I’m a journalist, travel writer, editor and copywriter based in Melbourne, Australia. I write pacy travel features, edit edifying websites and fashion flamboyant copy. My articles and photographs have appeared in publications worldwide, from inflight to interior design: I’ve visited every continent, and have lived in three. Want to work together? Drop me a line… 

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My articles and photographs have appeared in publications worldwide, covering everything from exotic food to hiking, literature to interior design.
I have been a long-standing travel news columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Traveller section, and regularly contribute features from my travels.
I also write copy for websites such as the dreamy  Snowy Valleys Way, and you can catch my video presentation skills on this travelogue for car manufacturer Peugeot Australia.
I do regular pieces for radio – check out this interview with ABC News Radio, and maybe this podcast with TellMeWhere2Go about a walk in Old Cairo. I chat with ABC Radio’s nationwide evening show, Nightlife, about matters travel, and also the Travel Writers Radio show, which broadcasts on J-Air each Wednesday night.
During 2020, I also wrote a book about Melburnians’ lives spent in lockdown. Together Apart: Life in Lockdown is a collection of experiences accompanied by photography by portrait photographer and friend Jude van Daalen, owner of The Melbourne Portrait Studio. The book has enjoyed widespread media attention, and we continue to exhibit stories and photographs from the book, and conduct author talks across Australia.

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Whether they be risk-takers or trail-breakers, urban adventurers or country amblers, giving that special someone a domestic holiday, or some form of it, at Christmas this year will not only delight the recipient, but also support the Australian tourism industry which has suffered badly from the mayhem of border closures and protracted lockdowns.

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Next Hotel Melbourne: Consider this your Melbourne CBD pied-à-terre, the place to use when you’ve scored that elusive restaurant booking, or have a night of laneway bar-hopping planned. But Next is no mere flophouse: set aside time to swirl the hotel’s own barrel-aged whisky at the bar at the end of the night, and don’t skip breakfast.

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On bike, on boat, on foot or by horse-drawn carriage, give cars the cold shoulder and explore 10 of the world’s most picturesque auto-free destinations. Hydra, Greece On arriving on this Greek isle, the first thing you’ll notice are the donkeys and mules that meet each ferry to transport goods across the island.

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