Take a road less trav­elled

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Leah Kidd Re­porter leah.kidd@news-mail.com.au

SOME­TIMES I envy people like Niel Pep­per (pic­tured

be­low, story page 7) who take the leap, es­cape the daily grind and ded­i­cate their days to travel.

Fur­ther to that, those who ded­i­cate their travel to ex­plor­ing their own coun­try.

I find it in­ter­est­ing how many people, un­like Niel, choose to jet off over­seas be­fore ex­plor­ing their own back­yard.

It was on a re­cent visit to Perth that I saw the beauty of be­ing on a hol­i­day at home.

But whether it’s Aus­tralia or over­seas, it takes a cer­tain amount of courage to leave the life you know and pack the one you’re about to cre­ate into some­thing the size of your overnight bag.

But if Niel Pep­per’s jour­ney is any­thing to go by, you may never look back.

And as Niel fin­ishes his fourth trip around Aus­tralia and looks to plan his fifth, I find my­self wish­ing I too could wake up and busk my way from one day to the next.

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