We are off on another adventure!! And as some of you may know this is not an unusual thing for us to be doing. This trip will see us stay local, taking a half-lap around Australia’s amazing outback. We love travelling and we have been documenting our adventures online for a long time. If you haven’t been staying up-to-date with our website and travels, here is an update on what our plans are, and where else we have been lately.

Camping at Chuditch campground in Dwellingup
camping at Chuditch campground in Dwellingup

The Wood’s Western Loop

With the fear of the coronavirus spreading to all parts of the world, now seems like an appropriate time to travel locally, particularly with the chance to get away from the crowds and appreciate the beautiful country we live in. We are spending two months doing a route we are calling the Wood’s Western Loop, heading from Perth east across the Nullabor, north through central Australia, then back to Perth along the west coast. See this blog post for a map of our route and read about where we are going. Keep an eye on the blog for updates as we travel around.

Recent Destinations

KidZania, KL, Malaysia

Working as a checkout chick at Kidzania in Kuala Lumpur

Our day spent at KidZania during a stopover in Kuala Lumpur has been one of our kids’ favourite travel experiences. There are 60 real-life role-play adventures, and some do actually sound like fun, like being a policeman or fireman. Kids get to experience these real-life occupations hands-on in a fun learning environment

Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

fort wall Sri Lanka

Our first destination on our holiday to Sri Lanka was the southwestern city of Galle. The old part of town, Galle Fort, is a world heritage site. We chose to start our Sri Lankan adventure here not only to explore this historic site, but also as it seemed like a quiet, clean and organised town.

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us”

Recent Blog Updates

Animals of Sri Lanka

Monkey in Sri Lanka

On our two-week trip to Sri Lanka last year, to keep the kids busy we played a game, making a note every time we saw a different animal. It was a surprisingly popular activity

A Beer In Every Country

Having a drink of beer in the Czech Republic in 2005

Let’s see if I can find a photo of me drinking a beer in every country I have visited, all 45 of them!

Flashback Photo!

Our last family road trip to the centre of Australia was in 2008, with only one child at that time. A lot has changed since then, now we are travelling with three kids, and in a caravan, not a campervan. We won’t be climbing Uluru this time either, after the climb was permanently closed at the end of 2019. See more of our 2008/09 ’round oz trip.

An iconic photo in front of an Aussie icon
An iconic photo in front of an Aussie icon

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