We've put a deposit on a decent camper that we intend to travel every school holidays with. Just hit the road with no place to go. So not quite the same as they will still be going to school during term. We will also be using it to travel 700kms (350 each way) fortnightly for my sons specialists.
My kids are 6, 4 (ASD), 3 and 2. We are hopefully adding another to the brood next year.
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03-05-2016 14:32 #11
Buying a Caravan and Hitting the Road?
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03-05-2016 14:41 #12
Yeah, we're kinda wondering where my son's therapy will sit while on the road. I don't want to dismiss it because early intervention does have some value. I'll be speaking to one of his specialists this month to get their thoughts on that.
Worse case scenario is that we leave anyway but hover around a regional centre where we can do our weekly visits. I know people are going to say routine, routine but in the past six months, we've had two changes of therapists as they keep leaving the area so.... *shrugs* Or maybe I'll find something on Skype. He loves computers.
03-05-2016 15:00 #13
I'm sure you can find a therapist who will let you Skype!
It sounds like your timing is absolutely perfect to do it now!
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03-05-2016 15:06 #14
Do u have Facebook? There is a Facebook page called travelling Australia with kids it's fantastic post your questions they will show how much petrol they have used etc what u should buy things like that!!
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03-05-2016 15:58 #15
Absolutely investigate the Skype thing. Because we live in a remote area, we were told all about it but we choose to travel to his therapists instead.
There are a whole heap of allied health professionals that do Telehealth
03-05-2016 17:28 #16
03-05-2016 17:53 #17
Buying a Caravan and Hitting the Road?
Sounds fabulous!! My BFF is about to do this with her DS8 and DS10
24-10-2016 06:45 #18
Did u leave??? We are going to do this!
24-10-2016 07:38 #19
I'd consider it esp as the kids are young and it'll be a valued education for them while they are growing up to be adults etc. My folks just drove up the red centre and met a family that has been doing this for there entire marriage. They have 11 kids I think mum said they earn money by going to touristy spot and giving camel rides and have merchandise to sell etc all the kids are home schooled
24-10-2016 09:58 #20
We did this for 6 months last year. Our daughter was in her first yr of Prep but we pulled her out in the second half and headed off. We have a 3 yr old son as well.
We didn't have a caravan, chose to use a tent instead.
We had a great time. No TV's no computers, it was fantastic.
There were some tough days as well as some great days. I suggest you do it!!
Happy to answer any questions if you need.
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