About

 

I’m a freelance travel writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa.

I’ve been travelling for a living for the last eight years – for four of them I worked at Getaway magazine as a photojournalist and web editor before I went solo. My travel stories, which range from narratives and guides to photo essays and philosophical pieces, have been published in magazines and newspapers around the world.

In the name of work I’ve climbed glaciers in Patagonia, eaten my way through India in search of the best curry, hot air ballooned in Turkey, learned how to tango in Buenos Aires, road tripped across the USA, tried my hand at ice curling in Switzerland, partied at Burning Man, skied the Italian alps and zip lined through a misty cloud forest in Costa Rica.

While I worked at Getaway I travelled almost exclusively in Africa, where my assignments took me on some amazing adventures, from safaris in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Namibia, hiking to an active volcano on Reunion island, tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda and overlanding from Johannesburg to Malawi in a Mini to sleeping under the starts in the Namib Desert, beach hopping in Mozambique and finding the best street food in Mauritius.

In 2014 I packed up my life in Cape Town and travelled around the world for 500 days, exploring the USA, South and Central America, Europe and Asia.

In 2016 I studied an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking at University College London, shooting my graduation film on a wildlife hunting ranch run by a community of former hunter gatherer people in South Africa. Since then I’ve been working on several short film projects.

On this blog I share the stories and photos of my travels. I don’t do a lot of how-to guides or bucket lists – there’s more than enough of that around – instead I just write about places that I’ve loved the most.

If you want to see some of my work, here’s a selection of my published stories and my photography.

 

 

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