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

Healing Art Therapy
After finally selling their house in Bendigo VIC, Robyn & Pete Robinson hit the road running with their much loved pooch Paddy. Both do occasional work on the road to help the budget but recently Robyn was offered an opportunity in a very remote part of Australia - Aurukun - a mostly indigenous town just a short 13.5hr drive from Cairns FNQ or 44hrs from Melbourne!

Robyn is a qualified teacher and Art Therapist and is no stranger to working with indigenous people. She also has a great website called Kajeet -  - where you can find out more about Art Therapy and its healing qualities.

In this short podcast we managed to have a quick chat with Robyn to discover more about how they got on the road and WHY she is now off to Aurukun and what she'll be doing there with the local indigenous population - something she is very passionate about.

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: 

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:  

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!



About The FreeRange Camping APP

UPDATE: In late 2019. FreeRange became FullRange Camping - Same people - same great App & info!

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

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

Co-creator of FullRangeCamping 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: 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...

King Island

Is this the 'ULTIMATE' sea/tree change?

While many of us have already started the 'big journey' around Australia whether for 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years & more... some people have already made the move to downsize not only as far as house sizes (& mortgages) are concerned but as a way of making a complete lifestyle change.

And you don't have to be 60+ to do it either according to our longtime friends Lee & Jarred.

Both of them had successful careers in Sydney, a house full of pets which have moved with them to a rather unique and some might say 'remote' location here in Australia...

Lee & Jarred have in fact been quite pro-active in their new 'local community' as you will soon discover.

The Smallest Pub In Victoria!

Not far from Wangarratta VIC is a tiny town called ‘Eldorado’...

Not only does the town have an amazing history of gold and mineral mining but it's also host to the smallest pub in Victoria - and possibly Australia!

We chatted to a lovely lady - Christine Hanley - who used to own 'The McEvoy Tavern'  when we did this recording... we hope to have an update from the new owners soon!


All About FreeRange Camping

UPDATE: In late 2019. FreeRange became FullRange Camping - Same people - same great App & info!

There's plenty of online resources for people travelling this great country of ours and one of the best we've found is the FreeRange Camping APP. 

It's got literally thousands of destinations such as camping spots, showgrounds, caravan parks and much more including discounts around the country in selected retail outlets.

But what was the original reason for its creation?
Rob Catania - co-creator of FreeRange Camping explains in this short podcast.