HAPPY. I just got approved for an American Express credit card connected to the Hilton Honors rewards program. When you don't have a long credit history in the US it can be hard to build credit, so this definitely helps. And I get 60,000 Hilton Honors points to use at any Hilton property. Win-win.

What credit cards and reward programs do you like?

QUESTION - where in the world are you waking up this weekend?

Share a photo of your destination in the comments...

As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?

5 days in Rome with kids: the best things to do - Kids and Compass

Going to ROME with kids? Here is an informative post on things to do over 5 days.

Outdoor Project

Um no. Would you?

How a Visit to The One World Observatory, 911 Memorial and Museum Gave Me Hope

Have you visited the World Trade Center in New York with the One World Observatory, and 911 Memorial and Museum

I loved how they have created a moving and reflective tribute to honor those who were lost, those who survived and those courageous souls who risked their lives to help.

Homeschooling on the road 101: How to teach kids while traveling

How do we take care of schooling while we travel?

We get asked a lot! So, we're revealing it all. It took me some time to come up with a good homeschooling routine and strategy. I'm sharing that + my tips and the resources I use to make it work.

We're enjoying it and it's working way better than the distance education did when we traveled around Australia.

More tubing fun today in Raleigh. But ready for the snow to be gone :)

Share a snow photo from where you are!

What is something you will NEVER do again?

How to Travel in Australia on a Budget

How to travel in AUSTRALIA on a Budget.

Our tips on getting around, accommodation, eating out, entertainment, wifi and much more...

We built our 1st ever snowman today. How did we do? Good dump of snow for Raleigh, biggest we have seen in our 5 years of living here. I think some areas got up to 8 inches.

Insider Tips on What to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Tips on what to do in Boston!

Where to eat, sleep, drink, explore and much more...

Super fun day in the snow. We've not seen this much snow in Raleigh before.

Our summer pool tubes work a treat down the small hill outside our apartment.

We've made snow angels and snowman as well!

Share a photo of your snow day

My Swedish Heart

Any one thinking of visiting SWEDEN?

Here's a video sharing a tour around West Sweden, Malmö, Gothenburg and Skane: the perfect scene to host your memories.

#vIsitsweden with love and share your best memories and tips below!

Check for cinematic experience on: https://vimeo.com/250963473

SNOW day prep in Raleigh:

- Step 1: Leave faucets dripping
- Step 2: Raise windscreen wipers off car
- Step 3: Stock up on Hot chocolate
- Step 4: ?

Help us Aussies out. What else do ya'll do? :)

QUESTION - what has been your best travel lesson or tip lately?

How to Spend 10 Days in Peru - Things to Do in Peru

10 days in PERU

Suggested itinerary on what to see, do and where to stay...

What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are?

18 Places to Go in France in 2018 (from someone who lives there) -

FRANCE on your list?

Here are 18 places to consider besides Paris, yet several within easy reach of Paris.


What do you think is the best flight search website for getting deals? Who do you always use. And why?

1. Where is your next trip?
2. How many sleeps?

Brisbane Day Trips - Family Adventure in the Scenic Rim

AUSSIES...anyone live near Brisbane or on the Gold Coast and looking for a getaway? Consider the Scenic Rim.

This Couple 'Roadschools' Their Kids While Traveling The World. Here's How It Works

How we roadschool our kids! Sharing what it all looks like and why on Mind Body Green

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

Insider Tips on Things to Do in Portland, Oregon

Tips on things to do in PORTLAND from around the web.

Have you been?

How to Visit Australia on a two week Vacation

How to visit AUSTRALIA on a 2-week vacation!

If you don't have much time on your trip down under, here are our suggestions on the best way to see the highlights...


Home Main - Women's Travel Fest

Super excited to share I'll be speaking at the Women's Travel Fest in New York!!

I've admired this conference for some time. I'll be speaking about How to Build Your Dream Life and it's closing keynote!! Oh the pressure.

It's going to be a fun, and inspiring event. I hope to see you there.

You can grab your tickets with one click below!

