Change of plans!

Earlier in the year, when we were making plans what to do after I had finished up my Masters degree, we decided it was time to take a step back and to travel for as many weeks as possible in our home country Australia. Plans were made for a 7.5 week long road trip to Western Australia.

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The car is almost ready to go!

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JetBoil our prefered stove for hiking trips

JetBoil Zip is the cheaper sibling out of the Jetboil range and we like to take this stove on our hiking trips.

Jetboil

This stove is not really designed for cooking any meals, it is mainly designed to boil water. And this water boils fast! We tested the cooking times several times and the cooking time is under 3 minutes for 0.8 L of water, 0.8 L is the maximum volume which this cooker will hold.

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2017!!!!! What already?

I know, I (Chantal) get ahead of things often….. I do try to be spontaneous and not to plan everything, but sometimes I simply can’t help myself. And this is one of these situations!

We both have a list with travel destinations which we like to see and fortunately there aren’t many differences, usually it is just a different priority. There is however one destination which is high on both our lists, this destination came up in several conversations but every time when we discussed this option we had reasons to book another trip. These reasons were various; too expensive, not the right time of year, or already booked out etc.

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Travel budget

How can we afford all this travelling? Are you on another holiday, again?

This are two questions/comments we do often hear. Personally we would love to travel more, but hey we both hold a full-time job and getting leave is not always easy and we also need to create enough funds to afford our travels.

There are heaps of blog posts on how to safe money for travel via small things such as making your own lunch and not having coffee’s anymore. There are also travellers who swear by having credit cards which rake up lots of points to enjoy free flights or upgrades. These things might work for some, but not for us. We are both in our 40’s and want to live our life every single day and not just when we are on holidays! Although we admit, we do make our own lunches, but this is more our Dutch background.

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