We are Frannie, Crispy and our ‘furbaby’ Bella and we have a vision, a ‘Grand Plan’ and we are on our way to making it happen… We began with a dream. I plotted and schemed and tossed that dream around in my mind endlessly, trying to flesh it out. We needed a plan, not just a dream! A goal is just a dream until you actually work out what steps you need to take to make it happen…
I was secretly hoping we would discover that, at a pinch, we could pack up and leave straight away! Unfortunately, we discovered that our plan is rock solid. Unfortunately? Well, only in the sense that we have to just stick at it for a little while longer to make sure that when we do go, we set ourselves up for success.
When we started this blog, we wanted to write about all the many steps involved in preparing to travel – not just about the travel itself. There are sooo many other travel blogs out there to make you motivated – or envious!
We wanted to really focus on HOW we were going to make it happen, HOW we were going to change this from just a dream to an actual plan, with all the steps in between.
We were taking some giant steps forward in the plan. We bought our Caravan! We refinanced our mortgage in order to reduce our repayments which would enable us to save more.
And then things happened… Read more
Van-packer, Long-term Nomad, Weekend Warrior, Off-Road adventurer – 5 Questions to Help you find the right RV for you.
You’ve heard of shoe porn, right?
Well, I have a problem…
I can’t stop looking at Caravans!
Over the last 12 months, I have looked at thousands of vans online, made several visits to the local caravan sales yards and wandered endlessly through a variety of van shows. All in the name of finding our perfect match.
Is having that ‘thing’ stopping you from setting off on your dream trip? There are always going to be things that come up on the road, and part of our plan is to make sure we are as prepared as possible for these outcomes before we go, but if you let all the “what if’s…” hold you back you might never go, right?
It began to seem like a real setback. To many people it would’ve seemed like an insurmountable hurdle. But we sincerely viewed it as just a challenge we would need to overcome. Undoubtedly, it was shaping up to be our biggest challenge for the year ahead.
We’ve been everywhere, man!
A much needed holiday over Christmas and New Year’s saw the three of us, Frannie, Crispy and Bella trekking from the bottom of the State to the top! We love a road trip. People often say we are crazy doing so many k’s, but we’re happiest when we’re on the road.