Meet the family.

Meet the family.

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Hi there! Welcome! G’day!

We are so happy you have decided to join us and we can’t wait to hear where you will explore next!

We hope you enjoy reading and seeing our adventurers and that they give you some ideas of getting out and about with your own family.

We are a family of 5 Australians who love to explore and adventure as often as we can.

Andrew, Bron, Cooper (12), Pepper (8) and Elwood (5) make up Smithsholidayroad.

We are based in Melbourne, Australia.


Andrew loves collecting music memorabilia on our travels and has a nice collection of instruments from a variety of countries. His favourite country is Vietnam.

Bron loves taking photos and visiting places a little more remote and rustic. Her favourite country to visit is Cambodia for a great mix of culture, city and beach.

Cooper is a foodie and loves being on holiday. Cooper has Cerebral Palsy and uses a variety of mobility devices. While travelling he uses a Quickie Zippie manual wheelchair. Β His favourite travel experience is exploring Europe. All of it!

Pepper loves learning new words and meeting new people. She loves to draw and write about her adventures. Pepper loves being active and enjoyed jumping from a tree into the blue lagoon in Laos.

Woody loves transport and flying on planes. He loves swimming and exploring caves. He loves going on sleeper trains and loved the train from Bangkok to the Laos border.

Each family member contributes their stories to the blog in unique ways. We share honest, open accounts about travelling with young kids.

We share our travels, experiences, hints and tips and love inspiring others to travel.

We share our pictures and tips on Instagram and more stories on Facebook

Together we have travelled to:

  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • UAE
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • England
  • Wales
  • Bali
  • Penang
  • Uluru ( Ayers Rock)
  • Tokyo, Japan.

Where will you go next?



32 thoughts on “Meet the family.”

  • Hi Bron!! It’s been a while since I read your blog, I missed reading about your gorgeous family! I love love LOVE that you all travel so much, and that your kids can experience so much of the world! We have also moved, not to a different country though, but across America (that counts, right?). I have only read of your recent Euro trip, but am looking forward to seeing what I missed and catching up! Miss you!!!

  • Hello everyone, this is Kerith, Maddison and Oscar here. Really hope that you are having a wonderful time so far, over the jet lag and enjoying some much nicer weather than here!! We just noticed in the school newsletter that it is Pepper’s birthday today.. so sending lots of birthday wishes! Safe travels!!

    Hi Cooper, this is Maddison – where are you now? Hope you’re having fun. From Maddison

    Happy holiday! I dressed up like Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk today. From Oscar

  • You sound like a well travelled family! It’s always great to see another family get out there and see the world, especially with the extra challenges your family faces. Great to connect with you πŸ™‚

  • Hey Smith family. Was so great to chat in the swimming pool at Vientiane Garden Hotel. You are such a cool family with heaps of humour and and an obvious love for life. These qualities are reflected so obviously in your gorgeous kids! Loved talking to Cooper and hearing about your travel adventures. I look forward to following your blog.
    Cheryl Vallance New Zealand

    • Oh and on our second pool meeting adored talking to Pepper. What a stunning girl so much more mature than her 6 years! Hope you arrived home safely and are recovering from your holiday!

    • Dear Cheryl, thank you for reading our adventures and speaking so beautifully and respectfully to my kids xx your students in NZ are so lucky to have you! Will update you on any gopro news too ?

  • It was great meeting your family at the Vientiane Garden Hotel in Laos. Loved how Coop asked about the little boy I work with in my job. Thought how funny Pep was telling me what dad had got up to. Enjoy the rest of your travels

    • Thanks Kerry for reading our adventures. Coop has an amazing relationship with his integration aide so he’s always keen to hear about other kids who need support at school/kinder! Hope you loved Cambodia after Laos! Bron

  • What a great blog, and I love following you on Insta! We’ve always been a keen travelling family too but have had a break from it for the last eighteen months while our son has been recovering from some medical issues. He’s got flight clearance now though so we’ll be off again soon πŸ™‚ Really inspiring to read your stuff Smith Family! happy travels x

  • I absolutely adore your family’s adventurous spirit! Special shout out to Master C – what a wise little man he is, to figure what that travel is a worthwhile passion! πŸ™‚ would love to have him contribute to our web site any day and hear his perspective of travel too πŸ™‚

  • Hey Bron, 5 of us travelled to Sri Lanka 2 years ago, including Sandy. We hired a van with a driver to minimise transfers, as we have a lot of lifting with Sandy who weighs a few kilos more than Coops. The people were always friendly and helpful. Can recommend the elephant safaris and travelling inland. The coast is nice too but as we all grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches, seeking out surf coast wasn’t so exciting for us. We all loved Lake Koggala and Galle Fort. Enjoy!

    • Thankyou so much Fiona! The last time I went to SriLanka I was 14! Pep has the elephant safari on her list as she’ll be turning 8. I figure we need to do lots of this while Coop is still light enough too! Thank you for commenting and supporting our travels!

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