We love it when friends recommend their favourite products and services as it takes the guess work out of making a decision, so we've created this page to help you!
We've seen and used a lot of gear on our adventures and below are some of our favourites that we love to use - we've even sourced a few DISCOUNT CODES to help you too. Just so you know, there are some affiliate links and codes on this page and if you use them, we may get a small commission for your purchase at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.
Products and Accessories
The Camp OzBraai is an epic multi purpose BBQ cooking tool that we can't get enough of! ‘Braai’ is Afrikaans for ‘barbeque’ and if you are into campfire cooking then this is a must for you! You can use it to cook almost anything - thick steaks/ribs, sausages, drumsticks, kebabes, seafood, bacon and egg brekkie, toast and even your mornning cuppa! For a FREE set of stainless steel fire tongs use code: blondies at checkout. Watch our review video here.
Use code: blondies
for $100 off your awning purchase
We just love our Extreme Wing Awning from Bushwakka. This bad boy is so quick and easy to set up and has no poles. One person can literally set it up in 40 seconds and pack it away in under 60!
Use code blondies for $100 of your awning purchse.
For the kids
ABC Reading Eggs is for ages 2 - 13 and provides a great foundation for your little-ones reading and mathamatics journey. Through a rang of fun, interactive activities your child will be happy playing and learning at the same time. It's the perfect combination of screen time and education if you ask us. We have been using it for years and supports our travelling lifestyle perfectly. Click here to to access your 30 day trial.
When we travel we choose Fastcover Travel Insurance. With a simple to use navigation and quoting system you can make a booking at anytime of day, wherever you are in the world. Their website also features up to date travel alerts.
We suggest you also read our safety travel tips article to see how we prepare for our travel adventures with our mini blondies.
We use a Canon EOS 6D camera. This camera is fast, very robust and works well in low light situations - so for us, as a travelling family it is perfect. Trace straps it on over her shoulder and off we go with the kids. We generally don't have the luxury (or the time) to use a tripod so with the impressive low light performance we can take some quick snaps of the kids at the beach and the camera is very forgiving with any camera shake or movement from our busy kids!
Lens: We use a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens. As we often have our hands full with the kids we do not have time to swap and change lenses so this is our prime lens for our travels.
Filters: We ALWAYS make sure we have a filter on our camera lens to protect it. We use a Polariser or a normal UV filter (click here for an example). Be sure to purchase quality filters as there is no point having an amazing lens then using a crappy filter ontop.
SD Card: Working with kids and being on the road a lot we take loads on images and do not have much time to download so we use the biggest SD card we can - the more images and video we can take the better. We choose a reliable brand like scan disk.
Travel Blog Success Course & Community
When we decided to change our website into a blog we signed up to Travel Blog Success. We have learnt so much from this online course and still have so much to learn in the ever changing always evolving world of online blogging and social media. This is not just a education tool, it is also an online community and support network. In our opinion and many other bloggers we know, it is a must do and a great place to start if you want to start a travel blog.
Many bloggers and online influencers skip over affiliate marketing. They either think it's too hard, that it's a waste of time, that they will turn followers away, or that their followers just won't be interested However, this is not the case. We have learnt so much from Michelle in this online course and are starting to add a few affiliate links into our posts, it is an amazing way to generate some income from all your hard work. We figure, once you have made a few affiliate sales on your site you have paid for the course fee!! Win Win.
Website Hosting and Support
Everybody needs a 'web guy (or gal)' to call upon to make sure everything is running smoothly. We recently upgraded our website and as you can imagine this was a HUGE task! We had so many blog posts with images and videos that we needed to migrate from our old website to this new website. We needed help and we wanted a reliable recommendation so we were so glad to hear from our friend Liz (know as the Young Adventuress - who is blogging royalty) and she recommended Craig and his team at Performance Foundry and we haven't looked back.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links on this page. If you click them, we may get a small commission for your purchase at no additional cost to you. These products and resources are all services we highly recommend so you get an awesome product/service and we can foot the bills to keep us travelling and sharing our adventures with you. We appreciate your support.