To be successful in anything I believe you need to be passionate about it. I have two passions in my life (apart from my family), writing and travelling. Give me the opportunity to do both at the same time and I’m in the proverbial heaven. That’s why I am attempting to bring this blog to life.

I say attempting because I do have a huge issue with technology. Always have had – my mind simply will  not work that way. So, with a little help from friends and family, several frustrating efforts and some serious discussion with myself regarding the necessity to actually be doing this, my blog has been born. Hopefully, with a little nurturing and TLC it may develop into a successful enterprise.

I’ve done lots of travelling. There have been years when the travel was local, within my home state of Western Australia, at other times distant Europe beckoned. I have travelled with a husband and young children, I have travelled with my parents and I have travelled with friends.

Amongst other things, I have stayed in an eco lodge inTasmania (feeding wallabies from the balcony), taken a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles and fished for Barramundi (unsuccessfully) in the Ord River. I have travelled Europe by campervan, rail and car, spent time camping in Brittany, house swapped in Britain, self catered in Rome and luxuriated in a private villa complete with its own swimming pool on Crete. I have thrown snowballs with my daughters in the shadow of the Jungfrau and grown reflective watching the setting sun over the river Arno inFlorence. I have been privileged to share an unexpected late night cognac with a native Parisian artist and a Serbian architect, within sight of the Arc de Triomphe, only hours after succumbing to a taxi strike on a rainy Paris evening, and have been transported back over two thousand years as I stood at the spot where Julius Caesar was cremated.

I guess you could say I am an insatiable traveller – at least that’s what my bank balance keeps telling me.

I still have lots of places to see and lots of things to do and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and experiences with you.


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  1. Hey Pam I wonder if our paths have ever crossed… I have been and seen many of the places you mention. Even though I live on the Goldcoast, when I am home, I loved the West Coast, so different, beautiful, wild and uninhabited.

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post about Viennese food! I think your blog is great and very inspiring! I have similar aspirations and wish you the best of luck with your travels and blogging 🙂

  3. Hi there,

    This is lovely blog … I can’t think of anything more enchanting in life but to travel and write! So following you!


  4. Pam – I keep coming back to your blog as we’re both in the same boat. That is, we love to travel and write about it. (Though the first is easier than the second.) Glad we’re blogging pals. Keep it up. And, enjoy the new boots!

  5. Love your blog!! Travelling has always been one of my passions. But still being stuck in the hostel, pursuing my undergrads, I haven’t really been able to do so… But this blog really took me around the world!!
    Thank you!! 🙂

  6. Hi there, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I’m not usually very good at returning the favour but I have a weakness for Australians. My husband and I returned from travelling round Australia almost exactly ten years ago and my word, we miss it! We spent three months living and working in the Cheviot Marina backpackers in Fremantle. We were lucky enough to see quite a lot of WA (well, it’s all relative isn’t it). We bought a camper van and drove out to the PInnacles, Wave Rock, Albany, Margaret River etc etc. We then set off east via Kalgoorlie and the Nullarbor. We went right around the country and came back to Fremantle from the north, stopping at Broome, Karrijini, Exmouth, Coral bay, Monkey Mia etc etc. It was a fabulous experience. The funny things we remember is that if it is a geological feature it is a tourist attraction in Australia and you can’t get Masters Mocha Milk anywhere but WA.

    • Really glad you enjoyed your time in Australia, unfortunately we Australians don’t get to see as much of our own country as we should. It’s often cheaper to travel overseas, cheaper accomodation and cheaper food. And you’re right about geopgraphical features being tourist attractions – hadn’t thought of it like that before 🙂

  7. thanks for visiting and liking my recent post, and also for bringing me here. I also have similar passions and looking forward to exploring further here. My other passion is photographing the beautiful moments (all the blessings around me at all times which we see and feel when we live mindfully) and then reliving those memories at later dates through the photos. So THere are also lots of photos on my blogs. If you enjoy travel as much as you seem to, you might enjoy checking out my India Journal Blog…with posts about my adventures over the past years of yearly sojourns in India. Since you’ve never been there it seems, it will give you an interesting picture of life in India. 🙂 http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com Thanks again for bringing me here….
    with love light and JOY

    • Thanks Jane, I’ll pop over and have a look. I’m hoping to learn a bit more about photography before I do my trip next year. I need to look into buying a decent camera but one that is not going to impede my progress.

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I see we share a love of travelling and writing. I’ve enjoyed exploring your blog; your writing brings your travels to life.

  9. Your blog is just great! I have a passion for travel & writing as well & have to get a wiggle on as I have been procrastinating far too long! I’ll be following you with much interest! What a great challenge & for a great cause!

  10. Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.

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