us on Facebook at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
July 21, 2018
The Life Changing Effect of Travel - with Galways Go Round
Don't have a whole year to do a full lap of the country? Can't commit to becoming a full-time traveller? The good news is that it's not just the places you see, but the people you meet, and the journey itself... regardless of how long you go for. The preparation for travel (the decluttering, the journey into minimalism, letting go of 'stuff' and identifying what's really important to you) has as much importance as the travel itself. We’re joined by one of Australia's original travelling families, Sharon and Adam of Galways Go Round (https://www.galwaysgoround.com.au/) as we discuss all this and more. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page, and their Groups 'Caravans & Kids Travelling Aus in 2018' and 'Wandering Tribes ~ Travelling Australia'. Find us on Facebook at abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
July 18, 2018
Is Caravan Sharing for You?
Thinking of purchasing a caravan, motorhome, or campertrailer & want to try-before-you-buy? Wondering what you’d do with it after an extended trip? Already have one sitting in your driveway? We’re joined by Dave Eddy (Director from Camplify, https://www.camplify.com.au) to answer: - Do you have a say in who hires your RV? - Options for people who don’t have a suitable vehicle/never towed? - What RVs are most commonly hired out? - Who are they types of people who most commonly hire ? - How much could you expect to earn? - What happens if there’s an accident? - How does it impact your insurance premium? - Breakdowns?! What about roadside assistance Camplify started with an accelerator program through www.slingshotters.com in partnership with NRMA (https://www.nrma.com.au). The Portable Electric Brake Controller discussed is by Elecbrakes (https://www.elecbrakes.com/ ) Find us on Facebook at http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/abigpeacheyadventure/
July 12, 2018
Towing a Caravan: Must Knows, Myths and Mistakes
What are the common mistakes made when towing a caravan? What should everyone know before they tow? In this episode we cover: -Should you tow with water tanks empty or full? -Carrying fuel, spare tyres, and tool box on the back of the van? -When is a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) needed? -If I use air bags and my car is level, do I still need a WDH? -What to do if a truck is overtaking? -Brake controllers: mistakes and misconceptions? -What should you do if you get caravan sway? -What is the process to weigh your caravan? -What safety checks should be done each time you tow? -Common mistake with connecting the breakaway system? -How to calculate caravan tyre pressure based on your load? We cover all of this (and more!) in this interview with Ricky Esser (https://followme4wd.com.au/), who you might recognise from Channel 7's 'Discover' program or 5AA's weekly radio program. Ricky is a Tow-Ed instructor, also offering Nationally Recognised 4WD & defensive driver training
July 08, 2018
Making Money Travel Further - with 'My Rig Adventures'
Travelling is cheaper than living at home? Surely not! A frequently asked question that's asked is around how much does it cost to travel on an ongoing basis. In this episode we talk about some of the expenses that you no longer have to worry about, and what the main expenses become. We also interview Emma from My Rig Adventures (www.myrigadventures.com) as she discusses their set-up which allows the to freecamp more, how they track expenses, and resources they've developed to help families monitor their expenses while travelling... so they can travel longer. In particular, check out their Expense Tracker, part 1 of their Oz Big Lap Series
July 07, 2018
Family Life on a Yacht... an Interview with Sailing to Roam
Ever dreamed of living on a yacht, but think you couldn't afford it? Or think that it's just not doable with a family? After randomly watching the documentary Maiden Trip by Laura Decker, this family of 5 from Adelaide, South Australia, made it their goal. From being in debt, 2 years later they're now sailing the Caribbean. In this episode they detail how their (new) dream came to fruition - getting out of debt, what they did to save, learning how to sail, getting their boat, and adjusting to some of the challenges that come with not just living on the water in another part of the world, but also a completely new way of life. Check out their blog, www.sailingtoroam.com... you'll quickly see how life on a yacht can be a thing for the average family
July 02, 2018
Free Camping 101: Getting Started with 12V and Solar Basics
Before you buy anything 12V you should check out this episode! You know who else should listen to this one? Anyone that has a 12V system that came with their caravan or camper (especially if it was factory fitted!) In this episode we cover: How to work out how much battery storage you need? What's the most critical piece of equipment in a 12V solar set-up? Why you can get a greater amount of charging from a smaller wattage folding solar panel than one mounted on top of your caravan/camper? Why you can't rely on the caravan charger to charge your battery when you're plugged in to a 240V power-point? The biggest mistakes people make related to their 12V set-ups? Why inverters hardly sell anymore?! A special thanks to Battery World for this episode. David, a Batteryologist from Battery World Lawnton, is an absolute wealth of knowledge and makes you appreciate how visiting their stores when getting set-up with 12V will save a lot of money in the long-run!
