Lake Como, Italy
Who We Are.
We’re a family of 4 with little to own and lots to learn. We have 2 littlies-in-tow: one talks non-stop, one moves non-stop. (Girl vs boy, take your pick.)
Minimalism has been our best-kept secret to living stress-free lives, especially since becoming parents. Over the years, we’ve learned to work a whole lot smarter, hustle a little harder and travel an island farther.
We’re a multicultural family that grew up in both Australia and New Zealand. We recently spent 5 years in Auckland for business, lifestyle and travel (video here). In 2022, we sold our business and everything we owned and took our kids on a one-way ticket chasing summer around the world (May 2022 – Feb 2023).
After seeing a good part of the world, we’re lucky enough to settle in one of the best pockets on Earth – the Gold Coast. We’re ever so grateful for the life we have, an abundance of sun, sand and simplicity. Now, we’re here to help your family achieve the freedom that you deserve.
Kida.co was established as a personal travel journal in 2018, shortly after the birth of my first child. I watched Kyra become more and more inquisitive about the world around her, and as time passed by, I questioned the traditional role of a stay-at-home mum. I decided to give my baby, in my opinion, the best start in life by broadening her mind through travels.
We rebranded the personal blog to Kida.co in 2020 when baby Joah came along and since then, we broadened our content to cover the fundamentals of sustaining a travel lifestyle with kids. The journey from being a backpacker wanderlust to lugging a whole family to travel isn’t an easy one, and Kida.co is here to help, inspire and share this journey with you.
Big Island, Hawaii
Hey, I’m Kida.
A millennial free-spirit.
Unlike most Asians, I wasn’t a straight-A student at school and I didn’t become an accountant, doctor or lawyer. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition and had worked in many fields but Music.
I moved to Sydney, Australia shortly after graduation to escape the family pressure of climbing the corporate ladder. Like many young graduate migrants, I changed jobs every year and moved from place to place. One day, I found myself sitting at a bus stop, homeless with a suitcase, and nowhere to go…
That was the turning point of my life. I was fed up with room-sharing and being told to move out all the time. I put all my savings together and bought a studio apartment off-the-plan on the northern beaches of Sydney, which turned out to be the best investment I’ve made. While waiting for my home to be built, I backpacked around Europe on a working holiday visa. Well, the ‘working’ part didn’t work out, so I ended up having an extended holiday instead heh.
After returning to Sydney, an old friend of mine became a little more than a friend. Before I could even settle into my new life, I fell pregnant while working in my newfound real estate career. So with a lot of time on hand, I turned my all-time love for travel into a platform where I documented my journey. During the year of my pregnancy, I invested my spare time in financial education, as I knew by then, being financially free was the foundation for achieving the dream life I wanted for my daughter.
Now looking back, I wish I started educating myself a lot earlier. Nevertheless, things turned out a lot better than I could ask for. I hope to share everything I had learned, post by post, extending a helping hand to all of you who may have similar goals and dreams.
If you would not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing.Benjamin Franklin
Kyra is a curious 6-year-old who’s a bundle of energy day and night. She could sing, dance, draw, play, chat, and explore all day long. Did we mention, she talks non-stop!
Miss Kyra has been up the mountains of Matterhorn, down to the ocean trench of Samoa, she survived 45°C heat of Palm Springs CA, and sub-zero temperatures in Tongariro New Zealand. She tasted exotic food like durian ice cream, frog legs, and goats from Vietnam, and loves making inedible dumplings from China.
We can probably summarise Daddy Pau in one sentence:
He loves his gym, he wakes up thinking about it, goes to bed dreaming about it and calls the gym his baby.
Daddy Pau is loved by our kids, he’s silly, fun and a softie. An easy-going city boy who loves travelling with us, without any travel-related work commitments that is. An excellent travel tag-along in my opinion, sometimes a bit too clingy.
His motto is: “You love the water, I love looking after your bags on the beach. That’s why we gel so well.”
Born amid Covid-19, Joah is now a handsome wildman!
This little dude loves poking our belly buttons and has recently survived terrible two while travelling around the world. When you hear him say “that’s what you get, *blows raspberry*”, that’s when he needs a smack on the bum.
Joah is the practical ‘man’ of the family. He gets business done and moves on quickly. He hardly ever cries and has given Mummy a big cheeky smile at week 2. He’s adorable to the core and a little shy.
Would you like to work together?
Our family focuses on creating valuable and relatable content based on our very own experiences, delivered in the simplest ways to our niche audience – millennial travel families.
We are a genuine bunch who prioritise building a brand with the purpose of inspiring and passing on our experiences to the next generations through travel.
Speaking directly to other families who share similar visions, our tight-knit community trusts each other when it comes to recommendations and reviews. Thus exposing your brand to a very targeted audience, maximising brand awareness and conversion rate.
Hi Kida, wow! That is so fabulous, that is over and above what the majority of social media bloggers do for us. I love your video and your little daughter is soo gorgeous.
A meitaki ma’ata from us here at Koka!!
Koka Lagoon Cruises
Serena – Manager
Was stunned at the awesome video you did. I saw a great picture you took with your baby looking out the window of the sub and a turtle right there. It’s priceless!
Thanks so much!
Raro Reef Sub
Stephenie – Owner