Wandering Wives – Kangaroo Spotting

Author: , January 13th, 2016

Yanchep kangaroos

Driving north on a day trip from Perth, there are two outstanding national parks well worth a visit. Both of the naturally beautiful parks are great places to relax and visitors should easily manage to spot a Kangaroo or two. If you set off early enough, you could see them both in one day. Nambung national park is around two hours’ drive from Perth and Yanchep national park is less than hour from the city. It is hard to believe the equally stunning parks are so close to each other as they are set in very different environments.

Yanchep feels like a Victorian country park with historic buildings, gardens and a boating lake. We spent a day strolling around the lush green lawns and enjoying the beauty of the park. To us, it felt a lot like the parks in England, except of course for the Koala board-walk and the kangaroos. We strolled along under the gumtrees and spotted a few Koalas sleeping amongst the branches. None of them were brave enough to climb down for or a closer look or to pose for a picture like the Koala we met a Wilsons Prom.

The kangaroos on the other hand were certainly not camera shy. They bounced around the park without a care in the world, stopping to eat and allowing us to take their picture. The collective term for a group of kangaroos is a mob, which makes them sound like a frightening teenage gang. It conjures up images of inner city kangaroos hanging around their local skate park. Neglected since they were joey’s, with nothing to turn to but their mob family. Dressed in hoodies the kangaroo mob terrorise the neighbourhood in a spree of drugs, crime and violence. There is clearly a zero tolerance policy to gang culture in Yanchep, as the mob of kangaroos we met were very unthreatening. Leading us to question if the collective term should be changed to something less aggressive, a bound of kangaroos would be much more fittingread more on Wandering Wives 

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Five Gay American Roadtrips

Author: , July 4th, 2012

Gay Road TripsRemember driving across the country in the family minivan with the glorious promise of a fun-filled vacation? Ah, those were the days! Although you’re not a kid anymore, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the thrill of speeding 80 miles an hour toward an honest-to-god, red-blooded American destination. And, instead of sharing a bunk with your little sister, you can spoon your buddy Mark. (And his squats have really paid off.) Here are our picks for the most patriotic gay trips this year.


World Gay Rodeo Finals, October 19-21. Tight Wranglers. Dusty Stetsons. All we can say is “Save a horse and ride a cowboy, y’all!”


Gay Rafting, Trips begin July 4 through August 29. This national treasure is wide open for exclusively gay trips via Alyson Adventures. FYI: They start and end in Las Vegas.

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