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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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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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Give me an inch…

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 […]

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Why travel in a motor home is the bees knees.

First up, Im going to need to establish exactly WTF ‘the bees knees’ means. Helpfully, nobody seems to know for sure. Some say it has to do with the fact that bees carry all that pollen goodness they have collected in a small pouch just above their ‘knees’. But there is no real evidence this […]

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Scotty’s Gone Walkabouts

There is now a whole genre of so-called ’Bushcraft’ videos that have become very popular on YouTube. Bushcraft (in the social media context) seems to involve promoting the outdoor skills of carrying a what must be ridiculously heavy pack (standard kit usually includes a tarp, cooking gear, an axe, a foldable silky saw, fishing rod, […]

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The hidden iPhone app you don’t even know you need.

Perhaps you already know about this, but I just found out about a hidden setting on the iPhone that is super useful. The setting is called Magnifier. It turns the iPhone camera into a pretty nifty magnifying glass. To turn it on do this: Goto Settings. Goto General Goto Accessibility (on iOS 13 I believe […]

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Holbrook and Cobram.

I slept like a log but it was an early rise. Juno’s bladder woke me up at around 5am at which time I successfully feigned sleep until Kelly finally got up to take him out for a whizz. After a slow breakfast we shoved off. A ways down the road we rolled into Holbrook and […]

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Summer.

This short video made by Australia Post highlights the nomadic adventures of the Badger family as they travel Australia in their yellow Kombi named ‘Summer’

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Beside the creek

And so I set up my tent by a small slow moving creek, and threw a few essential things inside.