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  • Small fifth wheel trailers | Australia 2024
    Fifth Wheel Campers you can buy in Australia Since we’ve been at this show grounds, I’ve seen a lot more both large and small fifth wheel trailers than I ever did …
  • Family Caravans | Caravans with permanent bunk beds – 2024
    Looking for a caravan with bunk beds for the whole family? This  post is for the families out there, who’s number one requirement when shopping for a caravan is that they …
  • Toy Hauler Caravans Australia 2024
    Toy Hauler Caravans that are available in Australia Are you looking for a toy hauler caravan for your road trip around Australia, so that you can take some of those big …
  • Teardrop campers for sale in Australia – 2024
    If you’ve been looking for teardrop campers for sale here in Australia, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been thinking about teardrop campers ever since we had a couple of …
  • The Best Small Camper Vans in Australia | 2024
    I love looking for the best small camper vans here in Australia, and as I see bigger and bigger motorhomes and caravans on the roads, it makes me even more determined …
  • Best motorhomes Australia (2024 update)
    Motorhomes Australia Even though I’ve titled this article ‘Best Motorhomes Australia’ I’m sure we’re all cognisant of the fact that the best motorhome, is the one that’s sitting in your driveway, …
  • Best off road caravans Australia – 2024 update
    Best off road caravans Australia with a bathroom Some of the most beautiful places around Australia, can only be reached at the end of a long, dusty and very bumpy road… …
  • Pop top caravans Australia (2024 update)
    Looking for a pop top caravan here in Australia? Pop top caravans are everywhere here in Australia. And there’s good reason; they’re a great touring caravan, you have loads of options …
  • Hybrid caravans Australia (2024 update)
    Hybrid Caravans Australia Have you seen the dramatic increase in hybrid caravan models that are available here in Australia? It seems that everyone is getting on the off road caravan bandwagon …
  • Micro caravans – Perfect for travelling Australia? (2024 update)
    Are you fascinated with micro caravans Australia too? Or is it just me?! On this blog I’ve made no secret of my love for small RVs. Whether it’s small pop-tops, small …
  • Hello Mr Pemberton | A Toyota Coaster motorhome conversion
    A Toyota Coaster makes a wonderful motorhome conversion.  It’s a step up from a van, in regards to space, since it’s longer and taller. But not such a huge step as …
  • Importing a caravan into Australia from the UK
    Have you considered importing a caravan into Australia? This article is for any of our UK readers that would like to bring their own caravan to Australia, it covers the process …
  • Holidays with The Duchess | Renovated Viscount Supreme
    See this amazing renovated Viscount Supreme vintage caravan Do you love the charm and style of vintage caravans, and are you considering renovating your own one day? Belle was; she’s a …
  • How to take caravan renovation photos that show off your caravan in the best way
    Caravan renovation photos You’ve just finished the renovation of your vintage caravan and now you want to share your caravan renovation photos with the world… or at least, Instagram! Running the …
  • Caravan Accessories | What you need for your first trip
    What caravan accessories do you need for your first trip away? With all the sales going on at this time I’ve year, I’ve been thinking about all the ‘stuff’ that you …
  • Bertha – by Retro Caravan Renovations Gold Coast
    Retro Caravans Gold Coast Retro Caravans Renovations are a Gold Coast based caravan renovation and repair business.  I love how they describe themselves on their website, so I’ll just let them …
  • Caravan Interior Design – Sarah Emily Interiors shows us how it’s done
    Exceptional caravan interior design ideas Any Google or Instagram search will bring up lots of examples of caravan interior design ideas, but every now and then you come across a caravan …
  • Vintage caravan restoration – Hunter, the vintage Viscount
    Restoring Hunter – a vintage caravan restoration story Meet Hunter, a 1973 16ft Viscount Royal. When Herb and Samantha first met Hunter, he was in a bad state of disrepair, but …
  • Vintage Van – Beautiful vintage caravan renovations
    Vintage Van Adventures For this vintage caravan renovation post, I’d love to introduce you to Ray and Mon. We previously featured one of their vans in our post on pop-top caravan …
  • Travel around Australia staying in AirBnB’s
    Why AirBnB on a road trip around Australia? The appeal of travelling around Australia in a caravan or motorhome has been very strong in both Ben and I, for years.  We …
  • Caravan diesel heaters – do you need one in Australia?
