Caravan Correspondent

Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.


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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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Retro Van Number 2

The Avondale Seasider Deluxe. Sounds very grand doesn’t it? Well this was caravan number 2 for us, we were looking for an upgrade on the 1973 Viscount Ambassador and in 2008 we found this divine orange number and a newer model, being manufactured in 1975. The fading orange stripe on the side of the van gave no hint as to the inside of this baby.

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Caravans or time capsules?

Family holidays and capturing the moments in photographs have always played a huge part in my life. The memories and history of not only our lives but places we’ve visited on holidays are great to look back on and bring a smile to everyone who was there. We’ve got quite a history of owning vans and upgrading them over the years too. The first caravan we bought was in 2006. A 1973, 16 foot Viscount Ambassador in pretty good original condition.

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