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The Family Travel Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by A Big Peachey AdventureWebsite

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… read more

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The Great Escape Australia and their Escape to New Zealand

January 12th, 2019


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a lap of Australia in a campertrailer with a young child?

Today we’re joined by Renee, who along …

Why You Shouldn't Ruin Your Travels by Going on a Diet: A Dietitian's View

December 13th, 2018


Isn't the reason you travel because you love experiencing all life has to offer? Well, before you go and ruin it by going on a diet, listen to this first!

We interview Laura Jean, a dietitian with a difference. Laura's …

How to Travel More and Spend Less by... House Sitting?

November 24th, 2018


"We think we've saved somewhere between $20,000 to $30,000 per year, over the last 3 years, because of house sitting"


It's not just the savings. …

Taking the Kids Travelling... While the Partner Stays at Home

November 16th, 2018


If your partner has to work, that may not mean you can't get out and see Australia. Because that's what this family does.

Lily takes her two toddlers and their combi van for mini-adventures, while her husband is at …

Before You Blog... Facebook vs. Website? with Coasting Australia

November 1st, 2018


If you want to share your journey, is a Facebook Page the way to go? Or should you start a Facebook Group instead? What about a website?

The answer …

How to Choose the Right Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)... with Galways Go Round

October 22nd, 2018


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 …

Zahli's Big Lap: Searching for a New Home with Toddlers in Tow

October 18th, 2018


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 …

Your Kids and Long-Term Travel: A Child Psychologist's View

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

Potentially Our Most Inspirational Guest Yet... Whydiss?

September 28th, 2018


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 (

You Want to Travel, BUT... an Interview with yTravel Blog

September 13th, 2018


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 …

Doing Oz with a Dog... What's it Really Like?

September 4th, 2018


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 …

Our Top 20 Purchases Under $20 for Caravanning & Camping

August 28th, 2018


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.

Keep Your Beer Cold and Your Battery Charged

August 20th, 2018


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 …

Preparing for Remote Family Travel - with Chaos in a Tin Can

August 14th, 2018


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 (

Using YouTube and a Drone to Fund Travel

August 4th, 2018


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 …

What’s it like being a full-time travelling father?

July 27th, 2018


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 …

Travel Australia for $500 a Week? This Family Does!

July 21st, 2018


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 …

The Life Changing Effect of Travel - with Galways Go Round

July 18th, 2018


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 …

Is Caravan Sharing for You?

July 12th, 2018


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 …

Towing a Caravan: Must Knows, Myths and Mistakes

July 8th, 2018


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 …

Making Money Travel Further - with 'My Rig Adventures'

July 7th, 2018


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 …

Family Life on a Yacht... an Interview with Sailing to Roam

July 2nd, 2018


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 …

Free Camping 101: Getting Started with 12V and Solar Basics

June 30th, 2018


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 …

Four Hands in a Tin Can (Family of the Week)

June 23rd, 2018


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 …

Funding Your Travels... by Working on the Road

June 20th, 2018


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 …

Our Crazy Campfire Clan (Family of the Week)

June 16th, 2018


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 …

Towing Capacity and Weights Explained

June 14th, 2018


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 …

Free Camping 101: Which Battery is Best Bang for Your Bucks?

June 12th, 2018


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, …

Preparing for Travel: Clearing the Clutter

June 10th, 2018


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.

One Year on Our Bike (Family of the Week)

June 8th, 2018


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 …

Homeschooling on the Road

June 2nd, 2018


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 …

08: Kids Camp Free and More... with TAWK

May 30th, 2018


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 …

07: Our Epic Lifestyle (Family of the Week)

May 29th, 2018


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 …

06: First Aid Essentials for Travelling Families

May 20th, 2018


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 …

05: MILSY Pezwardo (Family of the Week)

May 19th, 2018


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.

04: Set Up Costs - You Don't Need to Spend a Fortune

May 18th, 2018


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 …

03: Vehicle Preparation and Maintenance for the Non-Mechanic

May 17th, 2018


In this episode we have with us Eddie Barr, owner of EMB Mobile Mechanic (@embmobilemechanic,, to talk about vehicle preparation and maintenance for travellers.

Eddie has 22 years’ experience as a …

02: FOTW - Our Story

May 16th, 2018


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 …

01: Preview - Coming Soon!

May 15th, 2018


Welcome to A Big Peachey Adventure, families travelling full-time. ​

This is a preview of our new podcast that we've created to show you how everyday …

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