caravan in coober pedy
Hey, We're Emma & THom!

And we’re so glad you’re here!

If it’s your first time here welcome to Explore Shaw, our little internet home where we like to share stories and adventures from our travels around the world.

We met all the way back in year 11, when msn was still a thing and we were too young to have a drivers licence. We left for our first big trip together the day after Thom completed his carpentry apprenticeship and have been travelling the world whenever we can ever since.

After our wedding in 2017, on our first visit to Uluru we came up with a plan to travel around Australia for a year. And after lots of planning and savings and completely renovating a vintage caravan, that’s exactly what we’re doing this year. 

We left our home in Melbourne just after Christmas in 2019 and are spending the next year travelling around Australia and exploring everything our beautiful country has to offer. We’ll be checking out all the best places, amazing experiences, hidden hot spots, off the beaten track destination and sharing on the blog everything you need to know to plan your own adventures. 

We’ll be sharing all our adventures on the blog and social media, so make sure you come along for the ride with us. You can find us at @exploreshaw on both Instagram and Facebook.

Happy travels, 

Emma and Thom
where to start

Get to know us a little better with some of our top posts, stories and travel tips from our adventures on the road.

Whether you want to ask a question, for travel advice, to share a story, or just to get to know us a little better, we’d love to hear from you!

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