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An Adventure on the Gibb River Road

In 1956 the Gibb River Road was completed to assist in the trucking of live cattle from Wyndham to Derby. Now, in 2017, Wyndham has been forgotten by the passing of time and the road mainly shuttles tourists from Kununurra to Derby, allowing anyone with a four-wheel drive and the desire to traverse 660 kilometers… Read More An Adventure on the Gibb River Road

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A Campfire Wake: The Grey Nomads of Australia

America is in love with youth. We see nubile faces splattered across billboards selling everything from sports cars to hamburgers, their sex appeal being bartered for higher profit margins. Yet, once that pretty, young face gathers some smile lines here, some crow’s feet there, she is discarded, thrown aside in favor of the newer model.… Read More A Campfire Wake: The Grey Nomads of Australia

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Fifty Nights in a Tent: The Realities of Long Term Camping

Tonight will mark the 50th consecutive night I have slept in a tent and I felt I should write something to commemorate spending fifty nights on a cheap air mattress. There are many wonderful aspects of long term camping, from breaking away from all semblance of routine to reconnecting with our natural world, but to… Read More Fifty Nights in a Tent: The Realities of Long Term Camping

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Learning to Drive Manual, Aussie Style

A red cloud of fine dust swirls outside my open window, dancing over the spinifex covered plains like the brush strokes of an over enthusiastic painter. This tenacious red dirt has found its way into every crack and crevice in Terrance, our 1999 series Land Cruiser Troop Carrier. It covers his wheels, infiltrates our food… Read More Learning to Drive Manual, Aussie Style

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Driving the Ningaloo Coast

The Ningaloo Coast is home to 160 miles of fringing reef, the largest fringing reef in Australia and the only large coral reef positioned close to any land mass. The Ningaloo Coast is a World Heritage Site that covers 1,742,130 acres and is home to more than 500 distinct species of fish, 300 species of… Read More Driving the Ningaloo Coast

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Everything You Need to Know to Visit Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is an ancient land of red rock in the heart of the Pilbara in Western Australia. The iron ore that gives the land its striking color, a deep rust red that covers everything in sight, originated over 2000 million years ago. Fast forward many millennia and the erosion, caused by a drop… Read More Everything You Need to Know to Visit Karijini National Park

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Unplugged in the Outback: A Case Study of Travel Blogging Offline

The internet has changed the world. We can now be in constant contact with almost anyone in the world from anywhere at anytime. It does not matter anymore how far away you are, if you have a phone plan with data you will likely be able to get online and reach the world. This has… Read More Unplugged in the Outback: A Case Study of Travel Blogging Offline

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Going Native: What I’ve learned in Australia

Bring an Australian stereotype to mind. What comes up? Maybe a leather skinned man covered in red dust knocking back beers like his life depends on it? Maybe your stereotypical Aussie is less Alice Springs informed and more like a tan, blonde surfer dude fresh from a knock out dual with a Great White shark?… Read More Going Native: What I’ve learned in Australia

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Running on Empty in Argentina: An adventure trail race abroad

The gun sounds and we are off. The motley crew of helmet clad runners shoots past us fumbling foreigners, leaving us to follow their grass stomped path down to the gravel road. The gravel road quickly diminishes to a gravel path, then, after about 500 m, we are on a single-track trail that is more… Read More Running on Empty in Argentina: An adventure trail race abroad

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In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

The sun shines bright on Rottnest Island, the water is a crystalline turquoise that beckons me to its warm embrace, but there is only one thing on my mind, a small, approximately one foot tall marsupial called a quokka. I, like so many others before me, have ventured to this little island about 25 km… Read More In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island