Miles from Brooklyn

With no television and extremely limited electronic device rationing, we have had a great time reading with Lake and Finn – and watching them take it up! The kids have enjoyed...

You might be wondering after reading about our adventures in Kingoonya – how did this crazy family of city slickers from Brooklyn make it through the Outback from Longreach through the...

Other considered titles My Worst Nightmare Worst Night Ever Oh. My. God. Last Night A disclaimer before I begin. No one was hurt and therefore in the grand scheme of events...

It was about 12 degrees Celsius hotter than our guidebook’s projected average Spring temperature for pretty much our entire trip from Longreach to Adelaide. Ouch! Last Wednesday a friendly caretaker at...

Forgive the Cheers reference, but this story was too good to pass up. We spent one afternoon in Longreach about two months ago, and we stocked up on our meat at...

One of the things I have enjoyed about Australia is the way that everyday nature is so different from home. This might seem strange to an Australian, but I love looking...

One of Jay’s most impressive parenting talents is his ability to tell the boys incredible stories incorporating all of their friends, favorite animals, super heroes and just about anything else he...

Lake and Finn have been having fun on our journey seeing wildlife, playing games, and seeing the stars- something that is definitely not available unless you are miles from Brooklyn ūüôā...

Tonight marks our 30th consecutive night sleeping outdoors.  Without a doubt, this is the longest consecutive stretch I have spent outdoors in my life.  There were many elements of this trip...

The other day we camped in a beautiful national park by Porcupine Gorge in Queensland.  This was nearing the end of  a nice stretch of bush camping for us where we really...