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.
100 Things to See in The Kimberley
On our half lap of Australia, 100 Things to See in the Kimberley was our bible. The book was written by an award-winning tour guide who knows the area better than a local. There were so many things we would have missed if we didn’t have the guidebook. At Emma Gorge, I told the kids there was a secret thermal spring and gave them the challenge to find it. We wouldn’t have had a clue it was there if I hadn’t read about it before we set off on our hike. The kids loved soaking in the warm water and we couldn’t drag them out!
The book is full of stunning images, the best time to visit, where to stay and lots of local knowledge tips.
If you are heading north on an adventure I suggest you pick up a copy here.
100 Things to See On Australia’s Coral Coast
This book covers way more than just the Coral Coast. Attractions start at Lancelin, not far north of Perth and continue all along the coast to Exmouth with the added bonus of the Pilbara and Karijini.
Nature, adventure and freedom are what these regions have to offer. It has it all, kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and 4WDing. The book is full of practical advice on how to get around, what to pack, where to stay and even how to drive on the beach. If you haven’t done a lot of beach driving before it can be difficult but there are plenty of tips to hopefully stop you from getting bogged!
I love that locals and other travellers have submitted their images to be used in the book. If you get your hands on a copy check out pages 34 and 35 as our photos feature. You can purchase a copy here.
Exploring Eden books also have cookbooks for campers and travellers.
Fire to Fork
We have been watching Harry Fisher on YouTube for years, way before he put out a cookbook. His adventures and bush cook-ups were always inspiring.
We love a campfire cook-up and have made some pretty tasty treats from the Fire to Fork cookbook. The cold press chips are a winner for the kids, actually, it is a winner for anyone around the campfire. The children said the chips are better than Maccas! Not everything needs to be cooked over a campfire and I often whip up some Guccamoli at home.
The cookbook has suggested cooking gear, how to care for your camp oven and items for your camp pantry. I must admit Harry’s camp pantry is a lot more gourmet than what we take on our camping trips. There are quick recipes and sides and then there are other meals that take a lot more time and preparation.
I am yet to try out any of his desserts but thinking of making Mango Creamy Rice on our next adventure! If you love a campfire cook-up you can purchase a copy here.
Exploring Eden Media
Exploring Eden Media has other guide books available and I can’t wait to get my hands on The Small Kitchen Cook. This book has just been released and I wish we had a copy before we travelled full time. I am always on the search for easy healthy meals to make in the camper. This book looks like it ticks all the boxes, I am going to order a copy. If you want a copy for yourself or buy any of the Exploring Eden books you can purchase a book here.
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