Trip around Oz blog

While I am not a blogger, I like to add new pages as often as I can, and I do regularly update my site's pages. You'll find my latest updates here, so think of this as my pseudo family camping blog!

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Apr 21, 2017

Bringing home schooling to life

I often get asked about home schooling. So far, we have been lucky enough to avoid this often challenging part of being on the road.

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Oct 18, 2016

Lemonade scones

Submitted by Barbara from Lismore, NSW. Ingredients 1 cup lemonade (- less than a can.) 1 carton (1 cup) longlife cream 3 cups self raising flour Steps:

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Sep 26, 2016

Making tracks around Oz

Making tracks around Oz is my newsletter full of useful tips and musings to help families interested in or planning to travel around Australia.

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Sep 04, 2016

Special memories of significant places in Oz

This week at school, my son had to present a talk about a significant place in Australia, and why we should protect it. On reflection, his talk struck me as significant for a whole different reason…

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May 07, 2016

Driving off road Australia…how much can you take?

You'll need to travel off road Australia to access many beautiful places. Sometimes, gravel roads will be your shortest route…or your only route. Four wheel drive tracks will take you even further.

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Jul 23, 2015

Winter camping gear…for when it’s extra cold

What extra winter camping gear do you need to take on your trip around Australia? Well…it depends on whether you travel with the seasons, or a little beyond them.

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Jul 14, 2015

Wilderness first aid: how to be prepared in the bush

You are likely to deliver at least some bush or wilderness first aid during your camping trip. While the basics might be the same, a remote environment can change how you handle things.

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Jul 04, 2015

Must-have food to take camping around Oz

Here’s my list of essential food to take camping on your trip around Australia. I discovered that it was better to buy lots of versatile basics…rather than pre-packaged meal options.

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Jun 30, 2015

Your Australia budget: how to get it right

We stuck to our Australia budget, and you can to with these tips to build your own realistic trip budget. It doesn't need to cost a fortune, but you do need to get an idea of what you'll spend.

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Jun 30, 2015

Your camping equipment list…what’s really essential?

You don’t need the kitchen sink, but there are some essentials to put on your camping equipment list. The tricky bit is leaving the all the “other stuff” behind!

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