What about work?

Travelling around Aus for 6 months is going to be different to our typical holiday, in more ways than one! This time frame throws up many questions that simply aren’t issues for shorter holidays. For example, what to do about the big issues of work/income, housing, school and living expenses?

Many people would like to do what we’re about to do, but don’t for a variety of reasons. So over the next few posts we’ll expand a little on the approach we’re taking. Hopefully it may inspire someone! Feel free to give us some helpful feedback and suggestions. Alternatively you can just tell us we’re nuts!! Continue reading

It’s ON!!

Not just this blog, but something much bigger!

Yep, it’s all systems go – we are going to do the big lap around Australia!!!!

The happy family of Simon, Nicole, Jonathan and Daniel will be heading off on a six month journey of discovery, from July 2014.

Most reading this blog will know us, but for those who don’t let me introduce the family. I’m Simon, the husband, father and engineer in the family. Nicole is my hard working wife, mother to our two boys, and teacher aide / reception / office administrator. Our two boys are Jonathan and Daniel, aged 11 and 9 respectively, who both love soccer and minecraft. We all enjoy outdoor activities – camping, 4wd’ing, mountain bike riding, the bush, the beach……you get the idea…..

Simon and Nicole  Jonathan and Daniel on bikes

We can’t claim to have been planning this for a long time; but it has always been one of those ‘would be nice to do’ type thoughts. It wasn’t till mid to late 2013 that we seriously started thinking ‘just do it’, to borrow a line from Nike!  With the boys soon to enter the important final years of schooling, not to mention the teenage years, now seemed the perfect opportunity.

Fast forward to now, where the planning and preparations are in full swing. I’ve got leave from work organised, Nicole is trying to get leave from work (though she won’t be there regardless of what they decide!!), vehicles are being organised, routes are being discussed, quotes for storage of house contents; the list goes on. No turning back now!


ps. we are new to blogging. If you come across and errors or problems, or have any suggestions, please let us know!