The Youngest Explorer

I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately, and looking back at my life I saw a pattern beginning as early as age one. I'm an explorer through and through. Here's a picture of me in search of new worlds.

That clump in the grass? It's my doll. I've left her behind without a care, and I've been on the move ever since.

Forty-four states later, and several foreign lands, I'm now a travel essay writer. After years selling stamps, managing money, and sorting through stuff, I am more at home in my new role than in any other.

I hope you've enjoyed this series of photos related to my book, An American in Oz: Discovering the Island Continent of Australia. It was a lot of fun revisiting the journey via pictures.

Jennifer Monahan
Writer and Explorer