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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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Dubrovnik from Ul. Frana Supila

What to do in Dubrovnik with best Game of Thrones Tour Guide

There is so much written about this mega tourist destination in the Adriatic and yet I found the planning stages difficult. Initially it was a question of the best place to stay in Dubrovnik and then what to do in Dubrovnik and finally would the crowds spoil the experience? I don't enjoy crowded destinations and vacillated over whether to visit …

Mt. Srd viewpoint over Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island Croatia

Mount Srd Dubrovnik Sunset via Dubrovnik Cable Car and Homeland War Museum

UPDATED 6 SEPT 2022. It's a short ride on the Dubrovnik Cable Car to the top of Mount Srd Dubrovnik, the dramatic backdrop to the old town of Dubrovnik Croatia. Always the protector of Dubrovnik, Mt. Srd is the location of the Homeland War Museum Dubrovnik, Panorama Restaurant and the best Dubrovnik Sunset views. The cable car in Dubrovnik is …

Looking Back to Stoney Creek Falls

Kuranda Train and Skyrail the best day trip from Cairns

UPDATED JULY 2022. There are many options for visiting Kuranda Village on the Atherton Tablelands in far North Queensland. We have visited the tablelands by car many times, but everyone should do a Kuranda Train and Skyrail tour at least once in their life. My honest opinion is that it's one of the best day trips from Cairns. Cairns to Kuranda …

Side Seating area at Aromas Cafe Hastings Street Noosa Heads a great dog friendly Cafe Sunshine Coast

Dog Friendly Cafes Sunshine Coast plus Restaurants and Bars

Four years of sampling Queensland's Sunshine Coast Cafes has produced this up-to-date list of the best Dog Friendly Cafes Sunshine Coast. Having acquired a Toy Poodle more than a year ago, we now view Sunshine Coast Cafes and Bars through a dog friendly filter.   When holidaying on the Sunshine Coast there are plenty of options for …

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, …