Caz Makepeace is one of the preeminent voices on creating a life of travel, along with her husband Craig, over at Y Travel Blog. Together, Caz and Craig describe themselves as serial travelers, adventurers of the outdoors, and lovers of sports and mojitos. They hold onto these titles with their two young girls, and that's part of why I love so much what they do. They dispel so many preconceived notions about the impossibility of travel with children.
Y Travel Blog is one of the biggest travel blogs in Australia, where they share their travel stories and family adventures with 300,000 visitors a month and featured on National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and many more. On this episode, Caz shares what a travel life means to her, how she's able to do it with her husband and young family, and shatters the idea that travel is no longer possible for parents.
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What We Cover:
Travel, fun and interesting travel, with kids is possible. Caz shares how.
2:00 - How Caz caught the travel bug by taking a trip to Bali in her twenties and listening to her brother's travel stories from London.
3:40 - Caz and Craig's serendipitous meeting and how they had the same desires to travel
5:40 - How identifying your desires can help prevent you from having to give up your travel dreams
6:40 - The earlier you start traveling, the more you're going to understand yourself and the world you live in. This belief helped Caz prioritize travel for her children, as well as herself.
8:20 - Caz's advice for others who'd like to create a life of travel, and how she is able to sustain her life of travel
11:10 - There's a lot of 'portable' work out there that you might not realize is available for you, including opportunities for cultural experiences.
12:30 - How the Y Travel Blog got started and why they started the website.
16:20 - A day in the travel life of the Makepeace family
18:00 - Why being flexible is key to traveling with kids
18:30 - How to balance travel as a family with the desire for adventurous travel experience as an individual adult.
20:10 - Traveling with kids can help cultivate your imagination even further.
22:00 - How to travel with kids despite all "The Stuff" you need to help raise them, and the easiest ages for kids to travel.
25:07 - How to approach solving the complexities of raising kids on the road, like schooling, going to the dentist, etc.
Words from an Explorer:
“Too many people won’t follow their dreams because they think they need to have it all figured out before they do it…Follow the path and see where the journey takes you.”
Y Travel Blog
How to Create a Travel Life You Love, by Caz and Craig Makepeace
Music Credit: Music: Moth’s Wings (Artec Remix), by Passion Pit, Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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