June 30, 2018
Four Hands in a Tin Can (Family of the Week)
Travelling full-time with teenagers and a dog? Today we're joined by Annie and Liam, part of this family of four who set off in 2016 ]in their caravan with a plan to do a lap of Australia. After getting everything ready and planning their itinerary... within 2 days that went out the window. 2 1/2 years later they're still going. If you haven't already, check them out on Facebook &Instagram. As well as great articles on www.fourhandsinatincan.net, they're a stand out for capturing the highlights of the places they visit with their photography and drone use. Liam let's us know what equipment, drone, and software he uses to get this great look. Distance Education for a high schooler on the road? Liam also happens to be 14! He lets us know how long he needs to spend on this to get everything done, & still find time for his passion for multimedia. We also discuss recommendations for those planning extended travel, modifications, and their favourite places.
June 23, 2018
Funding Your Travels... by Working on the Road
Worried about how you'll fund your trip? Thinking that you'd like to work on the road, but are worried that you won't find work in your current field... or at all? This interview with the Wandering Jocks will surely alleviate any concerns. Travelling Australia for 6 years with 3 children, they manage a Facebook group, Jobs for Families Travelling Australia. We cover working in a job you've never done before, how most of the work is not advertised, how they've found the work, as well as the occupations, skills, and qualifications most commonly sought after. This interview also gives insight into how you can save money while you're on the road to upgrade your set-up, the pros and cons of soft vs. hard floor camper trailers, as well as having a baby while you're on the road. We also answer a listener question to help convince their partner that (even though they have some transferable skills) it's the right can-do attitude that employers are willing to give a go!
June 20, 2018
Our Crazy Campfire Clan (Family of the Week)
If you're a family wondering whether doing a lap of Oz in a camper trailer is possible, check out Our Crazy Campfire Clan (our Family of the Week). After putting it off, they moved out and started their amazing journey just 4-weeks after making the decision. Now, they've traveled from Tasmania to the Northern Territory in their $1,500 soft floor camper. Listen to their amazing story if you feel like you're becoming overwhelmed by extensive planning, worried about how much a set-up will cost, or that you won't pick up work in your field. Lyndon and Danielle are absolute legends, head over to @ourcrazycampfireclan on Facebook and follow their adventures
June 16, 2018
Towing Capacity and Weights Explained
As long as I don’t pack too much I should be okay, right? ATM, GVM, GCM. I don’t need to worry about that stuff, do I? Well, you might be the best driver in the world. But… what happens when you are involved in an accident that you didn’t cause? What if someone pulls out in front of you and you have to try to stop suddenly? What if you have to swerve to miss an unexpected obstacle and get the wobbles, or are just plain unlucky and get called in over a weighbridge? If you couldn’t be bothered learning about this stuff, you may as well not bother with paying for your insurance premiums either then. We recommend heading over to www.facebook.com.au/abigpeacheyadventure or http://abigpeacheyadventure.com.au/towing-capacity-and-weights-explained/ to grab the infographic that matches this episode
June 14, 2018
Free Camping 101: Which Battery is Best Bang for Your Bucks?
Do you have a deep cycle battery? If you do (or are planning on buying one), then check out this interview. Are the more expensive types of batteries worth it when you weigh up things like depth of discharge, longevity, etc... or are you better off replacing cheaper batteries more frequently? What are the main mistakes people make with the care of their batteries? How does temperature really impact your batteries? What are the main pros and cons of AGM vs Gel vs Lithium batteries? Which companies make the better batteries? These are the questions we explore in this episode! A special thanks to Battery World (www.batteryworld.com.au) for linking us up with David, a Batteryologist. When you listen to this guy, you'll understand why they suggested him to speak to. These guys really know their stuff! Check out A Big Peachey Adventure on Facebook for links to the pages of all the battery brands mentioned in this episode
June 12, 2018
Preparing for Travel: Clearing the Clutter
Where do you even start? It seems like such a big task, going through the whole house and getting things ready to sell, donate, or put in storage. It’s a personal decision whether or not to sell up everything, put everything in storage, or somewhere in between. What did we do? We started with questions. “Are we taking this thing on our travels?” “If our house burned down and we had to start again, would we let this thing back into our lives?” “If we sold this, would we be able to get another one for much the same price?” “Do we get rid of this now, or just before we leave?” “Can this memory be stored another way?” This is how we did and it worked for us. It's our story. If what we did doesn’t fit what you’re trying to do that’s fine. If you get just one little thing out of our experiences, we’ll be super happy.
