Driving Around Australia on The Big Lap
Ever dreamt about driving off into the sunset and doing a big lap of the country? Travel writer and photographer Lee Atkinson has just returned from a 10-month 40,000km road trip around the country.
Featuring hundreds of beautiful images, The Big Lap –is the pictorial diary of her journey with detailed captions telling the stories behind the images.
"We took the road less travelled whenever we could, camping in national parks and other wild places where few other travellers go," says Atkinson. "We found some truly amazing places and saw some fantastic things, and this book is the result, a showcase of some of the most scenic spots in Australia.
"But what makes this different from all the other photo books out there is this one also tells you how you can get these out of the way places and has lots of useful planning information," she says. "The best spots are off the tourist trail, and most aren't even on the map, but this book will tell you how to get there. So if you want to, you can follow in our tracks – as long as you don't mind getting off the tourist trail and leaving the crowds behind."
Atkinson has already had 12 travel books published, but she self-published this one, using Australian-based crowdfunding platform Pozible.com to help raise the money needed to finance the printing and production of the book.
"This book is different to all my other books: this one is personal," she explains. "Producing this book is not about selling zillions of copies and making money, it's about sharing all the wonder and adventure of a trip of a lifetime."
The Big Lap, rrp $35, available from www.leeatkinson.com.au or www.ozyroadtripper.com.au