Campsite Review: Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park

October 26, 2013 in Inspiration

The Barossa Valley in late spring is a little slice of heaven. Fields of winter wheat ripening towards gold. Acre up on acre of vineyard unfurling new leaves and stretching […]

An Outback Night

October 26, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

sunburnt earth. mirage. nuanced landscape, subtle change, ubiquitous flies (We have kind of a thing for haiku… I wrote this one between Richmond and Hughendon on the long flat. There’s […]

Leaving Alice Springs

October 25, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

We did not expect to find Alice Springs surrounded by hills. For a thousand kilometers in every direction the Red Center of Australia stretches in a rarely interrupted, pancake flat […]

Uluru: A photo essay

October 23, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Last post I tried words… but really, pictures are better:  

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camper Vanning New Zealand: How To

July 26, 2013 in Inspiration, New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

We’re closing in on the end of our sixth month in New Zealand. I have to say, it’s been one of the pleasantest places we’ve had the privilege to travel. […]

Of Burns, Boys and Bleh

June 5, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

It has been a week of mishaps.  It started on the eve of our anniversary, when I scalded my arm.  It was dumb, really. We were parked at an angle […]

From Christchurch to Akaroa: Camped at the top of the world

April 7, 2013 in New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

If you were to send your five year old out into the front yard armed with three jumbo bags of cotton balls and the instruction to distribute them evenly across […]