SELECTED WORK

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Find Cheap Hotels With Trivago

While researching hotel prices for a story on Sydney, I discovered trivago, supposedly the world's largest hotel comparison site. My first thought was: why had I not been using the site before. I had heard …

Are You Ever Too Old For…Youth Hostels?

Australia has become a very expensive destination for foreign travellers who aren’t earning the high incomes that Aussies are currently earning. Hotels, flights, public transport, restaurant meals, and entry fees are all considerably more expensive …

How Much Time Is Enough Time In A Place?

One of the most infuriating things for a travel writer is being told, “You haven’t stayed long enough” or “you can’t see everything/anything here in a month – you can’t even see it in a …

To Travellers Who Have Dared To Live Their Dreams

“Did you imagine you would really be travelling the world and earning your living from your travels?” one of my dearest and oldest friends Becky wrote in an email to me the other day. “It’s …

Welcome to the New Cool Travel Guide

The re-launch of Cool Travel Guide has been a long time coming. And while this is a soft launch of sorts, we still have a few tweaks to make, loads of archival posts to re-tag, …

Load More Posts