Links

AUSTRALIA

General tips : See our blog page

Internet / Mobile phone :

Compare phone providers here. Initially we chose a SIM from Vaya, $16 monthly, free calls and txt, 1.5GB data, but the Optus network coverage wasn’t so good in remote areas so we changed to Boost Mobile on the Telstra network, $20 per 28 days, free calls and txt, 2.5GB data.

Camping

  • Caravan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) gives access to Geowiki App for free / cheap camping and dump stations.
  • Cheapest gas bottle fills

Android Apps

  • Google Keep Notes, handy for jotting down ideas, writing blog notes offline and shares across devices.
  • Petrol Spy, find cheapest gas price.
  • Wikicamps is very popular in Australia.
  • Australia Parks, good for info on National Parks.
  • maps.me, an offline map with an excellent database, even shows walking trails.

Our Favourite Travel Guide –  Australia’s Best Road Trips from Lonely Planet

  • And for our friends who borrow our van, here is a Avan Ovation Welcome Pack –RV Welcome Pack

CANADA

Visas :

Internet / Mobile phone :

  • Mobile Phone SIM card www.virginmobile.ca  $70 Prepay unlimited minutes, 2GB data, or just use pay as you go for calling and txt, (use wifi for data), $15. There are lots of free wifi spots – Tim Hortons, Walmart, supermarkets etc.
  • Check out this link for available providers, coverage and comparisons http://www.comparecellular.ca/coverage-maps/

Canada RV / Camping :

Canada trading sites

USA

Visas

USA RV / Camping :

Internet / Mobile phone :

AT&T Gophone,  $10 SIM pack, $45 per month free calling, txt, 6Gb data with carry over.

Android Apps

Mostly paid apps, but well worth the money…

  • Allstays Camp and RV
  • Sanidumps
  • Freecampsites  (just links to the web site above)
  • Google Keep Notes, handy for jotting down ideas, writing blog notes offline and shares across multiple devices
  • Gypsy guides, GPS based audio tour guides http://gypsyguide.com
  • gasbuddy, find cheapest gas price.  May be restricted on foreign devices, use http://www.gasbuddy.com
  • Ultimate Campgrounds (may be restricted on foreign devices, you may have to root your android and change Locale to Canada or USA)
  • maps.me, an offline map with an excellent database, even shows free wifi sites.
  • iOverlander, an app used by Europeans as they travel and find great overnight parking. Easy to add new sites and it records your personal travel history

House sitting

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