Esperance – Amazing Beaches in the Hot or Cold

It had been a long time since we last visited Esperance, in the south of Western Australia. It is a beautiful destination, though the long distance from Perth means we don’t go there often. To break up the drive, and also to visit another place on our wish list, we stopped over about half way …

Karijini For Kids [top-10 kid-friendly activities]

Karijini National Park is a superb part of Western Australia. If your kids can survive the 14-hour drive north from Perth, there is plenty for them to enjoy in this excellent National Park. We spent a week camped at Karijini National Park with three kids aged from 7 to 12 years, and had no problem …

10 things to do in Esperance on a cold day

Esperance, on the south coast of Western Australia, has some of the best beaches in Australia. But what do you do if it is too cold to go to the beach? Here are our top-10 ideas for things to do in Esperance on a cold day. Coffee Break at an Esperance Beach Lookout Visit Beach …

Wave Rock – More Than Just A Rock

Our kids have been keen to visit the iconic Wave Rock for a long time. It features regularly on tourism posters, beckoning us to visit. We hoped it lived up to their expectations. Wave Rock, in the central Western Australia wheatbelt region, is a very convenient stopover on the way from Perth to Esperance, breaking …

Big Things of Western Australia

Australia is well known for its big things, larger than life objects scattered across the country, and our home state of Western Australia has its fair share of them. Here are images of those that we have visited, and others that are on our wish list. You gotta collect them all! Also, check out our …

2020 Travel Blogging Year in Review

Unfortunately, we cannot ignore 2020, it did happen! This is our second annual review of our travels and the performance of our travel blog for 2020. We use this review to reflect on what we are doing with this site, comparing to how we have done previously (we did a similar review for the first …

It’s Not All Bad – the Wood’s Annual Letter 2020

What a crazy year this has been, for everyone I am sure! We have had some significant challenges this year, but we’re trying to take the positive out of it, and the only way is up from here. Firstly Clare lost her job at the WACA, then our big planned half loop of Australia in …