Christmastime: Au pairs get ready (and AuPairWorld, too)

Young woman with santa claus hat and beard

The holiday season is right around the corner and everyone is excited...

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Podcast: Turning au pair challenges into dreams come true

Melanie with her book "Rock Your Au Pair Year"

In these podcasts, au pairing expert Melanie Josephine talks about three classic au pair challenges and what you can do to make the most of them.

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Enjoy Hamburg on a low budget

hamburg speicherstadt boot

Hamburg is one of the most loved but also most expensive cities in Germany. Even so, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the city without spending a fortune. Check out our low budget plans for Hamburg!

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An au pair couple tells their story

Au pair couple Jenni and Henry in Italy

Organising your au pair stay is a pretty personal thing! You decide where to go and with whom you'd like to stay. Although all au pair stays should be based on the idea of cultural exchange, every au pair stay is as individual as the people who live it. To give you a greater insight into a special kind of au pairing, au pairs Jenni and Henry talk about their experiences as an au pair couple in Italy.

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Host families: How to tell your au pair what to do

To do list and a coffee cup

5 simple tips for giving tasks to your au pair

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Video: Bethie & Sedef tell it like it is

Bethie with her children and au pair Sedef

London-based host mom Bethie and her German au pair Sedef answered questions about how au pairing has really worked for them in a highly popular Instagram Q&A. We've put together a YouTube video with 10 minutes of highlights from the session.

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Hosting an au pair as a family in the country

Kirsten Voß-Rahe mit ihren Kindern und Au-pair

The Viehbrook Farm is located in a thoroughly rural part of Northern Germany, a full hour by car from the city of Hamburg. Even in this 100% non-urban setting, this farm-based family has been able to welcome two au pairs with great success. 

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3 reasons to be an au pair in a small town

Au-pair Maartje having fun with her hostkids

It doesn't always have to be London! Living in a small town as an au pair has many benefits. Au pair Maartje is experiencing this in England right now and shares 3 reasons why future au pairs should look for host families in small cities or towns.

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What to pack for a day trip with the kids

Young children running across a meadow

Heading out for a day trip with the kids can quickly assume the dimensions of a Himalayan expedition. It can feel like a thousand things have to be packed in your bag – and then you still wind up missing something!   

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New Zealand's best bars and cafés: 6 insider tips

Portershed Café in Christchurch

Whether you're underway as an au pair or a backpacker or some other sort of traveller, at some point you'll be wanting to sit down somewhere cool and inviting with friends or simply to meet new people. The authors at project-newzealand.com have put together six "Insider Tips" to take you to the best places in cities throughout the country.

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