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Antarctica: a few photos

April 12, 2011

As my long absence from blog updates might suggest, I’ve been travelling recently, and what a freaken trip! I was lucky enough to be invited by Chimu Adventures to go along on one of their Antarctica voyages, and it really was one of those once-in-a-lifetime things. The trip had everything: snow, ice, icebergs, penguins, seals, [...]

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The problem with overseas trips

March 8, 2011

This is going to come off sounding like an appalling whinge from an ungrateful tosser, but… what the hell. It’s never stopped me in the past. Because I’ve managed to find one of the only small things possibly wrong with getting paid to travel to exotic locations around the world for a living: getting ready [...]

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A little advice on opinion writing

February 9, 2011

Travel’s fun. At least it is to me. It’s about going out into the big wide world and enjoying yourself. Nothing too heavy. For others, though, it’s serious business. It stirs deep passions – it’s worth getting angry about. At least, it is for some of the people who read my blog on the Herald. [...]

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Freelance Travel Writing: How to get started

February 6, 2011

It’s the hardest thing. You look at other writers in papers and magazines, and you think, “Okay, I could do that. But how?” Kicking off your career as a travel writer is a slog, no doubt about it. And there’s no easy way around it. It sounds glib, but it really is going to take [...]

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How to become a freelance travel writer

January 10, 2011

Christmas is great, innit? You eat like Kyle Sandilands at Sizzler, you drink like Mel Gibson on a… well, Tuesday, and you persuade yourself that all the work you know you should be doing can be put off until some time in the very distant future. And so it is that I look over my [...]

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