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As my profile blurb says, I’m a Brisbane based freelance writer and blogger pursuing my passion for writing. This blog Travel Bug Within is about one of my serious passions: TRAVEL. Travellers share something in common – whether it’s a desire to meet people, experience new places and cultures, or re-visit somewhere where there was an affinity. I’m one of the countless millions travelling for various reasons: fun; adventure; curiosity and business. But no matter where I go – travel for me is special.
Travel inspires me and the travel bug inside wishes I could escape more often. However, at the moment I cannot uproot and travel endlessly. Somewhere in the future, my gypsy soul will wander for longer (sabbaticals in foreign places) but right now I’m mum to three lads (Mr 21 and two teenagers) so I stay based in one place (mostly.) A few trips each year satiate the bug! My lads sometimes travel with me, helping me with writing inspiration, content (and occasional grief!)
Why follow me?
I’m an Associate Writer Member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers Thanks to this society with an immensely talented collective of travel writers, bloggers, editors and PRs, I have expanded on my travel knowledge exponentially! And managed a few press trips in between, allowing me to add to my story-telling.
I’m in the middle of my 50’s now – I admit I don’t feel it but my lads remind me I am “old” – so you won’t find the backpacking stories here. (Unless I’m recounting stories from my backpacking days a few decades ago now!)
What you will find are stories from my travels:
- as a solo traveller
- a single mum with her kids
- with friends
- on press trips.
I write about what happened along the way and what may make things easier for you, should you decide to travel to the same destination. My stories are honest insights that will hopefully keep you reading to the end and maybe entice you to sign up to read more.
And please take a moment to comment, I promise will read them and reply (unless they’re spam 🙁 )
If you’d like me to write for you, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I’m hoping Travel Bug Within inspires you to explore more of our amazing world.
The Copyright “stuff”
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If I share photography that is not mine, I will credit the photographer. If you would like to use any of the photos in my blog, I ask you to notify me and provide a link back to this blog, with a clear acknowledgment of all items used. Please do not crop, alter or edit my photographs.