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Simple iPad wall mount for your campervan.

At the end of full travel day Kelly, Juno and I quite enjoy settling down for a little bedtime Netflix. You know….in bed. We could simply play a movie through Ripley’s TV but it is situated way up front, a little too far away to watch comfortably from the boudoir. Until now we have been […]

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One simple trick to prevent cross-threading any screw.

Just this morning I was tightening up a small screw on some electronics components (our house security system). In my hurry to finish the job so I could go and get a coffee, I ended up jamming the screw. So I forced it (because that will fix it right?). Totally cross-threading the whole thing into […]

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About to rent a campervan? Here are my top tips.

Thinking of renting a campervan or motorhome for your next holiday? Perhaps you are thinking of buying a van and you want to try one out first to see if the experience a really your cup of tea. Campervan holiday. Hiring a campervan or motorhome (and for simplicity I’m just going to say campervan from […]

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Do you know how fast to pass a parked emergency vehicle?

Up ahead on the highway you can see a police car has pulled over another vehicle (or it could be an accident). The police car has its red and blue lights flashing. The speed limit is currently 110 kph. What speed do you legally need to be travelling at as you pass this incident? Well, […]

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Travel App: WikiCamps.

It is quite possibly the most utilised campsite app in Australia. And whilst not perfect, it is pretty darn good. WikiCamps Australia (there are now also versions for New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK) provides a crowdsourced database of caravan parks, campgrounds, dump stations and other points of interest for both paid and free […]

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A bottle opener and a pizza recipe.

I was given one of these for Christmas and I think they would make a great gift idea for the one you love to add to their home or travel kit. It is a push-down bottle opener. Mine is in brushed aluminium but they come in various materials and colours. You can buy one for […]

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Journal your trip with Day One.

Much has been written about the positive juju generated from journaling. Keeping a record of your trips away and jotting down experiences and impressions is a great way to capture the essence of those adventures for future reflection and reference. It also comes in handy when trying to remember that cool spot you stayed at […]

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Your mobile phone is tracking you.

The New York Times has a sobering article: How Your Phone Betrays Democracy) demonstrating how easy it is for governments and political parties to use the data gathered from our mobile phones to track us. By tracking your movements a data-set of activities is built up that deduces your home location, as well as the […]

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iPhone. From talisman to tool.

Its been a little while now since I dumped the last of my social media accounts. One thing I have noticed is that my iPhone spends a lot more time in other places than my hands. In my bag. On a table. Somewhere else. For the first few days, there was this habitual almost reflex […]