    Caravan diesel heaters – Australia As the weather cools down, or you’re planning some travels during winter; you’ll want to think about how you’re going to keep yourselves warm when the …
  • Road Trip Around Australia | Getting Set Up
    So you’re planning a road trip around Australia? We’ve been through that same exciting process of planning to travel Australia by road: but finding the answers to the many questions I …
  • 5 Lessons from living full-time in our caravan
    Living in a caravan – Australia You may be planning an epic road trip around Australia, or simply wanting to downsize and live a more simple life; either way, we think …
  • Keeping in touch | Phone and Internet around Australia
    Mobile internet in Australia We’re already a society that is unhealthily tethered to our mobile phones… yet as we travel around Australia in our caravan, we find that our phones have …
  • How to renovate a vintage caravan | Maggie The Millard
    How to renovate a vintage caravan by @themaggieproject_ Okay, you guys are probably going to be as amazed by this renovation as I am. This is Maggie. She’s a 1976 Millard …
  • Caravan, campervan and motorhome hire in Australia
    To buy an RV or opt for caravan/motorhome hire in Australia? As you’re planning your road trip around Australia, the item you will need to check off, is finding the best …
  • Renovating a caravan & adding a bathroom | @journey__home
    Renovating a caravan and adding a bathroom, with @journey__home I think it’s pretty clear, that I LOVE looking at renovated caravans, especially vintage caravans. It’s amazing to see how these tired, …
  • Caravanning and camping around Australia | All Around Oz
    Caravanning and camping around Australia with All Around Oz | Interview Series Melissa and Brenden have been travelling and camping around Australia for many years now, and they share their experiences …
  • Budget Travel Around Australia | Our Wayfaring Life
    Budget Travel Around Australia with Our Wayfaring Life | Interview Series Today I’d love to introduce you to Our Wayfaring Life, a couple travelling around Australia full-time with their pup, Chika.  …
  • Sharing their caravanning experience | RVeeThereYet
    RVeeThereYet share their caravanning experience | Interview Series We continue our series of posts where we interview other travellers who are living full-time on the road. We find out what motivated …
  • Caravanning Australia Full-time | MY RIG Adventures
    Caravanning Australia full-time with My Rig Adventures | Interview Series Are you a family that wants to travel Australia giving the kids an adventure and an amazing education all at the …
  • Worldschooling while travelling full-time | Cake and Eat it 3
    Worldschooling while travelling full-time with Cake and Eat it 3 | Interview Series We continue our series as we interview other full-time travellers, asking the most important questions about how they …
  • Living in a motorhome | Indefinite Leave
    Living in a motorhome with Indefinite Leave | Interview Series When we first started planning for our trip around Australia, we had so many questions about the best type of vehicle …
  • Vintage Caravan Renovation | @twocutekelpies
    Vintage Caravan Renovation by @twocutekelpies I LOVE looking at vintage caravan renovations and seeing the transformation from a well-used, tired, old and usually quite water damaged caravan, into a chic, comfortable …
  • Free Camping in Australia
    As you embark on your road trip, you may be wondering if free camping in Australia is really something that you’ll be able to take advantage of, and if so, how …
  • How to make your caravan interior look bigger
    Even though your caravan is smaller than most peoples’ garages, here are some tips that you can apply to make the caravan interior look and feel bigger. But why would you …
  • Caravan Bunk Beds | Caravan Renovation Series
    I’ve been quite surprised by the number of caravan bunk beds I’ve seen in all these caravan renovations that I follow. It’s become obvious to me that renovating an older caravan …
  • Virtual Assistant | Work from home or the road
    I’ve been earning money while on the road, doing virtual assistant work from home for over a year now (from the caravan actually, as we travel around Australia), so I thought …
  • How to make your caravan interior feel more like home
    Short of doing a full renovation of your caravan, here are a few tips that will help to make your caravan interior feel more like your home. This is especially important …
  • Caravan Sinks & Taps | Caravan Renovation Series
    Are you looking for some different options for your caravan sink & taps? In all of my caravan renovation searching, one aspect that had never really occurred to me before was …
  • Camper Trailer Brands
    If you’re in the fortunate position to be in the market for the best camper trailer Australia… well, I’m more than a little envious! And this post is for you. There …
  • How to find the best vehicle to travel Australia
    So you’ve decided that you want to do a big lap, but now you’re on the search to find the best vehicle to travel Australia. There are SO MANY options, that …
  • 5 tips for your caravan kitchen storage space
    Being organised is the key to making sure you make the most of your caravan kitchen storage space. It’s only by being organised  that your tiny caravan kitchen doesn’t turn into …
  • Pop-top caravan renovations
    In this post we’re going to be looking at pop top caravan renovations so that we can see if any special considerations need to be made for the pop-top aspect. (And …
