Wildlife in the Top End, new hotels for Adelaide, chop-chop, shop-shop: Takeoff travel news
KIDS: Rock on, baby
TECH: Van of your dreams
So you’re listening to the call of the open road, but don’t have the vintage Airstream caravan to tow along for the ride? Log on to the new website for MyCaravan.com, which hooks up would-be caravanners with the wheeled home of their dreams, including motorhomes and camper trailers. Owners can rent out their vans when they’re not in use, and renters can save themselves the headache of van storage, maintenance and registration, while paying up to half the price quoted by commercial rental companies. The new website rates and reviews vans as well as owners and renters, and also has a no-tow, no-woe section for on-site vans, saving tow-bar-less renters any hauling hassles. Some owners will also relocate their vans for you, for a fuss-free, affordable holiday. See mycaravan.com.au.
The Takeoff travel news column by Belinda Jackson is published every Sunday in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper's Traveller section.