Featured Photos: Autumn Views in Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

On our recent Autumn trip to Japan a great day out which I planned and the weather helped to come to fruition was to ascend the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which links the Nagano prefecture with Toyama. While you can traverse the full length, we decided to make a base in Shinano Omachi and then … Read more

Why Randy Olsen’s Optimised Road Trip Maps Won’t Really Help You Plan Your Trip

Why Randy Olsen’s Optimised Road Trip Maps Won’t Really Help You Plan Your Trip

When I first saw the headline about the optimised USA road trip route created by Randy Olsen I was excited to see the article and map.  I have spent considerable time planning a family road trip to the USA for a few years time which has required a lot of time and research.  So I … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) on the Stuart Highway

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory Australia

The Northern Territory road trip between Darwin and Uluru (Ayers Rock) is regarded as an essential Australian outback experience.  A diverse range of experiences are available along the route, ranging from the awesome spectacle of Uluru, thermal hot springs and amazing National Parks. To make the most of the road trip you need to be … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway

Ormiston Gorge, in the West McDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

The Northern Territory road trip between Darwin and Uluru is regarded as an essential Australian outback experience.  A diverse range of experiences are available along the route, ranging from the awesome spectacle of Uluru, thermal hot springs and amazing National Parks. To make the most of the road trip you need to be prepared to … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Katherine to Tennant Creek on the Stuart Highway

The Northern Territory road trip between Darwin and Uluru is regarded as an essential Australian outback experience.  A diverse range of experiences are available along the route, ranging from the awesome spectacle of Uluru, thermal hot springs and amazing National Parks. To make the most of the road trip you need to be prepared to … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Darwin to Katherine on the Stuart Highway

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Northern Territory Australia

The Northern Territory road trip between Darwin and Uluru is regarded as an essential Australian outback road trip experience.  A diverse range of experiences are available along the route, ranging from the awesome spectacle of Uluru, thermal hot springs and amazing National Parks. To make the most of the road trip you need to be … Read more

Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Rockhampton to Bowen

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef Australia

The coastal drive between Brisbane and Cairns is one of the most popular in Australia.  The combination of lovely beaches, beautiful islands, national parks, Australian history, Australian wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef and gourmet food experiences make the drive an attractive option for many visitors. Interestingly most of the best places to visit are within … Read more

5 Top Tips to Prepare Your Car for a Big Road Trip

Road Trip - Car Preparation

Everyone loves a road trip. There is a feeling of freedom as you get started, knowing that you can do as much or as little as you like. But it is important to get ready for your trip to ensure you are prepared for most eventualities. Here are five tips to ensure you are ready to get started and to ensure you get home safely.