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30 Things you won’t know about us!!

Over the last 4 years we have shared a lot about ourselves, our life before and since Indefinite Leave has been created. To those we have met and for everyone online we have opened ourselves up and let you in on lots of different things about us. Many times people have come up to us to say they feel they already know us but there is still at least 30 Things you won’t know!

Until now……!!

We don’t always tell you everything, some matters are private, but we have shared with you almost everything we have with our families and friends. Our goal has always been to be transparent, open and honest with Indefinite Leave.

Aussies know when you’re not being genuine, we have an inbuilt Bullshit radar that goes ballistic every time we know someone is full of it. We have always tried to keep it real, be informative and provide heaps of content about where to go and what to see.

 

Our Wedding Day

Our Wedding Day

 

It’s obvious we love to Travel, we love getting out and exploring, discovering new places and seeing new things. You don’t need to be Einstein to work out we love the beach, fishing and swimming. You’ll also know Kev is partial to a Bundy or 5 and Adele likes to get her nails done.

But there’s still a lot you don’t know and today we will let you in on some of our secrets not many people know about us, even our families.

Here’s 30 Things you won’t know about us!!

 

30 Things you won't know about us

Qantas Museum Longreach Qld

1.

Adele’s middle name is Annette but it was never meant to be. She was named Lynnette by her mother but we can only assume the nurse didn’t connect the L when her Mum said Adele Lynnette and thought she said Adele Annette.

2.

We met at Indoor Cricket in 1987. Nine weeks after we met Adele went overseas for 3 months. Nine weeks after she returned in October and on New Years Eve we were engaged and we married 8 months later on 13th August 1988.

3.

Kevin trialed for the Queensland Under 19 cricket side with Ian Healy, Craig McDermott, Trevor Barsby and Bennett King among others. He is a Cricket Australia Credited Cricket Coach and played his first First Grade match at 18 for Sandgate Redcliffe. Current Australian selector Trevor Hohns was the Captain of the side on his debut.

4.

Our first date was at the Banyo Tavern to watch Rusty and The Ayres Rockettes. A guy Kev knew from school, Bluey, bit the head off the rose he bought for Adele. A very young Keith Urban played in the band.

5.

We both really wanted a daughter. Had either of our boys been a girl, her name would have been Alyssa Lynette.

6.

When we first married Adele didn’t like dogs. Then one day Kev brought a puppy home from the markets and she instantly fell in love with Snowy.

7.

Adele is Aquarius, born Feb 11 1962. Kevin is a Libra, born October 1 1964. Yes, Adele is much older but I guess that’s obvious.

8.

After we married Adele turned up to play her Hockey game and was asked how to spell her surname for the players card. What the….??!!

9.

On our wedding night we were both so tired. We couldn’t get the spa to work and Adele’s dress had 54 buttons so Kev gave up and we just fell sleep.

 

30 Things you wont know about us

Waiheke Island NZ

10.

Our Honeymoon was at the newly opened back then, Club Crocodile Resort in Airlie Beach.

11.

Our Travel page name Indefinite Leave came about when one day Kev suggested to Adele not to resign from her job but to just take Indefinite Leave. We liked it so it became our travel name.

12.

At Adele’s last workplace when her friends learned she was older than Kev, they gave her the nickname Cougar.

13.

Kevin’s first car was his brother’s Holden HQ Station Wagon. Adele’s first car was a white Toyota Corona.

14.

Adele was 14 when she got her first job, working at ANZ bank. She turned 15 just before she started.

15.

We are so different yet so much alike. On a lot of the daily things we differ but we are the same when it comes to big stuff like morals and standards. We are both mostly introverted but still enjoy meeting people. Neither of us have a big sense of humour and both are sensitive.

16.

Adele has never been drunk. The most Kev has ever been able to get Adele to drink in one day is 3. She has never had a smoke either.

17.

We were both born in Brisbane and have lived there our entire lives except for a short period of 18 months when Adele lived in Townsville.

18.

When Kev first saw Adele he thought she was way out of his league and he was no chance. He actually asked about her friend first. Adele was disappointed when she found out.

 

Our love of Travel

Saint Germain, Paris

19.

Adele really doesn’t like her ears and that’s why you’ll never see her with short hair. #wingnut

20.

Talking about our hair, at one stage both of us had similar hair. Except Kev’s was natural, Adele had a perm.

