"Why leave the life I knew in Sydney for 10,000 miles [16,093 kilometers] of unknowns? I was hungry for a change—which is what drove me to Australia in the first place. When I was 22 and working in Wyoming, I dreamed of living overseas. My foreign language skills were nil, so it had to be an English-speaking country. I wanted to go far away, and Australia was the farthest out there. Yet after 15 years of living there, I realized I didn't really know the place. That too would change."
—From "Australia by Bike," December 1997, National Geographic magazine