My bookshelf is full of travel guides. When I was backpacking around the world I always had a guidebook tucked away ready to be whipped out at any moment. It helped me find cool places to stay, eat and tourist attractions to explore.
Even though my style of travel has changed from backpacking to family travel I still have a local guidebook handy.
Okay, so I have neglected this little space of mine on the internet lately. Since returning from our half lap of Australia life has been hectic. I have been too busy chauffeuring children around and working, I have hardly had time to sit down and give you a life update.
The Gibb River Road is an amazing dirt road adventure through the heart of the Kimberly in Western Australia. The dusty road was once a cattle route and now it is an iconic 4wd expedition. There are plenty of gorges, rivers and waterfalls to explore.
If you have wondered what it is like to travel fulltime in a Jayco Camper Trailer we have shared our experience. We packed up our family and spent an amazing 3+ months travelling Western Australia and the Northern Territory. We have a 2016 Jayco Eagle Outback and we were a little nervous to see if it would survive off road tracks such as The Gibb River Road.
I can’t believe we are about to hit the road and travel Australia for 3 months! I started this blog 6 years ago and in one of my first posts, I mentioned our dream was to travel Australia as a family. It has taken a while to get there but now our dream is finally becoming a reality.
Who doesn’t like saving money or getting some sort of value for spending their hard earnt dollars? In less than a month, we will be hitting the road full-time and I have looked at ways we can save a buck here or there.
At the beginning of the month, Perth and it’s surrounding areas copped a battering with thunderstorms. Records were smashed, within 24 hours we received the average rainfall for the whole month of March! With so much water around, we decided to take advantage of the situation and explore the Avon River. We also wanted to do a test run of our new Bushman Fridge and Companion 200W Solar Blanket before we embark on our Aussie Road Trip.
We have been camping around the South West of WA in our Jayco Eagle Outback for about 6 months using the standard Dometic 3-way fridge. We found it a challenge keeping it cold while camping in different locations during our recent hot WA Christmas. So, we decided to remove the original Dometic 90 litre 3-way fridge and replace it with a Bushman 130 litre DCX 130 12Vcompressor fridge.
Santa must have known the children will be spending lots of time in the water. That is why he left a full faceNinja Shark Snorkelunder our tree.
We are about to head off on a 3-month trip, exploring the Western Australia coast and beyond. We plan to interact with curious Sea Lion pups in Jurien Bay, swim with Whale Sharks in Exmouth and snorkel the coral reefs located along the coast.