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Bürstner Class B+ Motorhome Tour ???? — Our New Zealand Wilderness RV Rental

On our trip to New Zealand, we spent 5 weeks in a Class B+ motorhome rental from Wilderness Motorhomes. The model we had is the Alpine 4, which was the Wilderness name for what’s really a Lyseo TD Harmony Line 728G built by the respected German RV manufacturer Bürstner. Watch the video above to see our …

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New Zealand Freedom Camping — Boondocking, Kiwi Style! — NZ RV Trip

Join us for a YOUTUBE PREMIERE today at 5PM Eastern! We’re RVing Down Under! Well… we were… until coronavirus hit. But we were able to enjoy most of our 5-week RV trip with our friends Tom & Caitlin before the lockdown came. With New Zealand beginning the process of easing restrictions this week, it’s a …

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Stranded in New Zealand During a Pandemic! ???? Live Chat & Update

The coronavirus has us stuck in New Zealand… in an RV. This Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 6pm Eastern / 3pm Pacific, we’ll fill you in on what’s been happening and take your questions LIVE on the air. Use the following link to join the live broadcast (or watch it after the fact, too!): https://youtu.be/1AqImtvJPoo …

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Italian RV/Motorhome Tour – Part 2: Interior

In Part 1 of our Italian/European RV Tour, Peter took you around the outside. Now it’s my turn to take you through the inside of our Italian home-away-from-home. In the intro, I mention that we’re going to show you what we liked and didn’t like about this RV, but to be honest, we mostly loved …

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Italian/European Motorhome / RV Tour – Part 1: Exterior

RVing in other countries provides many of the same benefits we enjoy in the US & Canada, allowing us to comfortably explore remote areas that might otherwise be less accessible. An additional bonus is getting to see what RVs in other parts of the world are like – a perfect bonus for geeks like us! …

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RVgeeks Cruise the Cut! RVing in England – Part 4 – Narrowboating

As we’re exploring England in our rented motorhome, we’re particularly fascinated by the canals and locks that criss-cross the countryside. Since we happen to be friends with David Johns, one of the most famous narrowboaters living on the canals of the U.K., we took advantage of his invitation to spend a day out on the …

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Driving an RV on NARROW U.K. Roads! – RVing in England – Part 3

We highly recommend renting an RV in England. But we also advise going in with eyes wide open when it comes to the size of the roads… or lack thereof. In part 3 of our U.K. Road Trip, we take you on the SMALLEST roads we’ve ever been on… in a motorhome! Having driven on …

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U.K. RV Hookup, Dump & Fill – RVing in England – Part 2

We’re RVing in England! See how we dump & fill tanks, hook up at our campsite, and fill our own propane. That’s right… propane in England is like pumping gas in most of North America – DIY. The black tank is removable, black and grey water get disposed of in separate places, and a thin little …

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U.K. Motorhome Tour – RVing in England – Part 1

If you follow our Instagram feed, you know that we’ve been exploring the English countryside in a rented motorhome. Come along for a tour as we show you around our RV and tell you what it’s like to live in and drive. While European RVs aren’t exactly like the ones we’re used to in North …

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Transiting the Panama Canal On A Sailboat!

It’s probably no surprise that as full-time RVers, we suffer from wanderlust that extends well beyond the road. So when the opportunity to go flying, sailing and visiting with great friends comes together all at once, that’s about as good as it gets. We’re re-connecting with Jason & Nikki Wynn, better known as Gone With …

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Campervan Farewell, Trip Expenses, A380 Flight Deck & Bloopers!

It’s a sad day… but it had to come, sooner or later. We’re returning our campervan in Sydney. It’s been an amazing experience that we’ll cherish forever… and we know we’ll be back. Many of you have requested information about the costs of our trip, so we’ve included a short overview, both in the video …

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Stepping on a Huge Snake at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse!

Like many first-time visitors to Australia, we had certain expectations of what we’d find here. Of course one of the things we’ve heard is that Oz has more poisonous critters than just about anywhere else. So stepping on a large snake might cause sudden death… from a heart attack, if nothing else. Even though we’ve …

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Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Beaches & Big4

With 17 stellar swimming and surfing beaches, Port Macquarie, NSW is a crown jewel along Australia’s Legendary Pacific Coast. It’s also home to the world’s first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. We’re staying at our 3rd excellent Big4 Holiday Park, and we also spotted camels on the beach in Port …

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Mobbed By Kangaroos in Yuraygir National Park

“Mob” is the correct term for a group of kangaroos. Fitting, since we felt like we were about to become victims of a mob hit after being surrounded by them! We’re in beautiful Yuraygir National Park along Australia’s Legendary Pacific Coast. Besides the rugged coastline and beautiful beaches, Yuraygir is known for its huge kangaroo …

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Byron Bay Big4 & the Cape Byron Lighthouse

After the blast we had at Bluesfest, we want to see more of this beautiful area, including the magnificent Cape Byron Lighthouse, perched on the easternmost point of mainland Australia. So we’ve relocated to our second Big4 Holiday Park, right here in Byron Bay. From our experience so far, Big4’s reputation as Australia’s premier place …

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Byron Bay Bluesfest & Legendary Pacific Coast Planning

We’ve crossed from Queensland into New South Wales to attend Australia’s epic annual blues & roots music festival – Byron Bay Bluesfest. With over 200 performers on 7 stages over 5 full days, Bluesfest showcases music from around the world. Despite the name, there’s far more than blues here. We saw Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Tom Jones …

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Australia Campervan Awning Set-up Time-Lapse

To enable us to fit into just about any size campsite, we rented one of Maui’s smallest fully self-contained campervans. But we know that small size can sometimes require compromise. At first glance, it appears that our RV has no awning, leaving us exposed to sun and rain. But there’s actually a simple, clever, compact …

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Australia Driving Q&A – David Barnes Driving School

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 we’re used to. Even though we’ve been doing fine, we thought it would be a great idea to learn all we …

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

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, but we also toured the most mondo custom-built 4-wheel-drive outback-tackling motorhome we’ve ever seen while we were staying with them. Doug …

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Kangaroos & Wallabies on the Beach at Sunrise

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 mob of wallabies and kangaroos gathers on the beach to feast on mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. All …

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The Whitsunday Islands: Float Plane to Spectacular Whitehaven Beach

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 to see the Whitsundays!” So of course we made it a priority and… Wow! We totally understand why every trip to …

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Magnetic Island Koalas in the Wild

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 the wild. That’s most feasible when the species in question frequents known accessible areas and isn’t dangerous to humans. And it’s …

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Duck-Billed Platypus Hunting in Australia’s Atherton Tablelands.

One of our primary missions while caravanning Down Under is to see as much indigenous wildlife as we can. Not in a zoo or sanctuary, but in the wild, whenever possible. We especially want to see animals that are completely different than anything in North America, and Australia is chock full of them. So began …

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Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef — Port Douglas, QLD

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 the grandaddy of all reefs would blow them all away. Boy did it ever. You can add up all the coral …

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