Hi and welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

Thanks so much for dropping by.   I’ve been putting words to paper ever since I can remember. It took me a while to find out what I really loved but I eventually realised it was about inspiring others to get out and travel.

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I started targeting magazines. It took years, but today I can proudly say 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.

More recently (as of July 2018) I have my own column in the well respected Australian travel magazine On the Road.

It’s 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.


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, cooking, good food, red wine, dark chocolate and generally trying to make the most out of life.  I’m a big believer in 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.

Here’s to enjoying the journey together.


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  1. Hey! Pleased to know you.😊 Found a way here through someone’s blog. Now following…so looking forward to explore your blog more.😊🌸🌷
    You know my friend’s name is also Maryam.😀

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        1. Btw, if you have time and if you want to know more about me..,you can check my “about” page.😍😙🌹💜💖😊😊😊💖💖💖💖🌹🌹🌹😍😍
          Thanks in advance.💞

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    1. That’s so kind of her. I’m happy to meet you Georgie. I’ve already been across to your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts too. 🙂


  2. Hi Miriam. just found you in the latest On the road magazine. After reading your first bit in the mag and now your site I just loved it as we go away every second or third weekend with our van. We are in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have our van hooked up Thursday night with water food fire wood and drinks. We get home from work Friday night and we are away. I can relate to your stories a lot. Maybe you need to put together a book so we can all read it around a campfire with wine and cheese.

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    1. Hi Wayne, thanks so much for looking me up here and great to know that you enjoyed my column. It’s always nice to connect with another Melbournian who loves to travel as much as we do. Great idea about the book too, it’s been on my mind for awhile so stay tuned. Thanks again and happy travelling. Cheers.


  3. Hi Miriam,
    Just found you and your blog…I’ve just retired from teaching and am blogging about this transition and what life looks like now. Remembering that there is a writer inside me has been a happy discovery. I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

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