  • Caravan Kitchen Renovations | Caravan Renovation Series
    Okay folks, we’re gonna delve into the world of caravan kitchen renovations. If you haven’t already seen, we’re doing a Caravan Renovation Series over the next few months. We’re putting together …
  • Viscount Caravan Renovations | Caravan Renovation Series
    As we continue our series on caravan renovations here in Australia (and any I can find in NZ) we are having a look at probably the most popular / prolific of …
  • Millard Caravan Renovations | Caravan Renovation Series
    I’d like to get our Millard caravan renovations underway. I have no idea how we’re going to do that, considering our caravan is our current full-time home. Nonetheless, I’d like to …
  • Downsizing to a caravan
    Are you dreaming of selling everything, buying a caravan and hitting the road; but worried about if downsizing to a caravan is even possible for you and your family? Are you …
  • How we make money in Australia while travelling in our caravan
    Last year I wrote a post explaining how we make money in Australia while travelling in a caravan. I thought it might be time to give an update on how we’re …
  • Caravan Wardrobe Storage Solutions
    You’ll already know that the caravan wardrobe storage space in any caravan or motorhome is very limited! And that’s if you’re lucky enough to have a wardrobe in the first place. …
  • DIY Caravan Renovations | More Aussie Gems
    I don’t know about you guys, but I spend way too much time scrolling through Instagram looking at DIY caravan renovations. I mean, waaaay too much time. I love looking at …
  • The Big Aussie Lap Blogs
    I’m gonna presume that you’re a bit like me (I mean, you ARE on my site) and that you love reading about others who have been, or more excitingly, are currently …
  • The Basics of Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitches
    I’ve been seeing a couple of fifth wheelers coming through the showground and they’ve been feeding my desire for a fifth wheel in our life. They’ve been mostly the Travel Home …
  • DIY Caravan Makeovers
    Before we got our caravan, I had all these aspirations of doing our own little DIY caravan makeover and really making it a home on wheels. As it turned out, we …
  • Keeping Cool in this HEAT | Portable Air Conditioners
    As I write this post in mid-January, Australia is sweltering through one of the worst heat waves on record. Fans and portable air conditioners are flying off the shelves at Bunnings …
  • Caravan Park Etiquette | How to be a good caravan park neighbour
    Caravan park etiquette is probably a bit of a weird topic to be writing about, but when we were travelling around Australia in our camper trailer we mostly ended up down …
  • How to get your washing done when you live in a caravan
    Are you wondering how you’re going to get your laundry done when you hit the road, and thinking about getting a small washing machine for your caravan? Ahh, laundry. Never stops does …
  • Off-Road Caravans
    Ok, well let’s start with the first question you’re probably asking yourself about off-road caravans: What is the difference between an off-road caravan and a ‘normal’ caravan? What makes an off-road …
  • When Disaster Strikes – Free Emergency Contact Form Template
    Back in 2011 Ben and I moved to Christchurch, NZ. The day after we arrived, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch. 185 people were killed, and thousands were injured. The damage to …
  • Still in Dubbo
    We are WELL overdue for an update. So read on to find out why we’ve been absent from this blog for the last three months. Spoiler Alert: there’s nothing exciting, it’s …
  • 12 Volt DC Appliances for the Kitchen
    In one of the facebook groups I’m in, someone was asking for recommendations 12 Volt DC appliances for his caravan kitchen; in particular he was looking for a 12v coffee machine …
  • Funding Your Trip
    The BIGGEST question that surely, must be on everyone’s mind is, “How are you funding your trip?” and “How on earth am I going to fund MY trip around Australia?” or …
  • Awesome Small RV / Motorhome
    Last year I wrote a (desktop) review of this awesome small RV/motorhome over on my other blog. Well… I use the word ‘review’ lightly, basically it was just me gushing over …
  • Four of the Best in Dubbo NSW
    We’ve made Dubbo our home-for-now as we save for a caravan and work on our online businesses. Situated just 5½ hours drive from Sydney, in the central west NSW, it’s the …
  • Our Top Six Camping Essentials for a Road Trip Around Australia
    Of course everybody is different, we have different ways of camping, different priorities and certainly, different budgets. This list of our top six camping essentials are what WE think are essential. …
  • How to use Pinterest for your travel blog
    Have you heard all the craze about Pinterest? Are you thinking that you should be jumping on that bandwagon and using Pinterest for your travel blog? Bloggers the world over, from …
  • Enjoying the dusty back roads of Australia
    I saw a picture once, of a 4WD on one of the long, straight dusty back roads of Australia. The road was red and dusty and stretched out into an impossibly …
  • Caravan Renovations
    Did I tell you that Ben and I have stopped in Dubbo for a while? We’ve decided that we’ll stay here for a couple of months, find some work, some accomodation …
  • Why We Didn’t Free Camp Sooner
    In my last post about our budget blow out, I mentioned how we could have saved so much money if we’d gone free camping (or at least cheap camping) a lot …