June 10, 2018
One Year on Our Bike (Family of the Week)
Want to know what it's like to do a lap of Australia camping in tents? How about riding a bike around Australia? How about both at the same time? We're joined by Diana from One Year on Our Bike (@oneyearonourbike) as our Family of the Week. Although we're inspired by hearing the stories of all families and their extended travels, this family is the definition of inspirational. They're doing a lap not just for their own enjoyment, but to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland Inc. (MND). They have a goal of raising $50,000 for the organisation; if you would like to support their cause more information can be found here https://give.everydayhero.com/au/one-year-on-our-bike In this episode we discuss downsizing, preparing for their lap, tenting it up in the tropics, overcoming obstacles, what (little) gear they have, managing food/water, and more...
June 08, 2018
Homeschooling on the Road
How can you ensure your homeschooled kids don't fall behind their peers? Where should you start when planning your kid's curriculum? What mistakes should parents avoid when homeschooling (especially when travelling)? What are some of the best resources to use when homeschooling? What should you check for if you pick up workbooks from the big-box stores? Home school vs. distance education? How long do you spend each day? We're with Tenielle (www.teachingontheroadaustralia.com.au and @teachingontheroadaustralia) to cover all of these questions... and more! The most important document discussed is here (www.australiancurriculum.edu.au), however some of the other great resources mentioned in this episode include: RIC Publications (www.ricgroup.com.au), iMaths (www.fireflyeducation.com.au/imaths), Borrow Box (www.borrowbox.com), Sunshine Online (www.sunshineonline.com.au), Trump Cards (www.trumpcardgame.com), and Teachers Pay Teachers (www.teacherspayteachers.com)
June 02, 2018
08: Kids Camp Free and More... with TAWK
Hate paying the extra fees for kids when you stay at a caravan park? It's hard to believe that the little ones use an extra $10-$25/night each in resources isn't it? As a family it definitely shapes which parks we stay in. In this episode of A Big Peachey Adventure we're joined by Mandy, founder of Travel Australia With Kids (TAWK), found here: www.travellingaustraliawithkids.com.au and @travelaustraliawithkids. Mandy TAWKs about the benefits of this great program, which includes participating supporter parks offering 2 free nights accommodation for kids, as well as other resources available on her website/Facebook page. This program really does create a win-win... we stay at supporting parks more, and they receive income when their sites would otherwise be sitting empty. Mandy also shares some exciting news about Discovery Parks, TAWKing about how this organisation will be bringing more value to the family caravanning community. Hit subscribe and don't forget to leave a review!
May 30, 2018
07: Our Epic Lifestyle (Family of the Week)
A Big Peachey Adventure is joined by Carmen Baxter from Our Epic Lifestyle (@ourepiclifestyle) as our Family of the Week. Our Epic Lifestyle are a family of 4 travelling around Australia, with their 2 dogs, with a truck, caravan, and a 4WD. In this episode Carmen shares how they've created a mobile lifestyle that works when: * A family member works Fly-In-Fly-Out * They spend longer in each spot rather than continuously moving * How this works with schooling * Travelling with large dogs * How they've worked around having a truck as the main vehicle, and * A set-up which means that they can continue to live in a way that aligns with their values of health, nutrition, and fitness. They also share some exciting news about Outdoor Connection. Hit subscribe and don't forget to leave us a review so you can let us know how we're doing and how we can improve. Happy travels!
