Perth and Margaret River – 5 day travel itinerary

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This tour of Perth and Margaret River showcases Australia’s diverse, picturesque natural landscapes. In just under a week, you will experience Western Australia’s true beauty. Embark on this journey for breathtaking views, indulgent tastes and endless attractions.

So many fantastic regional attractions can only be seen later in the year. Therefore, we strongly recommend travelling between September and November. This will ensure your trip coincides with the whale watching and wildflower seasons. You may also catch the Fremantle Festival (end of October) or Gourmet Escape (mid-November). Allow five to six days to make the most of this itinerary.

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Camping is the best way to spend New Year’s Eve (updated for 2019)

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You’ve spent New Year’s Eve in city rooftop bars for too many years now. It all gets a bit mundane when each year is the same, right? You spend hundreds of dollars on entry fees and drink packages at bars that you could go to any old weekend. To make matters worse, you’re suckered into lining up for drinks and paying an outrageous Uber surcharge to get home. This year, why not try something different?

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Review: James Baroud Evasion Evolution rooftop tent (after 3 years)

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We purchased our James Baroud Evasion Evolution rooftop tent in 2014 after several uncomfortable camping trips in a $40 Big W tent.  Since then, the tent has been on plenty of adventures, including holidays and work trips.

After three years of moderate to heavy use (on average at least one trip a month),  I finally decided to review our James Baroud – and see how it has held up.

Note: This review is not sponsored by James Baroud. The rooftop tent featured was purchased at the full retail price for personal use. The video is of our personal tent. Images are of the Apollo Motorhome Holidays Vivid Camper.

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3 Easy (and delish) vegetarian camping recipes

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There’s no doubt traditional camping meals are meat-heavy. If you’re the only vego on a camping trip, you can end up with an empty stomach miles from the nearest shop. To avoid this experience, planning is key.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite vegetarian camping meals for your pleasure. All these meals are suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians – that means they may contain eggs or dairy, but do not include any meat, fish or meat by-products. We’ve also noted possible vegan and gluten free modifications where possible.

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2017 Australian backyard toys roundup

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Looking for something to keep the kids entertained these school holidays – that doesn’t have a screen? Backyard toys are the perfect way to encourage your littlies (and biggies) to be active and have fun!

We’ve scoured the internet to find the most outdoor-some toys available (just in time for Christmas). None of these options will break the bank, and many are perfect for taking on holidays!

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#Campslay with three fashion-forward camping outfits

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Camping is usually the last word you associate with fashion, and we want to change that. With the rise of glamping and associated emergence of luxury holiday parks, there’s no need to slum it (unless you want to). We’ve sourced three fashion-forward, yet practical women’s camping outfits which are perfect for your next glamping adventure.

These summer outfits can stand up to a little bit of rain, wind and sun, and are all suitable for inclusion in your “non-camping” wardrobe. Be sure to accessorise all these outfits with plenty of sunscreen!

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What’s permanent touring really like? #vanlife wisdom

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The idea of selling most of your possessions and touring Australia in a caravan, campervan or motorhome can be daunting, to say the least. However, for those who treasure freedom, it’s more of a calling than a choice. If you’re considering taking the plunge and setting off on a long-term or permanent vanning adventure (advanture, if you will) there’s a lot to consider.

To help you make up your mind, we’ve found tips from real Aussie’s who are living (or have lived) on the road permanently. Here’s what the nomads say.

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