Browsing: Outdoor Adventures
This is a guest post by Eddie and Kelli of The Vanabond Tales.
If you have thought about packing it all in to take an extended road trip in a converted van or similar, then you may have come across the term Van Life or its hash tagged alter ego #Vanlife.
Having spent a cumulative 6.5 years living in and traveling around Australia, I can say with conviction that one of the best things I’ve done in this country is the Perth to Esperance road trip (in fact, I’ve done it twice!).
Often when I’m road tripping, it’s all about what I’m seeing and doing and less about where I’m resting my head at night. Just give me a flat patch of grass or dirt in a somewhat quiet spot, ya know?
It may not be near the top of most travelers’ bucket lists (admittedly it wasn’t on mine), but the Sapphire Coast of NSW is one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in all of Australia.
Most travelers make the 3 hour drive from Perth to Margaret River in one go, without stopping to smell the metaphorical roses.
Admittedly that was me 5 years ago, when I visited both Perth and Margs and literally nothing in-between.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 5+ years exploring Australia, it’s that places are SPREAD. OUT.
My friends and I routinely go on weekend trips that require a 2-3 hour drive to reach.
This isn’t news to Sydneysiders, but did y’all know how good the hiking in Sydney is?
It’s true. There are dozens of walking and hiking trails in Sydney and surrounds. And they’re so damn accessible that hiking Sydney just becomes a part of your routine, whether it’s an after-work walk along the harbour or beach, or a Saturday spent completing a longer Sydney hike.
Filed under things that gave me culture shock after moving from New York to Sydney: the fact that Boxing Day is an actual holiday in Australia. In the US, we typically don’t have the luxury of having the day after Christmas off from work; go figure that now that I live in a place where this is a thing, I no longer work an office job.
I’ve said it before and I’ll undoubtedly say it again and again: One of the best things about Sydney is all of the harbour walks and coastal walks you can do here.
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