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Interviews with celebrities who still prefer tents and caravans to five-star resorts, chats with campers looking after the environment in their own special way and stories from interesting folk travelling around Australia.

My Top 5: Tim Silverwood

Take 3 for the sea By Justine McClymont From surfing at local beaches to international sailing adventures, environmentalist Tim Silverwood is never far from the water.  In 2011 Tim Silverwood stepped onto a sailing boat to travel from ... [Read More]
June 21, 2017

Camping with the stars: Sheree and Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt

By Kimberley Nicoll AFL great Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt and his charming wife Sheree would have to be one of the most fun couples you would hope to bump into on the road. They really are a laugh a minute.  Ask them how they first met, the ... [Read More]
June 21, 2017

Camping with the stars: Don McAlpine



He’s seen more stars than just about anyone – working with the biggest names in movies and spending any downtime camping in the outback under the Southern Cross sky. Over the past four decades cinematographer Don McAlpine has shot some of the ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Camping with the stars: Grace Knight

Aussie 1980s singing sensations the Eurogliders’ Grace Knight, shares her memories of caravanning as a child in the UK.   Did you camp or caravan? We stayed in a caravan which seemed like a real adventure at the time. It must have been ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

My Top 5 with Tony Parkes

Tony Parkes made his mark in business as a caravan park entrepreneur in the 1970s.  Since then he’s been fighting to save what’s left of Australia’s biggest subtropical rainforest. In 1989, before the term “tree-change” had even been ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Camping with the stars: Tyler Wright

Tyler Wright has surfed her way across the globe to become Australia’s newest sporting world champion. Sport writers estimate she’s now earned close to a million dollars in prize money and Tyler recently invested some of that buying a beach ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Leylands: Ready for their next adventure

Mal Leyland has had a life of incredible highs and he’s also survived some painful setbacks over the years. By ROD BRUEM His recently published life memoir, “Still Travelling”, is a remarkable story of human spirit. It tells how he ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Neil Chesney’s 60 years in caravans

There are plaques alongside framed photographs of Neil being presented with awards. There’s the occasional memento from Australia’s golden days of caravanning in the 1960s and early 1970s when Chesney reigned supreme on the roads of Queensland ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

40 Years Of Jayco Caravans

Gerry Ryan celebrates 40 years in business and reveals how Jayco Caravans outlasted all the other big names from the 1970s. By ROD BRUEM The outer Melbourne industrial suburb of South Dandenong is not the sort of place you’d normally pick as ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

The rise and fall of Franklin

Australians have Geoffrey Robertson to thank as one of the great innovators who made caravan holidays affordable for the masses. For the first time, the Franklin Caravans founder reveals how not taking a holiday led to the company’s demise.  ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017