Senior Podcast Producer and Co-Host
I'm from Tasmania and have convict ancestry; my ancestor was a woman involved in possibly the world’s first flash mob, lifting her skirt and slapping her bare bum to a preacher alongside 300 other incarcerated women.
I first ventured to Sydney when I was 21 but missed Tasmania’s fresh air, reportedly the cleanest in the world, and returned to my island state. I have since lived in Adelaide and am now back in Sydney, living in beachside Manly and converting a delivery van into a weekend getaway on wheels. I don’t speak any languages other than English (not quite the Queen's). However, I did study a language at school and hence can pronounce the words 'window' and 'ruler' in French. I also studied drama at university before accepting a cadetship in broadcast news working in both television and radio.
It was in radio that I morphed into an on-air role and had a top-rating breakfast show, rising well before the sun and crashing on the couch well before it set.
With more sociable hours, I now lend my voice to The World Nomads Podcast and work as Senior Producer scouring the globe for travel bloggers, experts and authors to share their stories. As a keen traveler, the best thing about working at World Nomads is learning about the destinations I’d never considered visiting or even knew about. You can follow my van conversion and road trips @adVANture2020 on Instagram.
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In America and staying close to home during COVID-19? Revisit this episode exploring mountain peaks, dense rainforest, active volcanoes and safety tips for female solo travelers.
Considered the birthplace of wine and with a rich and difficult history, Georgia is emerging from its past as go-to-destination, from mountains to hike, forests and caves to explore and food to devour.
In the final episode for 2019, we have put together a list of the top 5 countries to travel to in 2020 based on the most popular episodes, where will the number 1 destination be?
In this episode, we party down memory lane as we celebrate our 100th episode with special guest Andrew McCarthy, who went from teen heartthrob to esteemed travel writer.
In this episode, meet Tim and PJ, an Australian couple who spent a year exploring marriage customs in diverse cultures around the world, to help them decide if they should marry. Did their relationship survive?
In this episode, we explore Jordan, a safe, friendly and affordable middle-eastern destination, and we discuss climate change. What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?
In this episode, we explore Greenland, discuss Inuit culture, find out about a travel blogger’s life-changing experience and hear what’s it like to kayak among giant sheets of ice.
Francis Tapon traveled to all 54 African countries picking up hitchhikers as he went, from locals to police and military men, capturing great stories and creating memories.
In this episode, we explore Ireland, known for its dynamic music scene, quirky characters, love of Guinness, rolling green hills and a unique sense of fun known as the craic.
This is the true-claim story of World Nomads customer Zoe, who was badly burned by a petrol station explosion in Cambodia.
In this episode, we explore a country with rich history but a dark past now emerging as a travel hot spot. We ask, ‘is dark tourism ever ok?”, hear from a woman tracing her family roots, and go cycling with bison.
In this episode we discuss how to travel responsibly, avoid voluntourism and negative animal experiences. Plus, meet the man spearheading a happiness movement.
In this episode, we explore Suriname, its cosmopolitan population and unspoiled nature. Plus, we discover what odd things people travel with.
In this episode we explore the undiscovered and less-visited areas of China, learn why we shouldn’t be afraid of chopsticks and hear about the convenient communication app for travelers.
In this episode we meet hiker Tim Voors who spent six months walking America’s Pacific Crest Trail overcoming loneliness and fear while discovering the power of the wilderness to restore the human spirit.
Why size matters in the Kruger National Park, how a 6' 2" (187 cm) Swedish traveller plans to live in a small van, and the hospitality training center in Cape Town changing lives for the San people.
Found wandering alone aged five in a busy market in the Philippines, Joel de Carteret was taken to an orphanage and given a new name, new date of birth and a new family in Australia.
From the most embarrassing plane toilet story to angering the volcano Gods, being caught short is every traveler’s worst nightmare.
From cubicle worker to travel writer, how a trip to Thailand saw the birth of Nomadic Matt who now works with students to promote the benefits of travel and cultural awareness.
Palau is an archipelago of more than 500 islands teeming with corals and fish. But to enter, visitors must make a pledge to act ecologically responsibly.
In this episode we meet travel writer Daniel Scheffler who travels the world in search of human connections by seeking out conversation with strangers.
Belize is known for its stunning dive sites and ancient Mayan ruins but in this episode, we also learn about its deep south and efforts to save the endangered scarlet macaw.
Whether you had to miss out on the adventure of a lifetime or cut your trip short, in this episode we call the winners of our competition Flip My Trip.
In this episode we meet filmmaker Miles Rowland who stumbled across an ancient Maasai ceremony in which boys become men and the celebratory banquet where drinking blood is part of the ritual.