If you are not lucky enough to be travelling this year, or perhaps sitting down under waiting for some inspiration then you can thank the world of social media for helping you live out your travel dreams through other families!
No need to wait for the blog posts to come in September, here are 10 family travel & expat bloggers who are opening up their family albums so you can follow along LIVE with their adventures during Summer 2016
Family Travel Go
Dylan and his family are taking on the classic US road trip, driving from Oklahoma to Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania. New York City and Niagara Falls (New York side and Canada) , Toronto and many places in between. Making it all the more interesting, along with his wife & 4 year old son they’ll be joined on the adventure by his brother and sister in law, mother in law, step father and law and grandmother in law. One big family road trip! Taking on the newer technologies you can catch up with their adventures on SNAPCHAT: dyalnkmyers where you can view their daily story and YOU TUBE
Our favourite Italian expat Marta
and her family of 4 from Dublin are crossing the Pond to take on the incredible California
. Based from Berkeley they will be taking in San Francisco, Yosemite, Pacific Highway Drive plus smaller day trips. You can follow along their daily adventure on INSTAGRAM
– as well as a travel diary she will be keeping on the Learning Escapes Blog.
Just Go Places
American expat Shoba
who now calls England home with her husband and two kids will be heading back stateside ‘s for an epic 7 week road trip down both the East Coast and West Coast of the USA. Heading from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard to New York to Philadelphia to Washington D.C. in July, then from San Francisco to Los Angeles in August. Follow along with this family of 4 on INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Travels with Boys
Getting an early start to the summer, Nicci
and her boys have already finished traversing Italy and are now meeting up with family in Denmark “12 of us in a crazy multi-generational holiday which possibly may be something like national lampoons vacation” Sounds too good to miss right? Showing you everything that boys especially will love about Europe follow along on INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
If Elizabeth didn’t have her hands full enough with a brand new baby and a tot, her family will start the summer with a road trip from UK to Lyon, France. Onward they will be joining no less than 10 other couples with kids in Italy before traversing back around Provence, ending their adventure in the French Alps to catch the Tour de France – phew! Slightly exhausted just thinking about – see how this professional travel mum makes it look easy on INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
One Tiny Leap
Why bother with flying or driving when it’s so easy to take the train
! Adventuring from London down to Lisbon
over a three week period taking in all the sensational sights along the way, Maria truly knows about to capture the spirit of the moment with her speculator photography INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Mum on the Move
British expat Marianne and her family will be using their Hong Kong base to its best to explore nearby Singapore
, then on to Indonesia
for some spectacular South East Asia exploration around its many amazing islands. You can follow along with them on FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
I love another family of 5 trail blazing the way! Nisbah and her gang will be taking on the desert, Asian culture, gorgeous beaches, jungles and cities. Starting with Abu Dhabi
, they will then head on to Malaysia with stops in Kuala Lumpur
then off to the rain forests of Borneo
! To finish things of the fabulous city of Hong Kong,
full of gorgeous food, impressive markets and skyscrapers! You can follow along our summer adventure on their blog
, where they will be updating a daily travel diary, as well as FACEBOOK
Our very own Globetrotters are heading down under once again! With grandparents living in the deep south of Western Australia
, we always make the annual pilgrimage back home to get our blast of fresh (wintery!) air and plenty of quality outdoor time. With a little difference this year we will be making more side trips, exploring a little further afield around Great Southern (south coast WA), then venturing even further west to Augusta (Australia’s most south westerly point), Margaret River
– home of the famous Busselton Jetty. Keep up with us live on INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
Now this is one you cannot miss! Kate and her family of 4 have won the privileged of touring down the East Coast of Australia with a pink Winnebago to raise fund for Breast Cancer Australia. Not only will get you get to see some truly speculator Australian sites, local insights and their carvanning misadventures, they are doing it all for a very worth cause. To see what its all about, see how they won the Follow the Sun competition here on YOUTUBE
and keep up with the journey from August to October 2016 on INSTAGRAM
If all this isn’t enough family adventure for you, you can follow along with top family travel bloggers using #ftb100 on Instagram, or share some of those special moments with #tinytravels.
Any of our UAE readers sticking around can also see what’s going on an activities to keep you cool while the kids are home by following #uaemombloggers
Pin for Later
Over the summer we will be taking a little hiatus from the blog – but fear not!
We have some amazing guest bloggers lined up for the Explore My City summer series, giving you a taster of exploring different cities around the world with an insiders view on best activities, places to eat, stay and how to get around their home towns.
Last but not least – don’t forget your packing chchecklistSign up here to join the Our Globetrotters community
and we’ll forward you straight away this ultimate guide for vacation preparation.
Safe family travels and we’ll see you all on the other side of summer!!
Keri & the Globetrotters
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