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Finding the balance between rest and play during long term travel - SELIMS RAASTA
One of the things we always struggle with when we travel is packing in too many activities and having little down time to relax whilst on holiday. This is even more pronounced during long-term travel – in our case 2 months road trip around Australia – and finding the balance between rest and play. We started our travels full force with lot of activities – hiking, swimming, wildlife watching in Melbourne, Tasmania, Great Ocean Road and we were only forced to slow down when the kids and Ashique had fallen sick. We took some days out to recover then and only picked up pace again when we reached the Sapphire Coast. From there we carried on full force again through Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Barrington Tops National Park, Ballina, Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park and it was only thanks to the long 3 days Anzac bank holiday weekend, that we found ourselves in Witheren, Queensland, in the middle of nowhere, doing pretty much nothing (activity wise) and had a lovely relaxing ‘break’ during our travels! Where was this middle of nowhere? Surprisingly very close to the gold coast but could be a different country altogether given how different it was! ...