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Feb 24 2016

Attention 4WDers – DO THE RIGHT THING

Doc and I went to Port Stephens on the weekend. This was part of my Christmas present from him – a long weekend away with sun, ocean, restaurants and bars, sun, beach, relaxing and more ocean. And 4WDing along the beach of course. Hmm, maybe it wasn’t just my Christmas present?

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Jan 19 2016

Tips for lone women travellers

I’m a loner (and no, that’s not a typo). Whether it’s because I’m selfish, anti-social or what, I enjoy doing things on my own. And this includes travel. When I was in my early 20s I went backpacking around south-east Asia by myself. Being female, young and blonde, of course I got lots of advice:

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Aug 23 2015

I’m thinking of buying a small 4WD

I’m buying a new car (well, a new second hand one). After 5 years with my beloved Saab convertible I think it’s time for a change. I think. I really do love that car! But it’s not very practical when I have a lot of gear to cart around, and when I’m driving through fields …

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Jul 19 2015

How to burn a stump from the inside

On our last visit to the farm Doc decided to try out a trick he heard about burning a log from the inside. If there’s one thing we’re not short of on the farm, it’s old logs. So we got one that we had lying around for the campfire, stood it upright, cut grooves into …

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Apr 01 2015

Kakadu dreaming

There are a few places on this earth that just hearing the name conjures up magic. Kakadu is one of those places. It’s also the place where I’ve had one of the scariest experiences of my travels with Doc, as well as one of the most romantic.

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Mar 03 2015

A few of my favourite things

As somebody who travels a lot in Australia, I often get asked “where’s the best place to for …”, so here are a few of my favourite things. One of my favourite places to see all of these things is the farm in rural NSW that we go to to get away from the world. …

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Feb 16 2015

Hold my beer and watch this ….

We went 4WDing the other day. Or Doc went 4WDing, I went along for the ride. That’s how it goes in our relationship.

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Feb 13 2015

Camping is the most romantic way to go on holidays

It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate than camping. Have a candlelit dinner, snuggle up by the fire, and look at a million stars above you. What could be better? Seriously. Camping is both romantic and sexy.

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Feb 12 2015

Six things you need to know before traveling in Australia

Neighbours, Home & Away, Crocodile Dundee, Mad Max. The Sydney Opera House, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach. Where do people get their ideas about Australia, and how does that match with reality when they get here? If you think there’s no such thing as a stupid question, you haven’t heard some of the …

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Jan 28 2015

Where to see kangaroos in Australia

Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim in the case of platypus. And as long as they’re not spiders, snakes or crocodiles, or octopuses or some fish, …

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