Travellers’ Tales – Meet Kelly and Dwayne from Trippin Turpins

Meet Kelly and Dwayne from Trippin Turpins

I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Kelly and Dwayne, travel bloggers from Australia and New Zealand. They describe themselves as intrepid sailors, perpetual travellers, bold explorers and lovers of food. They blog at Trippin Turpins . 

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

Read about Kelly and Dwayne’s travels here,

1. Tell us a bit about yourselves

We are from Australia and New Zealand. In May 2014 we sold almost everything we owned and moved aboard “Thorfinn" our 45 foot yacht. Leaving South Australia, we have sailed up the East Coast of Australia, through Indonesia, to Malaysia and Thailand. By land we have visited Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and of course Australia and New Zealand (since we began this journey).

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2. What is your earliest travel memory?

Kelly - My first trip back to New Zealand to visit family when I was six years old.

Dwayne - Camping in the Coorong National Park when I was five years old.

3. Where was your last holiday?

We are currently visiting Napier in New Zealand - Art Deco capital of the world and a beautiful seaside town.

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4. What was the best thing you did there?

The Art Deco Festival was absolutely fabulous. The street art and nearby forest trekking also deserves a mention!

5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?

In 2004, we packed up the four wheel drive, hooked on the fishing boat and travelled around Australia. For a year, we lived in a tent. This was an amazing year. We saw so much of Australia and met some awesome people!

6. What is your favourite travel destination?

That is a tough one. We have loved every place we have visited for one reason or another. Cruising (with our yacht) though Indonesia was unreal and we really love Bali - so we will say Indonesia.

7. What must one do there?

Visit the orang-utan in Borneo!

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8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?

Each other!

9. Name one item you must have when travelling.

A camera - we love the memories we can capture with it!

10. Your best travel advice?

Travel whenever you can. Don’t put it off until it is too late. The world is an amazing place - go out and explore.

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11. The one place you want to visit before you die?

We would love to visit Victoria Falls!

12. How can people connect with you?

Blog: Trippin Turpins

Thank you, Kelly, for sharing your fascinating travels with us!

I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.

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10 comments on “Travellers’ Tales – Meet Kelly and Dwayne from Trippin Turpins”

  1. Lived in a tent for a year! Now that's an experience! We've been following Trippin Turpins for a while now and love every post. We are heading to Indonesia this year! We hope to like Bali as much as you do!

  2. Wonderful article and great knowing about the Tripping Turpins. I have been following their blogs for a while and always enjoy reading about their new adventures. How exciting to see an orangutan in Boreno. Love the Tripping Turpins free spirit of travel 🙂

  3. Great post! I love learning more about buddies in the blogosphere. I've been following Trippin' Turpins for a while now and the posts are always a good read. Funny, I remember camping in Coorong National Park when I was a kid too, Dwayne! 🙂
    I'll be keeping an eye on your blog now too, In Africa and Beyond. 🙂

  4. Have been following the Trippin Turpins for some time now and always find their posts different from the run of the mill and inspiring. Their posts bring alive the essence and spirit of travel to the fore. Happy traveling to them!

  5. What a wonderful article, it's great to know Kelly & Dwayne a little better as we have been following them for some time now. I totally agree with visiting Borneo and seeing the orangutans, that was an amazing experience for us as well 🙂 #feetdotravel

    1. I agree Angie. I think that Kelly & Dwayne's way of life is so fascinating. I would love to do something link that too!

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