“The Opal Fairy” A poem for Hannah

October 20, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

We meet the most fabulous people as we travel (Have I said that before?!) Hannah took a little tumble in Coober Pedy, if you remember. We were lucky enough to […]

There’s nothing in the red center of Australia

October 19, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

There’s nothing in the red center of Australia. If by nothing you mean echos of endless wide spaces and wide sky that holds the world together like an eternal ribbon […]

Outback Adventures: Stranded & Stitches

October 16, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

The night is quiet. Last week the nights were filled with insect and frog song, in wetter, greener places. Tonight the only sound is the quiet hiss of the gas […]

Coober Pedy: Outback, opals & a didgiridoo

October 15, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Coober Pedy reminds us a bit of Matmata, Tunisia. The underground homes carved deep into the arid, barren landscape are similar; the only thing missing are the berber ladies grilling […]

Coober Pedy: Underground camping

October 14, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

The stars in the Outback are spectacular. On par with those we couldn’t sleep too well beneath at Tikal, and on the Sahara… because we were too busy watching the […]

Burra Town Hall Museum: Family fun for (almost) free!

October 13, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

Burra is in the middle of nowhere, but it has a great little museum. It would be easy to drive right by and miss it… make sure you don’t! For […]

Barossa Valley & Wineries: Photo Essay

October 13, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

The Barossa valley is beautiful… It’s the wine region of South Australia and feels very much like Sonoma, in California. Of course, we spent an afternoon touring (and tasting!) the […]

Barossa Valley & Buddies

October 12, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

Sometimes people ask us about the social aspects of longterm travel. What do we do about our kids’ need to socialize? How to we create community on the road? What […]

Road trip day two: South Australia

October 9, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

The fringe of South Australia, between Mt. Gambier and Adelaide reminds a North American girl a lot of central Illinois, or Idaho, with a side dish of northern California and […]

Otway Fly & a very long day: Photo essay

October 9, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Why is it that first days of road trips always end up being longer than planned? Somehow, they always are! It’s 5:40 p.m. and we’re still rolling. I’d hoped to […]

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