Roadtrip Australia is the YouTube channel of Justin and Bec Lorrimer. Since 2015 they have been travelling with their three children, 6-year-old Jack, 4-year-old Billy and 3-year-old daughter Charli. They started with the intentions of doing a lap of Oz in their caravan and 4WD….and they haven’t looked back. It’s a fantastic lifestyle and the caravanning adventures and experiences we have gained are far more … Continue reading YouTube: Roadtrip Australia.
It may not be the most beautiful cemetery, but I’ll wager it is the most scenic in Australia. The Gerringong General Cemetery occupies a sweeping slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Headstones of marble and headstones of worn crumbling sandstone. Some sites dressed with fresh wildflowers, others in a sort of faded plastic flower limbo, others still left long ago to settle into quiet disrepair. The … Continue reading Tomb with a view.
Thinking of Japan for your next holiday destination? Well, Kelly and I can recommend it. We would rate it in our top 3 favourite trips away. And why Japan? Well, as for us …we were watching a travel cooking show on TV one winters evening several years ago. The episode was set in springtime Kyoto and during an ad break Kelly threw out the old … Continue reading Japan travel tips from the Blonde Nomads
There is no denying it. Online maps such as Google have totally changed the way we travel. Be it on foot, rickshaw or in a motorhome, billions of people rely on it every day. Typing your destination into the Google Maps search bar has become just as much a part of travel routine as putting on your seat belt, or grabbing your keys. It’s hard … Continue reading Google Maps. It’s a trust thing.
After some bitterly cold (but totally worth it) days in the mountains, today we woke to a New Zealand spring stunner. And to cap it all off, this is our free campsite for tonight. Location: Here It is, as the Kiwis say, ’sweet as bro’ (pronounced: sweet is brew). Continue reading Sweet as, bro
For our first dinner out since starting the trip we visited ‘Winnie’s’ a pizza bar in Queenstown that had an eclectic retro-sports bar vibe, and more importantly a large open fireplace. Here I quickly wolfed down a large veggo and a pint of Tomahawk beer, and then another pint. This induced a decidedly frisky and light-on-my-feet countenance. Immediately picking up on my mood through my … Continue reading Our first earthquake
We were visited by these happy little fellas outside our van this morning. Just to remind us that despite the bitterly cold weather these past few days, it is in fact spring in New Zealand. Paddocks abundantly speckled with newly minted lambs and bucking calves as well as pedestrian line ups of ducklings have been a common roadside sight as we travel the backroads and … Continue reading Duck Duck Go
There is something about walking amongst mountains that scrapes you clean. “Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. … Continue reading Mountains
We had just rolled into our site at Lake Tekapo. Newt (our hire campervan) was all snugged in, and Kelly was busy unwrapping cheeses and crackers and olives and wine in readiness for some beer-o-clock sundowners. That was until we realised that we were probably totally facing the wrong way to best enjoy the view out over the lake as we sat at Newts table … Continue reading Give me an inch…