It's a Drama: The Real Family Travel Podcast.

It's a Drama: The Real Family Travel Podcast.
One issue, two opinions. Teenagers and parents.

Glamping in New Zealand (Yay Or Nay?)
Jul 21 • 31 min
In the ten years that we have spent living in New Zealand, my family and I have never been glamping. Not once. Let’s face it. It’s not the sort of thing you want to do with two kids, is it? But. With the kids now old enough to make their own beans on…
Wine O’Clock. What’s on Top? Liz & Brian Discuss: Why You Need Time Alone?
Jul 6 • 31 min
This week’s podcast is brought to you by me (Liz) and my husband Brian. It is brought to you with love. And with wine and with sushi. This is a different kind of podcast format from any other that we’ve done in the past (and, I won’t lie, it was slightly…
What You’ll Miss When You Move To New Zealand
Jun 22 • 50 min
I wish I’d read a post or listened to a Podcast like this when we were looking to move to New Zealand ten years ago. At least then I would have been prepared. I could have packed a hot water bottle and a sun hat and some hankies. But I didn’t. Instead, I…
Raising Your Kids In New Zealand
May 28 • 31 min
Last week I received this email. “Hi. I am thinking of moving to New Zealand with my family but I am concerned that as we are moving from the UK, my eldest son (who is 12) will be bored. Could you give me any advice?” I have two kids, a boy age 18 (note…
6 Gorgeous Destinations You Need To Visit
May 20 • 28 min
This post is part two of a podcast that my son (Sonny) and I made. We couldn’t fit every beautiful place in the world into one post so we decided to treat you to two smaller bite-sized portions!
7 Most Beautiful Places On Earth (& Why You Need To Visit Them)
May 4 • 26 min
Which were the most beautiful places on earth? This is the question that everyone asks you when you tell them that you spent twelve months travelling the world with your teenagers. That, and did they miss their friends? This week, Sonny (my 18-year-old…
Building a Tiny House in New Zealand. Podcast #23
Apr 22 • 33 min
What is a tiny house and why would a twenty-six-year-old girl want to invest all of her savings and live in one in New Zealand? Because she can and they’re cool. That’s why. Think of a tiny house as a mini version of what you’re living in now. With a lot…
Kids & Gaming. How Much Is Too Much? Podcast # 22
Apr 17 • 40 min
Kids playing video games is so new thing. Even I, who, according to my kids is a dinosaur who knows nothing - used to play Pacman and space invaders. So why are parents becoming more and more anxious and stressed out over the fact that their kids are…
Homeschooling. What Works & What Doesn’t. PODCAST #21
Apr 6 • 32 min
Why do you need a homeschooling schedule? Because without one you will spend your days wandering from one project to another. Feeling extremely busy but accomplishing very little, if anything, at all. How strict does the home-schooling schedule need to…
Staying Positive In Lockdown PODCAST #20
Mar 25 • 37 min
Yesterday, at 12 pm, New Zealand went to level 4 and as such, the entire country is currently in lockdown for (a minimum) of four weeks. Saying it and doing it are two different things. When you are going about your daily life, walking to work and…
How Old Is Too Old To Travel? PODCAST #19
Mar 11 • 28 min
How old is too old to travel? You know how when you get to a certain age, and you suddenly start ‘playing on it?’ “Ohh I couldn’t possibly take the bins out - I’m far too old for that.” Or “Don’t ask me to hold the dog down while you cut her toenails -…
Visiting New Zealand From America. PODCAST #18
Feb 17 • 31 min
This week’s podcast episode sees our first interview ever! We thought it would be fun for you to hear all about New Zealand from the eyes of a first-timer. Someone fresh off the boat and eager to explore. This week’s lovely guest was Mark; an American…
How To Avoid Jet Lag & Get Some Shut Eye - PODCAST #17
Feb 12 • 29 min
Jet lag. Is there anything worse than finding yourself wide awake at 3 am with the dreaded jet lag? Pacing around the house like a deluded tiger, trying to decide whether it would be best to watch TV or clean the cutlery drawer out? In this week’s…
Fun Things To Do in Charleston, SC. PODCAST #16
Feb 4 • 31 min
This week’s podcast walks you through a budget-friendly and fun weekend with kids in Charleston, SC; one of the most popular and unique travel destinations in the world! Last year my husband and I took our two kids ( teenagers age 16 and 13) to…
Japan. Blimey. I wish we’d known that before we arrived. PODCAST #15
Jan 28 • 32 min
In this week’s podcast, Sonny and Liz talk about the culture of Japan and a few facts you need to be aware of (preferably BEFORE you travel there).
