Welcome to Life…One Big Adventure.
From my first overseas trip at 17 years of age as a Rotary Exchange Student, I had great chunks taken out of me by the Travel Bug. I just knew that it was something that I wanted to do more of and as often as possible. Like many of us, Life got in the way and I had to knuckle down to mundane things like study and work, but now I have reached a certain age I am able to juggle more travel, funded by more work.
Similar to the other million travel blogs that exist out in the wide blue yonder, this blog describes my travels throughout Australia and overseas. I also have a bit a thing for long distance walking and other active travel such as by bicycle. I want to share my experiences – both good and bad – in the hope that it will encourage you to plan your own active adventure or at least get out there and make the most of all the wonderful things life has to offer.
If I can do it, anyone can. I am not elitist when it comes to travel. Everyone travels differently on different budgets and with different interests. The most important thing (in my humble opinion) is that you get out of your house/office and see something or meet someone who makes you think about the World in a slightly different way.
I love that Mark Twain quote:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
It truly captures the way I want to live my life.
On this site I will share:
- Tips and tricks on how to walk +1000km – what is in my backpack, how to train, where there are good sources of information.
- Getting off the beaten track and exploring small towns, national parks, and arty farty things.
- Good travel reads to keep you amused from your armchair while you wait for your bank balance to build, and
- Other Useful Stuff that may be considered handy even if you never use it.
I aim to post once per week and more frequently, if time/energy and WIFI allows, when I am on the road.
If you have a particular topic you would like me to write about, destination to walk to, red wine to drink, cake to eat, sunrise to ooh/aah at or anything else travel-related, then do let me know.
Have passport, will travel.