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Emma and Thom

Welcome to Explore Shaw and thank you for visiting our internet home. We’re Emma and Thom, a married couple of twenty-somethings, travelling the world as often as we can.  Both still working the 9-5 in Melbourne Australia, we try to make time to take adventures as often as we can, whether it be overseas or even just a weekend getaway in our own backyard.



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the whitsundays

a bit of a life update

We’re focused on the next big thing in our lives! Next year we’re planning to complete a full lap of Australia, living on the road full time and exploring everything our beautiful sunburnt country has to offer.
At the moment we’re renovating our new home for next year, a vintage Viscount caravan, and we’ll be bringing the full renovation to the blog so you can come along for the journey. It’s going to be a huge year, but it will all be worth it when we set off on this epic adventure.

Just a bit of randomness for you to get to know us a little better. Send us your quiz answers just for fun! 

type of holiday road trips

cocktail order margaritas, always!

bucket list destination kenya + tanzania

go-to afternoon snack frozen peas

can’t leave home without the camera + drone

instagram inspiration @australia

our travel journal

latest countries explored


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Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide
DJI Mavic Pro Drone
Sony RX100 VI Camera
Casetify Neon Sand Liquid iPhone Case
Away Travel Carry On Suitcase
100 Things To See In The Kimberley
Fujifilm X-T20 Silver – w/ XF 18-55mm Lens
Joby GorillaPod 500
Apple iPad Pro Gold (256GB)
Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera
Apple Airpods
HP Sprocket Plus Photo Printer
Will & Bear – Calloway Fawn Hat
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

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