One of the most important aspects of good writing is having a voice. And I lost mine.
How much do we experience destinations if we’re not making a conscious effort to do so?
So much has changed in the last four years, but that would have been the case regardless of where I’d spent them. However, there are lessons I don’t think I would have learnt if not for travel.
It happened just like before, only in reverse. This time, instead of feeling the urge – or rather the need – to go, I wanted to stay. So I am.
For almost 20 years I’ve dreamed of walking the Overland Track through the Tasmanian Wilderness. It’s finally happening.
When I gatecrashed my parent’s holiday and they told me we’d be heading north to Cape York, I didn’t realise I’d be retracing my dad’s road trip 32 years earlier.
I love my home state of Tasmania (so does Lonely Planet), but I’m not shy in saying the tourist experience could be improved.
Returning home after travel is tough to describe and the question of what it’s like to be back doesn’t get easier the more times I’m asked.
After three years of travel I returned to Tasmania to make an unfortunate realisation….
If I’ve learnt anything in the last three years it’s that making plans is a wonderful waste of time.