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Visiting South Africa: 10 Reasons for Aussies to Head West

Visiting South Africa: 10 Reasons for Aussies to Head West

 

As a tourist destination, South Africa has suffered a public relations disaster during most of our lifetimes.  However, if one can look past the negativity then the intrepid traveller can find delight around every corner and there some very good reasons to visit South Africa, particularly for Australians. Continue reading

Laundry Lament: A Guide for Doing Laundry While Travelling

Laundry Lament: A Guide for Laundry While Travelling

Looking at those fantastic images of families frolicking around the world without a care in the world?  What they don’t show you is that travelling with a family can be hard work, especially if you are trying to save a buck or two to make all of this travel a reality. You might be on holiday but some things you can never escape and the laundry is one of them.  Continue reading

Laundry Lament: A Guide for Doing Laundry While Travelling

Obsessive Packing Disorder: What Not to Pack for a Family Holiday

As a young twenty something I cavorted around the world with a back pack loaded with nothing more than the bare essentials, a swim suit, a sarong, thongs, a change of clothes, shampoo, tooth brush and paste, the Lonely Planet and my mate Gaffa.  It didn’t start out that way of course. Continue reading

A Road Trip to South Australia

Interstate Antics: Road Trip to South Australia

 
Road Trip To South Australia

Eyre Highway No. 1

Welcome to the adventures of my family’s great Australian road trip. Taking the family across the Nullarbor is a rite of passage for any self respecting Australian. Crossing this great nation of ours across the desert to experience its total vastness and awesomeness should be on every Aussie’s bucket list. Our road trip to South Australia adventure is here… Continue reading

Hodophobia: Fear of Travel

Hodophobia: A Fear of Travel

Chances are you may be reading this because you love the thought of travelling and flying off to exotic destinations but have never actually travelled and can’t quite get yourself over the line despite all your daydreams.  If that is case then perhaps you are experiencing some form of Hodophobia, a fear of travel. Continue reading

Girt by Sea: South Coast of Western Australia

Girt by Sea: South Coast of Western Australia

As our nation’s birthday is upon us I am reflecting on what I love most about the country I call home.  The freedoms we enjoy and the lifestyle we lead, all made possible due to the sacrifices of our diggers, makes Australians some of the luckiest people on the planet. Continue reading

Grand Canyon's North vs South Rim

Grand Canyon: North vs South Rim

I’ve been lucky enough to have visited the Grand Canyon no less than three times and coming all the way from Australia, this is no mean feat. I rarely go back to the same place twice but when it comes to the world’s largest canyon is it any wonder why so many others return time and again. It’s not enough to get your photos out and reminisce because none of them do it justice. You just have to stand there and let your jaw drop in a stunned mullet fashion, take a zillion photos, look at another vantage point and ogle some more and more until the sun goes down and you just can’t see it any longer. So get up extra specially early to ogle at it some more before you really, really have to leave to get to your next destination. By the way. this blog is also dedicated to my friend who got Las Vegas fever and never quite made it to this world famous icon because she was too “under the weather”. Continue reading

Top 5 Places in Namibia

Top 5 Places in Namibia

TOP 5 PLACES IN NAMIBIA

Africa holds a very special place in my heart and after travelling through almost every other part of Southern Africa, Namibia has to be my favourite.  Its ruggedness reminds me of the harshness of my own desert state, yet it has everything else that the rest of Africa has in terms of wildlife and a rich culturally diverse nation, but more importantly I felt completely 100% safe.  On this trip I went solo, but it’s a place I would not hesitate to take young children or teens.  It’s easy to hire a car and stay in cheap accommodation or hire a 4WD with all the camping gear and hit the road. Continue reading

Retro Retreat: Into the Stirling Ranges

Stirling RangesFollowing on from the haphazard adventures of my last April school holiday post, “A Mother’s Survival Guide”, where the very word camping still finds me in the foetal position rocking back and forth, I have become the very proud owner of a 1986 Viscount caravan called Lillian.  Low cost cheerless camping has now morphed into low cost captivating caravanning capers, Chevy Chase style… Continue reading