Road Trip Australia: 7 Things Off The Beaten Track

Road trip Australia

A road trip is the best way to explore Australia off the beaten track.

Our road trip around Australia is history. With a smile on our face we now think back to the great time we had. The last 11 months have been wonderful. We crossed the Simpson Desert, we celebrated New Year’s Eve in Sydney, we met so many lovely people on the road, we enjoyed close encounters with Koalas, experienced the real Outback and many other things off the beaten track. Continue reading

Barista Course in Fremantle: We learn how to make great coffee

Cappuccino

We practice and hope one day we’ll be able to make the perfect cappuccino.

Do you like coffee? We love coffee. Good coffee. On our road trip around Australia we drank quite a many cappuccinos and started to wonder why the coffee taste and texture of the milk froth can be so different depending on who is making it. We wanted to find out the secrets about how to make the perfect cup and attended a barista course in Fremantle last week. It was worth every cent.

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Best dive sites in the Lhaviyani Atoll on the Maldives

Reni

We love diving because it’s nothing compared to anything else. It’s all about floating, relaxing and observing the fascinating world below the surface. Dive into this world with us.

One year ago we left the Maldives for good. For three years we called the Lhaviyani Atoll our home. We often think back to the great time we had and we miss the great diving on the Maldives a lot. We dived in the waters of the Indian Ocean almost every day and we did more than 1000 dives in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Continue reading

How to spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney

Fireworks Sydney NYE

New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Definitely a night to remember the rest of our life.

Have you thought about where to spend New Year’s Eve? What about going to Sydney to watch the world-famous fireworks? Last year we celebrated New Year’s Eve in Sydney and it was definitely a night to remember. Read on if you want to know how we prepared for the perfect night and what we would do differently next time. Continue reading

Our home away from home

Chilling Reni Marcel

Travelling with the own car is freedom. Here we are chilling on a dune in the Outback at Cameron Corner.

Nine month ago we arrived in Australia with two backpacks and a one year holiday visa. How exiting. But we were far away from home without a home. Not a problem for us as we knew how our new home should look like and luckily it didn’t take us long to find our perfect home for our one year road trip. Since nine months we call a Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier or Troopy our home. Do you wonder how it is to live in a car with limited space? Is it freedom? Continue reading

The Bungle Bungles are a Natural Wonder

Piccaninny Creek

The walk along the Piccaninny Creek is really stunning.

Have you ever heard of the Purnululu National Park? Most Australians know this national park under another name: The Bungle Bungles. The red and black banded domes look like beehives and are a natural wonder. The incredible beauty and the outstanding geological value are the main features why the national park was World Heritage listed in 2003. Continue reading

Eco-friendly diving trip through the Komodo National Park

Eco-freindly trip through the komodo National Park

Eco-freindly trip through the Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is very high up on the bucket lists of many travellers. Especially scuba divers are flocking in from all over the world to dive on some of the world best dive sites in our oceans. Others are more interested in the animals that live above the water, the Komodo dragons.

But how does a small community like Labaun Bajo and the fragile environment of the Komodo National Park cope with this stream of tourists?

In this blog post we will tell you more about the Komodo National Park and how you can explore the beauty of this park in an eco-friendly way. Continue reading

The Gili Islands – Affordable paradise in Indonesia

Beach Gili Trawangan

Sandy beach on Gili Trawangan. Ready to relax?

The three Indonesian islands called the Gilis northwest of Lombok are no longer a secret. They have been discovered by backpackers for quite a while now. No wonder, the three Gili Islands are stunning and everybody will find its own paradise on one of the three islands. They are all so different from each other. We checked them all out and we will tell you why you should put the Gilis on your bucket list. Continue reading

How much money do we need to travel around Australia for one year?

How much money do we need to travel around Australia for one year

How much money do we need to travel around Australia for one year

Are you rich? Did you win in the lottery? How can you afford travelling around Australia for one year?

Very often we are being asked about how much money we had to save for our one year road trip around Australia. During our last trip around Australia in 2009 we have collected all the data of our expenses and so we had a pretty good idea on how much money we have to budget for our road trip this time. But is the data still valid after five years? Is everything much more expensive?

In this blog post we will show you how much money we need for a one year road trip around Australia. You will also find useful tips on how to reduce your costs and how your money will last longer. Continue reading