Over the past 20 years I’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the world’s leading magazines, travelling, exploring, writing about my experiences, often photographing them as well. This has allowed me to visit many unusual locations and meet extraordinary people and, in my best moments, even see the magic and grace in the ordinary.
On these pages you’ll find links to some of my major feature articles, and books. The magazines I work with often become collectors’ items, part of the furniture in personal libraries, and making those stories available through this site and through my books is one way of keeping them being circulated and enjoyed.
I am also a fly fishing guide, a member of New Zealand Professional Guides Association and guide and host a range of fly fishing safaris around New Zealand, usually out of Wanaka, Queenstown, Reefton and Turangi. You'll find details of these on my Fly fishing page and in my Trout BLOG.
I have made travel writing into both a philosophy and a practical way of life, a result of two formative ideas merging into one. The first is the notion that “life unexamined is not worth living,” the other that “the life worth living is worth writing about.”
There you have it, a definition and a reason all in one. Life is a journey, an adventure, and we are all on it together. Come, explore these pages and let me share my most memorable stories, fly fishing, ski touring, climbing, natural history and other adventures with you. May they inspire you as the people I've met in my travels have inspired me.
Enjoy, happy fly fishing and Bon Voyage.
Here's a short video of my fly fishing adventures in New Zealand: