This Blog is Closed

Hi! Thanks for following this old blog. But i'm afraid you are missing out. Please follow Terra Roams I have noticed lately people are still following this closed blog but not the new blog. Terra Roams If you are not following my adventure blog Terra Roams then you are missing the last 6 months of … Continue reading This Blog is Closed


Moving to a New Blog

I have created a new adventure blog and will not be posting anymore content here. Thank you for following this blog. This one started about halfway through my walk around Australia as part journal part ideas. I have a lot of ideas and learn really useful stuff while walking alone for months and a few … Continue reading Moving to a New Blog

Walking Away

  I am figuratively and literally walking away from charity walking and The Happy Walk. I have nothing left, no kombi, no money, nothing because I sold everything for them, to keep walking so i could keep raising funds and awareness. I walk away starting from scratch. The fundraiser finished 2 weeks ago and they … Continue reading Walking Away

Robyn Davidson

In 1984, when I was 12 years old, I read Tracks by Robyn Davidson about her 2,700km solo camel trek from Alice Springs to the west coast of Australia. A trek of this size, across a vast desert, undertaken by a woman alone had never been heard of before in Australia. Now Robyn's journey stands … Continue reading Robyn Davidson

2018 Focus on Inspiring Intrepid Women

This year I will write a series about inspiring women in the outdoor adventure scene, how some of them have shaped the direction of my own adventures and the enduring legacy of their experience, knowledge, strength and courage.   Over the next few months I will introduce you to the intrepid women who have specifically … Continue reading 2018 Focus on Inspiring Intrepid Women

Minimalism – More than having Less

In 1990 I left home with a guitar and pack on my back to work the harvest trail. In the last 27 years I tried "settling down" a few times without success. Even when i was married my ex and I worked and travelled extensively through SE Asia and the Pacific. I have been a … Continue reading Minimalism – More than having Less

Happiness In 20,000,000 Steps

Sometimes I look back but only to see how far I have come.   The Happy Walk was not just a walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention, health, happiness, hope and raising funds for Lifeline's 24/7 crisis hotline.   The Happy Walk started as the primary therapy in my recovery from suicide attempts, 3 … Continue reading Happiness In 20,000,000 Steps


I have some excellent news! I have passed my 20,000kms solo milestone. It is a little bit embarrassing because I had been calculating the distances I walked alone in Australia and didn't add any international solo treks in Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China and Japan (but not including … Continue reading +20,000kms