21.

Adele was a teachers pet, Kev only liked school for playing sport.

22.

Adele attended Everton High School in Brisbane, Kevin went to Banyo High.

23.

Adele’s earlier boyfriends included a racing car driver and a Queensland Rugby halfback.

24.

Kev once performed on stage at Twin Towns Services Club. We did a rendition of some of The Village People classics. Money raised went to the Cancer Council.

25.

Adele has appeared on TV twice. As part of a telethon appeal on Channel 10 given she worked in a bank. She was asked to count money as it was donated. Adele has a photo with Greg Evans from Perfect Match from the event. Her second time was on Brisbane Extra in a fashion and styling segment.

26.

Neither of us drink tea or coffee.

 

30 Things you won't know about us

Before we were married

27.

It’s been 31 years but we still see and spend time with all our 3 Bridesmaids and 3 Groomsmen. Our wedding party included a small guy, a big fella, one with dark skin and an Italian. Only 1 was a sibling. We remain very proud to still call them all great friends.

28.

Talking about our wedding day, as Adele got out of the wedding car and prepared to enter the church, our Best Man’s mother said to Adele “it’s not too late”.

29.

Kev’s preferred drinks at Happy Hour range from his favourite Bundaberg Rum and Coke to Whiskey and dry, Cider, Champagne or a Brewed Ginger Beer. Adele likes a Moscato or Cruiser but her favourite is a Midori Splice cocktail.

30.

Adele’s favourite ice cream is Cookies and Cream and Kev’s is Boysenberry.

 

30 Things you won't know about us

Top of Australia, Mount Kosciusko

 

There it is, now you know as much about us as we do 🙂

Did anything surprise you?

Adele and I want to say thank you to everyone for your support and following our adventures. There’s been plenty of times we have considered giving up, giving 100% of our energies into just enjoying our travel personally but you guys keep us going. All your feedback, the questions and messages you send, show us we are giving you some benefit and that’s why we love doing this.

 

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

 

Readers who enjoy this also enjoy:

Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Our Best Travel Tips

Travelling Australia is far More than just Adventures

The Privilege of being able to travel Australia is not lost on us

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2upyEfM – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2GoBt37 – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RL7CY7  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://ebay.to/2ve3w2Z This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/37pCAM9 – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RpOJed  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/37oKkhb  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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How to save money on Alcohol

Save money on alcohol

Our very first night on the road, I got pissed!! I wasn’t looking to save money on alcohol that night.

The whole saga of packing up our house and the nightmare of reducing our lives to what we could fit in a Motorhome was horrific and our first night on the road was huge. Our new neighbours were awesome and I went hard. From what I remember and what I was told, it was a lot of fun.

Whilst that hasn’t happened since, what has been a constant is Happy Hour. Every day back at camp there’s Happy Hour happening and we’re often front and centre. If there’s not a community one then we will have our own.

A few drinks each afternoon have been a part of the social life living on the road as we travel Australia.

Without the budget we had at home when working we don’t have the funds like we used to. Our favourite drops of Small Batch Bundy and $30 bottles of Sparkling have been reigned in significantly and we have mastered a few skills at reducing our costs on joyous festivities.

Save money on alcohol

Our Tips on How to Save Money on Alcohol

Let’s look at our Best tips to saving money on the turps!!

Give up the Grog!!

Ohhh who are we kidding!!

Not going to happen is it! We do have one friend who actually did give up all alcohol whilst doing the lap.

But we can save money by ensuring we are drinking responsibly and maybe cut back on our consumption. This is probably wise given we spend a lot of time driving.

Save money on alcohol by downgrading to cheaper brands

Happy Hour at Quobba

Downgrade

As I mentioned, before we left we could afford closer to the top shelf for our drinks but now it’s all bottom shelf. Basic level spirits and wine and sparkling under $10 are our budget. Even better is when the are on special.

I’m not a beer drinker but our son even found himself buying Tun when we were traveling. A Carton of 30 cans was cheaper than a slab of any Aussie beers.

Downgrading has probably been our best way to save money on alcohol while traveling!

Uncle Dan

We find Dan Murphy’s the cheapest of the major chains and Liquorland can have some great specials too. The Cleanskin range of wines is excellent value and has a good Sparkling White for $6-7 and even a Sparkling Red. Adele likes Moscato and we buy them for $5-6 a bottle. I don’t get any headaches from this range.

