About

Hi and Welcome.

Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my blog.   I’ve been putting words to paper ever since I can remember and, in my late twenties, a Comprehensive Writing Course lead me to my passion – writing about places I visit and the people I meet along the way who inspire me.

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Then I started targeting magazines. It was hard work and it took years, but today I can proudly I’m a published freelance writer. It’s exciting to be contributing regularly to a number of well established Australian travel magazines, which you can view here.  And equally exciting to be writing my own blog.

My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia and the Pacific however I’m now enjoying the delights of my own backyard, right here in Australia. Whenever I can, I hit the road and write, I take photos and relish the great outdoors.

There’s so much inspiration waiting out there.

I hope through this blog I can share my life, not just on the tracks but close to home, doing ordinary everyday stuff.

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When I’m not traveling I live on the outskirts of Melbourne with a wonderful man who shares my sense of adventure and two teenage children who keep me on my toes. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: keeping fit, walks with my dog, dance and Zumba, playing my guitar, good food, red wine, dark chocolate, hanging out with friends and generally trying to make the most out of life. Turning ordinary moments into extraordinary ones.

Hopefully I can inspire you through my words and pictures as I share my world.wild stuffDSCN5529 (800x600)

Come with me as I get out and about in this world where we’re all connected. And, if you want to comment on any of my posts, or just say hello, I would love to hear from you.

278 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Miriam,
    I just came across your blog today and the vibe of your blog resonates so much with my own passions. I have always loved reading and writing, and travel is what adds magic in my life. For a person like me who just started blogging about travel (even if just weekend escapades), your blog is highly inspirational.

    Looking forward to connecting with you on this network and reading about your adventures.

    Cheers!

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    1. Hi Amo,
      Firstly, welcome and lovely to meet you. I just had a look at your About page so I have an idea of how much you love traveling. Thank you for your kind words and I look forward to getting to know you through our respective blogs and traveling the journey together. Cheers.

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      1. To be honest though ,I am highly impressed on going through your blogs. I click shots from the era of reel photography and SLR days till today’s digital world as an Amateur but never had taken any formal course in photography and even of late I have started writing Photoblogs on different subjects putting my phographs taken over years.I am quite hopeful and rather I expect as a novice from you that just once you have a glimpse of my blogs and lend your valuable suggestions. My blog is http://www.clicksbysiba.wirdpress.com

        Regards
        Sibananda Bhanja

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        1. I’m looking at your blog now and will leave you some comments. But I will say straight out that your photography is beautiful. Not sure what advice I can give you other than keep putting your work out there for people to find your talent. Good luck.

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  2. Miriam, I have always looked at your blog through my phone, today looking at via my laptop. Your blog is beautiful, and so clean and simple. It is lovely to read your about page, and you are truly living what I call ” variety is the spice of life”. What an exciting life you live.

    Speak soon Bella

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    1. Hi Bella, what a lovely comment. Thank you so much. So happy to have you here with me on my journey. My life is not always so exciting but I do considered myself blessed and grateful. Hugs to you my friend.

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  3. Hi Miriam, wow – I love that you also contribute towards magazines! I wonder, how did this come about? I would love to contribute to holistic health and wellness magazines. Did you just approach them with a sample of your writing? Warm wishes, Hayley xx

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    1. Hi Hayley, yes I pretty much did that. Studied my markets, emailed the editors, got their specs, tailored the articles to what they wanted and sent a pitch and/or a complete package of words and pics. It took a while but was worth persevering. You could do the same with the heath and wellness magazines, they’re often on the lookout for new writers. Good luck! xo

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