As many of you would have probably seen on Instagram & Facebook, I was lucky enough to spend my Christmas break with a few close friends, on a camping road trip from Melbourne to Alice Springs. Being on the road for such a significant amount of time without access to Internet or phone coverage meant that updates to the website were scarce; in fact, non-existent. Returning home, as with any trip I go on, required a bit of readjusting and resettling into everyday life, but now we’re back and in full swing for the New Year.
I took a lot away with me from this trip – certain elements which were both expected and unexpected – that have shaped my outlook and goals for Explore Nation throughout 2016. I’ll explore these notions in a future wrap up of the trip, but for now I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of the Explore Nation community a Happy New Year. With over 11,000 submissions to #explorenationau, I’m very much looking forward to sharing another year of outdoor experiences with you all.
Photo taken at ‘The Bubbler’ in Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park, accessed via the Oodnadatta track in South Australia.