Entries by Thais Saito

Whale Watch Kaikoura with kids

Whales are one of the world’s most magical creatures. We had the chance of seeing them in the wild and, well, couldn’t skip it. Good thing that Kaikoura is whale heaven, isn’t it? Scroll to know all about a tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura with kids! * We received tickets for this tour. Still, all […]

2 months on the road!

Today we reach the 2 months mark! In only 2 months we’ve seen and done so much, but it’s still so little! Our first-month review can be seen here.     Our stops During our second month, we’ve been to Auckland, Mount Maunganui and Wellington on the North Island (NZ), Golden Bay, and now Kaikoura in […]

Golden Bay, NZ, with kids

Our first stop in the South Island of NZ was Pohara, in Golden Bay. We spent 10 days there between May and June 2016. It was winter and it was lovely. I can only imagine how stunning it must be during summer…     Driving from Picton to Pohara The drive from Picton – where […]

Our favorite eats in Auckland, NZ

This post is all about food. We haven’t gotten even a discount for this. This is 100% based on our preferences. Keep reading to know where to find the best food in Auckland (NZ)! Find accommodation in Auckland here! (affiliate link)     Supermarket Here are the BEST treats you’ll find in most supermarkets in NZ. […]

But… what about school?

This is the first question we hear every time we talk about traveling long term. If people don’t ask, they always make uncomfortable faces. The thing is: there are many ways to learn something. We’ve always believed that.     Our background in homeschooling We’ve been homeschooling since Coral was a baby, so it’s been […]

Wellington by Joao and Melissa

Both Melissa and Joao wrote about Wellington this time. I was going to just paste their own work here, but it would be kind of repetitive, so I’ll mix both together and, hopefully, give you a shorter and easier read. Where Melissa wrote, you’ll find an (M) and where Joao wrote, you’ll find a (J). […]

Wellington (NZ) with kids

Wellington is the capital of NZ. It’s at the bottom of the North Island, and it’s a chilly and windy city. We’ve been there a few times, the last time being in May of 2016. There’s a lot to do and see. It’s hard to get bored!     A family travel guide to Wellington, […]

Mount Maunganui (NZ) with kids

Mount Maunganui is a beautiful town on NZ‘s North Island. It’s a peninsula, so it’s surrounded by beaches, and everything is within walking distance from anywhere. If you imagine paradise with beaches, this might be it: beautiful beaches, Mauao (the mountain), little islands around, and all the amenities you might want close by. Continue to […]

Our mistakes – first edition

I know we haven’t been on the road for long, you know, enough to share our expertise and all that, but we’ve had our share of mistakes, so I’m here to share them with you.   The mistakes we’ve made in our first months traveling full time with kids First of all, don’t over pack. […]

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

We went to Kelly Tarlton’s around 4 years ago and, even though the kids loved it, we, the grown-ups didn’t. It is pretty expensive (NZ$39 adults and NZ$22 children, in 2016) and it took us, with four children under 7, one hour to go through everything. After Japan’s huge aquariums, it was quite sad. We […]