Luxury Travel Magazine story: ‘Myanmar – Cuba of the East’, July 2015

A feature story for the Winter 2015 issue of Luxury Travel Magazine. Click the image to read a PDF of the story or check out a brief excerpt below. Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately. It’s okay to call it Myanmar. “Most people here don’t care,” our guide, Ye Thiwa, says. “They just […]

Tiger Tales story: ‘Barbershop Quartet’ – November 2014

The cover story for the November-December issue of Tiger Tales Australia. Click the image to read a PDF of the story or check out a brief excerpt below. It’s the place where men get chatty, swapping sartorial secrets and giving up their best buys. Matt Shea chats with the sharpest of Australia’s new wave of […]

Tiger tales story: ‘Go to the Triffid in Brisbane’ – November 2014

A feature story for the November-December issue of Tiger Tales Australia. Click the image to read a PDF of the story or check out a brief excerpt below. Former Powderfinger bassist John Collins only just arrived, but is already talking about the Go-Betweens. “Why did they call it the Go Between Bridge? And not the Go-Betweens Bridge?” […]

Tiger Tales story: ‘Tatt’s My Town’ – September 2014

A feature story for the September-October issue of Tiger Tales Australia. Click the image to read a PDF of the story or check out a brief excerpt below. JAKE FRASER, DYNAMIC TATTOO “I basically painted what I thought Melbourne was to me,” says Dynamic Tattoo’s Jake Fraser, “which is live music, coffee and football.” While many cities […]

Tiger Tales story: ‘Weekend Warriors — Brisbane’, July 2014

A feature story for the July issue of Tiger Tales Australia investigating Brisbane’s indie music and arts scene. Click the image to read a PDF of the story or check out a brief excerpt underneath. We asked two very different travellers, Matt and Kate, to visit Brisbane for two very different weekends. They chose what to do, […]

Tiger Tales story: ‘Go Indie in Kuala Lumpur’, July 2014

My first story for Tiger Tales Australia’s sister publication, Tiger Tales Asia, looking at the independent music scene in Kuala Lumpur. The full story appears underneath; click the image below to view as a PDF. Special thanks to Razlan Shah for helping pulling this together. Everyone knows Kuala Lumpur has its fair share of glitzy bars and thumping […]

AskMen story: ‘5 Things to do in Sandakan’ – August 2014

A travel story for AskMen looking at Sandakan, an often overlooked destination for visitors to Malaysia. Excerpt below. Full story via the link at the bottom of the page. War stories might take people to Sandakan, its Memorial Park becoming an alternative to Gallipoli for those wanting an ANZAC experience, but the town is increasingly a magnet for other […]

AskMen story: ‘Exploring the Sabahan Countryside with Bike Borneo’ – August 2014

A travel story for AskMen. Check out the excerpt below or hit the link at the bottom of the page for the full story. I’m not sure I’ve ever been this hot in my life. It’s the kind of rare day you might experience in the middle of an Australian summer, one where everyone stays […]

AskMen story: ‘The Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort Review’ – June 2014

A hotel review for AskMen. Excerpt below. Full story via the link at the bottom of the page. I’m lying by the pool. Greener than green grass stretches in every other direction. Palm trees dapple the late afternoon sun. It must be, what, 34 degrees? But the heat is hardly vicious. We’re in the luscious […]

AskMen story: ‘Kuala Lumpur’s Top 5 Sky Bars’ – May 2014

A travel feature for AskMen looking at Kuala Lumpur’s best roof top bars. Excerpt below. Full story via the link at the bottom of the page. Kuala Lumpur is a city growing at an astronomical rate, which for a new visitor can make the Malaysian capital a little intimidating. All those highways, all that sprawl, all […]