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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Susan Spann is an Amazing Nomad, currently facing her fears and climbing 100 mountains in Japan after making a pledge to create a life of purpose and impact.
Find out why Lisbon is so popular, hear about one of the only volcanoes in the world you can walk inside, why you shouldn’t buy tiles at a flea market, and win a trip to Portugal with the World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship.
Urbex – exploring abandoned buildings including hotels and theme parks, Creepy, fascinating and all with a story to tell.
In America and staying close to home during COVID-19? Revisit this episode and salivate over the tastes and ingredients of authentic Mexican food, go road trippin' with a local taxi driver and find out how to avoid jungle diarrhea.
From food fights in Spain to celebrating cultural diversity in London, and the most difficult-to-reach festival in the world.
A melting pot of cultures, with stunning beaches, great dive spots, challenging hikes, stories of the feared headhunters of Borneo and food so delicious they’re (almost) prepared to go to war.
Lucy Barnard is on a mission to walk the entire length of the world with her cattle dog Wombat from Argentina to Alaska, 20 thousand miles, 15 countries, 1825 days and countless pairs of underpants.
Listen to this episode of the World Nomads Podcast and discover Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and hear about the freaky two-headed dog in a Riga museum!
Bob Brown has spent decades taking a stand on issues politically and environmentally around the world, including dumping of nuclear waste in Australia. In this episode we celebrate his latest book, Green Nomads Wild Places.
In this episode we focus on women in travel. The trail blazers, new voices and influencers, all united and supporting the sisterhood of women changing the conversation about what travel is.
Simon Monk is the man who founded World Nomads. A modern-day Marco Polo, who bought a URL that reflected the way he liked to travel - the rest is history.
In this episode of the World Nomads Podcast we continue taking a look back at 2018 with some of our favourite chats including James Barkman and his beaten up orange VW camper van and where do the World Nomad's team plan to travel in 2019?
In this episode of the World Nomads Podcast we look back at 2018 sharing some of our favourite chats, from sandwiches that make you cry to the ongoing issue of plastic pollution, and Kim and Phil's not-so-polished performances.
Ed Cavanough traveled overland from Adelaide in Australia, to London in the UK, making connections with people whose family and friends would serve as life lines.
Listen to the episode of the World Nomads Podcast and learn about a trek through the French Alps, when too much cheese is never enough, stepping into Spain, and volunteering at a refugee center.
Meet the unlucky honeymooners - troubled by disaster after disaster including ear infections, a waterfall rescue and crashing a car into a castle.
Listen to the World Nomads Podcast on Botswana and learn about the San Bushmen, the adventurous photographer who camped her way across Africa, and jaw-dropping city names from around the world.
Lauren Farmer swapped her 9 to 5 marketing job for interpreting wildlife, driving boats, handling firearms for polar bear protection, and leading hikes in crevasse-prone areas.
Listen to this episode of the World Nomads Podcast on Albania and hear the story of Ash who retraced the footsteps of a WW2 British SOE.
Clive Neeson was part of a group of young mavericks that became the pioneers of extreme sports. It's all been documented in Last Paradise, a film 45 years in the making.
Listen to this episode of the World Nomads Podcast on Ecuador and discover the strict rules for visiting the Galapagos Islands and the volcanoes that rival Mt Fuji.
Jason and Nikki Wynn have traded in everyday life for a great adventure, traveling the world in a catamaran.
In this episode, we discuss Sri Lanka's pristine environment, dodging elephants, tea plantations and the record-breaking traveler.
Felix Weber uses running as a way to experience the world - inspired by a love of people, he travels the world with everything he owns in a backpack.