I grew up in the US, Germany and Australia, so it feels more foreign for me to stay in one place than to move around. Since then, I’ve called Boston, London, Seattle, Brisbane, Madison and Sydney home for study and work as a journalist, travel writer and photographer. I specialize in adventure travel, social issues and interiors/architecture. Home is now an 1890s cottage in the Blue Mountains near Sydney.
I traveled to my seventh continent last year – an action-packed expedition to Antarctica – and have memories galore of my travels. Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies, galloping with gauchos in Chilean Patagonia, trekking through Japan, and camel riding in Jordan are among the most memorable.
My least favourite travel hiccup was being stranded in Cameroon when I should have been winging my way to Paris for a little me-time. You win some, you lose some.
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Every traveler that supports sustainable tourism practices is playing a vital role in creating a brighter future.
Having a baby? Planning a trip? Take these extra precautions to ensure you stay safe and well, advises travel writer and mother of two Joanna Tovia.
Work is underway to make flying more sustainable, and that’s good news for the planet and good news for responsible travelers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.
Before you travel, make sure you aren't risking the lives of people in the country you're visiting.
As more of us choose out of the way places for our next adventure, we weigh up why that is and isn't a good idea
Without care and compassion, drone flying can disrupt lives, cause offense and put people and animals in danger.
Lockdowns and restrictions have affected everyone, and many of us are desperate to be reunited with loved ones, or to just hit the road. But what should we consider when we travel during COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a wake-up call to become better travelers – and that’s just what the world needs.
Reconnecting with the natural world does wonders for our health and wellbeing – whether your family realizes it or not.
A trip abroad is a great opportunity for kids to learn their travel choices matter. Nomad Joanna offers her tips for ethical eating, mindful packing, and more.
Illness or injury can soon turn a much longed-for family trip into an ordeal. Nomad Joanna Tovia explains how to stay happy and well on the road.
Penny Watson, author of new book 'Slow Travel: Reconnecting With the World at Your Own Pace', gives us the lowdown on laidback travel.
Why we need to support dark-sky reserves and restore the night skies.
Small changes can make a big difference to the people and places you encounter on your travels. Adopt these ethical and sustainable habits, and you can proudly call yourself a responsible traveler.
Mosquito-borne diseases, food safety, and water contamination are some of the risks to be aware of before you depart for the Caribbean.
Which islands are the safest to visit in the Caribbean? Find out about crime, pickpocketing and travel scams before you go on vacation.
Joanna Tovia shares her tips to keep you safe and informed while exploring the Middle Kingdom.
These apps make travel easier, safe, and even more fun, reveals travel writer Joanna Tovia.