Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I'm a freelance travel writer with work published in Wanderlust, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, Travel Africa, The Australian and numerous in flight magazines among others. I also write guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK and Bradt. I'm currently based in Cape Town.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
South Africa, wine, craft beer, North and South Korea, independent travel, overlanding in Africa
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
South Atlantic and South Pacific Islands, Greenland
Other travel / language expertise?
I've visited 45 countries across six continetns and have lived in six different countries. I am fluent in Spanish and also speak some French, German, Xhosa and Korean.
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Let me know if your able to make it. Would be nice if you were able to spend a couple of days after Indaba at one of our Camps? It would be ideal if you could visit one of our products prior or after Indaba (My aim is to expose others to our Unique product as a sustainable green product)
I’m sure that you will find that the visit will provide you with a multiple range of angles for story ideas. I host media at the camp regularly, and will be doing the same after Indaba and your welcome to join me (Your stay in the camp is on me, just let me know if you would be able to spend some time with us)
Me and another journalist 'Mark Sissons' from the USA will visit one of our camps after Indaba (I also take a Media group to Green destinations on a annual basis as part of my contract with SA Tourism, I represent them and create itineraries for sustainable tourism products in South Africa –“ The Green Media tour”)
We could have a chat and look at possible inclusion in next year’s tour, I took 9 journalist to Makuleke private concession in February and it was a blast, the feedback and exposure was phenomenal.
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