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Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande


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Ancient History Camping River Trips

Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande River in Texas

By on November 10, 2016

This is from a river trip I (Dirk) did in November of 2004 in the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande. The trip was for Adventure Club San Antonio, which was my business at the time. It is a trip report written by our friend Marc McCord with Southwest…

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand


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Camping New Zealand Travel

Franz Josef: Hiking, Hot Pools, and Campfires

By on September 12, 2016

We pulled the Wicked camper van away from the campground at Fiordland National Park and headed toward Fox Glacier, located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.  Our plan was to visit both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier; but the weather only allowed us to visit…

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand


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Camping New Zealand Travel

Fiordland National Park in New Zealand is a Must See

By on September 8, 2016

We looked inside the Wicked Camper van, and then we looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders.  Since our sons had joined us for a couple of weeks in New Zealand, we reminded the representative that we needed a van that would fit all five of us.  We…

Camping Gear - Nemo Tents


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Camping RTW Trip Planning Travel

Camping Gear for Our RTW: Months of Research Paid Off

By on August 22, 2016

It took about six months for us to research and acquire all of the camping gear we have with us on this RTW trip. With space in our backpacks at a premium, and weight being critical, it was a task we didn’t want to rush. Fortunately for us, our…

12 Apostles at Port Campbell NP on the Great Ocean Road


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Australia Camping Travel Uncategorized

Great Scenery on the Great Ocean Road

By on July 7, 2016

We left Bateman’s Bay and drove about 10 hours to begin our drive along the Great Ocean Road.  You can’t spend six weeks in Australia and NOT see the Great Ocean Road.  The rock formation The 12 Apostles is worth the trip alone.
Not as Productive or Rested as We’d…

Dorrigo Falls


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Australia Camping Travel

Dorrigo: Yes, Go Chasing Waterfalls!

By on June 30, 2016

We wanted to make it to Dorrigo National Park by the weekend, and we had a few places to re-visit along the way.  We said goodbye to Fraser Island on Thursday morning and took the ferry back to Rainbow Beach so we could start heading south.  We returned the 4×4…

Sunset on Fraser Island


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Australia Camping Travel

Fraser Island Adventures

By on June 27, 2016

We left Brisbane on a Monday afternoon and drove to Rainbow Beach, about a 3-hour drive, so we could rent a 4×4 vehicle to take on the ferry to Fraser Island.  Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is part of Great Sandy National Park.  Jerry and…

Port Macquarie


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Australia Camping Travel

Quick Pitstop in Port Macquarie One Weekend

By on December 8, 2015

Our plan was to drive from Newcastle to Bellingen. We’d heard that, not only is Bellingen a nice little town, but that there are some beautiful waterfalls to explore in the area, especially at Dorrigo.

We stopped in Port Macquarie, another beach town that was on our route, to buy…


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Australia Burns Camping

Revolution: Burning Seed 2015

By on November 11, 2015

If you’re a burner, especially one who enjoys the regional burns, you’ve got to add Eastern Australia’s Burning Seed to your list.  Here are some reasons why:

 

1.  The people

We’re Texans, so we like to think we cornered the market on being friendly.  After all, Texas’ State motto is “Friendship.” …


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Burns Camping Travel

Our Week at a Carnival of Mirrors

By on October 16, 2015

G’day from Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia!  We’ve been so on the go since we arrived in Australia, we’ve already fallen behind in our posts.  We’ll be bringing you up to speed soon on our adventures in Oz and the amazing people here, but today we thought we’d focus on…

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