Brittany_Aus Explorers
Brittany_Aus Explorers

Brittany_Aus Explorers

Alicia is French, Jason (me) is an Aussie; we're a family with a dream to explore Australia. Our first few posts are written and posted retrospectively as it was simply too difficult for me to find the time to work, help Alicia with raising the family, and write blog posts, all whilst planning this adventure. As I write this description, the journey has started but the adventure has not quite begun. That is to say, we are not quite travelling in the van, yet.


Dubbo zoo – where complacent wild birds become lion food.

20 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

Well it’s been a while. I think this whole travel thing is wearing me down—wearing us down, actually. Travelling with kids has taken a little bit of the shine off our trip, to this point anyway. In all likelihood, things will improve—it all gets bett...

Coonabarabran – The Warrumbungles at your doorstep and Australia’s stargazing capital.

27 Nov 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

Following our 7-week asthma and pox-inducing tenure in Denman we hit the road. Sensationalism you might say. Perhaps a little. In any case, following one last hurdle, being the increasingly washed out driveway track, we made our way north-west, with...

Denman and surrounds—Sheep in red socks, and trails fit for mountain goats.

21 Nov 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

Putting aside the grossness and parking the fact that the dust never did settle, quite literally, the house-sit in Denman did give us a chance to get our set-up sorted, as planned, but 7 weeks was far too long. So much so that we were having second t...

Our 7 week house-sit is done, and not a splash of milk to be seen.

6 Nov 2023 4 minute read 1 comment Brittany_Aus Explorers

We’ve wrapped up a 7-week house-sit in Denman, a small, quiet, country town about 250km north of Sydney, or 100kms north-east of Cessnock, for us. Denman is a nice little place with a focus on horse breeding, farms, and vineyards—the main street stil...

Ah, Cessnock—a city overflowing with potential.

30 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

Located 150km’s or so north of Sydney, Cessnock lies at the southern end of the Hunter Valley wine region, and as such, is a town with a great deal of potential. Despite its conceivable prospects, and being named after a Scotland castle, Cessnock’s l...

Wauchope and Port Macquarie.

22 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

Another short trip and, wanting to be cheap, of course, we stayed at the Wauchope showgrounds, using that as a base for a couple of nights—it’s not a bad spot, being fairly quiet, and with power and water for $25 a night, which seems to be the standa...

Mylestom—Muttonbird Island—Our first travelling casualty.

15 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

With Alicia being over 20 weeks pregnant, our plan for travelling down the New South Wales coast has been to make short trips, keeping travel time around one and a half to 2 hours or so. It has also been good to reduce the time Alina is strapped into...

Leaving Queensland behind—first stop, Byron Bay.

8 Oct 2023 3 minute read 1 comment Brittany_Aus Explorers

We’ve now left Queensland behind us, and as much as we can’t wait to be back, we’re not likely to cross back over its borders for quite a while. There’s so much of this beautiful Country to explore, so it’s a bit early to be getting too sentimental o...

We birthed our baby in our caravan.

4 Oct 2023 3 minute read 2 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

I’ve been playing catch up on our trip to date, and am still quite a few weeks behind, but it’s time to jump to the present to announce that last week, in the very early hours of the morning, Alicia and I welcomed our second child, a beautiful, healt...

Hitting the road with everything we own and being masters of judging a book by its cover.

22 Sep 2023 3 minute read 2 comments Brittany_Aus Explorers

After a casual start to the day we pulled out of Lawnton at 11am, making our way for Yarrabilba to collect the rest of our belongings from storage. We parked up in the Storage King yard and spent four and half hours squeezing the very last of our pos...