Hi there! I’m a writer and photographer from a smallish town in Australia. I’ve lived in Brisbane, Bogota, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and now reside in Southern California. During my thirty-ish years I have devoted most of my time, energy and resources to travel and adventure, and have been lucky to explore a fair chunk of the planet we call home. Those journeys inform the perspectives I bring to my work. This website has now hosted those perspectives for more than ten years
Okay, let’s get you acquainted with the site:
In 2014 and 2015 I spent a year riding a bicycle from Canada to El Salvador. That journey remains the biggest adventure I’ve ever undertaken and completely changed the trajectory of my life. It forms the basis of a travel novel called The Guest: A Backroads Journey by Bicycle, which you can now order in paperback or via your e-reader. I’d be honored if you snagged yourself a copy.
For all other writing, which mostly covers travel, culture and the occasional bit of politics and technology, check out my blog.
I have a separate feed for photography, if that’s more your thing.
A few highlights from the site:
- In 2016 and 2017 my wife and I spent a year living in a truck called Steve and having too much fun gallivanting around Australia.
- I occasionally freelance for other publications. You can find a partial list here.
- I’m slowly putting together a “Complete Guide to Bicycle Touring” on this site.
- If you prefer to read via Medium, I recently started posting stories there as well. You can follow along here.
Finally, the best way to stay abreast of all of this is to join my mailing list. Once a month or so, I’ll pop into your inbox with a roundup of my latest work plus a handful of the best long-form storytelling from around the internet. No spam, no ads, no paywall, no clickbait. This is the kind of newsletter you’ll want to save for a lazy Sunday morning or a procrastination break that doesn’t involve mindless Facebook scrolling.
Finally, feel free to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being here, and have fun exploring!