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Aussie slang words you might need to know

G’day. You might have heard that we’re part of the Intrepid Group, our Aussie sisters, and being sisters, you’ll often find a few Aussies in your group next holiday. And they make great friends, but sometimes, are they really speaking the same language? In celebration of Friendship Day this past week, we’ve knocked together (and then decoded) our favourite Aussie slang that you might hear on the road with The Family Adventure Company.

Ace – Excellent
That was well worth the trek for the ace view of Machu Picchu this morning.

Our top 5 destinations to chase Pokémon

It’s official: this summer it’s all about the go. As in, Pokémon Go. As much fun as it is helping the kids catch Pikachu whilst doing the school run, chasing Caterpie in the neighbours’ garden or dodging dog walkers to snare Meowth, your kids could be channelling their inner Ash Ketchum say on the shores of Thailand, in the meadows of Andorra, or even from across the pond in Yosemite.

Sound good? Here are our top five places around the globe to play the ultimate Pokémon Go. The time is right.

Ocean adventures: 6 of our favourite

Somewhere for the kids to swim on a family holiday can be the deal breaker when seeking out that all-important adventure. Luckily, we've scoped out the most unique of places to take a dip in, and these waters are sure to keep the kids occupied for hours. 

Dad jokes

Out do dad this Sunday with these crackin’ jokes. We’ve compiled the best of the best.

What does a Mexican put under his carpet?

Underlay! Underlay!

What's the best thing about Switzerland?

I don't know, but their flag is a huge plus.

Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

Does anyone else remember the Wild Thornberries? The cartoon family from the late 90s that lived in Africa, shooting documentaries, getting into adventures and generally living the dream. They even had a talking monkey. Well we may have found their real life equivalent (minus the monkey thing).

22 emotions you’ll experience flying long haul with kids

So much world, so much airtime. Travelling the world as a family brings plenty of adventure and precious memories. But what about getting there? Long haul. Aiborne. With kids. How many GIFs can you relate to?

1. When you’ve checked-in online and you breeze past the queues

The Woodyer's Andorra Family Holiday

The Woodyer Family recently discovered what it’s like to go off the beaten track with The Family Adventure Company, taking their 9, 11 and 13 year olds on a family holiday to Andorra. Squeezed between Spain and France, the mountainous principality is a perfect place for an action-packed summer activity week.

Experience the Volcanoes of Costa Rica

The Arenak Volcano in Costa Rica is one of the country's 50 or more volcanoes. Over the past fifty years the Arenal volcano has been the most active of the country's six active volcanoes. An Adventure Companyholiday in Costa Rica can include time in the Arenal National Park, enjoying thermal springs and heated pools whilst viewing the Arenal volcano. A recent visitor to Costa Rica shared this blog post with us...

Tatras Winter Adventure (8 days) - Slovakia - Starting 12th February 2012

Would be great to hear from anyone who is booked on the Tatras Winter Adventure (8 days) - Slovakia - Starting 12th February 2012.  Hayley :-)

The daunting prospect of tackling the mighty Mount Everest

When people are asked who their greatest heroes are, names such as Pele, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon or even Brad Pitt are normally bandied around. While most of us are fond of sportsmen, actors and musicians, for me, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest. Apa Sherpa.

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