Welcome to the Four Around the World family travel blog.
We are the Connors Family – An Aussie adventure-loving family with a passion for family-friendly, affordable travel. Join us as our family of four takes on the world, one city at a time, from home-grown favourites to worldwide wonders.
We aim to explore the sites of the world, creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences, all while proving travel with kids is not only possible but TOTALLY AWESOME!
WHO ARE WE?
We are the Connors Family, a down-to-earth crew from near Brisbane, Australia, striving for work/life balance while embracing the everyday chaos.
Our family of four loves exploring the world, and our journey takes us from our doorstep to wherever our passports lead.
I (Holly) started my career in psychology in 2007 but shifted gears in 2014 to become a full-time blogger. This isn’t my first website thought. I first kicked off a lifestyle website at Simplify Create Inspire, but this passion project followed early in 2015.
Luckily I happened to stumble upon Simon back in 2002, who supported me in my career aspirations right from the beginning but also awakened a passion for travel through his own love of seeing the world.
Despite being born in Australia, both Simon’s parents were born in Poland and he grew up with a Polish grandmother who did not speak a lot of English, so essentially Simon’s first language was Polish. He didn’t really even learn English until school.
We tied the knot in 2010, after two European adventures through 11 countries, making travel an integral part of our lives.
As they say, we work to live… not live to work and in our case, work to travel (and pay off the mortgage).
In 2012, we became a family of 3, welcoming our first daughter Lily into the world. By the age of 2, she had already been on 10 planes, both international and domestic, with a passport of her own.
Come 2015, we added another beautiful daughter to our family, welcoming Violet into the world. Even before her arrival, we were already making plans for her first big overseas adventure. And the next… and the next.
So far between the four of us, we’ve covered 18 or so countries with many more to on the list!
For us, travel is a part of life and the experiences of travel are worth so much more than the money they may cost. You cannot put a price on memories, and you get certain things from travel that cannot be learned any other way.
This is a life we want to share with our daughters since many of life’s greatest lessons are taught outside of the classroom!
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Our mission is simple: help families travel stress-free with kids! Our blog provides practical advice, local tips, and lesser-known travel hacks, ensuring your family adventures are smooth and enjoyable.
What makes us a great source of inspiration for attainable family travel is the fact that we don’t travel full-time.
As much as we would love to do the full-time thing one day, for now, we are happy cramming in as many travel experiences as we can, around work/school life, and we want to help you to do the same.
We have collaborated with Tourism boards in Australia and overseas, including Gold Coast Tourism and Ipswich Tourism. We have also collaborated with KiwiCo, Wilderness Motorhomes NZ and many other travel brands.
Since 2015, we’ve been consistently sharing our family travel experiences, ensuring a reliable and enduring resource for families seeking memorable and hassle-free adventures – family travel made easier!