Let me know if you are coming!


My (Caz) mum (mom) is coming to visit from Australia in May. She will fly into Dallas and we are thinking a road trip that takes in:

- Dallas
- Waco (she loves Jo from Fixer Upper TV)
- Austin
- Memphis (she loved Elvis)
- Nashville (because music city and she's always wanted to go to the Opry)
- Asheville
- Raleigh
- D.C
- Martha's Vineyard (again something she's always wanted to do)

Any tips or suggestions on those places, or other places along that route much appreciated :)

20 Life lessons learned through travel

Travel is not just about places to see, but what you learn about yourself, life & your connection to others.

Here are 20 truths I've learned about life through my 20 years of travel experiences. It's a freebie!

Helping the Homeless - small acts of kindness matter

Kalyra has written a post about her experience handing out blankets to the homeless in Raleigh, North Carolina and how seeing this issue traveling in the US has upset her.

We also share tips on how you can help.

A Day at Legoland Florida Amusement Park

New Video:

A day at Legoland in Florida. Any lego fans? Check it out :)

QUESTION - where in the world are you waking up this weekend?

Share a photo of your destination in the comments...

As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?

15 Exciting Things to Do in NYC with Kids (or without)

Planning a trip to NYC? With kids?

As you probably know, we recently spent 2 weeks in New York City as a family. Here are our top 15 suggestions, even if you don't have kids. We loved NY, no place like it. Hope you make it there soon!

Diply Facts

Would you ride this? I was totally on board until I saw the spin. I get dizzy on a swing!

I used to collect shot glasses on my travels. Now I collect coffee mugs. How times have changed from my 20's to 40's.

What do you collect?

Learn How the World Changed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Visiting attractions on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail helps us to see how far we’ve come, but also how much further we have to go.

And the importance of us not dragging our feet or stopping the peaceful movement.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. We are planning more stops along the US Civil Rights Trail to learn, be inspired, and to remember to stand up for equality for everyone.

It's so important to give these experiences to our children when we travel.

I share more in today's post. Have you experienced any of the US Civil Rights Trail?

#sponsored #CivilRightsTrail #USCRT

Timeline Photos

One way we keep healthy on the road --> http://bit.ly/2jFbkUu with @grokkerinc online fitness & yoga membership Great recipes as well

What is the best thing that happened to you today?

What is one of your favorite smells?

1. What phone do you have?
2. Likes and dislikes of your phone?

What is the best travel insurance for Australians travelling overseas?

Aussies looking for Travel Insurance?

Here is our breakdown of your best options...

19 Best Places to Visit in Tasmania

19 best places to visit in TASMANIA...

Number 6 is our favourite. You?


Which airport in NYC is the best to fly into if we are staying in Manhattan as far as ease in getting too and from the airport to the hotel? P.S. We fly in on January 24th so hopefully the snow storm is over :)

How to save money on NYC attractions: New York Sightseeing Pass

Planning a trip to NYC and want to save money on attractions?

The New York Sightseeing Pass is a great way to do that. We explain how it works and offer some tips on how to get the most value from it. Plus we compare it with The New York Pass.

Share it with a friend!

QUESTION - what are you reading this month?

11 Best Suitcases for Travel + How to Choose a Size

11 of the Best Suitcases for Travel

We are long overdue for new luggage, so I've done a ton of research and came up with this list. Help us choose which one to buy! Do you own any of these brands? Can you recommend any others?

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

LOL...was so FUNNY watching Kalyra trying to use a rotary telephone and call the Ministry of Magic at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios - she had no idea how to call a number by turning the dial, we had to do it for her 😀 What a different world our kids are growing up in with smart phones etc. Who remembers using these old phones? What do you miss from the "good ol days?"

8Great: Beaches in Western Australia you wish could step foot on

What do you think of these 8 Western Australia beaches?


If you're heading to europe you should really check out the fabulous serviced apartment chain Frasers. My personal favourites are the

frasers hospitality Paris and the Frasers hospitality Geneva apartments.