Imagine stepping off the treadmill of suburban life and embarking on a year-long journey to the far side of the globe. James Knight and his wife discover the rewards that come from moving outside of your comfort zone.
Approaching forty, with the predictable mortgage, career and comfortable surburan lifestyle, James Knight knew he was one of the lucky ones. He loved his wife and he had his health (occasionally the black dog would bite, but he'd learnt to manage this...most of the time), yet something wasn't quite right. Married less than a year, he and Clare weren't finding time for each other or themselves. Surely there must be more to life than the daily commute, the occasional trip away and rampant consumerism?
The death of a good friend's mother gave James the perspective he needed to set out on a year-long journey through Latin America and Africa with Clare, doing voluntary work, learning Spanish and dancing whereever and whenever they could. This trip would change their lives in ways they never expected, teaching them that cherishing every moment is what matters above all else.
'A very human down-to-earth memoir that captures an adventurous Australian spirit.' - Steve Waugh
James Knight, a country boy himself who was raised in the New South Wales country town of Gunnedah, is an award-winning television reporter and bestselling author of biographies, whose career over the last decade has spanned Sydney metropolitan radio, press and television.
Milton Jones is a self-made success from the Northern Territory, who started work in the early 1980s as a bullcatcher on remote inland cattle stations, before buying Coolibah Station in 1988. He is now the sole owner of a helicopter business that specialises in aerial mustering, government work and tourism flights over Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and Kakadu.