I have decided that we need to go on a road trip. When I say 'we', I mean myself and hubby and my best friend and her hubby. And when I say 'road trip', I mean living like a gypsy for 2-3 weeks with only and end destination in mind.
I think the plan would be to find an old camper or van we buy, use and then sell again (unless we decide to keep it for another road trip). We live out of that for the duration, stopping at camping grounds to sleep - wherever we decide to stop.
This idea was thrown around a while ago. But I think it might be nice to get out butts into gear and do something - in the meantime try and make it as cheap and as cost effective as possible.
I would like to make my way up to the Northern Territory. I have never been and I've always heard everyone rave about it.
I know, we sound like we're going on 65, but that's the kind of people we are. Just exploring what we can. And you hear so many people saying that you should see your own backyard before going elsewhere. It might give us an opportunity to answer the question - "so what is there to do in Australia?". We were asked so many times in Hawaii, and we couldn't really answer them, other than the usual beach, Sydney Harbour and Uluru (which mind you are all miles from each other!).
What do you think? Could I get Lonely Planet to sponsor our trip and we'll write it off as a tourist advert for the young folk to come and travel our country? I think I could have a go, trying to get "sponsorship" - have people donate things to us and we'll put their logo on the old beat up van.
We can also document the travels - mostly on video camera. We can show the world that backpackers will NOT get murdered out in the outback. Lucky we won't be heading anywhere near South Australia....
Hmm... let's see how we go.
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