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We are Jan and Marty – independent travellers and road trip enthusiasts. We travel the world comfortably, sourcing local experiences and unique places to stay and explore Australia by caravan – all without spending a fortune.

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Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach

Whitsundays on a Budget – How to Get to Whitehaven Beach

The stunning Whitsunday Islands off-shore from Airlie Beach in Queensland, mid-way on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, are more numerous than just the four world famous resort islands of Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream and Long Islands. The largest island after which the group is named, is uninhabited Whitsunday Island (275 sq km). Captain Cook named …

Australia Map Sticker Caravanning Gift Idea

Caravan Gift Ideas and Camping Gift Ideas for Women

Caravan Gift ideas can be fun, practical or both. Take a look at the suggestions below (they double as camping gift ideas) or check out the whole Adventure Awaits site. Show to the recipient of your gift or choose for yourself. Being a woman, mother and a  Free Camper I would love these gifts. Dont have time right now? Pin for …

Things to Do in Huskisson and Jervis Bay

Twenty years ago we visited Huskisson and Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. Then, we were returning from a Snowy Mountains holiday with our kids, but this time it was just Marty, myself and our caravan. I felt a tingle of excitement as we drove through the tiny town of Basin View, beside the still waters of St. Georges Basin and …

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Iridescent Blue water at Bisevo Blue Cave Croatia

How to visit Bisevo Blue Cave Croatia on Biševo Island near Vis Island

Updated August 2021. This post shares the different ways to visit Bisevo Blue Cave Croatia both from Vis Island and on a day tour from Split. One way is to hire a boat from Vis. Having owned a string of boats over the years and both holding boat licences, this is what we did. We loved that we could commune with Mother Nature in deserted bays, …

Outdoor Cafe The Courtyard City Lane

Looking for a Dog Friendly Cafe Townsville or Pet Friendly Restaurant?

If you are looking for Pet Friendly Townsville suggestions, like a Dog Friendly Cafe Townsville (or pet friendly restaurant) you are in the best possible place. One year ago our life changed for the better when we adopted a 5.5 year old Toy Poodle girl. We love visiting Cafes and mostly Faith accompanies us. When travelling she always does.  …

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Brisbane River

2021 Comparison of the Best Day Tours from Brisbane

Whether visiting Brisbane for a day or a month, day tours from Brisbane are a great way of exploring the city and surrounding attractions. As budget travellers we like to organise our own trips. Day Tours are something we value and allow for in our travel budget. The right tour creates happy holiday memories, is informative and fun. Use …

Picnic Table at Whale Watching Platform Coolum Beach Picnic Spot

Coolum Picnic Spots Sunshine Coast

Any time of year is a good time for a Sunshine Coast picnic. We live in a beach house mid-way on the Sunshine Coast between Caloundra and Noosa and have favourite picnic spots up and down the coast.  This post shares our tried and tested Coolum Picnic Spots.   Best Picnic Spots Coolum Beach Picnic spots Coolum are listed from South to …

La Alhambra Palace on a Hill

Buy Tickets for Alhambra the must see in Granada Spain 2021

Updated June 2021 Following a Three Month Covid 19 shut down The Alhambra is now open (29th June 2020) and welcoming visitors The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must see in Granada Spain and this post explains how to visit Alhambra and how to buy tickets for Alhambra. Having waited for this moment for months, I was super excited, …