About This Site

This website records the overlanding and other travels of Nina and Rob Blackwell and covers a period from March 2009 to the present. The images above are just a taste of the photographic record of our travels. Click here to see all of our travel photos.

Most of the travel recorded here has been vehicle based, and undertaken as overlanding adventures. Over the years we have had a number of vehicles and we have grouped our travels into Adventures based on the vehicle used.

Below you will find a summary of each of the different adventures and links to detailed pages about those adventures.

Clicking here will take you to a consolidated map of all out adventures. Each marker on the map represents a 'camping' spot where we spent at least one night, and the different adventures are represented by different colors.

Finally we hope and plan that the adventures are not yet over.

Hence when we are exgaged in yet another adventure the section below entitled The Latest News will have summaries of the latest posts from which readers can link to the current adventure and all posts related to that adventure.

Our Adventures

Asia 2020-23

At long last we are about to restart the Asia trip that was aborted by COVID19 in 2020.

Now that 2019 has arrived we feel at liberty to announce that our next adventure will take place in Australia ..... click to see more.


We will end 2019 with a cruise to the Antarctic aboard the Greg Mortimer. This is a new ship, having just completed its maiden voyage and is named after a famous (in Australia at least) mountaineer and antarctic traveler. ..... click to see more.


Now that 2019 has arrived we feel at liberty to announce that our next adventure will take place in Australia ..... click to see more.

The Americas

This is the earliest adventure recorded on this website and started in March of 2009. At the time we were novices at this overlanding thing and really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. As it turned out .... read more

Around the World

Our longest overlanding adventure occupying approximately 5 years and taking us around the world from the far East of Canada, across North America, the Pacific Ocean to Eastern Russia, then through the Asian continent to explore Europe and then finally .... read more

Travels with our Earthroamer

After completing our The Americas adventure we mistakenly believed that we would not undertake any more vehicle based travel outside North America and with that mind set, in 2011 just after OverlandExpo, we purchased a used 2008 Earthroamer. However as plans .... read more

Motorcycle Adventures

In 2015 on our annual return to the US, I Robert, decided to get myself a motorcycle license (my first ever experiences with motos) and a year later (again on our annual return to the US) I bought my first motorcycle a 2011 BMW1200 GS. That same year that motorcycle presented me with a broken leg and thats why we did not return to Europe that year. It was probably inevitable .... click this link to read more.

The Latest News

Day 10 - Animals/Creatures (Turramurra, Australia)

Journal entry for Friday 21st Oct, 2022 (day 10, miles 390)

Today was the final chance for our visitor to see those elusive animals that Australia has to offer the world. Kangaroos, Cassowary, Echidna, and Koala to name just a few. Fortunately these days there is a very compact zoo in the center of Sydney that makes most of these aniimals easily accessible.

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Day 9 - Bushwalking (Turramurra, Australia)

Journal entry for Thursday 20th Oct, 2022 (day 9, miles 390)

Todays activity was a bushwalk (hike) into the nearby National Park. Again Nina was the guide on this 2+ hour stroll on a somewhat rough, mostly down hill, track. Weather was cloudy and the bush was wet from recent rain. That probably explained the leeches that found Nina to be an enticing meal. See the last photo.

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Day 8 - Sydney harbor and beaches (Turramurra, Australia)

Journal entry for Wednesday 19th Oct, 2022 (day 5, miles 390)

The riding is over, so its time to become just plain tourists. Todd spent the morning cleaning the dead insects off the rental bike and returning it to the rental company. The afternoon Nina acted as tourist guide with a visit to the heart of Sydney, and a ferry ride to Manly beach.

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Day 7 - The final day of riding (Turramurra, Australia)

Journal entry for Tuesday 18th Oct, 2022 (day 5, miles 390)

We noticed last night that the Kandos Hotel was under new management. The guy servicing at the bar was the new owner (of only 2 weeks he told us) and we noticed some things that highlighted this fact.

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Day 6 - Mt Panorama (Kandos, Australia)

Journal entry for Monday 17th Oct, 2022 (day 5, miles 390)

As the reader can see from the previous blog entry we stayed last night in the little NSW town of Gilgandra. An interesting little town that is somewhat sadly still living on the notoriety of The Cooee March, an event that happened in Oct-Nov of 1915. To read more about this event click here

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