The Family Travel Podcast

The Family Travel Podcast

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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/
How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)… with Galways Go Round
Oct 22 • 41 min
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…
Zahli’s Big Lap: Searching for a New Home with Toddlers in Tow
Oct 18 • 31 min
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…
Your Kids and Long-Term Travel: A Child Psychologist’s View
Oct 3 • 27 min
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…
Potentially Our Most Inspirational Guest Yet… Whydiss?
Sep 27 • 34 min
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…
You Want to Travel, BUT… an Interview with yTravel Blog
Sep 12 • 32 min
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…
Doing Oz with a Dog… What’s it Really Like?
Sep 4 • 22 min
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…
Our Top 20 Purchases Under $20 for Caravanning & Camping
Aug 28 • 31 min
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…
Keep Your Beer Cold and Your Battery Charged
Aug 20 • 30 min
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?…
Preparing for Remote Family Travel - with Chaos in a Tin Can
Aug 13 • 41 min
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…
Using YouTube and a Drone to Fund Travel
Aug 3 • 46 min
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…
What’s it like being a full-time travelling father?
Jul 27 • 9 min
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…
Travel Australia for $500 a Week? This Family Does!
Jul 21 • 26 min
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…
The Life Changing Effect of Travel - with Galways Go Round
Jul 17 • 42 min
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…
Is Caravan Sharing for You?
Jul 12 • 28 min
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,…
Towing a Caravan: Must Knows, Myths and Mistakes
Jul 8 • 46 min
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…
Making Money Travel Further - with ‘My Rig Adventures’
Jul 6 • 31 min
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…
Family Life on a Yacht… an Interview with Sailing to Roam
Jul 1 • 37 min
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…
Free Camping 101: Getting Started with 12V and Solar Basics
Jun 29 • 28 min
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…
Four Hands in a Tin Can (Family of the Week)
Jun 23 • 31 min
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……
Funding Your Travels… by Working on the Road
Jun 20 • 49 min
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…
Our Crazy Campfire Clan (Family of the Week)
Jun 16 • 38 min
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…
Towing Capacity and Weights Explained
Jun 14 • 14 min
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…
Free Camping 101: Which Battery is Best Bang for Your Bucks?
Jun 12 • 25 min
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…
Preparing for Travel: Clearing the Clutter
Jun 10 • 18 min
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…
One Year on Our Bike (Family of the Week)
Jun 8 • 19 min
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…
Homeschooling on the Road
Jun 1 • 32 min
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…
08: Kids Camp Free and More… with TAWK
May 30 • 24 min
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…
07: Our Epic Lifestyle (Family of the Week)
May 28 • 36 min
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…
06: First Aid Essentials for Travelling Families
May 20 • 46 min
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…
05: MILSY Pezwardo (Family of the Week)
May 19 • 30 min
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…
04: Set Up Costs - You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune
May 18 • 14 min
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…
03: Vehicle Preparation and Maintenance for the Non-Mechanic
May 17 • 25 min
In this episode we have with us Eddie Barr, owner of EMB Mobile Mechanic (@embmobilemechanic, embmechanic@gmail.com), to talk about vehicle preparation and maintenance for travellers. Eddie has 22 years’ experience as a mechanic, including working for…
02: FOTW - Our Story
May 16 • 20 min
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…
01: Preview - Coming Soon!
May 15 • 2 min
Welcome to A Big Peachey Adventure, families travelling full-time. ‚Äč 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…