Camping, running, eating: the one ingredient you really need (+easy recipe)

Fact: running makes you hungry. Sweating up the spiky hills of Mt Buller National Park, we’ve already had a few pit stops to refuel. Inhaling Clif Bar after Clif Bar, we look at the empty packets, bewildered, not quite comprehending why there is no sticky blueberry oaty goodness left. On our return, two hours from camp, we finally…

Are we soft?

100% chance of rain, possible thunderstorms. This isn’t the ideal forecast for a trail run, or anything that requires being outdoors, for that matter. But when you check the weather app before a long day of running in the Victorian Alps, the lightning bolt icon is not good news. Wait, when did we start checking…

How to survive the Nullarbor

So, you want to cross the Nullarbor? Read this first! Stretching 1,160 kilometres across the Australian outback, from Norseman to Port Augusta, the Nullarbor crossing takes in two states, six roadhouses, three time zones and 18 golf holes. Needless to say, driving the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor is a rite of passage for any roadtripper. But it’s…

Trail Run Guide: Heysen Trail, Mt Lofty, SA

  Explore a bite-size chunk of the Heysen Trail through the Adelaide Hills. Wait, did someone say “wine”…? WHY GO?  The Heysen Trail winds from Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide, to Parachilna Gorge in the remarkable Flinders Ranges. A leg-smashing 1,200 kilometres. But if you don’t have a couple of months to spare, you can…

The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

On November 16th, loaded up, fuelled up, tuned up, warmed up and revved up – we began heading east. Greeted on a fine Wednesday morning by a light easterly (head wind that was to steadily grow stronger the longer we were on that road otherwise known as the Nullarbor Highway), we ticked along at 80…

York: A Tale of Two Cities

Today we visited the historic town of York. Confused? I was! After living in the English York for 5 years, I was intrigued when we saw a sign for York just an hour out of Perth. So we swung by to see how the Australian York measured up to the original: Round 1: History English York…

On the road again: 5 things we plan to do on the way home

Our holiday is over. Well, our holiday from the roadtrip. Tomorrow we hit the road again. Destination: Melbourne Deadline: Christmas* *Preferably close enough to Christmas that we can avoid any frantic death-defying trips to Chadstone Things are a little different on the way back. I can’t help feeling like the adventure is coming to an end. There’s something about turning…

Sharing our vanlife diary

We love being part of the vanlife community. Old, young, parents, artists, couples, solos … everyone has a different story to tell. The one common thread is that everyone loves being out there, seeing and exploring new things. We heard about Vanlife Diaries before we even got on the road. Actually before we even got back from New Zealand….