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March 24, 2019

We're pretty relaxed and positive people, so it's not very often we come across a place we don't enjoy. BUT there are a couple of places we definitely aren't huge fans of, so in the interest of #keepingitreal here they are!

(You may notice some if these places are...

March 17, 2019

I'm sure you've all heard this one before - that when you're budgeting for a trip you need to work out your total km & then it's simply $1/km to calculate your likely expenditure.

Now perhaps this works for some people, but it certainly has not been the case for us! And...

March 2, 2019

(Or the slightly more catty "Wouldn't it be nice if we could all afford to travel like that" 😉)

I've been travelling since I was 19. First on my own, then with a partner, and now with a family. In the 16 years since I'd guesstimate I've been travelling in some way for...

February 23, 2019

Ok, so I just did this 4 day hike on my own (my first multi day hike) and I had no idea where to start with preperation - particularly when it came to food. As someone who usually eats fresh food, and who usually travels in a 4x4 with a fridge, the idea of coming up wi...

February 18, 2019

We often have people message us and tell us that we've inspired them to travel Australia, which we think is fantastic - we LOVE getting positive feedback and hearing about your travels.

But to be honest, we don't think what we do is really all that amazing. Sure, it's a...

February 18, 2019

Wow, could I have picked a more beautiful place for my first multi-day (& first solo) hike?!

I took 4 days/3 nights to complete this roughly 45km hike, although certainly you can do it in less time if you're fitter than me (one group of guys did the whole thing in a day...

February 12, 2019

Most people who visit Central Australia swing via Kings Canyon and Uluru by going up and down the Stuart Highway. And if you’ve got a 2wd vehicle that you want to keep off the dirt then that’s the best way to go. But if you’re lucky enough to have a vehicle that’s happ...

February 8, 2019

Most people visit the Red Centre to visit Uluru, and believe me it’s well worth a visit. But there’s an awful lot more to the Red Centre than the Big Rock it’s famous for, and one of those fantastic destinations well worth a little bit of your time is the West MacDonne...

February 4, 2019

I want to tell you about something that happened on our trip that I haven't shared yet.

I wasn't going to, but I feel like perhaps there's been enough time and distance now, and I think it's a sort of important story to tell.

So at one point on our trip (I'm not going to...

January 26, 2019

2 weeks in NZ already and a lot has been happening!

We came here with two goals:


1. To spend more time with our NZ family & friends.
2. To explore NZ as fully as we've explored Australia.

In order to achieve both these goals we've decided to spend a year based in Nathan'...

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