I am originally from a strange land with a language few people understand – Yorkshire in the UK.
My family emigrated to Australia when I was 10. We all fell in love with this amazing country, becoming citizens as soon as possible. I now identify as Australian and speak another language few people understand: “Strayan” (equivalent to “Merican”).
I spent many years as a broadcast journalist, starting back in the days when we used typewriters and could smoke in the office!
I joined World Nomads when swine flu was a worldwide problem, the winter Olympics were in Vancouver and we were all traumatised by the incinerator scene in Toy Story 3 – yep, 2010.
I was first employed to write safety content and I started the Travel Safety section. The knowledge I gained made me a travel safety expert and now I leverage that and my understanding of travel insurance to speak to travelers through the media.
I’ve also gone back to my broadcast journalism roots and co-host The World Nomads Travel Podcast.
The holy grail of any job is to find a place with purpose where it's possible to have an impact. That creates passion, and I get that in spades here at World Nomads. Plus, who doesn't want to read about, research and create content about travel!
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MEDIA RELEASE: Answers to the 12 most asked questions about travel insurance coverage for COVID-19.
Find out how to stay safe in Estonia's summer or winter with these tips on weather before you go.
World Nomads' Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica video is shortlisted in the Animal and Wildlife category of the Shorty Social Good Awards.
The youth and student travel industry presents the 2019 Global Youth Travel Award for Best Travel Safety Initiative to World Nomads
How special is the summer vacation to Americans? Our survey reveals how far vacationers went, and what they learned.
If you get high in Canada on legal cannabis, are you covered if you have to make a travel insurance claim?
Missing home? World Nomads’ Homesick Hotline can bring you right back to the good ol’ USA with a collection of iconic American sounds.
Here’s what you will need to do to stay covered by your World Nomads travel insurance post Brexit
8 travel writers share their first-hand accounts of the extraordinary things they discovered in Mexico.
World Nomads sifted through 5 years' worth of data to see what Australian names are most likely to make an insurance claim. Is your name here?
World Nomads social media video campaign has been recognised with a silver award at the British Youth Travel Awards.
Named as Lonely Planet's Best Destination for 2019, Sri Lanka is amazing - check out the World Nomads Discoveries series here.
Skip the tourist restaurants and kitschy, luxury beach resorts – this is where a nomad goes in Cabo San Lucas.
From Dia de la Madre to Cinco de Mayo, here's what's going on around the year in Puerto Vallarta.
Find out how to get around on the cheap with our tips on transport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Take a day trip to see the most picturesque beach on the planet, secluded in a crater on an uninhabited tropical island.
We encourage young people to take a gap year, and share our advice for parents on how to accept it and let them go.
Listen to this episode of the World Nomads Podcast on Morocco for tips on capturing great photos, surf culture and travel on a budget.
James Barkman dropped out of regular life to hit the road - inspired only by spontaneity and a thirst for adventure.
We showcase our newly polished travel safety guide to Thailand with everything you need to know to have a safe and fun time in the ‘land of smiles’.
A bumper episode of The World Nomads Podcast covering everything you need to know for visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Ray Blakney believes language can change your travel experience - he married his Spanish teacher and now shares his love of language.
Listen to this episode of The World Nomads Podcast Guatemala to find out what not to wear on a volcano - rebuilding after a natural disaster - and using bitcoin to travel.
Dan Pierson is a travel adventurer pushing himself for the ultimate experience including walking 500 miles across Cuba.