  • Caravans for Couples
    When it comes to purchasing a caravan, finding the best caravan for couples is tough! We’re in the “tell him he’s dreaming” stage at the moment. And while we’re in that …
  • How to Blow Your Budget on a Road Trip Around Australia
    ‘How to Blow Your Budget on a Road Trip Around Australia’… now there’s a title I didn’t ever want to be writing. I really would rather write a post on ‘How to …
  • Slowing Down
    We’ve sloooowed right down. Just one move this week, from Port Augusta to Adelaide. That was after we got our car back, of course. This blog post covers 25th September to …
  • The Big Week … incl Big Car Trouble
    We were really enjoying Alice Springs and being able to stay in a cheap, powered campsite ($25 per night). There were lots of things that we were going to do in …
  • The Great Escape – Running Away from Darwin
    Escaping the heat is proving to be a little bit trickier than we had anticipated. Even though we drove for hours and hours (and hours), over hundreds and hundreds of kilometres, …
  • I Love Grey Nomads – Here’s Why
    We’ve been on the road for nine weeks now and travelled from Port Macquarie NSW all the way up the east coast to Cairns, across the Savanah Way to Darwin, and …
  • Undara Lava Tubes and Cobbold Gorge
    We’re on the move again. This time we’re heading in a steady westward direction, oh wait… except first we need to go north back to Atherton… This blog post covers 28th …
  • Ravenshoe Railway Caravan Park
    We’ve stopped. I think we’re stuck here. This is probably the only time I’ve ever been happy about being stuck at the railway station! This blog post covers 21st to 27th …
  • The Perfect Little Caravan
    I’m constantly on the hunt for the best caravan or motorhome or camper trailer for us. Constantly. When a new sponsored post comes up on my facebook feed I think I’ve …
  • Let’s Talk About Money (Again)
    We’ve been officially on the road for a full five weeks now, so I thought it about time I give you an update on the money side of things. I’m hoping …
  • Behind Schedule & Over Budget
    This was originally going to be a video, but for a whole buncha reasons it’s ended up being a blog post instead. One of those reasons is actually what this blog …
  • Getting Into The Groove
    The trek north continues and I think we’re finally getting into the groove of things. Now that we’re in far north Queensland, we’re where we wanted to be at about this …
  • Townsville
    We’ve spent the whole week in Townsville. And I know I should tell you all about the magnificent tourist attractions. But I can’t. All I can tell you about is… well… …
  • The Pros and Cons of our Set-Up
    In this previous post: Our Ideal Set-Up, I waxed lyrical about our ideal set-up being a 4WD towing a camper trailer, along with all the additional bits and pieces that we …
  • Trying Our Hand at Free Camping
    Things are heating up around here… literally. For the first time tonight we needed to keep some of the tent flaps open so that we could get some breeze flowing through …
  • Still Trying to Sort Stuff Out
    Gladstone is hardly a tourist mecca, I’m not sure it’s even much of a passing through town either as it’s off the main highway. But you know what, it’s been perfect …
  • Buying a Used 4WD & Camper Trailer (Part 2) – What We Learnt
    We left New Zealand less than three weeks ago… and it’s kinda overwhelming thinking about how much we’ve learnt in three short, but jam-packed weeks. Our plan for this blog has …
  • Buying a Used 4WD & Camper Trailer (Part 1) – When You Live Outside Australia
    I don’t know if this is the right way to do things, but it’s the way that we’re doing it. As you know, we live in New Zealand and we’re going …
  • Self-Sufficient Camping
    Self-sufficient camping – that’s when you don’t need anything else that a house, or caravan park would normally provide. You’re able to provide all of those things yourself. I’m talking about …
  • When Plans Change (And What The Plan is Anyway)
    It happens, huh. Plans change, people change their minds, finances change, jobs change. There’s always change. With what we have planned (or more correctly, not planned) for this trip, I think …
  • The Money Post
    This is the post where we talk about money. I’m not gonna lie, it’s an uncomfortable topic because, well, I don’t want to be judged for how much money I do …
  • Our Ideal Set-up
    In a previous post I talked all about the different set ups that you could have when doing a trip like this, from a motorhome right through to a car with …
  • Choosing the Right Set-Up
    I feel the need to start every one of these ‘Choosing the right set up’ posts with a disclaimer: I wouldn’t have a clue what’s the right vehicle or camper or …
  • The Decision to Go
    We’ve wanted to do this trip for aaages. I remember, before we were married, sitting at the beach in Cronulla talking about the things that we wanted to do in our …
  • Portable Fridges
    Portable fridges has been one of those topics that I knew I needed to know about, but I wasn’t exactly keen on researching and spending time figuring out the nitty gritty …
  • The Basics of Battery Power for Camping
    Learn about the basic of battery power for camping I have been putting off writing about the basics of battery power for camping for a couple of weeks now, it’s a …
  • About Us
    Hey! We’re Ben and Michelle and welcome to our website. On BenAndMichelle.com we share about our journey around Australia, how we came to do this trip, all the planning involved, and …