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Intrepid Trek Video

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | Views [977] | Video

Here's the video from our Intrepid trek around central Australia. There's some footage of us trying some bush tucker (witchetty grubs, to be precise!), as well as that famous red rock, King's Canyon, and lots of other beautiful places. The music was ... Read more >

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Handing over the keys in Darwin

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | Views [1012]

Kevin: After our excellent trek ended in Alice Springs, we didn't have much time to make it to the 1,5000 kilometers up the Stuart Highway to Darwin. So, nursing our hangovers we said goodbye to a real bed and a private bathroom and fired up the ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Exploring the Red Center with Intrepid

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [2142]

Val: One of the sponsors of the World Nomads Ambassador Van is Intrepid Travel , and we were lucky enough to score a free five day adventure from them around the iconic Uluru (Ayer's Rock) and other natural gems of central Australia. First, we ... Read more >

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Gallery: Intrepid Uluru Tour

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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The Camel Cup

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [7803] | Comments [1]

Kevin: Luck had it that our arrival in Alice Springs for our (free!) one week trek around Uluru from Intrepid Travel coincided with the annual Camel Cup. Once we noticed this good fortune, it was an easy decision to make; we would become camel racing ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, culture


Journey to Alice Springs

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Views [1358]

Val: We drove two straight days and 1200 kms from Mt. Isa to get to Alice Springs. It was a surreal drive with no sign of life for stretches of hundreds of kilometers. Petrol was far from cheap, and one of the in-the-middle-of-nowhere petrol station/hotel/pub/restaurants ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


Gallery: The Camel Cup

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Into the Outback

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Photos from a couple of nights of bushcamping on the road between Mt. Isa and Alice Springs
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Cooking with Kangaroo

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [2768] | Comments [5] | Video

While doing research about where to go during our time in Australia, an Aussie friend told me I had to try kangaroo meat. Later on we met some Brisbaners in Vietnam, and when I mentioned we were looking forward to eating some 'roo they told us that ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, food & eating


Mt. Isa

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Views [3418]

Val: After cutting inland almost 1000 kilometers, we reached our last stop in Queensland, Mount Isa, the quintessential outback mining town. It's a fitting place to end our tour of this incredibly diverse state, after having already visited rainforest, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Mount Isa

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Into the Outback

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | Views [929]

Kevin: After three weeks heading from Sydney all the way up to the Daintree, we're ready to see what's going on "out the back." It should be a marked contrast from the well-heeled towns along the east coast, even as far north as Cairns, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


The Great Barrier Reef

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | Views [1248]

Val: To reach the Reef, you have to take a boat tour off the coast of Queensland. We chose one from Cairns, the tropical tourist town to the north, to Green Island. The entire island is a national park with rainforest and surrounded by the reef. It ... Read more >

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Gallery: Daintree National Park

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Three Days in the Daintree

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Views [4324] | Comments [2]

Kevin: When we were sitting around in Port Macquarie several weeks ago, trying desperately to put together something vaguely resembling a plan, we thought we struck gold. Daintree National Park, a double dose of World Heritage natural sites (Wet Tropics ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


An Alternate Ending

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [1693]

Kevin: After packing up and rolling out of Carnarvon National Park bright and early, we had our sights set on making it to Townsville. If you've got your maps out, that's a hefty 750 kilometers to cover in one day. Traveling at ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, misadventures


Jumpin' Wallabies and a Gorgeous Gorge

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | Views [1200]

Val: Hooray! We finally saw some roos! They're just as crazy as I'd thought. Mostly because they can hop so fast but they're totally suicidal (or not too swift in the head). On the road to Carnarvon Gorge NP 500k inland from the coast, we counted ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors


XXXX Brewery, Brisbane, Queensland

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | Views [12180] | Comments [1]

Kevin: Our continued efforts to find some summertime conditions led us further up the coast, out of New South Wales and eventually into "sunny" Queensland. Brisbane made for a sensible stop, despite what some Brisbaners we met in Vietnam ... Read more >

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Gallery: Carnarvon Gorge NP

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Chasing Whales Around Byron Bay

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [4132] | Comments [2]

Kevin: We weren't sure whether or not we'd actually make it to Byron Bay a couple of days ago. Our "plan" has turned out to be incredibly flexible, making it uncertain where we'll be at any given time. That kind of freedom is great, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, beaches & sunshine


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