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Oct 26 2016

How much does it cost to travel in outback Australia?

Travelling in outback Australia is expensive, right? What with fuel, food, and accommodation, let alone paying for tourist experiences. Who can afford to take a month off to see the outback? So here it is – how much it really costs to travel outback for four weeks:        

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Oct 08 2016

Lessons I have learned travelling in outback Australia

Well, my first solo outback trip is over. Would I do it again? Definitely. I’m already planning the next trip. I loved every minute of it. Even the … um … actually there weren’t any “even the” moments. It was all fabulous. There were a few times when I wasn’t sure if what I was …

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Oct 05 2016

Camp cooking doesn’t have to be boring

Who said you can’t cook and eat well while camping? When I started travelling with Doc his food requirements were simple – meat, meat, and more meat. All of which got cooked on a barbecue plate. If he wanted gourmet, then it would get a packet of some sauce or other poured over it. Sometimes …

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Sep 28 2016

Tips for driving in outback Australia

On this trip I’ve driven the Birdsville Track, unnamed dirt roads between main roads, gorges and canyons in the Flinders ranges, the Strzelecki Track, and the Old Strzelecki Track. I’ve gone through sand, gravel, clay, and water. And I still don’t know if I’m doing it right.

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Sep 18 2016

The romance of sleeping in a swag

How romantic is it to throw out your swag and lie there looking at a million stars while you fall asleep? To wake up with birds singing, and kangaroos hopping around your campsite. Then get up, rekindle last night’s fire and brew some coffee for breakfast. Aah, freedom. There is another side.

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Aug 13 2016

Are you ready to go bush camping?

This is how to ease yourself into bush camping if you’re at all nervous or unsure. Dinner’s cooking on the campfire, and my swag is ready for me to hop in. I’m in beautiful bush surrounds with absolutely nobody else about. The sun is setting behind the Flinders Ranges, there is a mass of birdlife …

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Jul 15 2016

How dangerous is it for women to travel alone?

I am about to have an enormous adventure, driving around outback South Australia on my own. I am so excited. But you know the two biggest questions I get– “aren’t you scared?” and “isn’t that dangerous?” Seriously. So much to see, do, and experience, and you think I should concentrate on fear? No, I haven’t …

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Jul 04 2016

How much does it cost to set up your car to travel in outback Australia

I’ve set a date, and we’re on the countdown. Now we just have to make sure the car is ready to go. To travel around the outback it is absolutely essential that your car is properly set up for the conditions.  This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money, but it everything …

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Apr 11 2016

Test all your equipment to make sure it works properly

It is very important that you make sure EVERYTHING works before you start to rely on it. And not just that it works, but that it does what you want it to do. We’ve been looking at drawer systems for the back of my Vitara. We’ve done this so often, you’d think we’d know what …

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Apr 01 2016

My first solo outback trip coming up

Drawers for the back of my Suzuki should be delivered next week, I’ve ordered the snorkel, and – most important – the fridge has been serviced. It’s finally happening – my solo outback trip.

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