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Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Tasmania - Dara & Catherine Americans Dara and Catherine embark on the ultimate Aussie roadtrip as they motor around Tasmania with Van-Tastic Adventures for six action-packed, free-wheeling weeks of adventure.

Why Not Let the Next Country You Travel Be You?

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Views [223] | Scholarship Entry

How did I end up in silence? I’m an extrovert. I’ve been blessed with the gift of gab. But, is it a blessing or have we been misled to believe endless chatter makes us more noticeable? Sometimes I fall off track. Life, lists, tasks, thinking of the future ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip


Documentary Scholarship 2011 entry

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [601] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Thailand was the first developing country I had been to, and I wanted to throw myself into the culture. I decided to live in a small fishing village, while I became certified to teach English. It was not easy being confronted by poverty everyday, but ... Read more >

Tags: #2011Video, Travel Documentary Scholarship 2011


My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 entry

WORLDWIDE | Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | Views [413] | Scholarship Entry

The Steward gently shook me and requested I turn off my electronic device for landing. I slowly gained consciousness and massaged the kink in my neck. Groggily gathering my belongings, I made my way to the front of the massive airbus. I blinked rapidly, ... Read more >

Tags: #2011Writing, Travel Writing Scholarship 2011


Video - FINAL DOCUMENTARY: "TAS-MANIACS"

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [1313] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania Dara and Catherine discover Geoff, the karmic camper van, and take him for a six-week joy ride around Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures before turning him back in. Channel 4 News reports ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventure, australia, dara and catherine, itinerary, oz, road trip, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures


AND THAT'S A RAP...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Views [2076]

Our last day in Tasmania was spent with our good friends back at Hawley Beach. We enjoyed more Aussie BBQ, drank Tassie beer and wore obnoxious Australian flag outfits and tattoos. We stayed on the beach all day until after sunset and even had a neighborhood ... Read more >


Video - "STRAHAN-VEGAS"

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [955] | Comments [1] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine venture to the "chock-full-of-activities-town" of Strahan to cruise down the Gordon River, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, australia, backpackers, campervan, oz, road trip, strahan, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures


WISHING WE COULD STAY LONG IN STRAHAN

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | Views [2001]

Dara and I boarded the Lady Jane Franklin II on a clear summer morning for The Gordon River Cruise . The morning was spent sipping on tea and talking to the friendly staff while enjoying the majestic river and ancient rain forest. We stopped off at ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpackers, campervan, itinerary, oz, road trip, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures


Video - "DON'T BE A MEANIE, BE A GREENIE"

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | Views [813] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine travel to the West Coast to hang with Tasmanian Devils and learn of their species' unfortunate cancer-... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, campervan, nature, oz, road trip, tasmania, tasmanian devils, van-tastic adventures, wildlife


SAVE THE PLANET

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | Views [1561] | Comments [1]

North, South and East Tasmania had already been graced with our presence. It was time for Dara and I to head down the winding roads of the West. First stop Cradle Mountain. We got there in the evening just in time for feeding at the Devils ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, campervan, nature, rainforest, tasmania, tasmania devils, travel, van-tastic adventures, wildlife, world nomads


Video - "BOTTLE POPPIN' & BAY HOPPIN'"

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [792] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine enjoy a sea kayak around Coles Bay with Freycinet Paddle and pop bottles of bubbly while cruisin' with ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, champagne, cruise, kayaking, oz, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures, wildlife


CHAMPAGNE WISHES AND KAYAK DREAMS

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [944]

Our last stop along the east coast was Cole's Bay. We went for a few small walks in Freycinet National Park around the light house and down along a pebble beach. We climbed in a small cave above the beach and then took our shoes off to allow the wet ... Read more >


Video - "ELEPHANTS, PENGUINS AND ROOS - OH MY!"

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Jan 2010 | Views [1005] | Comments [1] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine check out the beautiful, white sandy beaches of the East Coast and run into a few fury friends along the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpacking, beaches, campervan, itinerary, road trip, travel wildlife, van-tastic adventures


LIVINS' EASY ON THE EAST COAST

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Jan 2010 | Views [1819]

Dara and I were becoming a bit exhausted running all over Tasmania trying to do it all so we purposely scheduled some time to relax with our friend Emily and enjoy the East Coast the way Tasmania is supposed to be done, at a slower pace. We ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beaches, elephants, nature, penguins, road trip, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures, wildlife


Video - "LAUNY, LAUNY WE LIKE TO PARTY"

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | Views [836] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, the American duo of Dara and Catherine take over Launceston! They sample the local brew, relax at the Arthouse, hang glide, ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beer, hang gliding, nature, party, road trip, tasmania, van-tastic adventures, wildlife, zip lining


NO RESTIN' IN LAUNCESTON

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | Views [988]

Dara and I did not want to leave Hobart, we had fallen in love. But, there was so much more to see and do so it was time to move on. Our friend Emily from Melbourne came to visit for a week and we were picking her up in Launceston so off we went and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, beer, hang gliding, party, road trip, tasmania, van-tastic adventures, wildlife, wildlife, ziplining


COASTING ALONG

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [943]

Anyone that has been here loves the Tasmanian coast but no one shows their love quite as well as Robert Pennicott. After spending many years as a professional fisherman Robert decided to share his beautiful office view along with his knowledge and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, backpacking, boating, campervan, itinerary, kayaking, road trip, tasmania, travel, wildlife


Video - "HIGH ON HOBART"

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [993] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine team up with  Skydive Tasmania for a bird's eye view of Hobart. Hold on to your hats and stomachs as ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpacking, campervan, driving, road trip, skydive, skydiving, tasmania, travel


THESE BIRDS YOU CANNOT TAME

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [1532]

Squeezing under the big white tent at the top of The Falls Festival, trying to escape from the sun for a few minutes, Dara and I ran in to some new friends. The inevitable question came up, "So, how did you two end up here anyway?" As we ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventure, australia, backpackers, festival, freefall, hobart, road trip, skydive, tasmania


Video - "CHOPPY SEAS & OYSTER SNACKIES"

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | Views [845] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine take to the open seas with Tasman Island and Bruny Island Cruises. It can be a bit chilly off the Tasmanian ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpacking, boating, campervan, kayaking, road trip, tasmania, travel, van-tastic adventures


FALLING FOR TASMANIA

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | Views [1414]

The Falls Music and Arts Festival has two locations, the best one (in my opinion, though I've never been to Falls in Victoria) being just outside of Hobart at the beautiful Marion Bay. Dara and I were lucky enough to get VIP passes to this event ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, campervan, festival, itinerary, party, road trip, tamania, travel, van-tastic adventures


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