Category: Travel tips

Holiday planning – the new competitive sport

How long does it take you to plan a holiday? Despite my work background as a planner, in my own life I’m the perennial “non-planner”, at least I thought I was until I met Helen – my Two Sheilas in a Ute travelling companion. She’s so laid back that her first call to me about …

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Where are the best outback festivals?

Suggestions for our trip have centred mainly around outback festivals, so I’ve done a bit of research.I’ve compiled a list of all the outback festivals I could find for June and July in the areas we’ll be visiting. These are:

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Where are the world’s most beautiful sunsets?

Someone told me that they thought the world’s most beautiful sunsets were in Africa. I beg to differ. Travelling through Australia I have seen some amazing sunsets (and sunrises but that’s for another day). Whether it’s in the outback, over the ocean, or an inland lake or river, Australia has the most beautiful sunsets in …

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Setting up for the next trip

Doc is making drawers for the back of my ute. I’m not sure if this is because I keep suggesting that taking the Cruiser away would be much more practical, or in spite of it!

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City girls in the bush

On my last outback trip to Broken Hill I was lucky enough to be interviewed by ABC rural radio. Here’s the link to the story.  While this was done a while ago, it’s the first time I’ve heard it. I hope you enjoy it! City girls turn to twitter for help on road trip by …

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The road much less travelled

I went out to practice my 4wding yesterday – getting ready for my next trip outback. At least, that was the intention when we started out. I had a photo shoot on the NSW south coast, so Doc decided to come along as my assistant and then take me out for a 4wding lesson afterwards. …

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