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The long night of many needles.

It was all going so well. Until the lord of darkness unleashed his legions of flying hypodermic insect drones upon us. Sitting by the Snowy River we had noticed a steady increase in mosquito activity as the sun set. Once the Aeroguard spray proved ineffective we decided to retreat into Ripley for dinner. That was […]

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Marlo.

Stopped for a long lazy lunch (because…views) in Marlo. A small town at the point where the Snowy River rides out into the Great Southern Ocean. I don’t care what you say, there is nothing better than a thick lather of quality dark roasted peanut butter on fresh rye bread to fill a hypoglycemic belly-hole […]

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Cann River.

It is amazing. Only a handful of weeks ago the landscape was baking under a furnace sun. Unending 43 Celcius days that sucked away all vestige of green, withering the flora and parching the fauna. And then the fires came and burnt it all black through and through. But driving Ripley down the Monaro Highway, […]

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Ready to roll.

Things are getting a little crazy in this corner of the solar system. What with the coronavirus pandemic escalating, stock markets crashing, locust plagues ….er, plaguing. Seems like the only sensible thing to do is to run away. Luckily the tribe is ready to roll south first thing tomorrow morning. That’s all we know. South […]

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YouTube: Roadtrip Australia.

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 […]

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Tomb with a view.

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 […]

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Japan travel tips from the Blonde Nomads

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 […]

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Google Maps. It’s a trust thing.

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 […]

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Sweet as, bro

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).