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Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip.
But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia's east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back.
Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the country's most dangerous highways. The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.
You can watch Patrick and Meg talk about their amazing adventure on The Morning Show and Today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781742234434
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Patrick Jones is an artist, poet, permaculturist, essayist and blogger. His favourite bush tucker is coal-cooked wild fish. Meg Ulman is a blogger, editor and writer. Meg's favourite bush tucker is the Burdekin plum.
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