About the author

The author exploring the Simpson Desert

As a much younger man, Carlisle Rogers fell in love with Australia while on holidays from the United States, travelling the east coast in a banged up 4WD full of surfboards. He has been living in Australia for over 15 years now, travelling around Australia by 4WD, writing and photographing the country and its people. With over 15 years of experience as a journalist and photographer, Carlisle has written and photographed for some of Australia’s most prestigious newspapers and  magazines including: The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Rolling Stone, Australian Geographic and RM Williams Outback magazine.

As a magazine editor, he took Bauer Media’s (ACP) Camper Trailer Australia magazine from a one-shot to the fastest growing magazine in the country and published his first book of photography, Red Highways, Volume 1: The Kimberley.
With that success behind him, he wanted to fulfil his dream: create a magazine and TV show devoted to the pursuit of ‘Living the Dream’. In 2012, Carlisle founded 4WD Touring Australia magazine and TV show, both dedicated to exploring the best destinations in Australia and bringing them into the hearts and homes of readers and viewers.
Within the last four years, he has travelled over 100,000 outback kilometres, published 43 issues of the magazine and filmed four action-packed series of television.
Carlisle still travels extensively around Australia, from coast to coast and just about everywhere between, photographing the country for the magazine while directing, producing and hosting the TV show…living his dream.