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Throughout the world, more and more travellers are choosing to spend their holiday time at homeland destinations rather than venturing overseas. Considering recent terrible events at several locations across the globe -- and the resulting fear and uncertainty of international travel -- this stay-at-home inclination is hardly surprising.
Here in Australia a similar trend has emerged. Result being that caravanning, motorhoming, four-wheel driving, and organised commercial tours are all showing hefty growth. By way of example, the Caravan Industries Association says there are now more than 360,000 caravans, campers and motorhomes registered across the country, an increase of more than 90% over the past ten years! Obviously, family holidaymakers, the adventurous, and the growing legions of happy retirees, are all finding that our country is worth seeing after all!
As heartening as that may be, the reality is that extended road travel in the backblocks of Oz can be expensive. First, you have to set yourself up with equipment, vehicle, caravan or whatever. Then once underway, you struggle to keep up with daily costs of food, fuel, site fees or accommodation, admission to attractions, repairs . . . so the list goes on.
Sure, you might try finding work as you go -- topping up your funds before moving on -- though for the vast majority of travellers that approach is neither preferable nor possible. More often it’s a case of save enough money beforehand, or earmark a sufficient portion of that ‘golden handshake’ to get you through. But whichever way you look at it, total potential outlay can be pretty scary.
Fortunately, there is a lower-cost option that’s becoming increasingly popular. Essentially, the most frugal approach involves the adoption of a ‘gypsy’ style of travel, ie, by remaining largely independent of costly commercial facilities -- while at the same time carrying most of what you need to stay safe, happy and mobile -- overall cost can be reduced by more than thirty percent! Not only that, you’ll enjoy a bonus or two: most crowds are avoided, and new, largely unspoiled regions are yours to explore. Perhaps more importantly, you stand to gain a renewed sense of self-reliance.