They have a huge range of beers and usually at the best prices.

I enjoy ciders and buy these by the carton which also provides more savings.

Become a member for free and receive even better discounted prices.

Save money on alcohol by not buying up at Wineries

Visiting Wineries

We have visited so many winery regions around Australia and learnt this is where we tend to over-spend our budget. Now when we visit wineries we go with a plan.

One of us has to drive so the sober one makes the buying decisions. It’s so easy to walk out with a carton of wine way over your budget after you’ve visited a winery or 3.

We only sample what we genuinely think we might buy. By reading the wine list first and working out which drinks we know we would enjoy it helps us make better buying decisions.

Drink at Camp

We don’t go out very often when traveling. We make all of our own meals and drink back at camp. This has saved money on alcohol heaps for us during our travels.

Pub Stays are Never Cheap

Early on in our trip we worked out those Free or $5 Pub spots for camping ultimately always ended up costing us the equivalent to 2-3 nights in a Caravan Park. 2 meals and a couple of drinks each and you can easily blow $100.

We rather find a Free Camp or if we ever do stay at a Pub, we go in for 1 drink and then head back to camp.

Kev couldn't go past having a rum at the Bundy Rum Factory

Bundaberg Rum

Drink Slower

The first thing we taught our sons as teenagers was to not drink too fast. Of course, when they’re young they go hard early and the next day I’d tell them all about what they missed out on.

By drinking slower not only will you wake the next day with a clear head and no embarrassing photos taken of you, it’s a lot cheaper too therefore you save money on your alcohol bill.

Set a Time

Consider setting a time of day before you allow yourself to start your first drink. I never drink before lunch time, only very occasionally in a social setting I might have a Cider with lunch, but mostly it’s at least 4pm before I’ll have my first drink of the day. There are some days where at 2 or 3pm I’m thinking I’m a bit thirsty but I check the clock and figure I’ll wait a bit longer.

I’ll have 2 drinks before dinner and then I’m done.

Stop to Eat

Start drinking as close to meal time as possible, that way you can stop while eating and if you’re anything like me, I struggle to keep drinking after I have eaten.

Dudley Wines

Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island

Don’t eat Salty Food

Put away the chips. Same goes for biscuits and dip. All those salty, fatty foods just make you thirsty and you drink faster and more.

For snacks, instead choose carrot, celery, olives and bread with a homemade pate.

Bread can also help absorb the alcohol.

Drink Water

In between drinks have water. It might be after every second or third drink. It will help you pace yourself and keep your night under control.

Wine Spritzer

Our friends love their wines and decided to mix the White Wines with some Soda Water. They’re main reason was to just dilute some of the alcohol but it also makes the wine bottle last longer. This will help to reduce the cost when drinking wine.

Others mix their wine with water or lemonade for the same effect. (I wouldn’t but apparently others do)

Of course you can add Ginger Ale or a range of juices and garnish it to make a Wine Spritzer.

Don’t Drink and Drive!!

This could be an ultimate cost from drinking. If you’ve had more than one, hand the keys to someone who hasn’t had any or arrange other transport.

Save by drinking back at camp

Our ‘How to Save Money on Alcohol’ is just one of a series of articles we have compiled on ways to save money while traveling. You may also enjoy reading:

How to Save Money on Food and Groceries

Save Money staying at Caravan Parks

How to Save Money on Accommodation

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How to Save Money on Alcohol

Let us know if you have any other tips on how to save money on alcohol!

Drink responsibly and safe travels!

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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Photography & Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2upyEfM – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2GoBt37 – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RL7CY7  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://ebay.to/2ve3w2Z This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/37pCAM9 – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RpOJed  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/37oKkhb  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Where to Find Us

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/indefiniteleav3

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My 15 Favourite Driving Songs as I Travel

Favourite driving songs

Doing the Big Lap of Australia means a lot of hours driving our Highways. It’s a huge country and there can be long distances from one destination to another so I have my favourite driving songs as I travel.

Listening to great music helps keep me concentrating and my energy levels high.

My phone has hundreds of songs for the many times a good radio station isn’t available and I thought I’d share with you my favourite songs as I drive.

My original plan was a list of 10 but I couldn’t reduce it to just that few so it’s a Top 15. The list is not in any particular order.

