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ARTICLES & BLOGS

Here you will find links to travel articles and blogs I have written.

NZ Herald Travel Magazine - Auckland's Newspaper

The New Zealand Herald is Auckland's daily newspaper, with the largest circulation of all newspapers in NZ.  The Tuesday Travel Magazine is the most widely-read newspaper magazine in NZ. There is a Travel focus in the NZ Herald on Sunday.

I am a freelance travel writer and contributor to the NZ Herald - look out for my articles! Search for my name and you will find them! www.nzherald.co.nz 

Bardenas Reales, Navarre, Spain

Auckland Sky Tower at night

Destinations Magazine - online travel publication

Destinations Magazine is a digital travel resource that debuts the best in the written word, photography and video, catering to the adventurous at heart. The aim is to inspire people to seek out new adventures and meaningful travel experiences.

I have been a travel writer for Destinations Magazine for a number of years, with many articles published on the site, including city guides on London, Tokyo, Melbourne, Auckland and Dunedin; travel stories about skiing in Japan (Niseko), food in Morocco, the delights of Norfolk Island and the thrill of ziplining in Rotorua's forestry; and various other features.

Check out their website for fabulous travel stories, guides, photos, videos and more, from all around the world. www.destinationsmagazine.com


Big Bend on the Murray River

Murray River Run, April 2019 - write-up

Click here for an overview of the Maher Escorted Tours "Murray River Run" trip which I led in April 2019. Under perfect blue skies, this trip was a wonderful blend of rural isolation and city sights. If you're after tranquility, stunning scenery, birdlife galore, plenty of food and a good measure of conviviality on tour, I highly recommend this trip. Accommodation is in lovely country hotels along the river, not on the boat itself (which is a day boat called the Spirit of the Murray). This trip is not to be confused with the Murray Princess which is a paddle steamer that operates on the lower part of the river.

The Spirit of the Murray runs from Border Cliffs on the Victoria/South Australia border near Mildura, and Wellington which is down towards Adelaide. The trip can be taken in either direction. At times we were the only sign of human life on the river. The birdlife is fantastic.

If you thought travelling the Murray River meant time spent cruising through muddy water - think again!