Around Australia at 80ks

Travel Book – Out Now

Written & Photographed by Meredith Schofield

‘Mez, Sean, rescue pup Bandit, and their beloved yellow kombi, Etta, are on an epic road trip around Australia. And they’re taking you with them.

Around Australia at 80Ks follows this motley quartet’s adventures and misadventures as they make their way around our great southern land.

Bursting with inspiration, insider tips, dog-friendly travel advice and stunning photography, this book is the holiday we all need.’

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Dreaming of travel? Writer and photographer Meredith "Mez" Schofield, her partner Sean and their rescue dog Bandit took a great Aussie road trip across four states, one territory, and more than 22,400km. This journey in a 1975 yellow Kombi called Etta is now available for us all to enjoy. AROUND AUSTRALIAN AT 80K'S is a record of their trip, jam-packed with advice and information on where to go and what to do, including dog-friendly tips and highlights. What makes this such an inspiring read is Schofield's stunning photographs., This book is a rousing reminder of how glorious this country is, that will have you making plans to see more of it once this pandemic is over.

Cheryl Akle - Notable Reads, The Weekend Australian book reviewer

This book is full of inspiration for setting off on that Great Australian Road Trip. It's clear that Meredith is a very skilled photographer and it's the photographs that make this book a triumph - she's expertly captured the rugged and raw beauty of Australia in a thoughtful and sensitive way. This book is full of stories, tips and sound guidance to get you around this vast country. It's also a homage to the 1975 VW Kombi - the little yellow van just pops on the page. What a delight to follow Mez, Sean and their pup Bandit around this wide brown land. A delight from start to finish!

Littlemissscifi - via Booktopia

I purchased this eye-catching book as a gift. It is now featured on the coffee table of our rental property for travellers to enjoy and plan their own adventure around our local area which is beautifully featured and described within the stunning images.

Sue - via Booktopia

Perfectly insightful and great details. Ideal if thinking of your own dog-friendly road trip! Mez has done a fabulous job, as has Sean and Bandit.

Bec - via Booktopia

The Getaways


Travel Book – Out Now

Contributing Author – Words & Images by Meredith Schofield

‘What if you could pull back the curtain to a new view each day? Call the Alps your office? Head off-road into the sweeping sand dunes of the Sahara for a few days of total peace? Dip into the Mediterranean any day of the week? And, as the sun starts to set, return to the comfort of your compact roving home?

This compendium of the world’s most fascinating vans and four- wheeled homes shows that home really is where you park it. Let the creative fit-outs inspire your own van-venture, and join the journey with illustrated maps that take you across snowy mountain passes and along sunny ocean roads. Van life is a movement for all seasons, so throw off the shackles of modern life and join us as we hit the open road.’

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