Driving the Canning Stock Route – Our biggest adventure in Australia

Billiluna Start of our Canning Stock Route adventure

Eight years ago Marcel told me about his dream of driving the Canning Stock Route for the first time. My first thought was: “And what should be so cool about driving the loneliest road on planet earth? Wouldn’t a beach or diving holiday be nicer?” Today I know the Canning Stock Route is something very special. And fortunately I said “Yes” to the great Canning Stock Route adventure. Continue reading

How to prepare for the Canning Stock Route – One of the world’s loneliest tracks

How to prepare for the Canning Stock Route

Eight years ago Marcel was raving about the Canning Stock Route (CSR) for the first time. Driving the CSR is one of his big dreams ever since. No wonder, the historic stock route is one of these Off-road adventures many 4×4 enthusiasts are dreaming about. Tomorrow we’re starting the 1’850 km through lonely deserts. Do you want to know how we prepare for our biggest and loneliest adventure of our lives? Continue reading

Mount Rigi in Switzerland – Tips on how to get there by train and boat

Mount Rigi panoramic view

Are you ready for a scenic day trip in Switzerland? How about a visit to Mount Rigi where you can combine a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Rigi and a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. We did this trip and the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and mountains left us speechless. There are many walking and hiking trails to choose from. We only did a short hike and afterwards went on a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Continue reading

20 Photos That Make You Want To Visit Karijini National Park

Kermits Pool Karijini National Park

One of the most beautiful national parks in Western Australia is the Karijini National Park. However, Karijini National Park is quite far from all other tourist attractions. It’s more than 1’400 km from Perth and to Broome it is another 1’000 km to drive. But nevertheless, the journey is worthwhile. Sit back, relax and travel with us virtually. Continue reading

Cape Le Grand National Park – Chilling at the beach with kangaroos

Kangaroo at Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park

It took us a long time until one of our big dreams came true. Three road trips around Australia, 90’000 kilometers and 732 days later and we finally found kangaroos at the beach. Our expectations are high as we heard about the kangaroos at Lucky Beach from many people. We can’t wait to get to Cape Le Grand National Park and especially Lucky Bay. Continue reading

Castle Rock Skywalk – Highlight at Porongurup National Park

Castle Rock Skywalk Porongurup National Park

We love hiking and exploring as many national parks as possible here in Australia. This morning, when waking up at the camp, we look outside to check the weather. It doesn’t look promising to go hiking. Strong wind and dense fog are greeting us today. We pull the blanket over our heads again and stay in bed a bit longer. At the end our desire for coffee is stronger and we finally get up. After breakfast the fog slowly disappears and then it starts to rain. Definitely not the weather we wished for today. Well, bad weather cannot stop us to go hiking and doing the Castle Rock Skywalk in the Porongurup National Park. Continue reading

Hiking in the Stirling Range National Park

View from Bluff Knoll summit at Stirling Range National Park

The highest mountain in Australia’s Southwest is 1‘095 m high and is situated in the Stirling Range National Park. The Stirling Range stretches over a length of 65 km from east to west and many of the mountain peaks are accessible for hikers. We have visited many national parks in Australia but we haven’t heard a lot about the Stirling Range National Park, so we didn’t know what to expect. We have been surprised by the variety of walks and hikes up different mountain peaks in the Stirling Range National Park. Continue reading

Camper upgrades and improvements – Do It Yourself

Camper upgrades awning

A camper is like a house. There is always something to do or improve on a camper. When we bought our Toyota LandCruiser we knew that we have to do a few camper upgrades. After a few months of living in our camper we upgraded it step by step. We can produce our own power, we tinted the windows and fitted a mosquito net. You find more about the improvements and upgrades in this post. Continue reading

Nature in Australia – The good and the bad

Bush camping nature in Australia

The nature in Australia is unique in all its aspects. We admit, we love nature and we love camping. Especially on these perfect days with pleasant temperatures, a light breeze and sunshine. But sometimes we also hate it. On days with strong winds or thunderstorms, when it’s raining cats and dogs or annoying flies are crawling in our eyes, ears and noses it can be an absolute nightmare. Continue reading

How to become a house sitter

House sitter tips

We just finished our third housesit in Australia. Two months ago we started our first official house sit and we enjoyed all of them a lot. We had the chance to live in houses for free, in exchange we took care of cats and dogs, went for walks with the dogs and watered the garden. It was also a nice break from traveling and living in a camper. But don’t worry, we’ll continue our travels. In this post we share our experiences and tell you how to become a house sitter. Continue reading