A lot of the rules of normal life go out the window when you’re on the road, it’s a whole different reality and sometimes it can be tricky to maintain the habits or practices we have while at home. Here are a few tips to help stay as plastic-free as possible while on a roadtrip..
Summer might not be quite here yet, but the warm weather has well and truly arrived and we’re already planning this season’s adventures. With months of beautiful warm days rolling out in front of us, it’s time to pack up the car and head away for the weekend. And if you're local to the Sunshine Coast like us, away can be right here in our backyard. Erin from Drifters Campervans shares some of her favourite spots to camp on the Sunshine Coast and why they believe in exploring your own town.
Michelle Halpern is a 31-year-old travel writer, photographer and digital nomad, constantly in search of beautiful places and spaces. She has spent the last two years on the road and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. We chat about all things travel..
Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel but have never made it happen? For the last two years I’ve thought about Tasmania nearly every day. For whatever reason I just couldn't get that place out of my head. But there was always a reason I didn’t go; I wanted to wait until I had long enough to explore, until the weather was warmer, until this project was finished or that thing happened. Well about a month ago I finally just booked flights. It wasn't the perfect time but it never is. The trip however, was perfect.
Chris is an adventure photographer from Belgium, Freya is a scientist turned travel writer from Australia, and together they venture to far-flung corners of the globe, documenting the world around them as they go. We chat to Chris and Freya, aka The Sandy Feet, about their travels..
When planning our holidays last year, the desire to re-visit Scotland kept creeping further and further up the list. My husband and I had only briefly visited sans children, and we promised ourselves we would return. So we set about ensuring that after our month in Italy, we would head over to Scotland. The planning phase of this trip was very exciting as we knew immediately that we were confident enough to tour around Scotland and set about studying maps and travel guides of the routes we could take, marking all our must see sights and destinations.
Carmen Huter is an adventurer, photographer and sun-chaser. The Austrian-born and now New Zealand based traveller finds grounding in getting lost. Carmen shares some of her travel stories and tips with us..
Jonathon Collins is a 26 year old scientist, photographer and writer from Sydney, Australia, who captures stories from lesser known corners of the world. His personal passion for travel and his work as a photographer has taken him to the furtherest tips of the globe, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America. We chat to Jon about his favourite travel experiences, the resilience of the human spirit and witnessing the impacts of climate change around the world.
I've always enjoyed my own company; call it introversion or independence, from a young age I've often preferred to do things alone. As an introvert, I find time alone incredibly recharging, clarifying and inspiring.
The Mexican border officer flagged our van down and pointed us in the direction of a separate queue. We were told to get out of the vehicle and leave all bags inside as we waited behind a solid wall while our van was x-rayed. I tried to not fiddle with the money belt that was hidden under my clothes containing passports and cash. What were we doing driving our van down to Mexico? Hadn’t everyone warned us about how dangerous it was?
Most of us have daydreamed about the idea of living in another country at some point in our lives. Particularly with the rise of the digital nomad, it is perhaps more accessible than ever to live, work or volunteer overseas. Lara Abraham lived in Cambodia for 16 months, volunteering atNew Hope for Cambodian Children, a school and orphanage for children with HIV. She shares with us an inside look at what life was like living in another country.