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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Santa is magical, but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong, so is Father Christmas covered by his World Nomads policy?
How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to Iran? Find out about new entry requirements and strict immigration rules.
A genuine Latin American experience with sprawling cities, rainforest and island adventures, and it's cheap.
We’re choking our oceans with plastic, but what can you do to reduce the amount of plastic you throw away while traveling?
Come with us as we travel to the remote wilderness of Canada on an Inuit-lead adventure.
At the WYSE Travel Confederation conference 2017 in Montreal World Nomads' Footprints Network was recognised as the best of the year.
Thai government plans for mandatory trip insurance for visitors was picked up by AFAR, who used a World Nomads policy quote to highlight affordability.
Croatia – a great destination for travelers, but why are so many locals angry with visitors?
Get the latest information on natural disasters, crime and civil unrest in Montserrat.
The micro-donation platform The Footprints Network recently crossed a major threshold, topping the $3 million mark in funds raised - reports GoodCrowd.info
Feeling a little homesick these holidays? Get over the blues with the World Nomads Homesick Hotline - as reported by Oyster.com
Some extreme sports are covered in some circumstances. Outside Online writes about a World Nomads Base jumper
US News puts a spin on the "what's covered?" angle, asking "what's not covered?"
World Nomads contributed safety tips for visitors as they celebrated the NPS centennial
Conde Nast Traveler turns to World Nomads as a source when asking "is it safe to travel to France?"
"Is travel insurance worth It?" asks this expert in an article in Yahoo Finance.
The Huffington Post looks at travel insurance, what is covered and why it's a good idea to get covered.
How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to Vietnam?
The latest travel alerts and warnings for Taiwan. What's happening and are you covered for it?
How are COVID-19 restrictions affecting travel to Italy? Find out how your plans may be affected.
The Huffington Post publishes a list of "5 things you should do before you travel". We love number 3.
After a dreadful series of terror attacks the New York Times investigated insurance coverage for this summer's travelers.
At then opening of the 2016 hurricane season Oyster.com checked in with World Nomads to ask "is it safe to travel to Mexico?"
Ahead of the US summer travel season the prestigious USNews looks at the ins and outs of buying travel insurance.