Facebook Pixel

Welcome to the Thrifty Family Travel Blog!

At Thrifty Family Travels we believe that travelling the world doesn’t have to stop the minute you have kids.  We also believe it doesn’t need to be expensive or all about Disneyland (although the odd trip is still pretty cool!).

As the name suggests we are all about going on family adventures across the globe, looking for the best deals and saving money wherever we can without ever compromising our experience.  We also love to splurge every now and again – who doesn’t!!!

The aim of our website is to inspire you to get out and see this great big wide world with your kids.  Whether its international travel, interstate or even around your own city.  Family adventures are everywhere!

In every destination we visit, we will show you all the best family friendly attractions and accommodation as well as where to save money, what to splurge on and practical itineraries with details regarding how to get around.

Want to know more about who we are? Read more here.

Do you want to start planning your next family adventure?  Then keep reading below.

Are you a brand that wants to work with us?  Find out what we can offer you here.

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning your next Family Adventure!

Save Money

Check out our guides on how to save money on airfares, accommodation, car hire and food.  We will share with you all of our favourite websites where you can save hundreds on your next family trip.

Start Packing

One of the best ways to travel with kids is light!  Lugging around lots of bags and trying to wrangle kids is stressful.  So we can help you with not only what to pack but also on how to travel light.

Plus we have guides to help you buy the best travel stroller, packing cubes, backpacks, cross body bags, even tents for the camping family.

Where to go

Need inspiration on where to go?  Check out our destination guides from the above menu, or you can read about our more recent travels by clicking the links below:

We have tips and recommendations on various destinations from around the world – just click on the destination tab in the menu above.  Destinations include Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Travel Gear

Are you struggling with knowing what travel gear you need for your family trip?  Need tips on packing, what backpack to by or maybe looking for inspiration for travel gifts for the kids – we have information and reviews on a variety of travel gear.

Talk to Us

We are travel bloggers and unlike big travel agency’s we are accessible.  Join our FB group or send us an email.  Ask us or any of the numerous families that belong to our friendly community any travel questions you may have.  We are here to help you.

You can also join our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.  We even have a newsletter where we will send all our blog posts direct to your inbox as well as any special deals that we hear about.

Read our Latest Blog Posts

The Best Moreton Island Tours

The Best Moreton Island Tours

A visit to Moreton Island is on most family’s bucket list, particularly those who love the great outdoors.  However, not everyone owns a 4WD and renting one can be terribly expensive, not to mention super daunting for those without any 4WD experience, which is...

read more
The Best Moreton Island Tours

Best Things to do on Moreton Island

If you’re a family that loves the great outdoors, then you're going to love Moreton.  There are so many awesome Moreton Island things to do with kids!  The family will love swimming and snorkelling in warm crystal clear water, relaxing on stunning beaches,...

read more
The Best Moreton Island Accommodation for Families

The Best Moreton Island Accommodation for Families

Moreton Island is a wonderful place for a family holiday.  A tropical island paradise just a short ferry ride from the Brisbane CBD.  Here your family will have days of fun in the sun, swimming, snorkelling, relaxing and going on 4WD adventures. If you are...

read more
Jamala Wildlife Lodge Review

Jamala Wildlife Lodge Review

Imagine spending the night in absolute luxury, with meerkats, tigers or giraffes right outside your window?  No, I’m not talking about going on an African safari - this is something you can do right here - in Australia! Just a few kilometres from the Canberra CBD...

read more
The Very Best Family Accommodation Canberra Offers!

The Very Best Family Accommodation Canberra Offers!

  Canberra is such a great place to take the kids!  There are so many great educational attractions in town - the kids will have a blast and learn at the same time! In terms of the best family accommodation Canberra has, it’s certainly not the cheapest of...

read more