Travel Tips

We’re here with all our best travel tips to help make your next family vacation enjoyable, relaxing and memorable for all the right reasons! Need packing tips? Help creating the perfect itinerary? Or just some inspiration for your next trip? Then we have articles and advice for you. Wherever you are going, for however long you will be there, Smarter Happier helps is here to help. Browse our articles, enjoy our pictures and videos, and ask us questions via the comments or the contact page. We are here for you with articles, advice, stories and inspiration for planning, taking and getting more out of our travels.

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Our Latest Travel Tips Articles

Our Best Family Travel Budget and Planning Tips

It goes without saying that holidays can be expensive – particularly when you have an entire family heading off on an adventure.  In fact, compared to when you travelled solo or as a couple, the cost of a typical family holiday seems almost insurmountable....

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Prepping for Your Theme Park Adventure

The thought of a holiday at a theme park can overwhelm you with both fear and excitement. The anticipation can be nearly too much too bear – all the rides and the fun and the excitement! But visiting a theme park for the first time can also be a really daunting...

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So did our holiday plan, go to plan?

Hi there! After a hiatus due to #ourUSAadventure, we are back home and ready to get back into blogging and writing and working again. Our holiday was wonderful – it went better than we could have ever expected. It’s rare that something you build up in your...

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10 strategies for planning a family holiday

Recently we shared our plans (and our fears!) for our upcoming family odyssey to the USA. Last year I wrote about our tips for taking kids overseas based on our experiences in New Zealand and I wanted to expand on those strategies as well as share some additional tips...

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Our family holiday of a lifetime

We are currently on the countdown to our dream family holiday to the USA. In 31 days we will be leaving the comforts of home and embarking on a 24 day odyssey from Los Angeles on the west coast, over to Orlando on the east coast and then finishing off with a cruise...

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Carry On Camping

So this weekend was supposed to be our first big official camping odyssey as a family. The first time we would forgo the comforts of a cabin and camp old style, in a tent. Nathan was excited. It is a long held dream of his to take his kids camping in the great...

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