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 …

Time To Reward Yourself, And Travel in Style

2020 has been a struggle for many people in many different and sometimes tragic ways, though here in Western Australia we have been very fortunate to be able to still travel locally for holidays, due to our low case numbers (and there are photos from each of our 25 different campsites to prove it). We, …

Christmas Gifts for Travelling Families 2020

2020 has been a struggle for many people in many different and sometimes tragic ways. The inability to travel has been one of the minor inconveniences given that people are losing their lives to this virus, and staying at home was one way to help stop the spread.  Enough of looking back on the bad …

Rediscovering the Roadtrip

We were initially disappointed after the Western Australian state borders closed due to COVID and we were instructed to stay at home. Due to a fairly stubborn politician, our geographical isolation, and some luck, Western Australia has now enjoyed over six months of no coronavirus community transmission, and we have had the freedom to roam …

Unusual Things of Australia

Our Top-10 List: Favourite Unusual Things of Australia [ more Top-10 Lists ] This list is our own personal top-ten most interesting "Unusual Things" we have seen in our travels around Australia, many from our 2008 around Australia trip. , though every time we go somewhere we are sure to come across something unusual - this …

A Family Holiday to Coral Bay

After spending a week at Karijini National Park, we headed west to what is called the Coral Coast, for another week camping at Coral Bay. Coral Bay has been on our Aussie wish list for quite a while, and now that we have our van, and international travel is not on due to the coronavirus …

Karijini’s Gorgeous Gorges

Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region in the north of Western Australia, is a spectacular place to explore, and should be on the bucket list for anyone who loves nature's beauty. There are many absolutely stunning gorges and water holes to explore, which are hidden oases in stark contrast to the seemingly unending dry …