Hi there! My name’s Quinten and no, I’m not going to do the authorly bio thing and talk about myself in the third person. I’m a writer and photographer who grew up in rural Australia. I’ve lived in Brisbane, Bogota, San Francisco, Seattle and, most recently, Boston. During my thirty-ish years on the planet I have devoted most of my time, energy and resources to travel and adventure and have therefore been lucky enough to explore a fair chunk of the planet we call home. The people and places I have encountered around the world inform a worldview which, in turn, informs the perspective I bring to my writing. This website has hosted those perspectives for around ten years now.
But that’s enough introduction. 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, introduced me to my (now) wife and completely changed the trajectory of my life. It forms the basis of a travel novel which (unless a publisher or agent miraculously decides to pick it up) will be self-published in 2022. Stay tuned for updates on that front by signing up for my newsletter.
In 2016 and 2017 my future wife and I spent a year living in a truck called Steve and having too much fun gallivanting around Australia.
I write occasional pieces for other publications. You can find a partial list here.
I’m slowly putting together a “Complete Guide to Bicycle Touring.”
If photography’s more your thing, check out my latest posts here.
If you prefer to read via Medium, I recently started posting stories there, too. You can follow along here. If you’re interested in accessing Medium’s vast universe of stories, consider signing up! Using this specific link prompts Medium to cut me in on half of your $5 monthly subscription fee, which is a pretty sweet deal for both of us.
However, the best way to stay abreast of all of this is to join my mailing list. Every couple of weeks, 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. Check it out, and send your feedback (or just say hi) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being here, and have fun exploring!