Outside my Front Door is a series of posts by fellow travel bloggers who share what is … outside of their own front door

Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Meg authors “Mapping Megan”, an adventure travel blog which aims to give you the best tips and advice on travelling, volunteering, living, working and holidaying abroad.


Outside my front door lies a world of wide open spaces. Outside my front door I have access to barren bush land, red earth, rocks and dry trees. Outside my front door I see Kangaroos grazing underneath my clothes hung out to dry, and koalas lazing in the tree’s next door. Outside my front door Australia calls.

I find it incredibly amusing that we are all so ready and willing to jump on a flight to discover the opposite side of the world before discovering what’s outside our own front door. Having traveled far and wide, I’m always corned by excited travelers asking about the best places to visit in Australia.

“Have you visited the Great Barrier Reef?”

“Have you swam with whale sharks in Western Australia?”

“What’s the outback like?!”

Embarrassingly; No, No, and I have no idea.

I’ve since realized the importance of traveling through your own backyard, and realized that travel doesn’t have to mean leaving the country. So take this post as inspiration. Grab your camera, and set aside a weekend to explore your own city. You may be surprised with the beauty and excitement you will find.

This is what I found outside my front door. (Canberra, Australia).

The real Australian Coat of Arms. A Kangaroo and Emu exploring Tidbinbilla.

kangaroo and emu


A wombat finding a home in Canberra’s expansive parkland.


wombat in canberra


The view over Canberra to Parliament House of Australia.





Backpackers driving through in colorful vans on their way north.


back packer van


Gorgeous bushland. Canberra Australia’s bush capital!


Canberra bush land


Rainbow after rain across the manmade Lake Burley Griffin.


rainbow across lake barley griffin


Graffiti artists throw colour into the suburbs.


graffiti canberra


Echidna’s can be found all over Canberra.




You can follow Megan’s journey on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram also.

Pin It on Pinterest