My Top 10 Travel Memories of 2016: #1


Number 1: Walking the Bibbulmun Track

The Bibbulmun Track is a long distance hiking trail in my home state of Western Australia. It starts in the Perth Hills and winds its way through the diverse landscapes and ecosystems that form the beautiful South-West region of W.A, finishing in the historic port city of Albany.

In mid-July, smack bang in the middle of the coldest and wettest winter W.A. had experienced in many years, I embarked on what would become the most epic adventure of my life so far. Over 53 days, I walked the entire 1,002km that make up the Bib.

The experiences and the challenges I encountered are too vast to even attempt describing here. But if there’s one thing this adventure imparted on me, it’s a greater sense of gratitude for what is truly important in life. I am so lucky and blessed.

On that note, thank you, 2016, for all the incredible opportunities you bestowed on me this year. It has truly been one of the best years of my life. I’ve met awesome new people, visited incredible places, wandered through stunning landscapes and been inspired with creative energy. I know that being able to pursue my travel dreams and go on amazing adventures has contributed hugely to the happiness I feel in my soul and for that, I will be forever grateful.