Road Trip Around Australia | Getting Set Up

So you’ve decided you want to road trip around Australia and you’re in the planning stages now? This is a great idea! We had the same idea, but finding the answers to the many questions I had, proved time-consuming and a little bit frustrating. Though we searched high and low, the answers were all over the place. So we decided that we wanted to help others; those that are as excited about travelling around Australia as we were, who have a seemingly insatiable desire to read everything they can about the topic, and who love planning everything that they possibly

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 funding our travels … mainly so you get a clear picture of what this lifestyle is like for us. It’s certainly not the Instagram-perfect lifestyle that others seem to be able to achieve. But that’s okay. This is our story. They say that when you write a blog you should write about the things that people want to know about the most. The question I see most often is,

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 something like that… but probably with more expletives than this PG rated blog can mention. There are those that are retired and drawing an income from somewhere, investments in stock, real estate or whatever, and/or the government. And there are those who have saved up for a couple of years, they’ve bought themselves their car and caravan and saved up for a whole year on the road. No having

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 more than we did. So why didn’t we free camp Australia sooner? Well, there are a few reasons, some of which are valid and some of which are more excuses than reasons. But whether they’re reasons or excuses, they still held us back from free camping around Australia as much as we could have. But if you’re heading out on your own road trip around Australia and want to

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 Spend the Millions Left to You as an Inheritance by a Long Lost Great Uncle’. But alas, my knowledge base is firmly in the ‘how to blow your budget’ camp, so that’s what we’ve got. I’ll show you how we did it, so that you can follow in our footsteps. Oh, NO! I mean, so that you can learn from our mistakes and avoid having to face this same

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 that this post is particularly helpful to those of you who are wanting to, or planning  to, do a road trip around Australia of your own. We’ve decided to hold nothing back, and tell you exactly how much money we’ve spent and on what, so that you can make some judgement calls for yourselves in your own planning. The Budget In my previous post about money (The Money Post)

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 post is all about…. ie. technical difficulties. But the purpose of this post is, firstly, to explain why we’re so far behind schedule, and so far over budget, and how we eventually fixed the problem (or did we?), and secondly the whole reason we’re documenting our journey is so that other people can learn from our mistakes and experiences, so the more detail we can provide, the better it

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 always been for it to be helpful to others that want to do a similar type of trip. Well, we’ve got plenty of learnings about buying a car and camper trailer that we can share with you. (FYI – if you’re not planning on doing a trip like this but are just interested in what Ben and I are up to, this post will be painfully boring for you!

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 to be buying a used 4WD and camper trailer when we arrive in Sydney on the 4th July. (One more week, yay!!! Oh hang on, only one week?!? Sheeeeet!!!!) So is it really that disadvantageous that we’re not in Australia while we go through the process of looking for a vehicle? I don’t think so. I don’t think the process is too dissimilar to what you would do when