Category: Travel tips

Lessons I have learned travelling in outback Australia

Arkaroola my campsite is there

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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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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Tips for driving in outback Australia

Driving on wide open spaces

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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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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Are you ready to go bush camping?

My campsite at Arkaroola with the campfire and my swag

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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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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