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Australia Driving Q&A – David Barnes Driving School

https://youtu.be/Gmd7NmvgNoQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We’ve had no problem driving around Australia for the past couple of weeks. But as a former bus driving instructor, I’ve keyed into many nuances that differentiate Aussie rules of the road from those...

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Boondockers Welcome in OZ, Plus a Honkin’ Custom Outback-Ready RV!

https://youtu.be/HypzQXC4MGc?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Our video introducing Boondockers Welcome shared this clever way to connect RVers with free, legal camping on private property. Not only were we welcomed like family by our gracious BW hosts here in Australia,...

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Brekky on the Barbie

https://youtu.be/rH7mzQJIuLk?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 It’s pretty widely known that Australians like to throw things on the barbie to cook them. But we’ve recently learned another Aussie word: Brekky (sometimes spelled brekkie), which is short for “breakfast.” Since our...

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Kangaroos & Wallabies on the Beach at Sunrise

https://youtu.be/QkIe5kgDcuQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 In our continuing quest to experience Australian wildlife in its natural habitat, we’re eager for our first kangaroo sighting. We’ve heard that Cape Hillsborough National Park is a slam-dunk. Every morning at sunrise, a...

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The Whitsunday Islands: Float Plane to Spectacular Whitehaven Beach

https://youtu.be/MHSDEKzSm3s?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 When you’re planning a trip and certain destinations keep coming up again and again, it’s probably for a reason. Every guide exhorted “Don’t miss The Whitsundays!” and everyone we spoke with urged “You have...

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Magnetic Island Koalas in the Wild

https://youtu.be/Vyyk7-Vl41w?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 There are times when the most practical way to view certain animals is in a zoo or sanctuary (like our recent encounter with Tasmanian Devils). But there’s something really special about experiencing wildlife… in...

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Australia Campervan Tour

https://youtu.be/Y_N_D9JsyVI?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We’ve been getting lots of interest and questions about the campervan we’re renting down here in Australia, so come on in for a tour! It may be compact, but the space is perfectly usable...

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How To Hook-Up & Dump Tanks on an Australian Campervan

https://youtu.be/b6P6U9tQIFs?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 How would you like to dump your black tank without moving your RV to the dump station, even when you’re not in a full-hook-up campsite? In Australia, you can! Getting hooked up and dumping...

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Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef — Port Douglas, QLD

https://youtu.be/2ztQBcbJRHw?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Of all the things we’ve always dreamed about doing in Australia, nothing came close to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve snorkeled in Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, and we expected...

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Picking Up Our Campervan. We’re On the Road in OZ!

https://youtu.be/RZuyPAQFyuA?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Sorry it’s taken us a little time to get our first campervan video up, but here it is! We’ve been in a whirlwind of exploring, driving and videoing the whole way, and didn’t want...

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Australia RV Road Trip & Legendary Pacific Coast Interview

https://youtu.be/9O_n8rUpRdk?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 As you’re reading this, we are officially aboard our campervan in Australia! As we prepare to experience and share its features and the locations we’ll be visiting, we’ll be showcasing beautiful destinations and experiences,...

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Freedom Camping on the Mohaka River near Napier, NZ

https://youtu.be/34feCFpi3yg?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We’re in port again, this time in Napier, New Zealand. And just like everywhere else we’ve been Down Under, we’re seeing lots of RVers here. We’re taking a rafting trip down the Mohaka River...

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Akaroa, New Zealand Waterfront Freedom Camping

https://youtu.be/g7hv8RHSlNo?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 While in port in Akaroa, NZ, we were excited to find a “Freedom Camping” location within walking distance of the harbor. Freedom Camping is officially designated dry camping, and a popular way to camp...

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Planning to Drive on the Left in Dunedin, New Zealand

https://youtu.be/Zvh_7oOglCw?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 We know that our first time driving on the left side of the road, and from the right seat, will be no big deal. But every time a family drives past, we do a...

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Tasmanian Devil Feeding Frenzy

https://youtu.be/ypN9wZCrui4?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Until you’ve seen Tasmanian Devils in full-on feeding frenzy, it’s hard to imagine such small animals being so ferocious. We arrived at the Wings Wildlife Park in Gunns Plains, Tasmania at feeding time, and...

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Melbourne, Australia Beachfront Boondocking

https://youtu.be/awLWxKQYGug?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 While we’re cruising ahead of our Australian RV road trip, we’re of course eager to learn whatever we can from local RVers. While in port in Melbourne, we had a good idea that we...

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Enter to Win $300 of LED Lights in the New RVgeeks Giveaway!

https://youtu.be/4jEN9ePHngE?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Converting our RV lights from incandescent, fluorescent and halogen to cool, energy-efficient LEDs was the most satisfying mod we’ve done in nearly 13 years on the road. So we’re pleased to be offering $300...

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RV Boondocking: Trona Pinnacles Aerial Tour

https://youtu.be/mTqTq-CSRUE?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Of all the ways to RV, boondocking is our favorite. Generally defined as “camping in remote places without hook-ups,” it’s frequently awesome, and usually free. Recently, our good friends Jason & Nikki Wynn, better...

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WiFiRanger Update: Improved Internet Access

https://youtu.be/TacVPXE68RQ?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 Last year we demonstrated how we installed a WiFi Ranger system on our RV to improve internet connectivity. We mentioned that we’d report back on it, so here’s a very brief example of a...

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Hatchlift RV Basement Door Lift Kit Installation

https://youtu.be/vagUlkYAHy4?rel=0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 If you saw our recent video about replacing the worn out gas lift springs on our basement compartment doors, you’ll know that some RVs come from the factory with them already installed. But what...

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