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 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 work. 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 called The Guest: A Backroads Journey by Bicycle, which you can now order in paperback or via your Kindle. 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, you can find my latest work here.
If photography’s more your thing, check out my latest posts here.
In 2016 and 2017 we 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. If you’re interested in accessing Medium’s vast universe of stories, consider signing up via this specific link. It 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.
Finally, feel free to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being here, and have fun exploring!