RV Travel Checklist – What to Pack for …

Camping or a Sailing Trip or Travel in General

At this very moment, we are sitting outside, sipping coffee under tropical palm trees, in the company of a large family of ducks fossicking for the odd tidbit that might fall to the ground. The ducks I mean.

Now this could easily be a scene from our own area on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. But this time I’m talking 1,200 or so kilometers further north.

Airlie Beach

Yes we are in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. We are sitting under the awning of our caravan, watching birdlife strutting around the park.

Tomorrow we leave our van where it is and take the ferry across to Hamilton Island for a week of sailing.

So the challenge for us was how to efficiently pack for 2 different types of holidays in 1 trip.

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Caravan Travel

We Have Given In – Caravan Camping Here We Come

Well I never thought I would see the day.  We just bought a caravan. And it looks like we are in good company. With international borders all but closed, many others have opted for caravan travel as well, in lieu of overseas travel.

So, as soon as social distancing restrictions have been relaxed, we will join the many other caravanners who have hit the road.


Friends and family members are avid campers and love taking off in their caravan for a long weekend or an extended holiday.  But we have always argued that the whole exercise of owning a caravan, given the frequently-increasing cost of park fees, simply makes staying in bed-and-breakfasts a more appealing option. 

In addition, up until now we have done our fair share of overseas travel.

But, NOW it is a little different.

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