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Central Tilba

Have you ever driven past a sign to a place and always wondered what was out there. We have driven past the sign for Central Tilba many times but never turned off. So this time we decided to take the road and see what this little town was like. 

We love small rural towns, they have character, unique architecture, friendly locals and are surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It seems the bigger the town the more it loses this, they tend to be industrial and full of chain stores. We feel more relaxed roaming around these little towns, seeing that a lot of what is for sale is locally made and grown products. There is something very cool about sitting down for a plate of food knowing the veggies are from a garden in that valley or that the wood carvings are made by a guy in a shack up the hill. Central Tilba was a delight to visit and we will definitely be back for some of that yummy locally grown food.

If you visit make sure you take the time to walk to the water tank look out, it's just up the hill from the main street. You can see the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. A beautiful spot to sit and relax.

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Venice Beach

After flying into LAX, we got our camper van rental sorted and headed to watch the skateboarders at Venice Beach. A display of style, enthusiasm and grace was evident as the local and traveling skaters put on a show. With a huge amount of respect and support we sat, watched, took pictures and cheered on their tricks. The time and years of practice is clear as they glide around the park with ease. Satisfied and in awe we set off for a long drive to do some exploring in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Boulder

Streets lined with red and orange trees, coffee shops, and funky boutiques, Boulder in Colorado was an amazing place to spend the day. As you breathe in that fresh mountain air something inside you just feels alive (or it could be that altitude making your head spin, sitting at 5,430 feet above sea level) After cruising around the town and picking up a few local goodies we headed over to the fields below the Flatirons, large rock formations on the edge of town, a beautiful way to end the day. 

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Breckenridge

We had the best day in Breckenridge, Colorado. Famous for its amazing snow resort, this town has a cute alpine vibe with beautiful buildings housing shops such as Patagonia, North Face and the yummiest crepes we have ever had. After cruising around the town we headed 10 minutes down the road for some hiking. The trailhead was covered in snow so we knew we were in for a treat. We love hiking in the white stuff! We headed off on the Spruce Creek Trail, ready for some alpine exploring. We made it to Beaver Creek and what do you know, we saw a beaver. This little guy was just playing in the icy waters, building himself a killer dam. We took some time to take in the sights and were in awe of our surroundings. As the sun set we headed back to the car and off home. What an amazing day, we are loving every minute of our time in Colorado! 

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Waikiki

We were so excited to arrive in Oahu, Hawaii. Catching a taxi with Tony our driver was great as he told us all the interesting places to go and things to do, we love a bit of local intel. He dropped us at our hotel in Waikiki and as we do, we set off straight away to explore our surroundings. Waikiki has so much on offer. Walking the streets to get our bearings, we came across some beautiful market places and reenergised with a Coconut Coffee Frappe, mmmm!  Setting off to the beach we couldn't believe the colour of the ocean and the perfect fun little waves for long boarding. Renting a famous Donald Takayama board we took turns trimming and gliding across the friendly waves. Waikiki waves may look crowded, however it is the nicest crowd we have come across with regular cheering and party waves.

Whilst surfing, we could hear some funky live music on the beach. After dropping our board back we went over to the band and relaxed with some fresh beats. The Ron Artis Family band was playing for a local surfing competition festival. We will definitely do a write up for them and share their links in our ROAR Network as they were awesome.   

Waikiki is just amazing, we have had the best first day of our trip. We feel very lucky to be on such a fantastic adventure. 

Jess surfing Waikiki

The Ron Artis Family Band

Jonny surfing Waikiki

Jess surfing Waikiki

Jess surfing Waikiki

Jonny surfing Waikiki

Jess surfing Waikiki

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Hahndorf

As we were driving through the scenic hills of Adelaide we noticed a sign, 'Hahndorf, Historic Village'. We were instantly intrigued and excited to explore Australia's oldest living German settlement. After driving through very 'Australian' roads and landscapes we turned off the freeway into a very 'European' quaint village with old and beautiful trees lining the main street. We quickly found a park and literally jumped out of the van ready to explore the many different craft, fashion, souvenir and authentic German shops. Wineries and cheese shops offer tastings, which we loved. Getting to try German inspired products was such a highlight. We love trying foods from overseas and giving our taste buds a new experience. Another special moment was finding a unique organic cafe that used seasonal and local products supporting farmers in the region (This cafe will be a 'Rebel Road Test' featured on our site very soon!).  

Throughout our whole six week van trip across Australia, from Sydney to Perth, we didn't find any other town or village quite like Hahndorf. It is definitely worth the time to stop and enjoy the sights and atmosphere of the place.   

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