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October 2018


Sheng Yee

Sheng Yee: dream job

Researcher tellls of his 'dream job'

Cost-conscious grey nomads benefit from Sheng's love
of the open road

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RESEARCHER Sheng Yee likes nothing more than being out on the open road.

The Sunshine Coast traveller has chalked up tens of thousands of kilometres checking out free and budget camping spots all over Australia.

"It's my dream job and let's me go to many places that I want to visit," he told Caravanning News.

"I love travelling away from towns and on dirt roads to explore the real outback. Plus, it extends my interest in photography production using the latest drone view cameras."

Sheng is an auditor for the popular Camps Australia Wide guide, regarded by many cost-conscious grey nomads and other RVers as the 'Traveller's Bible'.

He recently completed a trip to Normanton, via Roma, Mitchell, Blackall, Barcaldine and Cloncurry, returning down the Queensland coast to update campground information and images and report on new sites along the way.

Sheng Yee's cheeky message

Sheng's cheeky message

He'll soon be back on the road and plans to enjoy some fishing while researching sites on the way to Coober Pedy via Birdsville and William Creek.

Sheng said many people recognised him during his travels because his van has standout green signage and appears in hundreds of photos in the Campsnaps version of the guide.

And he raises many a smile with his somewhat cheeky message on the rear of his RV.

Asked what he enjoys most about his work, he commented: "The camaraderie of the people who enjoy the 'free camping' experience over other forms of travel.

"I like following the sunshine away from civilisation, cars, traffic lights and shopping centres."

Camps Australia Wide was launched 12 years ago by Philip and Cathryn Fennell who retired this year and sold the business to Heatley and Michelle Gilmore.

The Sunshine Coast-based Gilmores say they will continue their 20-year love affair with travel so they can research and help travellers save money while on the road.


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