TAWK Featured Family -

1.  Who are you?

Hi, we are AdventuringPals, a family of 4, mum and dad (Eshlyn and Elvin) with two young boys (Jaiden and Jordan) and we have been working and travelling around Australia since March of 2019. We tow our 2010 Jayco Expanda with our Mitshubishi Triton and that is our home.

We are active on the common social media sites and have a webpage but our YouTube channel has been he main focus with weekly uploads (links to all at the bottom of the page), it's been a great way to document our travels for our own future reflection and to provide other families and travelers with insight into some amazing locations around the country.

2.   Why did you make your decision to TAWK?

An opportunity was there to make a fresh start and work our way around Australia so we took the chance and made it happen. We never had a caravan or even been camping as a family before deciding to travel the country.

3.   How did you get organised and how did you prepare?

We sold or gave away most of our possessions. Stored what we couldn't part with in our backyard shed. Rented out our house. Packed our second hand caravan with what we thought we needed and hit the road

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4.  What has been your biggest joy?

Seeing this beautiful country as a family and making many precious memories together.

5. What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?

We broke down in remote Cape York and had to get towed back to Cairns then waited about 2 months to have our ute repaired. We made the most of it by getting a job in Innisfail and seeing the surrounding area like we never would have otherwise.

6.   Where have you enjoyed the most and Where disappointed you the most?

Cape York was our first stint of work in our second month of travel and it's still our favourite place. After 6 months of working and living in a few different parts of Cape York we formed a very strong bond with the area and the locals.

Not that I've been that disappointed with anywhere we have been but if I had to pick one; it would be North Lefroy camp ground on the Ningaloo coast. Only disappointment because I was expecting the reef to be accessible from the beach but it was not. It's purely my own fault for not researching properly and in the end it was still a great campground and still worth dragging the caravan along the 50 kilometers of rough corrugations in and out.

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7.   How did you get organised with schooling, what did/do you do and how did you come to that decision?

Luckily our kids were only 1 and 2 years old when we hit the road and we haven't had to start their schooling yet.

8.   What surprised you most about the trip?

How vastly different parts of Australia are. Different cultures that I did not expect to find.

9.   What would be three pieces of advice to give to future TAWKers?

Our 3 pieces of advice are:

  1. Just do it.
  2. Don't be to worried about having the best van or car or stuff. Just make do with what you can afford.
  3. Don't be caught up in doing everything and seeing everything. Do what you can at an enjoyable pace.

10.   How do you think that this adventure has changed your family?

Made us realize how little (things) we need to get by and be happy.  

We'd love to share more of our story with you, so please visit our platforms.

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

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

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

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