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
Travel website TravelPulse names the 5 things you need to know when planning a trip to Cuba
Recognition for the one-millionth donation to The Footprints Network from a major sustainability publisher.
USA Today calls World Nomads travel insurance “pretty affordable”. we're pretty pleased to be named.
We’ve won a major award for excellence in customer service – read about it here!
Prestigious travel publication Conde Nast Traveler turns to World Nomads to asses the risk of travel to France
You really want to go on a Contiki tour, but you think your parents will say no? Here are a few ready-made arguments to convince them to let you go.
So your child has announced they want to go traveling for the first time and naturally, as a parent you may have hesitations. Here are 7 tips to help alleviate your concerns before they set off.
Find out what to pack, how to stay healthy, the types of wildlife you will encounter and weather expectations for your trip to the Amazon.
Street crime might be normal for locals in Rio, but here's what first-timers traveling around the city need to know.
Find out how to get to Antarctica, what to pack, when to go, what wildlife you will see and what to expect on a trip to this icy continent.
Far away from the flashing lights of Mexico's beach playgrounds, there's an authentic eco-tourism experience waiting for you in Sierra Norte.
Mexico's Copper Canyon is actually a series of six spectacular canyons, and a haven for hiking, biking and adventure. A nomad shares their top things to see and do.
Located on the Riviera Nayarit on Mexico's Pacific Coast,, this small beachside town is a favorite among surfers and travelers interested in ecotourism.
Most travelers have Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns on their itineraries, but forget all about Brisbane. Here's why the Queensland capital should be on your list too.
With so many national parks, quiet bays and pristine beaches easily accessible by public transport from the city, here's how to see Sydney like a local.
Melbourne takes the trophy as Australia's food and culture hub. It's home to more theatres, galleries and art spaces than anywhere else in Australia.
We answer your most frequently asked questions, from spotting kangaroos to RBTs and how long it takes to drive from Cairns to Melbourne.
From budget tips to exploring the remote Outback, we share our top tips to help you travel smarter around Australia.
Mexico is an large country with so much to see so how do you get around? We take a look at how to stay safe while on the road.
Traveling to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula? Just how safe is Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Chiapas? Plus, tips on crime and how to travel safely at night.
Don’t let icy conditions, snowstorms, and steep mountain passes leave you shaking behind the wheel on Canada's (sometimes dangerous) roads.
For the Mexican people, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a joyful and colorful way to honor their deceased loved ones. This is not Mexican Halloween, but something more deeply rooted in ritual and history.
Getting around Vietnam is an art in itself. Here's everything you need to know about crossing the chaotic roads, and using public transport.
What you need to know about toilets, food, trains, nightlife safety and if fugu fish really is dangerous to eat while traveling Japan.