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Planning a route using a roadmap.

Hi there… my name is Andrew Murray… you may remember my story about how my wife and I are traveling around Australia from Heather Robson’s introduction of me a couple of weeks ago.

There are two ways to travel. The first is to plan everything, write a detailed itinerary, and stick slavishly to it.

This doesn’t work for me. It’s too restrictive. What if you find a beautiful place along the way and want to stay for a week? Do you push on regardless, determined to stick to your schedule? It just doesn’t make sense.

I prefer to be flexible… to allow for some twists and turns along the way. This is how we uncover those special places, meet incredible people, and enrich our journey.

Sure, your final destination is your end goal. But you need to allow for spontaneity. It doesn’t really matter if you take an extra day or even an extra week to reach your destination. What you learn and discover along the way is much more valuable than a small shift in the plans you’ve made.

And this is why I’ve always shied away from formal goal-setting. For me, it’s too restrictive.

The Big Picture

My idea of goal-setting has always been pretty casual. Rather than writing down a formal set of goals for the coming year, I tend to focus more on the bigger, longer-term picture.

Let me give you an example.

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Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

Andrew has traded the daily grind for a life on the road. He loves the lure of Australia’s wide-open spaces, solitude and isolation. Andrew and his wife Peta are experienced remote travelers, living the simple life on the road. They travel, work and live in their 4x4 truck camper. Andrew plans to build his Money-Making Website Top Wire Traveller to the point where it provides a regular income... enough to sustain their lifestyle on the road.


  • I would definitely be interested in any tips you have about MMWs that you learn along the way. I’m not at the point in my business yet where that’s what I’m focusing on, but I am intending to start planning one in the spring. 🙂 good luck!

    • Thanks Rebekah. I’ll certainly share as many tips as I can this year. Hopefully you’ll then be able to avoid a few of the mistakes I’ve made along the way. Regards.

  • All the best for your 2019 Reality Blog journey, Andrew- literally and figuratively. I’m looking forward to following it.


  • Thanks for sharing your goal and joining us as the 2019 Reality Blogger. I also have a MMW that I want to get serious about this year, I’ll be watching you closely!

    • Thanks Zoe. Best of luck with your MMW. If you have any thoughts or ideas, I’d love to see them in the Comments. We’re all here to learn! Regards.

  • Great post Andrew – I’m looking forward to following your inspiring journey. Happy travels to you and Peta.

  • Best of luck Andrew. I’m still a rookie here but eager to learn. Will be following as you travel along. Wish you a great 2019.

    • Thanks Rotimi. Yes I think we’re all eager to learn more about building a MMW. If you have any ideas or you think I’m heading in the wrong direction, please shout out!

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