What a year of hitting the road etc

I’m a bit sad this year is coming to an end. But I am very happy that, for the first time in my life, I have stuck to all my new year’s resolutions. And we have even more adventures to look forward to in 2018 as we test run a new reality. 1.Quit job 2. […]

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Margaret River and south west WA – beaches, 4WDing and wineries

Bushwalking in the morning, vineyards in the afternoon, beaches and 4WDing in between. South west WA may just be one of my favourite places in the world. Where can we find an east coast equivalent??   We started our south west quest with a “quick” leg stretch at the Busselton Jetty – almost 4kms later […]

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Our time in Perth – and fending off the post-travel blues

Round and round we go – where we stop no one knows. Nine months on the road and our somewhat arbitrary one year deadline is looming. The best way we have found to fend off the impending post travel blues is to – just keep travelling. We sold our house in Sydney, quit our jobs, […]

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WA has blown us away – sometimes literally

WA has blown us away – sometimes literally.  As we have been coasting down the west coast, we have been blown away by the turquoise water, red cliffs, white sand, marine life – and also the gale force winds. And as much as we love our camper trailer, there have been quite a few nights […]

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Heading north for winter – the top end is tops!

It only took 2086 kms to thaw out from Uluru and arrive in this magical city where it’s 33 degrees in the middle of winter. It was a speedy trek from the centre to the top end, but we managed to fit in the Devils Marbles, outback pubs, hot springs and waterfalls before relaxing on […]

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See ya rock – plus footy, firemen and frugal (and not so frugal) hedonism

This time last year I sat the hubby down and said “We need to talk”. Ominous words. I then blurted out “What-would-you-think-if-I-quit-my-job-and-we-sold-the-house-and-we-travelled-around-Australia-for-a-year??”. He gave it about 10 seconds thought before saying “Ok, why not?”. And here we are, a year later, living at Uluru. Or more specifically, sitting in the freezing cold, in a campground, […]

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Get outback! When city folk come to visit

In the words of a most pristine lawyer, accustomed to only highly luxurious 5 star travel, who visited us last week and had to set up a tent behind our camper trailer, “I had to lower my personal hygiene standards – but it was otherwise quite enjoyable” (Story of my life recently). And if she […]

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Life without walls – taking anti-establishment quite literally

I was all for selling the house, packing it all in and hitting the road. Nay to bricks and mortar and being shackled to the Sydney property market. Yay to the freedom of having a shelter on wheels that becomes home wherever we park it. Taking anti-establishment quite literally. But the thing about walls, and […]

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Just another week in SA

I must have displeased the gods last week with my smug self righteousness about all the sleep I was getting. Because this week they tried to blow us off a cliff in the middle of the night. Apart from that, a pretty uneventful week of beaches, oysters, prosecco, crab fishing, sand dunes, 4WDing. Same old, […]

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Recovering lawyer in search of wine and sleep

Six weeks in and I have just about caught up on a decade worth of sleep and discovered even more of an appreciation for wine. Turns out I wasn’t a lawyer with a drinking problem – I was a wine fan with a lawyer problem. Oh, and we saw dolphins. Up close. (And just as […]

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