Van life, road tripping
and camping with kids.

Tips, tricks, places to stay
and places to stop along the way.

Van life, road tripping
and camping with kids.

Tips, tricks, places to stay
and places to stop along the way.

Camping with kids in cold weather

  Ok, so, being a heat seeking Aussie who has never camped in the snow I had a brainwave the other day... I decided to write a post about camping with kids in cold weather. Genius right? Honestly though, in saying that, I have camped a bit in the cold (single...

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Toilet training kids on the road

  Toilet training on the road. I've been asked about it a few times and I've sorta dodged the topic as I'm most certainly not an expert and also, every parent that has come before me knows as much or more about it than I do! In saying that, I figure it's true...

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Playlist – Road tripping 2018 on Spotify

  You might have already had a listen to our Playlist - Road tripping 2017 on Spotify. If so, you'll already be across the plan, which is to build my usual playlist for road trips every year and share it with you guys... The awesome thing about Spotify is that as...

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How to plan the perfect road trip with kids

  How to plan the perfect road trip with kids. When I first decided to do this blog the idea was to encourage/empower/enthuse other parents to get out there and adventure with wee humans in tow. The plan was to try and remove the need for you guys to have to plan...

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Index – All posts in one easy to navigate list

    If you're anything like me there's no way you are going to flick through page after page of blog posts to find something that might actually be relevant to you. So, I've created this index of all the posts on the blog 🙂 Anytime you are looking for...

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Kids audiobooks & songs about caring for the environment

  There's nothing like an audiobook or some tunes to make a long road trip with kids more pleasant. Then there's added benefit of having your kids actually learn something while you drive. My two pretty much learnt their alphabet with very little input from me,...

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Places to camp within 3.5 hours of Brisbane

  Looking for places to camp near Brisbane? After I did the places to camp within 3.5 hours of Sydney post I starting fielding a heap of requests from people up near Brisbane asking for the same thing. There's no way I can get around and review all of these...

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Gear that makes camping with kids easier

    Anything that makes life a little more pleasant when camping with kids is a winner I reckon, so I've created this list of handy gear that might just do the trick... I'll keep chucking things on the list as I discover them. As always, I'm learning too, so...

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Our van conversion – Your questions answered

  I've been fielding quite a few questions about the van conversion lately. Things like what is it, who did it, what are my must haves, what wasn't I so keen on. And, of course, what modifications have we made so far. I figured I'd chuck all the answers in this...

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Handy apps for road tripping & camping

  Handy apps for road tripping and camping. Find fuel, gas, places to camp and public toilets. Access weather warnings and offline maps and entertain your kids, the list goes on! If you are road tripping or camping right now you are probably going to find...

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Quick and easy camping meals for kids

  Righto, so you're on the hunt for some quick and easy camping meals for the kids when you are on the road? I am by no means an expert here and I'm the first to admit that I do get a bit slack on the road and serve up some not so fab meals for the kids. Mainly...

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Jobs for the kids when you’re camping

  There's nothing quite like trying to set up camp with a couple of kids harassing you every five minutes, it can be pretty tedious. Ours have just turned three and four and I've found that if you give them a job they will happily potter around doing said job and...

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Tips for feeling safe when camping solo with kids

  I'm on the road solo a lot with our two kids and invariably get the question "Aren't you scared?" or "Do you feel safe?" It's a good question! The short answer is no, I'm not afraid, I was a bit chicken in the beginning though. As far as feeling safe goes,...

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10 ways to entertain your kids on a road trip

  Recently I've been trawling through the old world wide web on the hunt for new ways to keep the kids occupied and off my case while we are driving. And, I figure once we get to wherever we are going, said thing should still serve the same function and keep on...

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Farmstays within 3.5 hours of Sydney

  Farmstays within 3.5 hours drive of Sydney. I wish I could personally review all of these places for you and post photos but, unfortunately, I don't have the time or the money to pull that off at the moment. I'd love to, believe me! So, I thought I'd do the...

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Places to camp within 3.5 hours of Sydney

  I've been sitting on this post for a while now as I wanted to visit each place on my list before I put it up here. But, that's going to take me AGES and I keep seeing the same question posed over and over. Where are the best places to camp within 3 hours of...

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Why we went road tripping with a newborn

  When I was still pregnant with our first baby we formulated a crazy plan. Crazy according to everyone we told. When the baby was four weeks old we were going to hire a motorhome and do a road trip to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney (about a 2200km round trip)....

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Road tripping with the kids, why I love it

  Why do I do it? What is it that I love so much about traveling around with the kids? I get asked that often and I've been thinking about the answer... I’ve been at home for a few weeks now after getting back from our trip down south and I'm seriously struggling...

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Online resources to help you plan your next trip

  Online resources to help you plan your next trip. From finding a job on the road, a campervan to hire, a campsite, caravan park or the best price for a bottle of gas this list is geared to help you out when you are on the road or are planning to get on the...

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Driving between Sydney & Melbourne with kids

  Just want to get between Sydney and Melbourne as efficiently as possible without the kids losing it? I usually do this drive over two days. It can be done in one but it's just that little bit too long and with little kids it is a bit of a punish. Over two days...

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How I manage drive and set up time on the road with kids

  Managing your time on the road when you have kids and how getting it right was a game changer for me. A bit of a back story is probably required here... Prior to kids I would have jumped in the van and headed off without a second thought about where I was going...

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