How to Road Trip With No “Ragrets” [Australia Edition]

Are we there yet? God I’m hungry; PB&J? “Oil light went on again”… nothing beats life on the road. Watch our trip here.

“All good things are Wild & Free.”

First and foremost

Get your hands on an awesome, obnoxious car that SCREAMS I AM A TOURIST…people might be more forgiving when they see you driving on the “right” side of the road.

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Learn how to sleep in weird awkward places and don’t be too offended when you get kicked out of the McDonald’s parking lot at 2am.

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Bring Peanut Butter, skip the Vegemite …trust me on this one.

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When in desperate need of Wifi, stop at the one place that it doesn’t exist.

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Figure out how to cook on a portable stove while covering yourself in raw chicken.

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Eat out of pots and pans as often as you can.

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Try weird looking fruits that you find at a local market. The carsickness will be worth it.

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…and if you find a “Jackfruit” it tastes like hubba bubba…

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Get stung by the coral reef while taking selfies.

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Meet up with friends 1,000 miles away from home.

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Pay attention to the road signs, they are much more interesting than the actual road.

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Sing every song on your ipod until it dies. (Waves is always a good option)

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Stop at every. beach. that. you. see…

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…Even if that means a stop every 5 minutes.

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Make coffee and petrol your two best friends.

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Nap by the ocean.

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Learn weird facts about your travel buds.

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Watch for Cassowarys. You will lose when ‘big bird meets your bumper’.

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Talk to the locals about the sand dunes. Don’t wear sneakers unless you really like the sand between your toes.

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Take A LOT of great photos.

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Go out on a boat and relax.

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When your first rental runs out, rent another.

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Wake up to the sunrise on the beach.

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 Meet Tom.

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Soak up the SUN.

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Park your car in the middle of nowhere and turn it into a home movie theater. (Make sure to download movies other than American Horror Story …but then again, sleep is for the weak.)

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Most importantly…Enjoy the ride and try not to get kicked out of the airport on your way home. “I swear we have parents that love us.”

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