Travel Writing
“Writing is like sex; you start out doing it for love, then for a few friends, and, if you’re any good, you wind up doing it for money.” – Dorothy Parker

Travel Articles

Here are some links to a few of my favourite articles that I’ve written.
Chapati the Naughty Camel - The New Zealand Listener
Camel racing doesn’t get a lot of exposure in New Zealand; it’s not the kind of thing young Kiwi mothers can encourage their children to try, but in Northern Kenya it is the sport of choice and open to everyone and anyone – anyone, that is, with a camel. READ THE ARTICLE
Pretty in Pink - Sydney Morning Herald
It takes a special kind of naturalist to be a dedicated birdwatcher, or twitcher. You need patience, for a start, and curiosity in abundance. To me, every small brown bird is a sparrow and everything else is a duck. Birds, frankly, just aren’t that interesting. That is until I saw the flamingos of Lake Nakuru, which is saying something, for in Africa – when it comes to interesting wildlife – competition is fairly brisk. READ THE ARTICLE
More Thrills than Spills - The Age
I had always been told that wildlife is shy – you would be lucky to see anything in a rain forest except trees and rain. Those same fools said that animals didn’t attack unless cornered, and I felt confident that, as we were in the middle of the river, we hadn’t cornered anything. I was wrong. READ THE ARTICLE


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