Our home (behind an empty truck!)

So Close But Yet So Far {Rubyvale to Longreach}

The fun (or challenge) of travelling around Australia on a limited timeframe is trying to work out where we should stop for the nights. I know we still have 5 months in front of us, but I do have this nagging worry in the back of my head about running out of time. We hear stories from other couples … [Read More...]

A famous Rubyvale landmark - we were here to strike it rich!

Striking It Rich {Rubyvale}

It’s difficult to find the words to describe Rubyvale. It is located only about 30 minutes away from Emerald but it seems like another world away. I guess I really had no expectations of what a mining town would look like, and yet I was still quite intrigued that an entire town can be so … [Read More...]

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Going Back and Looking Forward {Emerald}

"There's been a job come up in Emerald. I think I'm going to go." He was quiet. "What do you think?... Should I go?" ~~~~~~~ The year was … [Read More...]

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On Finding a Platypus In The Wild {Carnarvon Gorge}

On our last morning in Carnarvon we decided to get up super early to try our lucky at some Platypus spotting. So at 5.20am, in the freezing cold, we … [Read More...]

A perfect day to explore the great outdoors.

The Art of Under-Estimating {Carnarvon Gorge}

"It's just a couple of hours away," she said. I believed her. So I then expected that after precisely 120 minutes of driving from Roma, we would … [Read More...]

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Our First Few Days On The Road {Toowoomba to Roma}

We woke up in Toowoomba and felt it all start to sink in. We had all the freedom in the world – nowhere we had to be, and no commitments to fulfill.  … [Read More...]

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The Long Goodbye – Our Adventure Begins

We woke up on Monday morning, far too early to actually be productive, but there was no chance we were actually going to go back to sleep once we … [Read More...]

So many food options!

My Favourite Road Trip with Shell LoVe Drives

Sponsored by Shell Australia and Digital Parents Collective Before we had children, my husband and I would wake up on the weekends and say to each … [Read More...]

It's Kermit by FOUR!

Our Staycation in Brisbane with Novotel and the Muppets

You probably saw in my recent post that this has been a tough week. The final planning and preparations are so draining that it can be all consuming - … [Read More...]

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3 Nights To Go: I Think I Have Hit A Wall

I was talking to someone the other day about the countdown to our adventure and how much I was looking forward to it beginning. She replied, "But my … [Read More...]

The Party Pinata cake.

The Perfectly Imperfect Birthday Cake Fail

Every birthday in our family is always the same. The event planning starts weeks before the actual day, and one of the most anticipated highlights of … [Read More...]

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1 Week To Go: School and Safety While Travelling

Today my children finish school. They will not return to their school until October. This thought does freak me out a little. OK - not just a little. … [Read More...]