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- A Woman’s Life on the Road – When Hormones Stop You Dead in Your Tracks
- Motorbike Overlanding – 5 years on 2 wheels – What Now?
- That’s The Funny Thing About Overlanding Australia…
- When the shit hits the fan – just open your arms wide, shut your trap, and go with the flow
- Getting nowhere fast. That’s travelling in Australia for ya!
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A Woman’s Life on the Road – When Hormones Stop You Dead in Your Tracks
Life on the road has substantial challenges – as all overlanders know far too well – yet never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the hardest challenge I’d ever face would come from the inside. I mean this … Continue reading
Motorbike Overlanding – 5 years on 2 wheels – What Now?
As it turns out, I’m getting bored of travelling by motorbike. There, I’ve said it. Am I allowed to say that?! It seems not. Most times I dare say that to fellow travelling bikers we meet on the road, they’re … Continue reading
That’s The Funny Thing About Overlanding Australia…
We spend our evenings counting stars and spotting satellites, soaking up the refreshing chill in the air that finally sets in about an hour after sunset. Traveling through the north-western outback in Australia, in winter, is a traveller’s dream. There … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Aussie Outback, BMW F650, Coral Bay, curiosity, discovery, Exmouth, explore, journey, Karijini national Park, long-term travel, motorbike travel, motorbike trip, Overland, overland Australia, overlanding, Pilbara, struggles, Travel, travel budget guide, travel guide, world trip Leave a comment
When the shit hits the fan – just open your arms wide, shut your trap, and go with the flow
Three months. Just three months have passed since my last blog and our resurrection of Pixie…and I’m experiencing a severe case of dejapoo. I have a feeling we’ve been through this shit before… Our travels over the last three months … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Cape le Grand, discovery, emotional drawback, explore, journey, long-term travel, motorbike trip, Nullarbor, Overland, overlanding, Perth, struggles, Wheatbelt Way, world trip 1 Comment
Getting nowhere fast. That’s travelling in Australia for ya!
‘I have a crazy story for you…’ I told the young police constable behind the desk. ‘Oh goodie!’ he replies ‘I love crazy stories!’ And so it begins. The long and arduous task to try and locate the individual who, … Continue reading
Up Shit Creek Without a Paddle (or a Ferry to Tasmania)
“She’s dead. Pixie is dead. We’re not going anywhere.” I let that thought sink in for just a moment, before I throw myself on the ground, right there on the footpath, and proceed to have the mother of all hissy … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, Australia, BMW F650, Canberra, emotional struggles, journey, Kangaroo Valley, long-term travel, motorbike trip, overland travel, overlanding, Sydney< Melbourne, the Great Dividing Range, the Snowy Mountains, world trip 2 Comments
Overlanding Southeast Asia – The Idyllic Dream That Never Really Was
**I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front in the last 12 months, choosing to only post a few fluffy bits and pieces as the months progressed. It wasn’t by accident, I can assure you. But Southeast Asia is … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure travel, Bali, Cambodia, curiosity, discovery, emotional struggles, explore, Indonesia, journey, Laos, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, Overland, overlanding, Southeast Asia travel, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip 4 Comments
Cruising the Komodo Islands – the Good, the Bad and the Utterly Unforgettable
A stellar boat trip through this UNESCO heritage listed Komodo National Park is an experience none of us will forget in a hurry. These are a few snippets of our life at sea… … We fought hard to secure a … Continue reading
Our “totally cool jungle off-road” adventure in Sumatra
This was never meant to be a gargantuan off-roading adventure. This was meant to be a shortcut. With the added bonus of a change of scenery, perhaps, but a simple shortcut nonetheless. Leaving our friends heading for Banda Aceh and … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Travel Guides Tagged adventure travel, Blangkejeren, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, explore, Indonesia, Indonesia off-road, journey, long-term travel, motorbike travel, overlanding, struggles, Sumatra, Sumatra mountain road, Tapaktuan, Terangon road, Travel, world trip 6 Comments
Best Guide to Southern Laos Highlights (no, really!)
I’ve been meaning to blog this guide for months (March 2016 update – make that a year), ever since I compiled it for a fellow overlanding couple who was following on our tyre-tracks back in 2015! Considering the fact I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding, Travel Guides, Uncategorized Tagged adventure travel, Bolaven Plateau, Guide to southern Laos, Konglor Cave, Laos, Laos travel guide, Luang Prabang, motorbike trip, Nirvana Lodge, overlanding, Tad Lo Falls, Thakhek, Travel, travel guide, UXO, Vietnam War, Vietntiane, world trip 4 Comments