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Stories about people places & experiences PLUS tips for life on the road

Living The Dream
Ever wondered what doing 'The Big Lap' is like? So many people - young & not so young - are on the road these days and with social media you can almost join someone on their journey with plenty of photos & videos. But how many really share their thoughts via a podcast?

Today we're chatting with Graeme Morris who - with his wife Sue have been documenting their multi thousand kilometre journey online with hundreds of great photos and plenty of selfies.

Graeme also talks about the good bits and the not so good bits especially in some of our dying drought stricken regional areas. So sit back, relax (or if you're driving stay focussed on that road) as we share 'Living The Dream' with Graeme Morris.


PLUS: Check out Graeme's amazing Facebook Photo Album here:
http://bit.ly/LivingTheDream-2019 
 

Cardwell - FNQ

Back in Feb. 2011 a Category 5 cyclone called Yasi all but demolished the beautiful town of Cardwell in far north QLD - gateway to Hinchinbrook Island.

It's taken many years to get back to almost resembling its former self but there's still more to be done. We'll have a closer look soon at some of the issues this small community faces - meantime, we had a great couple of nights at the Cardwell Caravan Park and chatted with owner Colin Oke to find out why he loves the place so much! :-)

Secura Lifestyle Magnetic Gateway Townsville

There's caravan parks... and then there's the Secura Lifestyle Magnetic Gateway Townsville QLD in the suburb of Cluden!

We spent a couple of nights here on our way north and really enjoyed the 'community spirit' of the park especially @ 5pm 'drinkies'. (photo below/next page)

We also managed to chat with the new managers of the park and had a lot of fun chatting with some of the 'residents'.

It's dog friendly and one of the most people friendly parks we've come cross so far!


Truck Friendly Program

The Truck Friendly Program has officially been underway for almost 12 weeks since its official launch at the 2019 Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow.

And while we've already had a couple of chats with the brains behind this great initiative Ken Wilson, we decided to pay him a personal visit in his hometown of Bundaberg QLD to find out how things are going.

We'll have more soon!

 

 

 

Lee Kernaghan

Love his music?... so do we and we were honoured to have Aussie country music legend Lee Kernaghan support the Truck Friendly program.

Check out Lee's website for tour dates: https://www.leekernaghan.com/  

Truck Friendly Program

As a caravanner, saying you're travelling on the road full-time is one thing... But the reality is that all those trucks behind you or in front etc are in fact the real full-time travellers - They do it for a living to feed families and put roofs over their heads.

And while some of us might not like it, trucks are here to stay!... But an initiative of Bundaberg resident Ken Wilson is set to change how caravanners and motorists in general – understand how best to co-exist with trucks while on the road, making it safer and less stressful for all of us.

We managed to get this exclusive chat with the founder of the Truck Friendly Program prior to its launch at the 2019 Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow.

ShitBox Rally - Graeme Morris

Have you ever heard of the Shitbox Rally?... it's a very Aussie name right? but it's also a very genuine rally with a great goal - to raise much needed funds for cancer research... In fact the rally from Perth to Sydney is in its 10th year and this year the rally is over a 10 day period with a fund-raising goal of $2million this year alone!

We managed to catch up with one of our new roving reporters Graeme Morris who just happened to see the rally drivers in the middle of Australia while he and his wife Sue were on their way to Coober Pedy!

 

 

Busselton Update - Bryan & Lyndel Crow

Ever heard of the New Age Tribe? - It's a 'social club' for lovers of all New Age brand caravans - new or old!

They hold regular events around the country that help create both a great social environment as well as an educational one - with members sharing experiences not only with their vans but also their recent travels.

We managed to catch up with Bryan & Lyndel Crow - brains & beauty behind the New Age Tribe 'club' to get an update on the recent Busselton 2019 event plus their fundraising efforts and events planned for later in the year!

 

New Age Tribe

The New Age Tribe is a 'social club' for lovers of all New Age brand caravans - new or old!

They hold regular events around the country that help create both a great social environment as well as an educational one - with members sharing experiences not only with their vans but also their recent travels.

We managed to catch up with Bryan & Lyndel Crow - brains & beauty behind the New Age Tribe 'club' to get an update on the recent Busselton 2019 event plus their fundraising efforts and events planned for later in the year!

About The FreeRange Camping APP

There's a few 'APPS' around for people travelling this great country of ours, but none quite like the FreeRange Camping APP.

But what does it do (apart from list literally thousands of campsites, caravan parks, fuel & dump points and more!?

Co-creator of FreeRangeCamping.com.au Rob Catania explains more about the APP itself, what it does and the difference between the FREE and PAID versions... (and yes we have the full version we bought ourselves - and love it!!

Check out the FRC APP here: https://www.freerangecamping.com.au/ - or listen below...

Glenrowan Tourist Park

As we’ve started to do a lot more trips getting ourselves ready for ‘the big one’ we’ve also purposely started to check out some of the more interesting places to stay. Sometimes it’s a showground or Free Camp somewhere and at other times a caravan park.

Of course as most 'seasoned' travellers probably know there are caravan parks and then there are caravan parks. Personally we like the smaller, more ‘personal’ parks off the beaten track.

Like the one at Glenrowan – the Glenrowan Tourist park – just 2 Km’s off the Hume highway about 2 hours from Melbourne – But what’s special about this park is where it’s located… Glenrowan. Famous for being the place of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly’s last stand! – Brian managed to sit down with the park manager Kylie Cleal to find out more...