I was born in London, where I worked in magazines for 10 years before moving to Sydney in 1997 to work in newspapers. I am rubbish at languages but that didn’t stop me living and working overseas including a summer in the Canary Islands trying to persuade tourists to visit a dodgy villa timeshare investment seminar.
I joined World Nomads in 2018, and as the Managing Editor am charged with leading the written and video content direction and creation. It's great fun, endlessly interesting and there is always something new to learn. Coming from a print publishing background, I love bringing what I know about content creation and merging it with everything I am learning about the digital medium. Plus, there is cake every month and a surprisingly intimate massage chair available for staff use.
I travel to meet new people and try new things. And the food. My favourite adventures include a three-month road trip across the USA in a convertible, swimming with whale sharks off West Australia, walking NZ’s beautiful Milford Track, floating in the Dead Sea and scuba diving in The Maldives, where a huge stingray hugged me on a wreck dive. Bloody marvellous.
10 Articles published
Avoiding queues at check in and arrivals, extra fees, and lost bags are just the beginning of why it’s always better to travel light. Here’s how to do it well.
Walking in the country inevitably means crossing fields where animals might be present. Here's how to enjoy the countryside without bothering the animals.
A family of four experiences the controlled chaos of the Delhi train station.
How do you know when you're experiencing the real thing? Learn how to spot a manufactured cultural experience.
A bad wildlife experience may not always be easy to spot. As with any aspect of responsible travel, do your research.
Helping out communities while traveling can be a worthwhile experience for all involved, as long as your work has sustainable benefits.
Know the impact orphanage tourism has on communities and learn how to make a positive change when you travel.
Visiting sites of inhumanity isn’t for everyone, so make sure you are comfortable with where you are going and why.
What can you do to be a conscious consumer? Find out how to support the local economy and stay away from cheap imports.