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!
619 Articles published
Is it safe to go to Puerto Rico right now? Find out how coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect your travel plans.
Can you travel to BVI? Find out how COVID-19 restrictions may affect your plans to visit the British Virgin Islands.
Can you travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands? Find out how COVID-19 restrictions may affect your travel plans.
How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to Anguilla? Find out about pre-departure requirements, and how to apply for pre-approval to travel.
Strike while the iron’s hot! Airfare prices are at an all-time-low. Find out the secret to getting a good deal on flights, and why 5th freedom flights and the layover flight will save you money.
How are coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions affecting travel to Hong Kong? Read the latest travel warnings and alerts.
It's just a bit of fun, but World Nomads' launch of a hotline for the homesick traveler got major coverage.
The holiday season is already hectic, but throw in some travel and things can just get a bit more complicated. World Nomads adds some tips to easy holiday travel.
Financial website MoneyGeek.com uses World Nomads expert for top travel safety tips for the savvy traveler.
CNN looks at the implications of the US laptop ban for airlines coming from certain Middle Eastern countries, and World Nomads travel insurance comes up favourably.
In 2015 Photography scholarship winner Ingo Bjargmundsson and a World Nomads film crew went to Peru. This is some of what happened.
With the number of lone wolf terror attacks on the rise across the world, it’s time to take your personal safety into your own hands with these practical tips on how to survive an attack.
Nearly two-thirds of travelers today are women. Why and what does it mean for travel?
Following the arrest of an alleged drug mule at Bogota airport, World Nomads comments on the reasons why Colombians don't like drug tourism.
The launch of the World Nomads Relative Distance competition piqued the interest of the adventure travel media, and others. Check out the reports here.
World Nomads continues to be recognised for the calibre of work it does in the digital space with an award from the Web Marketing Association for Best Online Campaign (financial services).
What's happened with the Zika virus, is it still a problem? Read this update on latest developments and which countries are affected.
Stephanie Hunt learns about one of Colombia’s most notorious exports, and the mass damage it’s caused to society.
Here are 10 gob-smackingly beautiful Indonesian islands you must see before they're turned into the next Bali.
Which is better, a short-break or a long duration trip? Phil Sylvester from World Nomads looks at taking a sabbatical or gap year – why and how you should do it.
Trekkers in Nepal are warned about a scam involving helicopter evacuation for those suffering altitude sickness.
Our Travel Safety Expert, Phil Sylvester, took a trip to Belgrade, where he very quickly learnt why you should always check the color of the taxi before hopping in.
Worst-case scenario, women subjected to rape in the UAE could be charged with illicit sex. We take a look at what to do if you're in trouble, and how to stay safe.
Out Traveler looks at what to do if you get sick overseas, and includes tips from World Nomads.