Hatch a holiday is a place to share our Australian travelling experiences for you to learn from. Imagine if you could see what a place is really like before taking the plunge. Is it really worth visiting?
On our trips we take heaps of photos and video and then pick the best to share with you. I think the more photos the better! You can get a better idea of what you are getting yourself in for by looking at our photos and videos.
Looking for interesting places to travel to can be overwhelming. Planning trips can be very time consuming. Each article on this website includes a visual account ( with a little bit of text) of everything we managed to do in one day. ( sometimes I am amazed at how much you can do in one day!)
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Thanks, Megan and David
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This is us. David and Megan.
The kids have moved on and we now have time to travel. We both work full time and on the side are artists based in Melbourne, Australia.
Silly photos of silly people! We try and take selfies when we remember…( David did point out a selfie is a picture of one person – not sure what you call a couple in a selfie?)
While we have done a bit of travel in our 30 years of being together a camping trip to the Pilbara in Western Australia changed everything.
We discovered that camping was fun!
With the right camping gear and comfortable sleeping mattresses it really is a pretty good option to jump in the car and do some trips around Australia. New to camping and so many places to see in Australia, where to go next is the big question!
Camping is fun but so is staying in a hotel
You can’t beat a good hotel for a holiday either. Up until now our once a year holiday always involved staying in a hotel – often with a pool. We have already been to some amazing places but now we have another option – camping. Going camping is a whole new experience to explore and learn about.
First Camping Experience | Flinders Ranges, South Australian Adventure
January 2017 | We planned to go from Melbourne to Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges and back via Hahndorf and Mount Gambier for our first camping trip. The trip was a success and we had so much fun and learnt so much. In our 10 day trip we survived camping in the Summer heat ( over 40 degrees), camping when raining ( first and last days of our trip) and learnt about the pros and cons of staying at different campsites. You can read all about it here
Winter hibernation and Dave does his back and ends up with Septicemia
July 2017 | Sometimes life takes unexpected turns that are totally out of your control.
Dave had two trips to emergency and spent weeks in hospital. To cut a long story short he has two bulging discs that meant a week in hospital and a week in a rehabilitation hospital to get moving again. He was home for a couple of days when he got the shakes and felt like he was getting the flu. I knew something was wrong and rushed him to hospital ( a 10 minute drive) and by the time we got to the emergency department he was shaking violently and yelling in extreme pain. ( every time he shook was extreme pain caused by aggravating the already bulging discs in his back) . They took blood tests and hooked him up to machines and pumped him with antibiotics and pain killers. After about 6 hours of treatment with lots of ups and downs, the pain settled down and he spent another week in hospital.
After spending most of July 2017 in hospital he was discharged with “Two bulging discs complicated by septicemia”. He has recovered very slowly and been getting back to work for a few hours a day and walking around with a zimmer frame. He will have a few months of rehabilitation and one of the main goals in the future is to be able to get back to camping again. In the mean time we are hoping to do some cabin stay sort of holidays.
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