Feeling Grateful. PODCAST #14
Jan 20 • 29 min
This week’s podcast is hosted by Liz and Sonny (first one of the year!) and is an up close and personal episode looking a what happened in our lives last year that left us feeling grateful (and being able to discuss the reasons why we are grateful). I…
Life in New Zealand. A Few Home Truths PODCAST #13
Jan 13 • 37 min
This week’s podcast episode is brought to you by Liz and her husband, Brian. In thirty short minutes, we try our best to cram a year’s experience of New Zealand living into a helpful guide of how to move to New Zealand (and what you can expect when you…
Moving to New Zealand. How, Why & The Hoops PODCAST #12
Jan 1 • 37 min
This week’s podcast on moving to New Zealand is hosted by me, (Liz ) and my husband Brian. We moved to New Zealand from the UK with our two kids in 2009 and have now been living in New Zealand as a family (our kids are now 18 and 15) for more than ten…
Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11
Dec 17, 2019 • 30 min
I love you India, I really do. I dedicated an entire India podcast on what it was like traveling in India for the first time. No matter what time of day you ask me - regardless of whether my hormones are playing up or not. I will always tell anyone I meet…
Backpacking India (Is it as scary as everyone says it is?) PODCAST # 010
Dec 13, 2019 • 29 min
After spending seven weeks backpacking around India with my kids (teenagers age 16 and 13) I thought we should do a podcast on the country (and put to bed the silly myths that surround visiting India). When I told people that we were planning a trip to…
A New Zealand Christmas. Weird or Wonderful? PODCAST # 009
Dec 3, 2019 • 25 min
If you have ever dreamed of emigrating to Australia or New Zealand but spending Christmas in the sun seems a bit weird, then you will love this show!
Couch surfing as a Family (When It’s Weird & Freaky) PODCAST #008
Nov 25, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, we… Talk about our very unusual couch surfing host that we experienced in Florence, Italy Talk about Florence, alcohol, rabbits, and toilets. Your mind must be boggling.
Living in New Zealand. The Pros & Cons PODCAST #007
Apr 2, 2019 • 24 min
New Zealand Lifestyle? how is it different than other countries? Listen to Liz and Sonny views on this matter.
How Expensive is it To Live in New Zealand PODCAST #006
Mar 12, 2019 • 26 min
Is living in New Zealand really as expensive as everyone thinks? In this week’s show, we give you the exact prices of housing, running a car, grocery bills and more.
Couchsurfing. How To Travel The World For Free. PODCAST #005
Feb 22, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, we look at one of the best ways to save money while travelling. Couchsurfing with kids. What is it? Is it safe? And why does the thought of it terrify me so much?
Part 2 How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out #004
Jan 31, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode (part 2), we continue to discuss how being rejected can leave you feeling devasted. Whether you are a teenager or a parent. Discussing how to come to terms with online social media rejection and ways in which you can make yourself feel…
How to Deal With Rejection When All You Want to Do Is Bawl Your Eyes Out #003
Jan 31, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, we discuss how being rejected can leave you feeling devasted. Whether you are a teenager or a parent. Discussing how to come to terms with online social media rejection and ways in which you can make yourself feel better.
How Long Term Travel Affects Your Family & Being Afraid To Travel #002
Jan 21, 2019 • 26 min
Episode 2: Looking at how long term travel has affected this family. A teenage boy who, on being told he was to go backpacking around the world with his family for a year, explains why his initial reaction was one of fear.
It’s a Drama Parenting Podcast. Why Do You Have Your Phone Strapped To Your Wrist? #001
Jan 1, 2019 • 23 min
Episode 1, Saying Hello and talking about mobile devices, the pros and cons of why a kid needs a cell phone and how parents react to this. A teenagers point of view and a parents concerns. Are phones bad for our children? Is there any need to worry so…