Meet the Morgans

We are the Morgan family.  On December 15, 2014 we decided to sell up the things we own, change the direction of our lives and take our four children travelling for a year.  We are taking it one step further and documenting all of our travels.


Our Travels

This website has been created as a Journal and Blog of our experiences.  We hope to share our thoughts, anxieties, fears, loves, up’s and down’s.  We invite you to follow our journey of our decision, where our family will go travelling, with four children, for one year.

Why make a Website?

We feel blessed and this is in no way shared to be boastful.  We expect to learn many lessons as we travel.  We are creating this for anyone who has an interest in family travel and for those who have limited funds.  Most importantly we have created this for ourselves.  We want to remember what we were thinking at a particular time and place in our lives.


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About us

The last place we called home was Perth, Western Australia where we left behind many of our close friends and family.  Australia has been good for us.

Originally My husband and I are natives of New Zealand.  It’s a place we love deeply, and a place we plan on returning too one day.  We have four children, our girls are aged 12 and 10 and our boys, 8 and 4.  Today our home is where ever we are together and our house is 7kg carry-on luggage only.

What we have for you

This site is our experiment for you, it is a blog and a journal of our experiences.  At times it will be about ‘where we went and what we did’ and on other occasions it will be about ‘How we feel and what we have learned’.  This site is not backed by large corporate dollars (although we would love that) but on occasion we do provide sponsored post for companies and/or businesses that host our family.


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Our Travel Philosophy

A typical scenario for us ……… We were unwilling to spend the big bucks on a lift pass and equipment hire in New Zealand for my children.  So, we spent the day snowboarding the roadside drain and then walking back up the road.

Our new born baby sat in the car watching from the warmth of the heater and mum had the BBQ going. Sausages were sizzling and milo cooked all day. Cheap day out and an activity that no travel agent will ever advertise for…. Here’s to having fun and laughing at how cheap we are….. And so the trend continues. Live it cheap, live it happy, nothing wrong with sleeping in a hostel and eating rice. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes you can’t.

Join us

The magic of the internet allows us to share with family, friends and people like you our travel experiences.  If you want to join us in daily conversation you can join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or even receive post to your inbox.  It is hoped that in sharing this we can encourage more families to spend time together where ever they are.  Having children is no excuse to stop any of us from discovering our beautiful world.

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  • I cant scoop up the feeling I have of beinghellip
    2 months ago by morgansgotravelling I can't scoop up the feeling I have of being with family and friends in New Zealand with people I care for and I know care for me. I can't bag the feeling on a camera I had when my feet were cold and I asked my sister to sit on them so they would be warm just so I could have a quick comfortable nap. I know she came to talk to me but I was just tired. The picture would mean little to you but I would probably try to capture them anyway. You would look at the…
  • Weve been called Rolling Stones more than once in ourhellip
    2 months ago by morgansgotravelling We've been called Rolling Stones more than once in our lives. The truth is I love stability. I love it not in myself but in the world around me. I love that huMan behaviour is predictable. Love, fear, jealously, envy. I love that people want to buy a house and settle down and are happy to work a job for their lifetime. That a child wants to follow in their parents footsteps. I love that. I love that in the distant and near future I can visit these people and know that they are happy. What I know is that…
  • The last time we went on a date night togetherhellip
    4 months ago by morgansgotravelling The last time we went on a date night together was in Vietnam , Ho Chi Minh city, almost 2 years ago and we ate at Swenson (ice cream parlour) we had a mean hold out on the rest of the family because we were suppose to be on a budget, the ice cream was so nice because we dont have much sugar when we travel, then we left the ice cream parlour and bought some street food from a lady on the sidewalk for the rest of the family. Boom . We do what we can with the time…
  • Melaka in a photo Photo with a story A couplehellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Melaka in a photo. Photo with a story. A couple of Buddhist monks and some Malaysian Muslim women and Sri Lankan tourist hanging out at the Portuguese red square, standing next to a Christian chapel built in 1763 by the Dutch conquerors with a roman style fountain built in 1905 by the British for the queen who died. Meanwhile in the background a Saudi film crew is filming the Indian food stalls for Sadi airlines while we are sipping from Thai coconuts watching the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year as they ride past on the pimped out rickshaws blasting Hindi…
  • Melaka was once a major port on the Silk Roadhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Melaka was once a major port on the Silk Road. The world traders came here to buy things like cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and later on rubber, tea and tobacco. It's also the reason why you have so many beautiful looking people because many of the ships crews jumped from their ships and never returned to their homes. The Portuguese settled here, 500ish years ago, the Chinese arrived here without women because the emperor wouldn't allow females to travel so they married the Malays. The Dutch rolled in later and made some dope stuff. Some Indians jumped off their boats and…
  • The Portuguese settled here 500ish years ago the Chinese arrivedhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling The Portuguese settled here, 500ish years ago, the Chinese arrived here without women because the emperor wouldn't allow females to travel so they married the Malays. The Dutch rolled in later and made some dope stuff. Some Indians jumped off their boats and made some cool Indian stuff and then the British came and made some cool London looking stuff. And then they had a big dance party and married each other but they wanted some churches, and mosques, Hindi and Buddhist and Taoist temples and stuff so they could all get married and then they swapped recipes and stuff........…
  • Weird wonderful and whacky street love mixed with some Pokmonhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Weird wonderful and whacky street love mixed with some Pokémon gangsta rap..... if your thinking about taking a nice stroll around the state of Melaka's 15th century Portuguese settlement in Malaysia this isn't the way to do it...... but if you do want to take the crew for a somewhat festive boogie ride in a non traditional rickshaw fitted with its own 2000w speaker and amp and don't want them to fall asleep in the humidity of the day this will do it....... well worth the smiles following them on my girly bike - because tall man bikes cost more…
  • Weird wonderful and whacky street love mixed with some Pokmonhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Weird wonderful and whacky street love mixed with some Pokémon gangsta rap..... if your thinking about taking a nice stroll around the state of Melaka's 15th century Portuguese settlement in Malaysia this isn't the way to do it...... but if you do want to take the crew for a somewhat festive boogie ride in a non traditional rickshaw fitted with its own 2000w speaker and amp and don't want them to fall asleep in the humidity of the day this will do it....... well worth the smiles following them on my girly bike - because tall man bikes cost more…
  • Street art on tap made even more original because numberhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Street art on tap made even more original because number 4 is always up for a pose. I'm going to let lose on the Penang street art pics for the next few posts, so if you get sick of seeing them in your feed you could always go watch TV for a few hours.  #travel   #penang   #penangstreetart   #streetart   #malaysia   #family 
  • Concrete garden Chinese pot plant malaysia penangstreetart penang family travelhellip
    5 months ago by morgansgotravelling Concrete garden. Chinese pot plant  #malaysia   #penangstreetart   #penang   #family   #travel   #garden 

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