About Travel Far Enough

Hi there.  I’m Tara Marlow.  I am the writer and photographer behind Travel Far Enough.

I guess I’ve always wanted to travel. I can’t remember ever NOT wanting to travel.   I have a bucket list (or Living List, because I live for this list) that would make most people’s heads spin. While life has thrown me some curveballs, the one constant has always been travel.

I am an Aussie ‘girl’ who moved to America in her 20s and moved home again in her 40s.

For the majority of my time in America, I worked for a large corporation,  spending 70-80 hours a week in a job I liked, but didn’t love. When I was at home, I’d often respond to requests from my family with “give me five minutes”, but usually getting back to them HOURS later.

Comfortable and looking good.

SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE.

After a 13-day, 11-state road trip with my daughter Natalie, my life changed completely.  My eyes opened to what I was missing out on.

THAT ROADTRIP CHANGED MY LIFE.

Colorado

I realised just how short life is. I discovered that the time I was giving to my family was non-existent. Add health issues, both mental and physical, and simply put, I was failing at life.  I was existing.  I wasn’t living.  And barely existing at that.

I decided that it was time to hang up the corporate ladder and take my life back. On MY terms.

I ditched the desk and became a freelance writer and photographer.

In 2017, my nest became empty. I decided it was time to fly too and do what I’ve dreamed of doing in years: Travel full time. After a 10-month road trip through Australia in 2017, I left Australia in early 2018 to wander the world. I had great adventures where I:

  • Road tripped through New Zealand on a DIY tiki-tour.
  • Drove from San Francisco to L.A., across to Texas via the Grand Canyon and Santa Fe, and then north to Chicago.
  • Spent five days exploring the south coast of Iceland.
  • Reacquainted myself with southern England.
  • I walked 800km across Spain completing the Camino Frances, aka the Camino de Santiago.
  • I explored England for another three weeks.
  • I spent three weeks in Japan, exploring Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
  • I’ve housesat all over place – in Tasmania & Victoria (Australia), Reading (England), Chicago (U.S.), Vancouver (Canada) and Portland (Oregon).
  • I spent 2.5 months discovering parts of the U.S. I’ve not seen in a while including Chicago, Portland and Santa Fe, and Canada, which I’d never been to with my partner-in-crime.

In 2019, the adventures continued with my partner in crime. So far, we have:

  • Spent the first three months of the year exploring Tasmania;
  • Housesat for 3 weeks in the English Countryside;
  • Spent time exploring Paris;
  • Walked ANOTHER Camino Wander during April/May and afterward, enjoyed part of the European summer.
  • Now we’re back in Tasmania, because it’s a place we love, where we feel at home.

My travel adventures are indefinite, so planning is on of where to go next.  I have a vague itinerary roughed out, but I’ll need a bit of down time to plan out next steps and get some writing done.  Well that and some  much-needed sleep!

Mount Oberon

HERE’S MORE ABOUT MY “PREVIOUS LIFE”…. IN CASE YOU’RE INTERESTED:

In my corporate life, I worked as a project manager, a process improvement analyst, a bids project manager, a sales contracts administrator, a inside sales manager, a tech support manager, an escalation lead….zzzzzz.

In 2011, I left the corporate world to pursue my passions…writing and photography.  To me, THAT is when life got interesting.

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STILL WANT TO KNOW MORE?

(Good, I have lots more to share!)

CLICK HERE for some amazing destinations in Australia and why you need to add them to your Australian Itinerary.

AND HERE to see great resources I’ve found really invaluable when travelling.

I’ve grabbed life by the horns.

Isn't it your turn now?

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