 

Favourite driving songs

 

These aren’t necessarily my all time favourite songs, just the ones I love most when I’m driving and in the mood to whittle away some time by belting out some tunes.

If you see me driving and singing out loud, it’s probably one of these playing 🙂

What is your favourite song when driving?

 

1. Way out West – James Blundell & James Reyne

At one stage over our trip, I don’t remember exactly where it was, but I mentioned the words Way out West and it reminded me of this song. I quickly jumped on and downloaded it and it’s been a favourite since.

 

2. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

We were helping our friends renovate their house in Narrandera NSW before it went up for sale. I was mowing their ridiculously large backyard singing this song out loud, all the time thinking the sound of the mower was louder then me singing. Apparently not!!

Our friend Kerry said to me, “I don’t want to scare the buyers away” haha

 

3. Copperhead Road – Steve Earle

Just has to be on the Best driving song list!!

 

4. Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

Another one where recently I commented Life is a Highway and it took me back to this song. It’s a ripper and now I can’t help but sing it out loud.

5. Ride Like the Wind – Christopher Cross

My mate Jason just reminded me of this one and it goes straight to the Top of the list.

 

6. Zombie – The Cranberries

Wow, the voice, the pain, the message, the song. The song is in memory of 2 boys killed by IRA bombs in England in 1993. She sings this with such emotion it’s so hard not to feel it and sing with her. There’s no version better than hers and losing Dolores O’Riordan recently was a sad day.

 

7. Radar Love – Golden Earring

Play this and not get pumped up, I dare you. You’ll be belting out the tune in no time.

 

8. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard

Great song that has stood the test of time. Has to be loud so you can sing loud too haha

 

9. Bustin Loose – Moving Pictures

Better known for their song What about Me, but for me this is my favourite song of theirs, I just love it.

 

10. My Immortal – Evanescence

The voice, the song. The songs writer said “My Immortal’ is a song of pain and despair caused by the loss of a family member or very close friend. We’ve all felt that pain and this song really resonates for me

 

11. Father & Son – Cat Stevens

This song makes me think of my sons as I travel. Cat Stevens sings the song in 2 voices, one as the Father and one as the son with a powerful message. The son wants to travel, Dad wants him to settle and think of his future. I give you the Legendary Cat Stevens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-7c4VNGOgU

 

12. April Sun in Cuba – Dragon

No best of list for me can be without Dragon. One of my all time fave bands, watched them play so many times. Marc Hunter, was a crazy human, but what a voice. Such a sad day when we lost this legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHFFuukk9Y8

 

13. Hotel California – Eagles

How do you pick just one Eagles song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wDfiCDoHy4

 

14. Fire Lake – Bob Seger

Another one who I could have picked any Bob Seger song and been happy with it. I am hoping that one day I may see him play live. Bit of a Bucket List item J

Bob Seger described the song as “The lyric is about taking risks. About risking love, chucking it all and just heading off with a bunch of wild people, whatever.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld1l4Ud7jp8&t=21s

 

15. Yesterdays Hero – John Paul Young

Gets me singing every time no matter my mood. We saw JPY at Wagga’s Rock at the Races and he is still as brilliant as ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVSEiveFY7g

 

Favourite Driving Songs Close Contenders

These are the ones to lose out from my list.

Jukebox Hero – Foreigner

Sounds of Then – Ganggajang

Solid Rock – Goanna

Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Straight Lines – Silverchair

Learning to Fly – Tom Petty

You ruined me – The Veronicas

Walk of Life – Dire Straights

Here I go again – Whitesnake

Imagine – John Lennon

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty

Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

And anything from Dr Hook, Boz Scaggs, Billy Joel, Dragon, Pink, Toto, AC/DC or The Angels could also easily have been there 🙂

 

What are some of your favourite driving songs?

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2upyEfM – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2GoBt37 – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RL7CY7  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://ebay.to/2ve3w2Z This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/37pCAM9 – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RpOJed  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/37oKkhb  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Where to Find Us

Follow us, Subscribe, Like, Share, and Comment on our website and social media here:-

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indefiniteleave/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indefinite_leave/

Website: https://indefiniteleave.com.au/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/indefiniteleave

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/indefiniteleave/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/indefiniteleav3

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Overcome the Fear and Do It Anyway

Indefinite Leave nearly never happened!! We had to overcome a lot of Fears to make it all happen and do it anyway.

