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Life Support

Coronavirus and facemasks

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread with uncertainty, many people traveling in high risk areas are wearing some form of facemask as a primary means of protection. You can track the latest status of the virus here) The problem is that most people are not wearing them properly, do not understand the importance of […]

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Journal

Blowing out the cobwebs.

This morning we took Ripley out for her first drive in over 4 months. Slightly surprisingly, Ripley demonstrated no ill will over her months of inert neglect. She started first turn of the key and seemed keen to get somewhere way more interesting than our driveway. But not quite yet. This would only be a […]

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Ripley awakes.

Due largely to our summers unprecedented bushfires and prolonged heatwaves, Ripley has been undercover and in deep hibernation for nearly 4 months now. We had originally planned a couple of trips away in the new year, but all our usual go-to locations were on fire. In fact, all our non usual go-to locations were on […]

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Instructions

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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Instructions

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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Journal

Remember the Nullarbor.

One of the RV magazines we follow is running a competition for best photo of a campervan/motorhome out on the road. As Kelly was looking back through our own trip pictures searching for something that might be worthy, we reflected back on how special the Nulllarbor crossing was for us last year. And we nearly […]

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Video: The language of connection.

Moses Monweal McCormick is a 33 year old African American from Columbus Ohio. If you look at this picture of him from his Instagram feed you may experience at least some preconceptions, biases and prejudices of who he might be. You are about to have them busted. You see Moses speaks over 50 languages, demonstrating […]

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Travel

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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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 […]