How on earth can they afford that?

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

Planning session 2016

2016: Resolutions and The Big Back Challenge

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.

Sunset at Warrnambool Christmas Eve

Where have we been?

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.

Happy Bella at Inverloch

Where do we begin?

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…

camp Cuppa

Are we there yet?

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.