I’ve never talked about this before, I’ve always just recalled how we made our decision and everything happened from there. But its actually not true!!

In a chat with Mike, another traveler, while we sat and enjoyed the view over the Murray River, I remembered the time I nearly stopped our whole trip long before it even began.

 

Overcome the fear and do it anyway

Lucky Bay

 

Since the moment we met a German couple who had hired a Motorhome and completed the road trip from Brisbane to Cairns and they talked about all the places they had been, we decided this was something we had to do. It was Australia Day 2015.

We spent the next 6 months researching and reading, making lists, looking at other people’s photos, following travel blogs and attending Camping Shows and it was all so exciting. Then one day I had a counter intuitive thought.

Is this really possible, is it really for us, are we making a massive horrible decision?

 

Weighing up the Pros and Cons

I got to a point where I wrote a long list of all the reasons why we shouldn’t leave on our trip. There were so many reasons, good reasons, and as I wrote them all down it began to make sense, there’s no way we could really leave and do this.

Once I would present them to Adele I knew what her response would be. I could hear her words already. I knew she would say “Yes I was thinking that too”!!

After all, Adele was the conservative one, I’ve always been the risk taker.

 

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Should we Stay or Should we Go?

Then Adele would add more reasons to the list that she had been thinking and common sense would prevail and we would get on with life as we knew it. We would stay in our comfort zone, keep the protective roof over our heads, stay financially stable and do as we had always done and not overcome the fear.

After all, it’s what everyone else does!!

I can distinctly remember the moment I brought the conversation up and it went like this –

“I’ve been thinking and there’s really a lot of reasons we shouldn’t do it”, I said.

I remember exactly Adele’s response word for word – “What you don’t want to go?”

It wasn’t just the words but the tone of mass disappointment, like I was completely letting her down. The look on her face said everything, this was not her thinking.

 

Inside the Prop

Qantas Museum

 

I quickly hid my list in my pocket and responded, “ohh yes I want to go, just checking you didn’t have second thoughts……”

Good save Kev…. Phew!!

From that moment the thought of not going never entered my mind again.

My list of Cons

I still have that long list of completely good reasons we shouldn’t go. It read:

Friends
Family
Income
Hot
Cold
Things will go wrong
MACKS
Wanderers
Miss our stuff
Cameron
Midges/ Sandflies
Restricted electricity and water
Minimising

*MACKS was our Golden Retriever

*Wanderers referred to the Australian Wanderers Cricket team. I had just been to England and enjoyed a great tour and the next one was to Barbados which I was desperate to do. In the end I did miss out but our son Cameron got to go.

*Cameron is our youngest son who had a great job and wasn’t coming with us.

 

Overcome the fear and do it anyway

Mount Kosciuszko

Stay Focused and Overcome the Fear

But we stayed focused, overcome the fear from that point and in time everything fell into place.

We felt the fear, or at least I did, and we did it anyway.

It has been the BEST decision ever!!

It’s natural for us as humans to feel fear at the things we don’t know, don’t understand and haven’t done before.

This an adventure that will challenge you but the memories, the bonds and relationships you will make and strengthen you. The moments of amazement and the thrills of adventure will be with you for your life.

You won’t regret a single minute!!

Do it and don’t doubt yourself for a moment. I did and thank God one of us remained focused or Indefinite Leave may never have happened. I can’t imagine not having had the adventures and experiences the last 4 years have brought us.

 

Overcome the fear and do it anyway

Kings Canyon

 

Remember:

Life is short and our Country is huge!!

Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life!!

 

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” Anthony Bourdain

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” Jack Kerouac

 

What’s your Plans?

Are you in the planning stages of an adventure? Be sure to download a FREE copy of Your Free Road Trip Guide to Traveling Australia.

We have also compiled The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Road Trip which is available for purchase. This is the information we wish we had when we starting planning our adventure 5 years ago.

Let us know if you have overcome the fear and are going to embark on your own trip of a lifetime!

 

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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Photography and Socials

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2upyEfM – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2GoBt37 – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RL7CY7  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://ebay.to/2ve3w2Z This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/37pCAM9 – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://ebay.to/2RpOJed  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/37oKkhb  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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