Our Writer & Photographer Friends
Our Planet Travel + Lifestyle is lucky to have a group of talented and professional writers and photographers who help us spread the good word about sustainable travel and living. Here are some of our regular contributors and friends. Please check out their websites and blogs. And look out for their next stories on our Blog and in Our Planet Travel + Lifestyle magazine.
Marie is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer living in Adelaide, with features in many leading travel and health magazines. Marie enjoys assisting with and promoting nature conservation, and is an avid bushwalker and cyclist. Blog: www.mariebarbieri.weebly.com/blog
Professional photographer Katie takes photos with a difference. Her unique skills are in producing emotionally connected imagery. Katie was a finalist in the 2013 National Photographic Portrait Prize. Katie has done an extensive series of eco photos for Our Planet Travel, in a joint project titled “Life on the Green Road”. Katie has just returned from an extended family campervan journey around Australia and has now re-established her photography business based at Mt Nebo, near Brisbane: www.embellysh.com.au
As a journalist with an international tourism management degree, Lina has worked and volunteered in many countries; including for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in Spain. She now offers her skills to Our Planet Travel on a regular basis – which we are very grateful for. Lina also assists with our social media activities.
Trained in Australia as an environmental scientist, Bruce was seduced by a chance to tour lead through China and Tibet. Fifteen years later he still lives in Asia, photographing and researching travel destinations, promoting environmental education through cultural immersion, and writing for travel magazines. His photo essays are always stunning, with a real eye for unique images. He also operates a travel business Bikeaways, offering guided cycling tours in China and Japan: www.bikeaways.com
Tony Karacsonyi is an award-winning wildlife photographer and travel writer, living on the NSW South Coast. He has a passion for wildlife, the sea, photography and all living things. Tony has travelled extensively in search of wild places, including Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Ecuador, Antarctica, India, Komodo Islands, Tonga, Philippines, Spice Islands, even Aldabra Atoll. Tony aims to keep travelling and photographing nature. In doing so, bring attention to the world’s diminishing wildlife and wild places.
Danielle is a photojournalist based at Mt Tamborine, just outside Brisbane. She is a winner of several photography awards, with her most recent being the ‘Best Travel Book Writer’ at the 2014 Travel Journalism Awards held in Fiji. Danielle loves nature and the outdoors, and particularly loves photographing the Australian outback. Danielle is also the judge of our photo competitions and owns Bluedog Photography: www.blue-dog.com.au
Linda McCormick is a freelance journalist and travel writer living in Melbourne. Originally from Northern Ireland, Linda’s obsession with travel started at a young age when she set off in search of a warmer place to call home. While travelling she became more aware of the negative impacts of globetrotting and the importance of sustainable and responsible travel. She now travels with a different attitude and shares her passion for the natural world and eco travel in her writing. Linda’s work is published in a number of leading magazines, papers and websites, and on her own travel blog: www.EcoTravellerGuide.com
Kara Murphy is a Brisbane-based travel photojournalist specialising in underwater and nature-based adventures. She hugs saltwater whenever possible, snorkelling alongside sea turtles, throwing the ball to her dog, or paddleboarding, and she believes picking up plastic bags from the seaside brings good karma. View her underwater photography or purchase sea turtle-themed phone cases by visiting: www.karamurphyimages.com
Tiana Templeman is an award-winning freelance travel journalist, Brisbane author and academic at Queensland University of Technology. She contributes to a diverse range of publications and holds a Master of Creative Industries and has recently completed a PhD on ‘Freelance Journalism in the 21st Century’. She is passionate about ‘slow travel’ and enjoys making connections with the local people, their culture and their environment in destinations around the world. Her favourite Australian eco-travel destination is Lord Howe Island. For more: www.tianatempleman.com
Kim holds a dual degree in Journalism and Arts, and a Honours degree. She’s recently completed a Masters in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University; and is currently working in Jordan. She has travelled to 24 countries (and counting…); however her favourite eco destination is Cuba – due to its untouched landscapes and seascapes. Her other passions are international politics and bush walking. Kim has written many stories for Our Planet Travel, and continues to enjoy her travels – lucky girl!
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