When the "Swag Family" decided to pack their belongings into a shipping container, rent out their house and explore Australia on two tandem bikes a lot of people said they were crazy.
Andrew and Nicola Hughes, along with their two children, five-year-old Hope and three-year-old Wilfy have been pedalling for more than 100 days on two tandem bikes.
They are currently travelling through Western NSW, after spending Easter in Cobar, Walgett and Bourke.
As well as being a great adventure for the family, they've made it an educational experience for thousands of students, allowing them to learn about the culture and history of places around the country via their website and even Skype sessions with participating classrooms.
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Mr Hughes said it took a year to plan the adventure. They had to decided where they would go and what would be needed.
"We carry everything we need for camping beside the road. Tent, sleeping bags, cooking gear, water containers, spares etc. and also camera gear and communication stuff like iPad, phones, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, school work... it's a lot of gear actually," he said.
Both bikes have panniers, while Mr Hughs' bike also has a trailer.
The highlight for the family in the 3000 kilometres they've travelled so far has been the people they've met along the way.
Mr Hughes said the people in Western NSW had been very generous and open to sharing their stories despite the hardship.
Talking to locals as they pass through the towns had provided great insight into the diversity of Australia, the 40-year-old said.
"When we arrived in Walgett we were immediately offered a cold drink and a seat at the coffee shop. Traveling on bike with the kids means lots of people see us...and feel sorry for us," he said.
"Being on the edge of the outback has been a highlight of the trip so far. It's so different from our home."
While the burrs had been difficult on the bike tyres, camping beneath the stars on a cool night had been awesome, he said.
The Swag Family started their wobbly journey in Flowerpot, Tasmania. After visiting Western NSW they'll travel north, crossing the border and heading to Cairns.
Mr Hughes said he definitely recommended exploring new places with young children.
"Kids are open to new ideas and are much more resilient than many people give them credit for. As long as they are fed and given a lot of love they can cope with just about anything," he said.
Follow the Hughes' journey through their website at www.swagfamily.com.au.