About Me

Hi and welcome to my space. I’m glad you’re here.

I’ve always loved exploring, discovering new places and writing about my experiences so it seems only natural that I am where I am.  Travelling, writing and seeing my stories in print was always a dream of mine.

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It took years (and lots of rejections and perseverance)  to fulfil my dream, but today I’m thrilled to call myself a full time freelance writer. It’s exciting to be contributing regularly to a number of well established Australian travel magazines, which you can view here.

Since 2018 I’ve also fulfilled another dream of having my own travel column in the well respected Australian travel magazine On the Road.

And then there’s my blog, where you’ve landed.

There are thousands, if not millions, of travel blogs on the internet. However this is not your normal, “where to go” and “what to do” travel blog.

I’ll take you beyond the ordinary “what to see” and, with my words and pictures, I’ll immerse you in the experience and the feeling of a place. This blog is a combination of travel/adventure/photography/destination and motivational lifestyle. It’s about living authentically, mindfully and enjoying the moments, wherever you might be. I’ll show you the best of Australia through my eyes and I’ll write it incorporating deeper meaning and messages.

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Today my passion in life is inspiring others to get out and travel and to see the bigger picture.  

My dream is to travel the width and breadth of Australia with my intrepid partner in our new caravan and document all of it, on paper, in photos, through this blog and on video. My aim is to produce a travel and lifestyle coffee table book on our travels and ultimately my own magazine that incorporates travel and wellbeing, a holistic way of experiencing Australia. I’ll be working and collaborating with other talented writers.

While I’m taking steps to achieve my dream I’ll continue to write articles and share my musings and adventures on this blog.

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I live on the outskirts of Melbourne and I’m blessed to have a husband who shares my sense of adventure. With both my children grown up and one still at home I’m almost an empty-nester. This is my time of self-discovery again.

When I’m not travelling I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: learning, keeping fit, walks with my dog, dance and Zumba, playing my guitar, cooking, good food, red wine, dark chocolate, enjoying live concerts, spending time with friends and making the most out of life.  I’m a big believer in turning ordinary moments into extraordinary ones.

Loving life on and off the tracks. This is where I’ll share my life, not just on the tracks but close to home. Adventure is found everywhere, it’s simply how you look at life.

Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to collaborate. Or just drop by and say hello. I’ll always reply.wild stuffDSCN5529 (800x600)

Happy travels. Here’s to enjoying the journey together.

397 thoughts on “About Me

  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.😀
    Blessings.🌸
    Xoxoxo.💖
    Jannat.

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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. 🙂

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  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.

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  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!
    Nancy

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  4. Hello, thanks for recently commenting on my blog. I thought I’d check out yours. I have also written some articles for magazines, mostly for UK sailing magazines. I’d like to do more but I’ve lost my spark, currently, I must get back to it soon!

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  5. Hi Miriam,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading through your site. The Yarra Valley article brought back some great memories, as we travelled through Victoria a couple of years ago and spent some great time there, riding the rail trails with our 2 little ones. Definitely need to get back there soon.

    As someone new to the blogging/ website creation world, I’m enjoying finding gems like this. It is giving me some great ideas to improve my little charity walk site- http://www.bighearthike.com.au.

    If you are travelling north soon, head into Forster and try out the walks and the sights around here.

    Brian

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    1. Hi Brian, thanks so much for your comment and happy to hear you enjoyed my post on the Yarra Valley. It’s a fabulous area. I’ll have to check out your site too. I know a little about Forster. It’s also a beautiful part of the world. Cheers.

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  6. Hi Miriam, firstly thanks for commenting on my brand new blog! Loved reading about you above. I also also love red wine, good food, music, dancing (when I’ve had too much of the red stuff) and travel. What’s not to love eh! Good luck with the teenagers: Bit of a hard slog but like of lot of things the rewards will come 😊. Look forward to visiting you more in your blog in the future!

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    1. Hi Jenny, so great to connect with you here. Sounds like we have a lot in common! Thanks for your lovely words and I look forward to reading and sharing more of our stories in the future. Happy travels my fellow adventurer! 😊

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