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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Crossing the Nullarbor via National Highway One is the quintessential experience of the outback and crossing it is a rite of passage for any self respecting Australian, yet it is a path few Australians follow. The Nullarbor Plain is famously known as the longest stretch of straight road in the world. Consequently, it also has the nickname Nullar-boring so when the few Aussies and international tourists who do make the journey, they consider it a chore and something to be achieved as quick as possible. Contrary to popular belief, if you have the time explore, then it’s as interesting as you are prepared to make it as I have outlined in the following facts and details. However, with my recent experience of the crossing, it is infinitely more interesting on the way over than it is on the way back.
Nevertheless, the Nullarbor crossing is a once in a lifetime drive which is recommended to road enthusiasts worldwide. Road trips in Australia are just as popular as they are in New Zealand or the USA and crossing Australia through the desert to experience its total vastness and awesomeness should be on everyone’s bucket list. Continue reading →