freedom camping

Freedom Camping Advice

Free camping. We all love the idea of it. The trouble is knowing what free camping is and understanding how to get the best of it. Here’s the word: the best way to approach free...
Walkamin

Woes in Walkamin

I said last month that I'd still be in Queensland when writing my column for the next issue but I didn't know then that I'd have no choice! When I was shopping last Sunday,...
ultimate caravan

Is This The Ultimate Caravan Setup?

It's not often that you come across a rig that ticks all the boxes but Russell and Valerie Balfour have an outfit that would be the envy of any full-timing RVer. Their tri-axle Roma caravan,...
pie

How To Find The Perfect Pie

Steak and pepper, lamb, pork, kangaroo, emu or humble, the pie is unassuming, warming, and comforting. It’s Australia wrapped in pastry. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Aussies love pies at the footy, down by the...
Climate

A Climate of Change

I'm not going to get into an endless and rather pointless discussion about climate change. But I thought I'd mention that I'm in Far North Queensland at the moment and the daytime temperature is...
Hall's Gap

A Hall’s Gap Park and a Pressure Cooker

Regular readers would know I’ve been waiting for a sticker to arrive from Mercedes Benz in Germany following repairs to Yemmy. It has finally arrived and I've stuck it on as requested, and I'm...
annexe

Life in an Annexe

I have so many memories of caravanning as a kid, some good, others not so much. First up, as kids on a camping holiday, my two brothers and I were on pretty much the...
motorhome

Yemmy the Motorhome is Back!

My motorhome, Yemmy, was damaged a few months ago in an accident, but when he arrived back following the repairs on a tilt truck, I couldn't believe it was him! They had done a...
caravan

This Caravan Life

What is it about a caravan that is so appealing? I think I fell in love with them as a child, sitting rugged up in bed listening to my dad reading The Wind in...
D-shackles

D-Shackles Hoax Raises Head. Confusion Reigns

An image of a poster claiming new D-shackles regulations are now in force has been causing confusion on social media. Again. The poster – a hoax dating back to 2014 but which has recently resurfaced...