I have been a little lax in updating the site but behind the scenes a lot has been going on.  Over the Christmas period I made my final decision on the caravan and decided to stay with ZoneRV as it offered the best customer service and the best overall package.  I have paid my deposit to join the build queue and have entered the design stage in earnest. I have a fairly clear idea of the components I want and having talked with other travelers and owners the concept I have in my head still appears valid.  I will start adding my ideas to the ZoneRV page and welcome any comments or discussion.  It will be interesting to see the final build as compared to my concept when all is done and dusted.  For those interested I have decided on the Signature off road version of the van.  However I will build a 18 ft 6ins version of it.  I feel the smaller van will enable better access yet not impede my life style

The next step in the process was to deal with my credit card and personal loan and reduce these to an absolute  At this stage i have almost got the credit card to zero but the outstanding personal loan will take the next nine months to eradicate.  I could wait until I get my long service leave payout but I will need to tighten my belt after next March so may as well do it now.  I have moved out of my house for the last six years or so and moved in with friends.  This should enable me to save what I was paying in rent and use it to reduce debt.

The last but parallel thing I have to do is STOP Smoking if for nothing else but the financial gain which will be so important as I move forward.

Currently I feel mixed emotions .  Excitement at the prospect of seeing this great country and doing a lot of exploring photography and some videos.  On the flip side I am quite apprehensive about getting everything in place and paid for.