Camping, Caravanning & Travelling Around Australia
It’s a dream many people have in common. To pack up your house, leave your comfortable yet so familiar lifestyle and hit the road to discover new places and venture to remote (and not so remote) corners of our country.
This was dream of mine for quite some time, but society was implying that as a 30-year-old I should be settling down, buying a house and growing my family- let alone the boring thought of committing to a job or career until retirement age.
That ideology seems to be the ‘norm’ and not many will deviate from this even though they may still have a yearning desire to just leave it all behind and try something new.
The idea of family travel or long-term travel at a younger age is starting to trend. More and more families are hitting the roads each year and are joining the ‘Grey Nomads’ out on their journey to fulfil their own dreams.
We had it all- good careers, a nice income, we were renting a nice beachfront villa, saving for our family home and had a growing number of materialistic objects (big screen TV, home theatre, leather lounge, a shed full of big-boy toys)- life was great!
But that didn’t change my desire to travel around Australia. My partner also shared my desire to experience the travel lifestyle. An impending redundancy at work (although I had options of re-employment), made me consider cutting ties with my old lifestyle and trading it in for some travel instead. The wheels were put in motion and the planning stage began. What was going to only be 9-12 months on the road has turned into something much bigger. We have grown our family, upgraded our rig and changed our plans too many times than we like to remember. We still have so much to see and we are already approaching 4 years of this nomadic lifestyle. It’s a big country!
On this website we aim to share our own thoughts on various aspects and topics relating to caravanning, road tripping and family travel based around our own long-term travel lifestyle.
We also share the products we use and that we find handy on the road, share tips and hints as well as product reviews and various informative articles.
We hope that you may find some of our articles of interest, particularly if you are in the planning stages of some extended travel yourself. But also if you just like getting away for short camping trips whenever possible.
We are really enjoying what our country has to offer us and our 3 kids.
We know that our kids are having some amazing experiences whilst travelling, certainly experiences that our ‘old’ lifestyle simply couldn’t provide.
It has surprised me just how ‘little’ you need to be able to do ‘so much’.
We realise that we can’t travel forever and for us it will need to end one day , but until that day we want to experience as much of Australia as we can!
And we hope you can too!
We want to see you turn your own ‘Highway Dreams’ into your ‘Highway Reality’
For those who are wondering (and we get asked a lot), we are fully self-funded, we work whilst we travel and we school our oldest child through Distance Education as we go!
We have a Facebook page that we regularly update with photos and blog entries. We would love it if you would pop over and ‘like’ our Page and interact with us!
And make sure that you keep your eye out in the What’s Up Downunder magazine for our regular travel articles and column!!
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Thanks for stopping by!
A huge thank you to the following companies who have partnered with us to make our travels around Oz even more enjoyable. They have made sure we have all the BEST gear for our travels!