Hi and welcome to my space. 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.

For the past year (since 2018) I feel blessed to also 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. With both my children grown up but only one still at home I’m almost an empty nester.

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, enjoying live concerts 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 will always reply.

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


395 thoughts on “About

  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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  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.


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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.


  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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