• Family Travel

    Balancing Heart Vineyard (Winery), Stanthorpe QLD – Review

    Balancing Heart Vineyard Review: a gorgeous, family-friendly winery in Stanthorpe, Queensland Recently, we had a few days visiting friends in Stanthorpe. One of the things I enjoy doing is seeing wineries in areas we visit and Stanthorpe has plenty. Balancing Heart Vineyard was one of the ones we visited and thoroughly enjoyed. Named after a rock formation that looks like a heart balancing on a rock. When we arrived, it was clear this family-friendly winery would be enjoyed by all of us. Justin and I went inside for a tasting while Halia and Mele explored the vineyards and rock formations. Balancing Heart Vineyard Range of Wines As you can see,…

  • Interracial Families

    How we Handle Racism, Cultural Diversity, Financial Independence and our Pasts

    In our family we have 5 cultures but we are also spread between countries ranging from least developed to developed/affluent. Being an interracial step family, we get a lot of stares, comments and different treatment. We also have different expectations around culture, finances, traditions, family, everything. As a result, we have to be extremely open with our communication with each other and others. It also means we need to be open-minded, understanding and approach everything with love. I’ve done a few interviews recently covering my past of going from homeless single mother because of domestic violence to CEO. Child custody, blending our family, the travel between the countries, cultural differences…

  • Justin and Kylie

    How We Met – Justin Saula and Kylie Travers

    How does a man from Vanuatu, living in the Solomon Islands and a single mum from Australia meet? Kylie Travers is the one writing this and I can honestly say, I had sworn off men completely, then I met Justin. You can ask my family, they were all in shock. We met in 2018 when I had a last-minute trip to the Solomon Islands as a travel writer. Originally, I was going to head over in 2019 then a spot came up with this specific trip and I said yes, despite not knowing how I could make it work. I was a single mother with two daughters, in the middle…

  • Make Money Travel

    How to get Paid to Travel and how we Personally Afford it

    How to Afford to Travel and Get Paid for it This site is brand new so no, we don’t make our money from travel blogging. Rather, I have been working remotely for years in other ways. On top of that, I know how to travel for free or super cheap, manage finances well and have prioritised travel for us. You can find more about ways to make and save money at my other site, The Thrifty Issue. I do a combination of things which allow us to make money from anywhere. It took a little time to create this lifestyle but it was worth it. I don’t travel hack with…

  • Family Travel

    How To Travel With Kids

    5 Tips For Travelling With Kids My daughters and I have travelled a fair bit since they were born. We have had issues at times with motion sickness, not being able to travel overseas and other things. Overall, travel for us appears to have been easier than for many I know. Here are my tips. 1. Keep Them Entertained As obvious as this sounds, it is necessary but it is not totally your responsibility. My daughters know they need to entertain themselves. As such, they have their iPads and sometimes do schoolwork. Each daughter has a mini LEGO kit we created out of their own LEGO and a plastic container…