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Vanlife with Celeste & Callum

Want to know how a couple of 20 year olds travel Australia? Read below to find out how Celeste and Callum saved up to explore the beautiful country that we live in. If you're thinking of doing the same thing, they may have some handy tips for you.  Tell us a bit about yourselves: We are Callum and Celeste, two 20 year old Aussies travelling around Australia in our self converted van, with a passion for adventure and exploring new places. Living on the road allows us the freedom to live a simple and adventurous life, it brings us the most happiness when we are outdoors amongst the elements with each other. Why did you choose to travel Australia? After...

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Benefits of solar blankets for extended travel

As we are running a business while living on the road, it is super important for us that we always have plenty of power. We rely on constant power to charge laptops, cameras, phones, etc. We have over 200AH of battery that we have to keep charged while living off-grid. We charge the batteries through the alternator while driving, but sometimes this gets a little tricky when parked up for long periods of time. We have a small solar panel on the front of the troopy, which gives us charge when parked facing the sun. The only problem with this is that we try to avoid parking in the sun as the car gets too hot inside. For the first...

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Top 15 Locations Eyre Peninsula South Australia

The Eyre Peninsula is a surprisingly raw and beautiful place located in South Australia. It may be a seven-hour drive west from Adelaide, but it is totally worth visiting and we wish we came here earlier! It took us a month to see all these beautiful locations, but you could definitely do it in 10-15 days. We traveled in our Troop Carrier 4WD and free camped most of the time, but there are some great caravan parks and accommodation to stay at that I will mention at the end. Swim With Giant Australian Cuttlefish in Whyalla Every year between the months of Mid May- July the Giant Australian Cuttlefish Congregate to Whyalla to Breed. I highly recommend passing through or making the...

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Van Life with Josh & Elise

Meet the young couple who packed up their belongings and set off on a journey around Australia! Elise and Josh from Adelaide, Australia, converted their 2005 Kia Preggio van (Donovan) and have been living the slow life for the last 14 months. These guys are the perfect example of a couple who has realised what true living is, and that there is more to life than working 9-5. Here at Salty Aura, we are all about motivating people to explore and experience moments that will last forever, so we hope this will give you some inspiration.  What does a regular day living in the van look like? Every waking day is different, it depends on where we are and more importantly what the weather...

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Why should we stop using plastic?

Plastic has become a normal material used in everyday life. It is wrapped around almost all the food we eat, some of this food even containing micro bits of plastic. We carry this food home in plastic bags, where most people then dispose the bag into another plastic garbage bag 30 minutes later. This is not what life should be like. In just 40 years, statistics show plastic grew from people producing 50 million metric tons in 1976, to 335 million metric tons in 2016. Plastic is lightweight, allowing it to travel long distances by wind and water. It is nondegradable and only breaks up into tiny pieces that end up in our oceans to then be consumed by wildlife. This wildlife...

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