To say we were unprepared for Japan is an understatement of no small proportions. A few weeks before we arrived, we hadn’t even been certain we were headed that way. …

Excerpt from RESTLESS — Memoir of an Incurable Traveller available now on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXSWC3J

Years after our first trip to Nepal, we returned yet again, this time with our two children, aged one and seven. At these tender ages, they had already been to more countries than most people…

I started practising my writing on the road, as a journal keeper and author of prolific snail-mail letters to family at home. It was easy writing, because my audience was small and familiar. Just me and my family.

But I want to tell you a story about writing that comes…

I didn’t grow up dreaming of traveling to far off exotic lands. But then, I didn’t dream of becoming a cleaner of hotel rooms or a personal assistant either. Fresh out of school, I got caught in one of those ‘should loops,’ doing what was expected rather than what I…

Dover to London by bike — with a kid

Back in the seventies, every young Aussie I knew dreamed of travelling abroad, specifically making the pilgrimage to London. We counted up our savings, budgeted ourselves to the wall every week, just so we could sooner rather than later afford the elusive one-way ticket. We never considered buying a return…

Heather Hackett

Freelance writer, author and world adventurer

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