Author: John Wilkinson

Getting back to basics when camping and touring is not for everyone. If you are like me, you enjoy having all the creature comforts possible. I like having a few electrical appliances during my holiday whether I am staying at a caravan park or I...

A decade or more ago, rock climbing was considered an extreme sport. That’s definitely not the case today. If you are someone who likes camping and hiking, having the skills to rock climb could come in more than very useful one day. Rock climbing requires a...

Everyone loves pizza. It’s a meal that just about everyone loves and it’s even easier to share. Cooking larger meals that serve everyone are the best for just about all camping situations. Another advantage of making pizza is that you can use just about anything as...

Beach camping holds a mystical place in most camper’s hearts. The white sand and golden sunsets make for postcard worthy views and some of the best night’s sleep I have ever had has been drifting off to the sound of the waves breaking. But there...

Australia is known for its snakes. Despite being incredibly rare, snake bite stories have a kind of mythical status among travellers in the bush. In my numerous years travelling and bushwalking in the Australian outback, I have only known one individual bitten by a snake....

There is something blissfully relaxing about listening to the breaking waves as you fall asleep and waking up to the sun rising over the surf. Some of my most comfortable night’s sleep have been in my sleeping bag with the sand under me. Sleeping on...

When I started I was totally overwhelmed with the planning involved in a trip like this. Everything from getting my bike prepared, to wondering what to pack. After months of planning, I have finally managed to get my head around everything and cannot wait for...

Camping throws you into a confined space with your friends and family. But it also puts you in close proximity to dozens of other people, looking to relax and enjoy their holiday as much as you. Everybody can remember at least one camping moment when...

When you think of the Australia’s beauty, you think of wild and rugged landscapes carved out by the elements. You think of the rich reds of Uluru or the smatterings of colours of the Great Barrier Reef. If you consider man-made beauty, you think of...