• Oakly trying to catch a stone

Toxic Rivers and Grass Seed – Causes for Concern!

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |

The dogs seem to be enjoying their ‘Life on the Road’ adventure. And why wouldn’t they – with lots of different places to explore, new lakes and rivers to swim in and being with us 24/7. Travelling with dogs during the summer months did call for some adjustments. No longer can they be kept in [...]

South Island’s Jewel – ‘The Mackenzie Country’

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lupins, turquoise lakes, spacious, barren landscapes and the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook were some of the images that enticed us to visit the Mackenzie country. As much as I had looked forward to travelling through the region, I wasn’t expecting it to be as stunning as it was. This slice of New Zealand known as the [...]

  • If you want TV reception, don’t park south of trees

Newbie Lessons

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

When Bernie and I discussed living on the road, one of our aims was to limit travel to less than two hours between each destination so that we had time to take a good look around the area at each place. Initial thoughts of an area could very well change after spending time exploring and [...]

  • Looking for the next adventure

Life On The Road With Three Dogs

December 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

When we were considering living full time on the road we had a few concerns about whether our dogs would adapt. We also wondered if they’d create some challenges. However, we needn’t have worried as they have been absolutely amazing and love their new gypsy lifestyle. With lots of new places to explore, new smells, [...]

  • The Team – enjoying the scenery and new smells

Pets on Holiday

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Going on holiday is a time to toss your worries aside, relax and unwind. However, having to leave your loyal canine companion(s) behind may cause the exact opposite; feelings of anxiety and stress can develop (for you and the pets). But the good news is, holidaying with pets is achievable and lots of people are [...]

Dora

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Dora is a 1976 Sprite caravan, proudly owned by Deidre O’Flynn (Dee). And she has every reason to be proud – she renovated this pocket-sized camper herself. Dee is proof that gender and age are no barriers when chasing your dreams. Dee set a goal to own a caravan and go camping before reaching 70. [...]

  • Garry Smith’s house-truck ‘Hoam’

A Labour of Love and Kiwi Ingenuity

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

New Zealand’s mountain parrot, the kea, would be in heaven if Garry Smith’s mobile home parked within its harsh, alpine environment. It’s a kea’s dream – shiny with lots of novel metal parts. And just like Garry, this home on wheels is unique and full of character. “That’s Garry, spelt with two ‘r’s, like Larry, [...]

  • ‘Living the dream’ for us includes having time to admire sunsets ‘Just Do It!’

Life on the Road – Here we Come!

September 5th, 2017|Tags: , |

Are you considering living full time on the road? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone – there are many people having just those exact thoughts. Perhaps even more now that the housing market is so difficult to get into. For many folk, the dream is to leave behind a busy working life for [...]