Exploring Outback Queensland

Back in September, we spent three weeks touring around Outback Queensland – from Birdsville up to Julia Creek, and nearly everywhere in between. Since then, time has got away from us a little, so we’re playing catch-up with our blog posts on here. Back at Birdsville After staying with Julie near Mitchell, Queensland, we continued to head west. We revisited one of our favourite camps from our last trip west – when we went across the Simpson Desert – on the banks of the Cooper Creek at Windorah. The Windorah to Birdsville leg always catches us a bit by surprise...

Life among the Mulga

We’re off on another trip, heading west – chasing big sky country and red dirt. Our first stop was catching up with Trinity’s friend Julie, on her 70,000 acre property south of Mitchell, QLD. Her family run 3,500 merino sheep and 150 head of cattle on mulga country. Trinity and Julie have been best mates since they met back in Vet School, and any excuse to make the 8-hour drive out for a visit is a welcome one.     Dealing with the drought Life out there is tough right now. They’ve been dealing with drought for years. Julie told...

Walk-around our Patrol Wagon + some news!

First things first – we feel we owe an apology to our faithful blog followers for our lack of posts in 2018. Last year was a busy year for us. Trinity finished off her Masters studies and headed back to full-time work, and James was very fortunate to receive a promotion. Sure, we still headed off on camping trips whenever we could make the time — but we really needed that down-time to relax. As a result our blog has suffered. Our plans for this year are much more exciting! And we’re hoping to devote a bit more time to...

A spontaneous weekender: Thallon & Nindigully

You know those weeks where it all just feels a bit too much? You’ve been putting in the overtime, there’s work that needs to be done on the house, the lawn’s looking a little long… Hands up who else has been feeling a bit like that recently? Losing Trinity’s father a few years ago was the wake up call we both needed to realise that life doesn’t wait for anyone. All we have is the here and now. While our careers and our home are important to us, so is the down-time we get to spend together.   We both...

Tips for Travelling Solo

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you probably caught a glimpse of my recent #vanlife adventure in an Apollo campervan. As it was a short-notice trip to visit family and friends James couldn’t get the time off work to join me. So, I spent 6 days touring Victoria on a fly-in,-fly-out solo trip.   I got a few comments about my plans to travel solo. Concern from family, words of warning from strangers I encountered on the trip. Travelling as a single female can be a daunting prospect, I understand. But it doesn’t have to be! You do...

Bribie Island 4WD Ladies Day

Looking for a beach within 2 hours of  Brisbane where you can drive on the sand, swim, camp and fish? Located roughly 70 kilometres north of Brisbane city, Bribie Island offers all of this and more.   When considering where to hold our second Ladies Day meet-up drive, we needed a location that catered for a wide range of driver skills. We didn’t want the experienced drivers to get bored, but we also needed somewhere that suited beginners. A beach was a bonus in the amazing summer weather we’ve had lately! Bribie Island fitted the bill perfectly.     About...

Is this the Sunshine Coast’s best Dog Beach?

In desperate need of a break after an emotionally draining few weeks, we packed our bags and headed off to the Sunshine Coast for the Australia Day weekend. We were in search of a dog beach, op shops (we’re avid bargain hunters), good food, and some much needed R&R. Well, Sunny Coast, you certainly did deliver!   Where we stayed We booked ourself another Airbnb for the weekend – a fantastic dog-friendly spot in Palmwoods called Winston Cottage. If you’re new to Airbnb and book a stay via the link in this post you’ll receive $55 in credit towards your...

Wave Hill Station Farm Stay

Keen to kick 2018 off with a bang, we booked a weekend away at Wave Hill Station near Grafton in early January. We found the farm stay via Airbnb. Keen to stay in a cabin rather than the tent to avoid the sweltering summer heat, their cute Dingo Cottage looked like just the place we were after!     If you’re looking for a unique place to stay, we definitely recommend checking out Airbnb. We’ve stayed at a wide range of Airbnb’s all over the country – a huge open-plan studio that used to be a wine tasting room in...

Review: VicOffroad Folding Fire Pit + Grill

Some of the best camping memories are created around a campfire. Toasting marshmallows, cooking a meal, and sharing a story or two. However, an increasing number of campsites are now restricting campfires to fire pits – whether be existing ones on site or portable ones you can take along yourself.     Keen to get ourselves a folding fire pit we shopped around for a little while. A lot of the fire pits we found were bulky, heavy, or expensive. When we partnered with VicOffroad to review a few of their products this fire pit & grill was the first...

Condamine River Road Ladies Drive

Last weekend we organised a day drive along the Condamine River Road in south east Queensland. Our idea behind the drive was for it to be a “Ladies Day”. After Trinity bought her Suzuki Jimny a few months ago, she was keen to meet some other like-minded women. Knowing few ladies with their own cars, we spread the word via friends, forums, and Instagram and opened the day to not only ladies with their own cars, but also those who wanted an excuse to have a go behind the wheel if they weren’t the regular drivers.     We ended...