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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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Back view of a girl on a camel in the Sahara. Camel prints are embedded in the sand and the words What to Wear on a camel ride in Morocco

Best Sahara Desert Tour PLUS What to wear on a Camel Ride in Morocco

So you are going to Morocco? You are in for the ride of a lifetime! Did you know it's possible to spend a night in the Sahara Desert? A Morocco desert experience is a fabulous thing to do and we have some tried and tested tips for what to wear on a camel ride in Morocco. Morocco is a highly intoxicating country. As soon as I knew we were …

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Blue Water at Scrubby Creek

Cardwell Spa Pools the Instagram Queen of Cardwell Swimming Holes

In summer Cardwell in North Queensland Australia is hot and sunny. With marine stingers and crocodiles known to inhabit the Ocean that shimmers across to Hinchinbrook Island and north to the Family Group of Islands, it is a priority to find a safe and pleasant way to cool off. Cardwell is a small community strung out beside the coast. The …

Carlton Street Kirwan Laneway Pink Elephant Street Art

Townsville Street Art – Top Free Thing to do in Townsville

At Budget Travel Talk we are all about free Townsville activities and a top free thing to do in Townsville is finding and enjoying Townsville Street Art. Townsville City Council has encouraged Street Art as a way of invigorating the City Centre and subsequently the City has a vibrant array of commissioned and non-commissioned art. You will hear …

Townsville Hoi Polloi Coffee and Cake

Hoi Polloi Townsville with a side of Townsville Street Art

I am a sucker for ambience. Well who isn't?  But it has to be the right kind of ambience and I like the brand that the Hoi Polloi Townsville Cafe dishes up. Where is Hoi Polloi Townsville? You will find this hidden gem of a coffee shop in Denham Lane Townsville at the back entrance of Agora House (1910). Agora House fronts Flinders Street East …

Typical Bunya Mountains Walking Track

How to get to Bunya Mountains with Bunya Mountain Campgrounds and Airbnb Bunya Mountains

Before visiting the Bunya Mountains mid last year we asked around for tips and although a few hands went up, we were short on details. With three roads of varying condition radiating from different points of the compass, how to get to Bunya Mountains was our first question. On this Queensland road trip we were travelling in our caravan so our …

Fun Things to do in Townsville Australia and Magnetic Island

Australia is a wonderfully diverse island continent with a seemingly endless list of itinerary worthy sights, but there is no better way to find an authentic local experience than by visiting a thriving regional destination like Townsville, Queensland. We were born, married and became parents in this North Queensland city. Living in North …

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