Driving the Icefields Parkway – from Jasper to Lake Louise

The Icefields Parkway – a 232 km stretch of road that connects Jasper and Banff National Parks – is rated one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Highway 93 cuts through the Canadian Rocky Mountains – beneath towering peaks, past deep gorges, glaciers and waterfalls. Even if you’ve never been here, you might have seenContinue reading “Driving the Icefields Parkway – from Jasper to Lake Louise”

How to make the most of Antarctica – 10 things you should know before you go

So, Antartica has hit the top of your bucket list, but you’re not really sure what to do next. I hear you. There are so many things to consider – from whether to sail or fly across the dreaded Drake Passage, what camera gear to take, and whether to buy a new faux fur hatContinue reading “How to make the most of Antarctica – 10 things you should know before you go”

5 Reasons to Visit Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park

Patagonia – the vast region that straddles Chile and Argentina at the southern end of South America – has been on my bucket list since I read Bruce Chatwin’s iconic travel book, In Patagonia, in the 90s. It took me 30 years to finally get there, so a lot was riding on this trip, but PatagoniaContinue reading “5 Reasons to Visit Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park”

Driving the Adriatic Coast: from Venice to Sveti Stefan

A cruise might be the popular way to see the Adriatic coast, but we’re on a road trip from Venice to Montenegro – a 1500km route that takes us to Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Kotor and Sveti Stefan.

10 days in the Bungle Bungles and East Kimberley

I’ve seen more of Australia in the past three years than I have in the past three decades, and the East Kimberley is definitely one of the highlights. We spent ten days in the region – visiting Lake Argyle, exploring the breathtaking Bungle Bungle Range, swimming at magical waterfalls at El Questro, and indulging in some remote luxury at the Berkeley River Lodge. It was just enough time for a taste of the Kimberley. We are already planning our next trip!

Deadline looms for my next book

If you see me on social media after today, tell me to get back to work. I have a deadline looming! The manuscript for my second book with Affirm Press is due in six weeks, and I still have a few chapters to sort out before then! I’m working on another gripping family drama. ThisContinue reading “Deadline looms for my next book”

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10 incredible things to do on Lord Howe Island

With its spectacular mountain scenery, coral reefs, migratory birdlife and native species found nowhere else on earth, Lord Howe Island – a two-hour flight from Sydney – could well be the ultimate holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s the type of island where you’ll get more wear out of your hiking boots than your sequinContinue reading “10 incredible things to do on Lord Howe Island”

One Punch takes off into the world

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but the past fortnight has been the exact opposite. I’m still buzzing from the procession of launch events and interviews for my debut novel for adults – One Punch.

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