The Vietnam War was indelibly etched on a 10 year old boy's memory. 40 years and two visits later, the world's first media war is finally put it into perspective.
The Equator divides Earth into 2 halves. Crossing it has for centuries been celebrated by sailors, but now, with long haul air travel shrinking the world, do we even care about crossing the line?
To the novice traveller, Mongolia sounds like a destination too far, but really it just takes a bit of planning, some money and a desire to see a different and fascinating part of the world.
A first-hand guide to travel on the Trans-Siberian / Trans-Mongolian Railway – Moscow to Beijing. Tips and advice on booking, life on the train, food, hygiene and security with links to on-line help.
After months of travelling north, west and south, we are now heading east in one last dash across the entire width of a continent. It's another daunting journey, but one we have to do to reach home.
Leaving Port Hedland in their newly repaired camper van, Mick & Sheila wend their way cautiously down the west coast of Australia, surrounded by desert wilderness and the fear of breaking down again.
Despite first impressions, we grow to love Port Hedland, discovering the wonderful humanity of its people as well as meeting all kinds of fellow travellers. It is the defining moment of our journey.
80 Mile Beach is exactly what it's name implies; and Pardoo? Call it the Waterloo of our Aussie road trip. From here on in things are never the same, not that the trip was ever predictable.
Broome is as chilled-out a place as you will find anywhere in this most chilled-out of countries. It's also quite difficult to get to (except by air), which makes it all the more delicious. Chill-out.
One effect of Cyclone Larry (March 2006) was increased rainfall, the consequence being that we were trapped in the outback town of Katherine for over a week while the town flooded. Disaster Tourism.
From Camooweal to Tennant Creek: Across the bare Barkly Tablelands - 450kms, one Roadhouse, several road trains, millions of locusts - a true desert adventure. Keep your hands on the wheel and drive.
Kurumba is a small fishing port at the mouth of the Norman River on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of Queensland. It's a rough and tumble place and home to the largest crocodile ever caught.
The Savannah Way: an exciting road that crosses Australia from Cairns on the East Coast to Broome on the west. Parts of it are tar-sealed, other stretches are only passable during the dry season.
29. Australian Road Trip: Cape Tribulation - tropical rainforest, tropical reef and tropical cyclone
The wilderness region north of Cairns and Port Douglas is a World Heritage site - a rugged tropical paradise of ancient rainforests, wild animals, and for us - the threat of a tropical cyclone.
Fraser Island, on Australia's Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island. But it is not just a big dune: it has rainforests, crystal clear freshwater streams, blue lakes and much more.
21. Australian Road Trip: Between the Rocks and the Rainbow (Snapper Rocks,Cooangatta, to Rainbow Beach)
While driving north from Byron Bay to Queensland our wheel nearly falls off. There's big surf to watch at Snapper Rocks then on to Noosa which has changed since my last visit 10 years earlier, sadly.
Red Rock is a typical Australian beach hideaway, located a few miles north of the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Fishing, surfing and bushwalking are some of the activities you can engage in here.
A journey around the Great Ocean Road in the Australian state of Victoria. It is one of the world's great highways with spectacular views over the Great Southern Ocean, picturesque seaside towns and some fabulaous...
Mike and Sheila's Road Trip continues up the east coast of Tasmania, from Wineglass Bay to an isolated, out-of-season and somewhat surreal holiday camp on the north coast named Tomahawk. The travellers let their vivid...
Tasmania - an island state with an incredibly dark history that has unfolded in a magnificent and rugged landscape. Its story is an allegory for the History of the World - Discovery, conquest, genocide, rape of the...
The difficulties and obstacles one faces when trying to pack clothes, toys and equipment for two people into a small campervan for a six week road trip from Sydney to South Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Spring time in...
Driving a car, campervan or motorhome around Australia is one of the world's great, "do-able" road trips. It is the best way to explore and experience everything that this vast island continent has to offer....