I’m an Australian travel writer, photographer and video blogger who lives in Queensland, Australia. I grew up in Pittsburgh, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and have lived in three continents.
In the last 13 years, my career as a freelance travel journalist and photographer has taken me to 61 countries. My byline has appeared in major newspapers, magazines and websites around the world, such as The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph, CNN Traveller, CNN Go, NineMSN, South China Morning Post and Tatler.
I started my writing career at the age of 13, writing essays and poems for the junior pages in the Malay Mail but somehow lost my way and ended up graduating from Sydney University with a degree in Economics.
Before becoming a travel writer I worked in various business development roles, including Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for a NASDAQ-listed internet company.
I’m passionate about finding creative ways of storytelling and I enjoy painting pictures with words, photographs and videos.
I also love dogs, coffee, red wine, gadgets and anything that makes life easier. When travelling, I’m armed to the teeth with gadgets. I carry an iPhone, Sony HDR 760, two GoPro Hero 3+, Canon 1DMkIV and a bag full of pro lenses.
I have been a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers for 10 years, serving on the board for four terms and as Vice President in 2013. I held the position of Treasurer/Secretary in 2020 and was also a member of the ASTW’s governance sub-committee.
Canada Corroboree 2015 – Best Digital Influencer
2014 Australian Society of Travel Writers award for Best Digital – Travel Writer
2013 Australian Society of Travel Writers award for Best Use of Digital -Travel Writer
2010 Australian Society of Travel Writers award for Best Industry Story
May 2014 – Social Media Workshop, 101 Humans, Human Brochure project, Visit Canberra
www.news.com.au- What it’s really like to travel as your job
Hotels Combined – Adventures in Vlogging: a Q&A with YouTube travel star
Argentina, Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Falkland Islands, Finland, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Scotland, South Africa, South Georgia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia.