When it comes to following family travellers, there are an abundance of blogs to choose from. We noted one thing however, that a lot of family travel blogs represent how much fun it is (seemingly!) to travel, but none depict the darker side of travel. The devastating sight of the over consumption of plastic and the effect it has on this beautiful planet. Our website therefore is aimed at two groups. Both of which we strongly fit in to:
- Family travel and backpackers
- Family travellers who wish to reduce their plastic consumption
There are many great family blogs out there. We won’t claim to be the best. In fact, we’ll often link to ones that we like and have learned from. There are also many initiatives aimed at being kind to the environment and ways in which to reduce plastic pollution. However, at the time of our research, we found very few websites, or even articles, that were aimed at both topics. We are by no means perfect, as you will know if you follow our Instagram. However we do make a conscious effort daily to reduce our waste, specifically plastic consumption, whilst also enjoying family travel.
If we only help one family, or reduce one plastic bottle/plastic bag then for us, this whole website will be worth it!
Not yet, but one day :). Using no plastic at all is of course the ultimate goal. We’ve started this journey by massively reducing our plastic consumption. The more we travel, the more we learn.
If we are, for example, out for a day trip, and have completely run out of drinking water and there is a stall selling plastic bottled water, we will buy it. What is important to us is that we avoid being in those situations, and if we are, then we dispose of that bottle responsibly.
Like anyone who loves to travel, we wish we could do it more often. We don’t have an endless pot of money though. We travel on a very tight budget which it meticulously planned. Peter loves Excel so this is pretty much a hobby for him.
We use mixture of savings and equity in our home to pay for each trip.
We finance this website ourselves and didn’t create it to pay for a life of travelling. Sure, we place carefully selected adverts to demonstrate the products we use, which (one day) will hopefully provide a bit of revenue, but this is not a regular income stream.
Our kids are quite young (both under 6 years old). For us it’s more important to teach them the basic life skills. Be kind, be fair, respect other people, do what you enjoy, don’t be afraid to make mistakes etc. This is being taught to them every day, both directly and indirectly.
We’ll teach them the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic but really only push it should they show an interest in it.
As they get older we’ll reevaluate their studies
Ah, you’ve got me. These aren’t frequently asked at all. But these are the questions we asked ourselves before setting off on our travels.
Please post any questions you have to us and we’ll answer as soon as we’re online 🙂