Caravan Correspondent

Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.


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Buy Gifts that Support Small Businesses this Christmas

It’s usually a struggle to think about buying Christmas presents right? Well this year I have a couple of ideas for quality gifts (or something for yourself) that will help out small businesses and be well received by the men, women and children in your lives. There are also some perfect gifts for the caravan traveller with t-shirts being a summer wardrobe staple piece and some gorgeous earrings that don’t take up much space but add a bit of difference to your holiday outfits. The beauty is that these products can be bought online and delivered right to your door too, so there’s no need to visit crowded shops, but make sure to buy early to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.

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New Top 4 to visit in McLaren Vale (and 1 old favourite)

There are more than 70 cellar doors to visit in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia as well as distilleries and craft breweries so on a recent stay in the area we decided to try venues that we hadn’t visited before. These are my latest top 4 and the reasons why.

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NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC week this year is November 8-15 and it’s a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with this year’s  theme being:

Always Was, Always Will Be.

These words recognise that First Nations people have lived and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.  It acknowledges their spiritual and cultural connection to the country and celebrates that Australia’s story didn’t begin with European arrivals and contact.

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Farina in Outback South Australia

I’ve never experienced another destination quite like Farina in the far north of South Australia. To a first time visitor it’s hard to imagine just why you might choose to have a holiday in a ghost town of stone ruins, on a dry and dusty sheep station in the outback, but spend a bit of time here and you may just get bitten by the Farina bug, figuratively not literally.

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RFDS – A National Treasure

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a unique and vital medical service in Australia. It provides 24 hour emergency healthcare over the entire country, covering an area of more than seven and a half million square kilometres. Not only do they provide emergency care to people living, working and travelling in rural and remote areas, but they provide clinics, preventative health programs, access to specialists and much more.

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Unpacking Travel and Social Buzzwords and Jargon – What?

Talk about social distancing, we were doing it back in the mid to late eighties without even having a valid reason for it. Come to think of it we were also free camping, going off grid, having a digital detox and taking part in all sorts of other trendy buzz words and phrases, before they were a thing that had to be named to exist!

I thought I’d have fun with some old photos from one particular camping trip with today’s take on them, back when having a roadmap meant literally…well, having a roadmap. I’ve highlighted some common buzzwords and jargon phrases around today and love them or hate them I thought I would repurpose them for a lol.

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