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!).
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.
Filed under Travel Oopsies: That time I booked one (non-refundable) Airbnb for my entire stay in Crete without realizing it was a 3 hour drive from all of the things I most wanted to see on the island.
You guys, I’ve found a remedy for Sydney winters without having to flee to the northern hemisphere!
Even after traveling to the US and Byron Bay this past winter, by mid-August I was still fed up with the cold weather.
If ever there was a place that was made for road tripping, it would be western USA.
I always thought I’d have plenty of time to explore this part of my country when I eventually “settled” in California – I just never considered the possibility that I’d end up permanently residing overseas instead.
This Brisbane to Sunshine Coast road trip blog post was originally published in October 2017 and last updated in July 2020.
It may not be one of Australia’s most renowned regions, but Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is well worth a visit.