May 29, 2018
06: First Aid Essentials for Travelling Families
Whether you’ve done a first aid course before or not, we’re sure you’ll get something out of this, as we cover things like: * The main injuries and causes of illness for travelling families * The first aid skills that everyone should know * Additional training requirements for families with small children * Limitations in the current Provide First Aid course (skills, equipment, & outdated practice) * Why you should have two separate first aid kits, and * The must have items that you should have in your first aid kit We‘re joined by the directors of Clinical FX Medical Moulage and Training Soultions (www.clinicalfx.com.au,@clinicalfx). Cam Johnson has 15 years’ experience as a paramedic in both Australia and the US, and over 20 years with the ADF. Jo Salter is Registered Nurse, with over 20 years as a military medic which includes operational experience.
May 20, 2018
05: MILSY Pezwardo (Family of the Week)
A Big Peachey Adventure is joined by Millie Perry from MILSY Pezwardo (@MILSYPezwardo) as our Family of the Week. MILSY Pezwardo are a family of 5 travelling and working around Australia, with their dog, indefinitely. Millie Perry is a blogger who writes for caravanningwithkids.com.au, and examples of her work include articles such as: https://www.caravanningwithkids.com.au/working-as-a-midwife-nurse-while-travelling-around-australia-can-it-be-done/ as well as https://www.caravanningwithkids.com.au/will-our-kids-be-dunces-because-we-are-terrible-teachers-distance-education-explained-by-millie/ MILSY Pezwardo's story is particularly relevant for those families who are contemplating travelling for an extended period, but are concerned with ongoing education or working while travelling (either in their profession or unrelated). Hit Subscribe, and don't forget to leave us a review so you can let us know how we're doing and how we can improve. Happy Travels!
May 19, 2018
04: Set Up Costs - You Don't Need to Spend a Fortune
As it turns out, we didn’t need to spend $90,000 on a new van and $100K+ on a V8 Landcruiser to travel Australia (although they'd be nice!). In the latest episode of A Big Peachey Adventure (families travelling full-time) we discuss: * Our total set-up costs (car, van, and extras) * How this compares to some other families * What set-ups are others using for extended travel * How personal preferences come into it as much as finances In addition to the big ticket items, we also discuss how the frequently discarded items (thermomix, annex, scooters, and bikes) aren't a rule for everyone, and how we (mostly) avoided unnecessary wastage by separating our shopping list into four (4) separate categories Hit Subscribe, and don't forget to leave us a review so you can let us know how we're doing and how we can improve. Happy Travels!
May 18, 2018
03: Vehicle Preparation and Maintenance for the Non-Mechanic
In this episode we have with us Eddie Barr, owner of EMB Mobile Mechanic (@embmobilemechanic, firstname.lastname@example.org), to talk about vehicle preparation and maintenance for travellers. Eddie has 22 years’ experience as a mechanic, including working for several years with one of the major automotive roadside assistance companies. As the owner of EMB Mobile Mechanic, his company provides mobile servicing, inspections, and preparation work prior to travelling. Today we cover things like: * The top reasons mobile mechanics are called * What you should do between services when to avoid break-downs * The top things travelling families should have in their toolbox * The other items people should have in their car * Extra items to carry if going off-road. This podcast is aimed at those who are non-mechanics, and to help provide the basics that every family who is travelling should carry and know how to do to avoid unnecessary maintenance between servicing.
May 17, 2018
02: FOTW - Our Story
This isn't normal? After we decided to do a lap of Australia in a caravan, our Facebook feeds were filled with groups to do with this topic. After a while it seemed like everyone was doing it, and it was normal. Every now and again, we're reminded it's not. Travelling Australia in a caravan with kids is actually a little crazy... and for some people their dream. Some people (we still don't get it!) are actually interested in our story. In our first episode we have a special guest interviewing us as the Family of the Week! Subscribe - in future episodes we will bring you the Family of the Week (that isn't us), hints, tips, and interviews with experts on everything you need to know for extended travel
May 16, 2018
01: Preview - Coming Soon!
Welcome to A Big Peachey Adventure, families travelling full-time. This is a preview of our new podcast that we've created to show you how everyday families make it work, as well as bring you hints and tips from the experts on everything from how to get started to being comfortable on the road. The aim of this podcast is to show the everyday family how possible, actually how easy, it really is. We’ll be sharing the stories of inspirational families who are already doing this... to show how possible it really is to travel for an extended time... whether it’s a few months, a year, or even indefinitely. As well as our Family of The Week, we’ll also be bringing you hints, tips, and interviews with experts who also love camping and travelling.
May 15, 2018