Are you wondering why your family or friends have ‘gone bush’ with little more than a caravan and an ageing shih tzu? Are you concerned about how you’ll spend your time in retirement? Are you passionate about travel? This is the site for you.
This is a guide to caravanning in Australia for those retired or contemplating retirement. Must I have a caravan? No you don’t. Most of the articles here relate to any type of RV. Be it a camper trailer, a caravan, motor home, fifth wheeler, converted bus or even the armchair traveller who just wants to read about the experiences.
Be warned, caravanning can become addictive and as you will read in these posts it can change your life, forever! When we learn something new, we make mistakes. When we venture outside our comfort zone we open ourselves to challenges and surprises. In these posts I will endeavour to give you our experiences warts and all. Triumphs and mistakes not the glossy stuff.
But not for one moment do we regret having embraced this crazy, crazy lifestyle.
These are the actual tales from a caravanner’s journal so please be aware that you may stumble upon some colourful language in these pages. ‘Itchingforhitching’ is all about the characters we have met and the often totally useless things that we have learnt along the way. Australia has the sixth largest land mass on earth and it is incredibly diverse. I am convinced that every town no matter how small has a story to tell. And every town has its characters, those true blue laid back Aussies with their laconic humour.
Retirement travel is a “rite of passage” for those of us of a certain age, to see as much as possible before the inevitable. It sometimes feels a bit like being a surfie travelling from beach to beach. Apparently it is ok to wander aimlessly at twenty and again after sixty, but not so in the ‘between’ years. So make the most of what time you have and get out there and enjoy it.
“The older I get the more interesting the world becomes.”….Artist & Coast Guard volunteer at The Inlet, Port Douglas.