Who is KerryAnn?
KerryAnn is an Australian who travels our great land for work and play. I tend to be a bit stubborn and like to do things My Way. I would like to help others be able to live a life with the freedom I enjoy and I will share everything I can to help you along the way.
I have for many years kept journals of my life and how I have felt. I always noted my debts and how I tried to overcome them, or at least live with them, and live cheaply. Eventually, we sold everything, cleared all debt, bought a motorhome and hit the road. We now travel across Australia all year, selling goods as we go, and I want to share my experiences and lifestyle with others.
I no longer want a big house so I can spend so much time cleaning it. I no longer want to spend a whole day every week tending to our garden, although it was nice to have an acre of lawn, fruit trees and heaps of vegetable beds. But it was a lot of work. I want freedom and I want to do things my way.
Over the years I have spent thousands of hours researching, reading, watching TV shows and attending programs learning how to do everything better. Now I have simplified life and am a lot happier although I have let myself go over the years and need to make some changes to ensure my total happiness into the future.
I now travel across Australia in a motorhome with an 8m x 2.5m living space. We tow a 4×4 behind us. This means that we can stop in one place and use the smaller vehicle to run around in. It also means that we can bush prospect and return to the motorhome in the evening. If we want to really go bush we can park the motorhome somewhere safe and head off in the 4×4 with a tent.
I grew up on a farm in country WA roaming the farm and nearby crown land – bush – by foot, bicycle then motorbike and ute as I got older allowing me to venture further around the farm. At 13 I was dragged kicking and screaming to boarding school in Perth where I was pretty much a longer. I was the rebel who smoked and wasn’t much of a follower. I wasn’t pretty and was tall, lanky and skinny as a rake. I left school prior to completing year 12 at just turned 17 and all was right with the world. Freedom at last.
My roaming lifestyle started then. Perth had a great lifestyle and my friend and I roamed the streets day and night American Graffiti style – car, foot and public transport. For about 8 weeks I was free and a bird and loving it. Then I met the man of my dreams, who lucky for me also had a roaming childhood, and at 20 had travelled east to west.
First Travel Adventure
Within 6 months we were off on our 1st trip across this great country of ours. We started by sightseeing the south-west then across the Nullarbor to the Eyre Peninsula and onto Adelaide. We then headed on a 3month trip around Tasmania, fruit picking to gather some funds.
We were invited to a wedding in Central Queensland so that was our next port of call. By this time we had no money left so settled down for two years working towards our next big trip. Of course, we added a motorbike and sidecar to our list of requirements so that we could attend bike rallies and camping weekends across Queensland. We also did a few quick trips on holidays back to South Australia, and around NSW. In those days we were fortunate that we could pull up almost anywhere along the side of the road, on the outskirts of town or the banks of a river and put up a tent. So we did.
I was leaving my teens behind so finally we decided we better get married so we headed back to SA by bike and sidecar, then caught the train to Perth where we again set up camp for a couple of years. Our ‘stuff’ followed us over on the rail. I had reached the grand age of 21.
We spent nearly 2 1/2 years this time, working to pay off the wedding, buying another car as ours got a yellow sticker, and having a holiday in Bali. During this time, we attended many camping weekends and bike rally’s/booze-ups, north-south and east. Finally, we had enough funds to move on so headed north across the top-end to Darwin then over to North Queensland.
Building a business and starting a family.
At the age of 23 and 27 we finally ‘settled’ for a bit and started a business. Within 6 months our first child was on the way quickly followed by another. We did the buy a house, sell and build another routine but stayed ‘put’ for 24 years. Of course, we did the camping whenever we could, along with fishing trips up Cape York and the Gulf country. As part of our business, we also drove and flew to resorts and 5-star hotels all around Australia for conferences and training sessions. We even managed some overseas trips to Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, along with Vietnam & China on a boat cruise. Not together, unfortunately as someone had to run the business.
So we finally sold the business and after a, you guessed it, 2-year break during which we did a camper trailer run through the cape and up to Darwin as well as 3 driving trips to Victoria, one of which we diverted to Adelaide for the weekend. We flew to WA and to Melbourne then decided we had better start another business so we could earn some money to continue. This business went for 1 year and we got itchy feet so we closed it and took to the road selling as we go. We have been doing this now for over 6 years. Across Australia, each year to visit WA, and up and down the east coast with occasional trips to South Australia.
I write notes about lots of things as I go and read and research a great deal as well. I was reading a travel blog and next day read another and thought I can do that and more. I decided then to make sense of all my notes and put together a website along with how-to guides and books. I am now 56 and plan to travel for the next 20 years, health permitting, so thought instead of only selling physical goods I could write and collate as I go and turn my love of writing and computers into my new business venture. I still need to fund my adventures and hope to venture overseas as well. I would like to visit America, Uk & Europe and China.
I’ve attended lots of webinars and haunted youtube, and a few presenters stated that others like to hear what they have been doing, not just as a business but in real life as well. I guess that is part of the success of reality TV in the last few years so I that is partly why I put this whole website together as well.
As part of my online research I have been looking at ways to earn money online not just in Australia, but around the world. I decided to have a big dream and huge goals. So as I start this website, I decided the first thing I really need to do is work out what I really want to do and set some goals.