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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A World Nomad shares their tips on how to ride a camel safely and comfortably in the Indian desert. Watch the video now.
Many of Poland's roads are narrow and potholed – here's everything road-tripping travelers need to know before taking to the streets in a rental car.
Watch out for fake cops, dodgy taxi drivers, pickpockets and these crafty con artists when you go to Poland.
There are still undetonated landmines lying around Croatia's countryside. Here's what you need to know and how to stay safe.
Travelers in Turkey are at more risk of being overfed by their delightful Turkish hosts than they are of running into any sort of violent crime. But here's what you need to know before you go to stay safe.
Don't get conned in China. Here's how to stay alert and avoid getting scammed.
Tackling the traffic in China is a challenge. Here's how to navigate it safely if you plan on driving or taking a road trip around China.
Here's how to protect yourself from pickpockets, aggressive beggars and petty criminals in China.
With a brewing population of almost 1.4 billion people, here's how to deal with overcrowding while sightseeing in China.
Before you visit the majestic snow-capped Alps in Austria, here are some tips to ensure your experience on the slopes is a safe one.
If you are headed to Austria on a driving holiday, here are a few safety tips before you take to the roads.
From skiing to mountain biking and hiking, horse riding and kayaking, we share our top safety tips for your adventure in Canada.
No matter where you are traveling, you should always pack a medical kit. Beat the risk of low stock or limited availability of these items with these tips.
Cash vs cards – which is best for travelers? Use these tips to keep your money safe and avoid theft or ATM troubles no matter where you are in the world.
Find out how to stay healthy, from water hygiene to sun safety and mosquito prevention, this is what you need to know about travel health.
Whether you're training for an overseas high-altitude trek or getting your gut health right before a trip to India, here's what you need to do before you fly.
Don't get tongue-tied – find out where to speak Dutch, French and German before you go.
We take a look at the most delicious food in Belgium, and how to burn off those extra calories before you go home.
Find out what to do if a riot, protest or civil unrest breaks out while you're traveling. Our tips to stay safe pre-trip, while traveling and post event.