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  1. Brand new 7th edition of Camps Australia Wide is due February 15th!

    Brand new 7th edition of Camps Australia Wide is due February 15th!
    We've just been informed that the ever popular Camps Australia Wide series will be pushing out their 7th edition in mid February. Now featuring over 3900 listings and a full Hema Australia road atlas, the books also show free camps, rest areas, community camps, station stays, national parks, remote caravan parks and loads more. The book is available as a...
  2. How to cure seasickness, the awesome way

    How to cure seasickness, the awesome way
    Seasickness sucks. It’s one of the most debilitating, inescapable and horrible feelings, and on top of that it's humiliating and enraging because it’s so stupid! It’s just a tiny bit of up and down movement. You don’t get sick on a seesaw and that’s doing pretty much exactly the same thing! There must be a cure out there that actually...
  3. Western Australian geological maps now available

    Western Australian geological maps now available
    Several weeks ago, we acquired a shiny new large format printer to do whatever we liked with.  It fell off the back a truck or something, long story.  Anyway, since then, we've been busily calling everyone we can think of to ask if we can print any of their stuff right here in the shop. The first yes, and one...
  4. 360 degree view of the Gale Crater from atop Curiosity on Mars

    360 degree view of the Gale Crater from atop Curiosity on Mars
    We can't sell you a map of this place, but this is just too cool not to share.  360 Cities user Andrew Bodrov has put together this 360 degree panoramic view of the Gale Crater on Mars from atop Curiosity. If you're a big ol' nerd like me, the sheer awesomeness of this will this will send tingles up your...
  5. How to update (or install new) iGo maps on your HEMA HN5i or HN6 in 87 easy steps

    How to update (or install new) iGo maps on your HEMA HN5i or HN6 in 87 easy steps
      Yeah, so it’s not really 87 steps, 86 at the most.  Actually, I think we should be able to get it all done in less than 20.  Now, in case you weren't aware, with the purchase of your Navigator, you get 2 years worth of free updates to the iGo street mapping and you can update as often as...
  6. Top 10 travel apps, as voted by me

    Top 10 travel apps, as voted by me
    Got an iPhone?  Yeah, me too.  Hopelessly addicted to aimlessly flipping through its stupid, beautiful screens?  Yeah, me too.  They're everywhere, and whether you like it or not, these things have changed our lives.  They've also changed the way we travel, for the better in the most part. Read on for a list of, in no particular order, the 10 best...
  7. HEMA Navigator HN6 review

    HEMA Navigator HN6 review
    I’m the first to admit that I’m a gear freak. I used to be a rock climber and so over a number of years, I collected all the wiz bang, you beaut bits and pieces of climbing equipment that you probably really don’t need. But they’re cool.Then my interest turned to Beach Volleyball. I bought volleyballs, nets, court markers, hats...
  8. Win the GREATEST BOOK on EARTH - The Times World Atlas

    Win the GREATEST BOOK on EARTH - The Times World Atlas
    Ranulph Fiennes calls it 'the greatest book on earth' (what a clever little play on words),   Michael Palin calls it an 'irresistible temptation' for the traveller, Simon Winchester says it's 'utterly indispensable', The Times call it their Comprehensive Atlas of the World.  Without a doubt, this is the world's most prestigious and authoritative reference atlas. Its beautifully illustrated sections on contemporary themes from climate...
  9. A Brand New Australian 4wd Title Is Coming Soon from Hema

    A Brand New Australian 4wd Title Is Coming Soon from Hema
    Hema have been busy working on a new 4WD guide for Australia, 4WD Adventures, that will feature the top 100 trips and getaways throughout this fine land of ours. Few countries are blessed with the variety of landscapes that Australia has, and this new book has been put together to reflect that. From desert treks to snowy expanses, or forest expeditions...
  10. The difference between the Hema Navigator HN5i and HN6 explained

    The difference between the Hema Navigator HN5i and HN6 explained
    Hema's new Navigator, the HN6, was released in May, not as a replacement to the HN5i, but as an addition to the family.  Since then, there has been pretty much universal confusion about the differences between the two models and why you should buy one or the other.  Read on to find out, in as succinct a way as possible...

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