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Portland Oregon, USA with kids

Portland Oregon USA is located on the West Coast of USA.  A few hours south of Seattle and North of San Francisco.  We flew directly into Portland from Honolulu Hawaii. Its easy to access via plane, bus or car.  It is a riverside family friendly city with beautiful green parks, amazing food, attractions and fun activities for young and old.  Its very easy to get around with great public transport including the very cool Streetcars.  Portland has...

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Exploring Seattle, USA with kids

Seattle is a family friendly city located in Washington State USA.  The city is located on the coast with a backdrop of beautiful mountains. Seattle offers something for all age groups, budgets and interests. You'll find family friendly accommodation, food, entertainment and great attractions that are educational and fun plus plenty of outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Transportation is reasonably priced and super easy plus a great ne...

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Packing for a day at the beach? .. our list of essentials

Ah... remember the days when you arrived at the beach with nothing but your bathers, a hat and a sarong?  Well you've got kids now and it may feel like you're packing for a weeks camping trip .. not just a beach day!  So we've compiled our beach checklist to help ease at the burden of packing for one day at the beach. Ok open the boot and lets start filling it up!: sunscreen - choose a good quality water resistant sunscreen thats not going...

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Simple tips to improve your money safety while travelling

Think about travelling with others More the merrier! As well as being able to share your adventures together. Having travelling companions can make you less of a target for thieves and scammers. Travelling on a group tour with a local guide can put your mind at rest if you are concerned about security in a particular country. Carry a copy of your money card’s emergency contact details If your credit card or debit card is lost or stolen when...

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Cuba with kids - Our tips to travel Cuba

We've just returned from Cuba with our kids and I decide to prepare a little list of things that will help you make the most of your Cuban holiday! Firstly a bit of information about Cuba! Cuba is a Caribbean island. It has sugar white beaches and the countryside is dotted with tobacco fields and farms, making the country famous for its legendary cigars. The capital, Havana, is lined with pastel houses, 1950s classic cars and Spanish-colonial...

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How can I get enough points for a free flight?

People keep asking us "how can I fly for free? Do frequent flyer programs really get you anything?" Well the answer is yes!  There are literally millions of points up for grabs and you may not even have to change your spending habits.  By just being aware of the partner credit cards, shops, hotels, services, products and restaurants you can easily start accumulating points. In this article I'm going to focus on Virgin Airlines and their Virgin...

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Hot family adventure travel destinations for 2019

Our friends at Intrepid Travel have released their inaugural Adventure Travel Index revealing more families are switching it up for more adventurous holidays. This trend is set to continue growing in the next year with more families opting to experience more off-the-beaten-path locations. Vietnam Australia’s most popular adventure travel destination for families is Vietnam. The SouthEast Asian country’s fresh food, welcoming people, histo...

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15 free or cheap things to do with kids in Brisbane

Heading to Queensland’s capital with the kiddies? Keep your wallet in your pocket with our tips on free and cheap things to do in Brisbane with kids. The river city is a perfect place to spend a day, a weekend or a week, there is so much to do and the weather is pretty perfect year round. So pack the clan in the car and head to Brisbane next holidays. Splash around at Street’s Beach Take a dip in Brisbane's own inner city beach, complete with...

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Vietnam with kids

"Should we take our kids to Vietnam?" is a question we get asked a lot!  The answer is YES.  We took our kids to Vietnam aged 10 and 11 and it remains one of the best family holidays we've ever had.  The Vietnamese are friendly, love kids and are endlessly generous, travelling their country is nothing but a delight.  Vietnam is beautiful, diverse and vibrant with controlled chaos on the streets, exciting markets, history, villages, culture, beach...

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BYOkids team member Jacinta shares her favourite destinations

If you've called our BYOkids office lately or messaged us via Facebook or email then chances are you've e-met our awesome travel guru Jacinta.  We thought it was time you could put a face to our voices and messages and share some of the teams favourite places and pics. So today we'd like to introduce Jacinta .... Hi all :) so the reason I love travelling is because I love seeing iconic sights, tasting new foods and really delving deep into...

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