More Than Uluru: The Best Kept Secrets of Central Australia

Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, Australia

You can’t visit Uluru without being caught up in the debate over whether to climb ‘the rock’. More on that topic later.  A visit to the spectacular Uluru (Ayers Rock) in central Australia is a definite bucket list item for many people.  One of the challenges with visiting Uluru is that it is a long … Read more

12 Rocking 2WD Road Trip Routes to Escape Sydney These Spring School Holidays

12 Rocking 2WD Road Trip Routes to Escape Sydney in the Spring School Holidays

I still vividly remember my first trip to the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.  At the time I was living in Melbourne as a university student and had recently purchased my first car.  One beautiful blue sky day I was feeling restless and I was suddenly inspired to go for a solo drive … Read more

Mini Road Trip: Exploring the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Waterfall Way

Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way in Australia

How often have you driven a route and not taken the time to explore?  We are guilty of this, as while we are very familiar with the Pacific Highway route between Sydney and Brisbane we have not often taken the time to better explore the area between the two capital cities.  For our upcoming trip … Read more

Snowy Mountains Mini Road Trip: Our Family Trip to Australia’s High Country

Watching the Campfire in the Snowy Mountains

Our children cackled as they hit me in the face with a snowball.  I quickly reciprocated the favour by setting up a rapid fire of snowballs right back at them as they quickly scattered in all directions, with their laughter and screams following behind. During the spring school holidays we went on a mini road … Read more

Canberra Mini Road Trip: Our Family Holiday in Australia’s Capital City

Via from Mt Ainslie over Canberra, with the Australian War Memorial and Parliment House

My ten year old daughter’s eyes filled with sadness as we tried to explain what happened during World War Two, and how so many Australians died during the conflict.  She got it.  At the same time my two younger sons were oblivious and were just enjoying seeing the ships, airplanes and weapons at the Australian … Read more

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

Many visitors to Australia think that Sydney is the capital of Australia, but they are incorrect – in reality it is Canberra!  As a result Canberra is often overlooked as a tourist destination. Canberra is Australia’s 9th largest city with a population of around 380,000 people, with a large proportion of the population working for … Read more

Reader Mailbag: Which Pre-Paid Australian SIM Card Should I Purchase?

Mobile or Cell Phone SIM Cards

If you plan to visit Australia then you are probably planning to purchase a SIM card for your mobile or cell phone when you arrive, right?  You might plan to purchase your SIM card based on price alone, but before you take that step I suggest you stop and do a little more research first. … Read more

Wrap Up: Ultimate Canadian Icefields Parkway Road Trip

Views along the Icefields Parkway in Canada

The dream of a road trip along the Canadian Icefields Parkway has been an essential part of our future trip plans for a few years now.  The idea of traversing the 260 kilometre road between Banff and Jasper and experiencing both the amazing landscapes and awesome wildlife sits as a slow burning desire which we … Read more