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 download those which are out of print. The magazines I work with often become collectors’ items, part of the furniture in personal libraries, and making those stories available through this site is one way of keeping them being circulated and enjoyed.
So often I am asked how to go about the business of magazine writing and photography I have now decided to run regular though infrequent Travel Writing Seminars in Wanaka. You’ll find details of these on the Seminars page.
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 not a job, and so, following this logic, all writing is travel writing. Come, explore these pages and let me share my adventures with you.
Enjoy and Bon Voyage.