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The first day solo was full of wonder and excitement. My, what an adventure! “I’m such a badass,” I told myself. Now, I’d done a lot of remote adventuring “by myself”, likely a function of my lack of patience, inclination to go to bizarre places, and a certain level of...

Where is your husband? Are you in the outback alone? These two questions followed me as I crossed Australia on unsealed 4x4 tracks in my Landcruiser. The answers were, there is no husband, and yes I am in the outback alone. People stared in disbelief as if I had a few...

Bush tucker, aka bush food, includes plants and animals native to the Australian outback; it is a cuisine with a 60,000 year old legacy to native plants, seeds, nuts and proteins originally used by Aboriginals with a growing trend of inclusion in contemporary Australia...

When I set out to four-wheel drive across Australia, I chose a route far from paved roads and auto repair shops. If something went wrong getting a tow truck, a trip to a mechanic shop was not an option. Everyone in the city warned me that to undertake such an audacious...

The flightless running bird whose mid-body shares an uncanny resemblance to a portobello mushroom. These nomadic birds look like they are in a perpetual state of shock; it's like they fell asleep under the Obama administration and woke up to find out Donald Trump was p...

Officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, located in South Australia, is the country's largest salt lake and the 13th largest lake in the world. The only thing is, the Lake Eyre rarely has any water. So why drive 2,000km to see a lake with no water in it? It was a que...

After nearly two years in the land down under I feel compelled to share that there is more to

Australian food than shrimp on the barbie & bloomin’ onions... Here are six iconic Australian foods explained

Illustrations by Sofía  

Iced Vovo - The Mighty Vovo! A wheat b...

About two hours outside of Sydney at an undisclosed location lies a world of its own. Constantly moving with the winds and water, these 32 km's of sand dunes make up the longest stretch in the southern hemisphere. These truly awe-inspiring dunes reach heights of over 4...

There have been many changes to the way we explore from Shackleton's day to now, one this has stayed the same, explorers must document their journey's. One way I document my journeys is though field paintings. I am no artist but there is a certain magic to field painti...

When you imagine an underwater wonderland in the land downunder The Great Barrier Reef is probably what comes to mind… Well think again. On Australia’s lesser visited West Coast there lies a reef warranting even greater awe. Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth, Western Australia.

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