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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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Jan 19 2015

Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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Jan 17 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – Part 3

Part 3, and the final instalment, in my favourite camping places. And none of these are in Queensland. I know a lot of people think of “Outback Australia” as the Northern Territory, but it extends across all states (except Tasmania). While I’m still trying to get to South Australian and Western Australia, I can promise …

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Jan 16 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – part 2

Part 2 of my favourite camping spots in Australia. While writing this I realised that most of my favourite places to camp are in Queensland. Given the beauty and variety of the landscape in Queensland this probably isn’t surprising (and I haven’t camped anywhere in Western Australia). So here are the next three best places …

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