Exploring unknown destinations!

Al and Bec near Cameron Corner

Need Time Away is a travel blog devoted to exploring our country, with all it’s uniqueness. Through it we share our passion for discovering new places, and the adventure of the journey to the unknown. Starting in 2016, we have traveled when we can while still working full time. One day we hope to be able to travel full time. Until then, we make a point of getting away regularly and enjoying all that this country has to offer.

We are Al and Bec Cooke.  Read about how we started travelling here.

We hope that our journeys will inspire you to take the leap and see new sights – beautiful landscapes and abundant flora and fauna.

Caravanning, camping, glamping, off-road driving…we don’t mind.

It’s all exciting.

Kinchella Rest Area 2019

Our recent adventures

Signage on the caravan

Signwriting our Jayco Caravan – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Five

This is Part 5 of a COVID-19 special – what we did during the lockdown and how we went about signwriting the caravan. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. Signwriting the caravan After the drawn-out process of deciding on what sort…
Designing the Jayco caravan graphics

Redesigning the Jayco Caravan Graphics – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Four

This is Part 4 of a COVID-19 special of what we did during the lockdown - redesigning our Jayco caravan graphics. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. What to do with a blank canvas? For those readers that have been following along…
Professional Car Detailing

Time to Clean the Caravan – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Three

This is Part 3 of a COVID-19 special of what we did during the lockdown - time to clean the caravan. Read our other COVID-19 lockdown posts. Spare time means time to clean In a long-ago past life, I used to work as a detailer so when it…