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Life is full of surprises! This is not where I imagined I would be right now, it’s better! But it didn’t out start that way! My name is Carol and in 2018 at the age of 36 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. It was a huge shock to the system and after my treatments finished, my family and I decided that life was too short and we wanted to do a lap of Australia! So we bought a Jayco Journey Outback and the rest is history!

Life after cancer isn’t easy but we want to make the most of it. Follow our story as we make memories to last a lifetime and build an online business to create more time for the things that really matter.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

We decided to build this site as a source of inspiration and information for anyone interested in what we are doing. We want to share our experiences, top tips and destinations we love.

Listen to our chat with the Traveling friends of Australia Podcast!

We were picked as 2020/2021 Ambassadors for @caravanningwithkids. Read our story below:

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Read about our Coober Pedy Adventure!

How Coronavirus affected our trip.

“Look I caught a blue swimmer crab with my bare hands, ouch it nipped me!!” 😝🦀

#crabcatching
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Great weekend with friends. Thanks for visiting 😘 ...

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Four years ago I had just had my first dose of life saving chemotherapy. Thank you chemo for giving me the gift of survival so I get to watch my beautiful babies grow up. Xx

#thankful #chemotherapy
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Loving’ the weekend! @weirhere

#funday #weekend #sleepover #jumpin
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Someone is pretty pleased with themselves #staroftheday! 🥰🥰 ...

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Can’t wait for the weekend, who else will be getting out on the water? 🙌🙌

#weekend #cantwaitfortheweekend #sunsout #feelslikesummer #reels #instareel #outonthewater #boatime #funday #sunnyday #hitthewater #gonefishing #busselton #inthebay #blue #lovetheweekend #boattime #boating #fishing #australia
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Thank you to everyone for your sponsorship! 35kms fricken done! Omgosh, even jumping in this picture was painful, wish me luck with my recovery! 😂😂😂

So much more to share but sleep is necessary!
#charitywalk #35kms #beyondblue #longwalk #margretriver
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It doesn’t matter how much time passes but sitting in a wait room for an oncology appointment still ties my insides in knots. It’s been almost 4 years since the first time I met my oncologist. Today I met my new oncologist because moving states has meant moving specialists.

I shouldn’t have worried, she was lovely and all was good. With triple negative breast cancer getting to 3 years post treatment is a milestone to celebrate, chances of reoccurrence are greatly reduced. I know how lucky this makes me and I am forever grateful.

I’ll never again feel completely safe, no one who goes through cancer ever does but it does get better with time.

Check your b🥥🥥bies ladies!!

#checkyourboobies #breastcancerawareness
#livingbeyondcancer
#livelife #ceasetheday #fuckcancer #sobrave #sobraveofficial
#liveyourbestlife
#barefootandbreastless
#tnbc #breastcancer #sobrave #triplenegativebreastcancer #breastaware #youngbreastcancer
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October is breast cancer awareness month, however not all cancers get a whole month, not all cancers get wrapped in a pretty pink bow and get so much attention. It’s true that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia but it’s followed closely by prostate bowel and skin cancer. Do you know what colour ribbons are designated to those cancers? I don’t off the top of my head.

The most important thing you can do every month while your checking your breasts 😜 is to know your normal in other areas (💩) See a GP if you are worried about anything unusual… lumps, pain, fatigue, bloating or bowel changes. Keep up to date with screenings that are available to you and be aware of new symptoms.

You can buy a bowel screening test for $40 if you don’t qualify for a free one. Make sure your Pap smear is up to date and get an annual skin check. We all know someone who has had some kind of cancer and we will unfortunately know plenty more in the future, so take care of yourself and make sure you catch it early.

#breastcancerawareness #bowelcancerawareness
#livingbeyondcancer
#livelife #ceasetheday #fuckcancer
#liveyourbestlife
#barefootandbreastless
#breastcancer #cancerawareness #breastaware #youngbreastcancer
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When we were travelling the boys swimming improved exponentially! They were in the water almost everyday and soon became independent and confident. We haven’t done formal swimming lessons after school for years. It’s so good to be back learning and improving! 🏊‍♂️🏊🏊‍♂️🏊

#learntoswim #swimming #swimminglessons
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