• Woman in the desert
    Australia,  Featured

    A crazy schizophrenic Polish woman alone on the Outback roadtrip

    When I first got to Australia I didn’t plan to go to the Outback. I actually wanted to stay only on the coast, but the bushfires in November, flooding in January and the tropical temperatures in the far north in February changed my plans. So, quite spontaneously, I decided to do the Outback roadtrip in order to get back from the far east to the south coast, where the weather conditions are better in March and April. I didn’t know much about the Outback in the beginning. I just heard that everything is very far and there are nothing and no one around in case of emergency. And of course,…

  • A girl in the tropical forest

    Roadtrip from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation

    As soon as you get out of Brisbane you will notice that you have found yourself in a completely different part of Australia. The distances between A and B become larger, the weather changes, sunrise is much earlier, people are more laid back and the surroundings are wild. The straight distance between those two spots is a little less than 2000km but it took me 4 weeks to complete the roadtrip from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation. The more north you get the wilder it becomes After I took the first highway from Brisbane towards the north, I realised that I am in a different world. I drove between forests and…

  • White Campervan in the early evening light
    Australia,  Travel Tips

    The 7 ugly truths about vanlife

    I live and travel in my van since January 2020. If you are thinking about doing the same, you should know that not everything about it is a dream. In this post, I will tell you the 7 ugly truths about vanlife that you should know before deciding to live in a van. 1st truth: there is no space It doesn’t matter how big your van is – there is never enough space. I try to organise things as nice and smart as possible, but there is just not enough room. And believe me: I do not have many things. When I try to stretch out my legs, while lying…

  • man and a woman sitting in the back of their vans drinking a coffee
    Australia,  Travel Tips

    Roadtrip around Australia: tips for an amazing journey

    Since I’m currently on the road, I will update this post as soon as I find out more and more tips for you (last updated on 20.05.2020). Even so, I already found out some helpful stuff for the roadtrip around Australia. Here you are: You will need money Not a surprise, right?! But I can surprise you with another thing: it is not that expensive as I thought. Budget for fuel = $17 / day A van will need about 10L fuel for 100km. The average fuel price is around $1.40 per litre, which makes $14 for 100 km. When I was on the east coast I drove on average…

  • Solitary beach with a lighthouse discovered while driving from Sydney to Brisbane

    Driving from Sydney to Brisbane

    Driving from Sydney to Brisbane is quite popular. I met many fellows along the way, who were travelling by van – just like me. It is an easy ride with many facilities on the way. There are amazing beaches and good surf along this route. First days and nights in my van During my first days I was trying to figure it out, how does this cool vanlife work. I was not used to drive such a big car on the Australian roads (left side!) and I haven’t structure myself in my new home yet. Therefore I took it easy in the first days and drove just short distances. I had…

  • A woman sitting at the back of a campervan
    Australia,  Travel Tips

    Buying a campervan in Australia

    Have you ever imagined me checking the car’s engine?! Ha! Me neither! But I did it. Before purchasing my van, I had no idea about cars. I never possessed one. And I have never been interested in the mechanic stuff. But believe me, it is not that difficult to buy a campervan in Australia. Just watch some youtube videos, see few cars, talk to people and you will be quickly able to make a pre-purchase vehicle check on your own! Here I have some tips and tricks for buying a campervan in Australia. Where to start? Download a guide from here. This guide not only contains useful information about how to…