Travel Notes Week by Week

Week by Week 8: I’m Going on a Road Trip!

October 1, 2015

I’m keeping this one short and sweet, as the title here pretty much says it all: I’m going on a road trip!

Today, I’m leaving for the Gibb River Road with a couple of friends from the backpackers. In some ways, the trip has been a long time coming; in others, it’s come together as loosely as it could and taken me by surprise. Either way, I can hardly contain myself right now. This, I know, will be one of the best road trips I’ve ever taken.

The Gibb River Road is part of the Kimberley, an incredible and little-explored region of Western Australia.This is red gorges and cool swimming holes, saltwater crocs and remote wilderness. This is the the Outback.

We’ll be taking ten days to explore the Gibb by four wheel drive (the only way to do it), camping along the way. I’ll be mostly unplugged and off the grid for the next week and a half, which means taking a bit of a vacation from the blog here. When I’m back, expect it to be in a big way. I’ll have so much to share with you from the Gibb, not to mention the rest of what I’ve been up to here in Broome. I can hardly wait. For now, though, it’s time for an adventure. See you soon!

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  • Reply Maddy October 1, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I can’t wait to see your posts from this road trip! Have an amazing trip! xx
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    • Reply Katie October 11, 2015 at 3:59 am

      Thanks, Maddy! It was an incredible road trip, and I have heaps to share. The blog’s about to get pretty busy!

  • Reply Amanda | Lesson Plans & Layovers October 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Ah that’s so exciting! Can’t wait to follow along! I love reading about your Aussie adventures 🙂
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    • Reply Katie October 11, 2015 at 4:00 am

      Thanks, Amanda! I’m so excited to share the road trip with y’all here — it really was amazing. Thanks so much for following along 🙂

  • Reply Anne October 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about your Gibb River Road trip, we are planning on doing it soon but maybe once the kids are a little older!

    • Reply Katie October 11, 2015 at 4:04 am

      I was actually just talking about this with a friend from work with kids — it’s definitely a good one to save! Long hours on a bumpy road in the car and lots of heat. You’ll love it when the time is right — one of the best road trips I’ve taken!

  • Reply Joella October 13, 2015 at 6:26 am

    A 10 day road trip- mostly unplugged- sounds fab, Katie! How was it?
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    • Reply Katie November 2, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      It was incredible, Joella! Will (finally!) be sharing some posts about the trip coming up 🙂

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