How Much The Big Lap Costs in Australia

The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

We completed the Big Lap!!! Rainforests, vast red deserts, dramatic cliffside beaches, hidden pools, white sand beaches with crystal clear cerulean waters more than fulfilled my lifelong dream to see and experience Australia. The wonderful people that we’ve met or helped us out along the way, the countless hours of conversation, and the unforgettable experiences … Read more

25 Stunning Places to See: A Western Australia Road trip

Trin on a mountain in Karajini

Western Australia is vast open land with many wonders to explore. With the majority of the population of the state living in and around Perth there is much to explore. If you are planning to explore Western Australia – which I highly recommend – below are 25 places along the way that we loved. Everything … Read more

Time to Bugger off?

Trin standing on 80 mile beach at sunset

Everyone experiences things beyond their control that impact their lives. As nomads, this has caused various quick changes in our plans. One time, we stood on the street in a tiny town in Costa Rica with no lodging as night was falling. Our Airbnb could not be found and the owner was not responding to … Read more

Ghosts of the outback: Bush camping in Queensland

Trin on a hill in Queensland

The border between Queensland and the Northern Territory extends down almost half the length of the continent of Australia. Yet there is only one paved interstate that connects the two.  In the Northern Territory, we turned at the three ways and headed towards Queensland. The long, straight road stretches across a flat plane. Along the … Read more

The Iconic Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays

Trinity & Bonnie standing in front of Whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays

Sometimes we are drawn to a place because it is a historical wonder, like Machu Pichu. Sometimes it’s the significance and geological wonder of a place like Uluru. Other times it’s the overwhelming natural majesty of places like Torres del Paine. But with the Whitsundays, it was a photo. The now-seemingly-proverbial Instagram moment when you … Read more

The oldest continually surviving tropical Rainforest in the world: Daintree

Dense foliage of the Daintree, Australia

The Daintree rainforest is said to have been the inspiration for the movie Avatar. Walking among its ancient trees that reach high into the sky and navigating in the dense undergrowth, I can see why it could be the inspiration for many mysterious and wonderful things. Not only is it visually pleasing it sounds like … Read more

Chooks and a python in a claw-foot bathtub in Mission Beach

The colorful head of a Cassowary bird

“Thomas, what is that sound!” Lina exclaimed waking Thomas up in the middle of the night. “It’s just a bird out in the forest,” he mumbled half asleep. Lina and Thomas live on 63 acres of pristine tropical wetlands in Mission Beach, Queensland. They also own a conservation block for the preservation of the cassowary … Read more

20 things to see in the Northern Territory

Trin and Lil' Beaut in front of Uluru

The Northern Territory (NT) is a vast open land with deserts, escarpments, monoliths, rain-forests, beautiful swim holes, and rivers where prehistoric creatures thrive.  The NT is more than twice the size of Texas. Yet, the tiniest state in the USA, Rhode Island, has almost five times more people. The amount of land compared to the … Read more

Overcoming Anxiety on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef by Ayanadak123 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_dazzling_colours_of_the_Great_Barrier_Reef_near_Airlie_Beach,_Whitsunday_Islands,_Queensland.jpg)

I stood at the edge of the boat looking down at the ocean a few feet below me. Anxiety tightened in my stomach and wrapped its tentacles around my throat making it difficult to breathe. All I needed to do was take one giant stride. I had a weight belt on and a full BCD … Read more

Five wonders of the Red Center, the heart of Australia

Trins standing on the edge of Kings Canyon looking across to the painted sheer cliffs on the opposite side.

The Red Center of Australia is filled with miles of vast, dry land that stretch out to the horizon in an endless sea of red sand, spinifex, and scrub brush. We drove through flood planes, flat and dry, devoid of anything taller than my waist. We crossed riverbeds that spoke of raging streams that once … Read more

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