We have this fascination with grandeur, that bigger is better. And yet, when we think of Le Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, we’re reminded that “good things come in small packages.”
lostandfoundtravellerLost and Found Traveller was first conceived in 2013 after a Mummy and daughter trip to Paris. It was the catalyst which awakened the dreamer and storyteller within me, and I found myself with an inspired insight and fresh perspective that only travel unlocks. Since 2013, the persona of Lost and Found Traveller has evolved and matured, extending to now include my Husband and 3 daughters as of 2017. Together, we are an Australian family of 5 creative storytellers, on a family gap year of full time international travel for 10 months. We sold our house. Quit our jobs. Withdrew our girls from their private school education, to travel the world. We are on an adventure of a lifetime, specifically focussing on learning and 'togetherness' without the 'distractions of everyday' Western life. Typically we are are not one for labels, however if we had to define ourselves as travellers, then it would be: “ intellectually curious travellers, who value unique and authentic experiences. Travellers who seek opportunities that foster a sense of connectedness to each other and the world around us.” We hope you say 'hi', and find entertainment, inspiration, or simply the information you seek from following along on our adventure. Julia x
The Cow Shed Story by Ava
A recount of an 8 year old child’s perspective whilst travelling full time and staying at a Cow Shed Airbnb
Stonehenge – What’s it Really Like?
“…it is good that we don’t know the why’s and how’s of Stone Henge. This way the place will forever capture our imagination and inspire our creativity, and by paying the admission you buy in just a little to its story.”
The Point Villas- Taupo’s Finest
They say “never say never”, and yet I’ve found the one exception…. The Point Villas, Taupo. So picturesque is The Point Villas that for the first time in a very long time I heard myself saying the forbidden word, “never”. I never want to leave.
The Perfect Activity Guide To Dubai For Families
An unbeatable, comprehensive highlight guide to Dubai activities for young and old. This is one you won’t want to miss.
Reflections On Arriving In Fiji
There is none so unfamiliar as arriving by boat to the chorus of traditional vocals, melodious, harmonies, and hearing the Fijian spirit of life expressed through song ring out over the water as our boat reached the jetty.
Mastering Slow Life in NZ: Airbnb The Cowshed
There is so much to learn. To love. To live for in these slow paced moments of rural life. The Cowshed was not simply a place for us. It was an experience.
The First Signs of Adaptability- Family Fulltime Travel
I find myself recognising the “secret” superpower that allows humans all over the world to live in the most unconventional ways and places…
Slow Life Family Gap Year- Sailing with Vigilant, Bay of Islands
Today we learned that slow life may just get us to where we want to be, faster than any other route.
Good-bye Australia- Nomadic Family Gap Year Introductions
Typically, we’re not one for labels, but if we had to define ourselves it would be:
“ intellectually curious travellers, who value unpretentious luxury and authentic experiences. Travellers who seek opportunities that foster a sense of connectedness to each other and the world around us.”