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Winner of the Travel Industry Analysis Award at the 2013 Australian Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence,
for the article World's Most Expensive Cities Not So Bad ... If You're Australian
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Best Literary Walking Tours
Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015
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October 2014

"Thereís no better way to pay tribute to your favourite author or characters than to follow in their footsteps via these entertaining tours..."

Listing ten distinctive literary walking tours in locales across the world, including the UK, USA, Sweden, Ireland, France, Romania, China and Australia.

This book can be purchased online from Amazon.com.

Not available for republication.


Another Side to LA
BNE, October-November 2014

"Many travellers think they have Los Angeles figured out. Itís Disneyland on one side and the Pacific coast on the other, Hollywood up top, and lots of freeways in between. Right? Itís true that the combined appeal of Mickey Mouse, beaches and the silver screen isnít going to fade any time soon. However, in the heart of LA where tourists rarely go, there are attractions around the revived Downtown area which provide new insights into the City of Angels..."

Revealing lesser-known Los Angeles attractions for the Brisbane Airport magazine.
Available for republication (print and Web).
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Venerable and Hip in a Fascinating Mix
The Sunday Age
, 5 October 2014

"Despite its age, Spillers Records doesn't look like the oldest record shop in the world. When it opened in 1894, Spillers met the needs of Cardiff's music fans by selling recordings on wax cylinders and shellac discs. A sign on the wall says the shop has been an influential meeting place for Welsh musicians over the decades, and the steady flow of customers flicking through CDs and records suggests there may be life in the old dog yet. Much the same can be said for Cardiff's shopping arcades..."

Exploring the Victorian-era shopping arcades in Cardiff, UK
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Secret Routes: The Cheapest Ways to Get to Airports in Australia
Fairfax Traveller
, 1 October 2014

"When you have to fly, you have to pay. Big time. And we're not talking airfares. In Australia, getting to the airport costs a packet. In fact, it's possible for the trip to the airport to be more expensive than the budget airline fare to your final destination, given the occasional eye-catching specials flung online by rival carriers. Not that designated airport public transport is much cheaper. However, there are ways around this expense..."

Explaining the cheapest ways to get to airports in Australian cities by public transport.
Available for republication (print only).

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As Hell Broke Loose, the Art of Survival Set the Scene
The Age, 20 September 2014

"Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war. When Shakespeare wrote that line, he was probably imagining creatures of a fierce, huge, wolf-like aspect. Not so the unknown British cartoonist who created the satirical illustration titled Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark! As the Great War broke out in August 1914, he depicted the nations of Europe as small scrappy dogs, superimposed on a map of the Continent..."

Visiting an exhibition of World War I cartoons at a London museum
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Small Bars Conquer the Harbour City
The Sunday Age
, 14 September 2014

"'There are often long queues for this bar,' says Alison Albany, as she gestures toward the alleyway leading to The Baxter Inn. Queuing for a bar? How very Sydney, I think, but then she adds: 'They have a rule that no-one can jump the queue. Even if youíre Hugh Jackman, you have to queue.' Now that doesnít seem like Sydney, at least my stereotypical view of it. But then nothing does on the Eat/Drink/Walk Sydney walking tour..."

Visiting Sydney's most interesting places to drink, on a small bar tour
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Postcard: Turtles Hatching in Oman
The Sun-Herald, 7 September 2014

"I'm standing beneath the brightest full moon I've ever seen, on the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula. The sand beneath my boots is soft and yielding as I turn to look over the Indian Ocean. Somewhere over there, a long way away, is Australia. And in the waters between are green sea turtles, heading this way to lay their eggs. The place is Ras al Jinz, on the coast of Oman, one of the few places in the world that sea turtles visit all year round..."

Observing turtles in the wild from a beach in Oman
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The Beat Goes On
Paradise, September 2014

"'Papua New Guinea was really a pioneer in South Pacific music,' says Braden Chin, manager of prominent Port Moresby music label CHM Supersound. 'My dad, Raymond, would take the biggest PNG music stars on tour to the Solomon Islands in the early '80s and just blow the locals away. They were treated like rock stars.' In the heady years after PNG gained its independence, the countryís music was on a creative upswing, influencing the sounds of its near neighbours..."

Exploring the popular music of Papua New Guinea for the inflight magazine of Air Niugini.
Available for republication (print and Web).
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A Treat in Store
Tiger Tales, September-October 2014

"Shopping has long been one of Melbourneís big attractions. Since the 19th century, visitors with money to spend have found plenty to interest them in the cluster of shops both big and small at its retail heart. The opening of Emporium Melbourne, however, took this precinct to a new level. Covering six floors, this shiny mall sits within the grand facade of the 1926 Myer department store building on Lonsdale Street. The result is a distinctively 21st century shopping experience..."

Venturing within a major new shopping mall in the centre of Melbourne, Australia.
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Las Vegas Museums: Blasts from Sin City's past
The Sun-Herald, 31 August 2014

"Standing within Las Vegas' Mob Museum, this patchwork of discoloured brown bricks is dotted with holes surrounded by patches of red. I assume it's a replica of the wall at which Chicago's infamous St Valentine's Day Massacre occurred, in which seven gangsters were cut down by persons unknown. Then I read the notation: 'This is the wall against which Bugs Moran's men were shot on February 14, 1929.' This is the actual wall..."

Investigating several intriguing museums in Las Vegas, USA
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I'm a freelance writer with published articles on various topics: including travel, lifestyle, the arts, science, and pets. 

My writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites around the world. I'm also an author of travel books for Lonely Planet.

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