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Nov 10

TRAVEL: Are we there yet?

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in travel

Considering I hadn’t set foot on an aeroplane before I was 30, it’s remarkable that in the intervening decades I have begun to enjoy travel for its own sake.DSC_3530

My partner Sue is even more of a travel addict so we tend to clock up the air miles whenever we can.  Our philosophies, however, take us in different directions.  When we have been somewhere we like, I want to go back, she wants to find somewhere new.

Being writers, of course, we write about these places and have been published in the travel pages of the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, the Australian Financial Review, the Australian and too many magazines to mention.

For the past few years I have been a guest lecturer in travel writing at Boston University’s Sydney campus, introducing young American students to the joys of writing about something you love … and, if you’re lucky, getting paid for it.

Meanwhile, I have become a bit of a Vietnam addict and have even started leading tours there.  All of which has led to the creation of my website where you can find stories and pictures from some of the places I have been.  There are also details of my next tour of Vietnam, for readers and writers, in October 2016.

You will find most of my travel stuff by clicking on but there
are still a few pieces HERE. You can read more about Sue on her website.

Mar 14

Mean streets

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Thinking Without A Trace

Very happy this morning.  I got the cover of the Sun-Herald’s travel section and the centre spread on my “Scene of the Crime” travel piece.  After all these years, I still get a buzz out of seeing my by-line and when the section editors decide to put on a show … well, all you can do is sit back and smile.