Tell us a bit about yourself! Why do you love travel? How do you think travel unites us or teaches us more about the world?
Hi! I’m Tara – an Aussie US TV producer by trade, but a traveller by heart! Oh man, where do I begin. Travel is medicine for the soul. It can help heal pretty much everything, if you just give it some love and time. It also gives us a window to other cultures, so we better understand everyone’s point of view.
Can you tell us something about the culture in your country and why did you decided to stay there?
I’m actually a dual citizen. I was raised in the United States, but chose to become Australian. I love the Aussie way of life – it suits my persona much more.
What surprising aspect of culture do you love about your country (or your specific town/city) that travelers may not be aware of?
I think we can learn a lot from Aussie surfers. They wake up early in the morning, go for a surf – they’re completely laid back and simply enjoy life, I think we need a lot more of that in the world today.
Which dish do you feel best represents where you’re specifically from? Share a picture and tell us why you love it!
The Snag – it’s a fair dinkum Aussie favorite.
What local spot in your city/town do you love most? Why is it personally important to you?
I kinda consider the world my hometown – I go everywhere and do everything, so I don’t really see myself from one place. However, if I had to pick somewhere in Australia, I’d say any secluded beach you can find. They’re all pretty magical and they’re extremely Australian!
Who is the most inspiring person in your life? In which ways does this person inspire you?
I don’t have one person that I find special. I do commend all the scientists and engineers around the globe who are helping to make this world a better place to live. They’re the underdogs that aren’t celebrated enough.
Have you ever met a stranger during your travels who made an impact on your life?
Travel is a wonderful thing. Nearly every trip, I have met someone with whom I have kept in close contact with.
I once met a crazy Irish bloke who was traveling the world sailing yachts. He told me the story about how he biked from Sydney to Melbourne on a $50 bicycle. I thought it was mad, but this Irish bloke gave me the idea to go #AroundIrelandOnAPushie. I went around Ireland on a bicycle for a three-month adventure. It completely changed my life, so I must say that this person I met changed my life in return.