About the Book
Have you ever wanted to live the dream?
Have you ever wanted to just go, get a caravan and travel around Australia?
Or perhaps you’re already living the dream and want to live a better version of it.
Whether it’s the big lap around Australia, taking a few months here and there to hide out in your favourite spot, or weekend camping to get away and unwind, there is so much more to caravanning around Australia than you think you may already know. We know, we’ve done it, and believe me we had to learn things the hard way. However, our experiences however have allowed us to establish Full Range Camping as one of Australia’s Leading resources when it comes to travelling around Australia in an RV.
The FRC Team on the road
What was missing however was a compendium of all that collective, hard-earned wisdom and experience. But now, thanks to Xavier Waterkeyn and New Holland Publishing here it is!
About the Author
Xavier Waterkeyn is one of Australia’s leading authors. He’s published and edited dozens of books ranging from subjects as varied as true crime, science and technology, history and weight loss. You might know him best as the author of the controversial Where’s Bin Laden? The Grey Nomad’s Ultimate Guide to Australia, is his latest work, written with extensive collaboration with the team at Free Range Camping. The result is over 300 pages of magnificently researched information, presented in an easy-to-read style. It’s a resource that you’ll want to dip into again and again, providing you will all the fundamentals you need to undertake your camping journey.
More about the book
While we’re very proud of the FRC website and app as real-time online tools to help you while you’re on the road, The Grey Nomad’s Ultimate Guide is a much-needed offline compendium that will prepare you well in advance for most eventualities. Even if you think you are already well prepared and experienced because you’re a seasoned traveller, chances are this book will cover things you might not have even thought about.
The book covers topic such as:
• The First Steps – preparing for the trip
• Redesigning, Reinventing & Renegotiating – including financial preparation and health, well-being and eating on the road
• Solo Travelling & Travelling with pets – tips and advice on doing one or the other, or both
• The Rig – the many different types and what will suit you best
• Rules and Regulations of life on the road – What they all mean
• The Art of Camping – surviving out there, what to expect when on the road, including things that can happen – usually unexpectedly
• And best of all, a guide to some of the most exceptional places to see and experience – which is why we all do it in the first place!
We have included some sample pages below of some of the great stories and advice you can find in the book
We gave a final version of the book to a well seasoned Grey Nomad before it went to print and here is what she had to say….
Oh, if we had only had this resource before we headed out on our grand adventure!! We were late starters into the nomadding lifestyle and bought a second-hand motorhome to start our adventures.
This book covers the WHOLE arena of this adventurous style of living and the things that would’ve been so helpful to know are covered in this comprehensive book. The experience of other people is so valuable, as we learned as we travelled this wonderful country. Talking to others at the various campsites, we learned so much ‘on the run’, so to speak.
This excellent book on the nomadding lifestyle will become a classic in this field. We can’t recommend it enough if you’re contemplating, or have even started, on this priceless and life-changing experience. From how to finance the adventure to where to find the next dump-point and the back-up information and direction given by Full Range Camping makes this volume a dynamic and invaluable book to keep in front of your eyes.
Di Casley-Smith, Brisbane, QLD