“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity”

– Rudyard Kipling

I spend my days crafting stories.

Which means you’ll usually find me hunched over, brow furrowed, mashing up words intended to move you, excite you, and (hopefully) cause you to laugh your ass off.

My business card says “freelance travel writer & editor” but I prefer to think of myself as a gypsy with a laptop.

On any given day you might find me hurtling along a zip line in the Costa Rican jungle or eating two dinners in one night in the name of a review (#toughlife, I know); filing stories and blog posts for newspapers and magazines, travel companies and tourism boards.

I also help businesses transform their content from boring to badass, and make digital products like this one under my copywriting moniker The Devil Wears Flip Flops. When I’m not out exploring, I’m usually at the co-working space I co-founded, on the Sunshine Coast.


Newspaper and magazine commissions

I am a regular columnist and features writer for News Corporation’s Escape and have penned stories for Australian Traveller, International Traveller, Vacations & Travel, Jetstar magazine, Collective, Women’s Fitness and more. I am also the blog editor for Tourism and Events Queensland’s consumer travel blog.

How to have a healthy holiday in Queenstown

January 25, 2017

48 hours in Dublin

January 25, 2017

Hiking the Great Ocean Road with Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

September 19, 2016

Brisbane Hip Hood: Newstead

July 4, 2016

Secrets only a Brisbane local would know

July 4, 2016

How to have the ultimate Brisbane wellness weekend

July 4, 2016

Not all those who wander are lost

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