thetravelmaverick has written 40 posts for thetravelmaverick

Photo: View at Mt Bromo, Java

Aussies’ top flight partner revealed

28/09/11: Virgin Chairman Richard Branson has been named in a new survey among 1000 of Expedia’s Australian Facebook users as the number one celeb they would most like to sit next to on a flight. With 15 per cent of the vote, Branson beat off competition from US President Barack Obama and Johnny Depp (both … Continue reading

Expert advice on travel writing

The web has some fantastic advice and resources for aspiring travel bloggers and travel writers. Joining the travel community on Twitter is a fast and rewarding way to access one of the internet’s most engaged and enthusiastic groups – try searching on the #TTOT (travel talk on twitter) hashtag, and you’ll see what I mean. … Continue reading

Five of the best travel tweeters

I have been travelling and writing about it for a few years now, but only recently have I joined the twitter travel community to share tips and experiences. It’s a fantastic community to be involved with, truly a global network with some amazing stories, unique perspectives and 24hr support for travellers anywhere. Here are some … Continue reading

Photo: Seagull at Circular Quay, Sydney

Have you packed this essential travel kit?

No matter how much you prepare, you’ll always find that when you eventually get down to the business of travelling there will be something you absolutely wish you’d thought of packing for your journey. Luckily, in most cases, you’ll find what you need while you’re on the road. Here’s a few items I’ve picked up … Continue reading

Camel’s milk ice cream?

20/09/11: Ice cream made from camel’s milk is set to go on sale in the UK for £4 a scoop. The dessert, which is already popular in the Middle East, is the brainchild of UK company Ginger’s Comfort Emporium (@GingersComfort) and will be unveiled in London next month at the Experimental Food Society Spectacular. It’s a healthy … Continue reading

Photo: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

Top five tips for long term travel

OK, so ‘top fives’ can get a bit tiresome, but here I’ve put together what I hope you’ll find are some unique and invigorating tips for long term travel: TIP#5: BE PREPARED Many first time travelers and even some of us more seasoned can be in for a shock when we arrive in a new … Continue reading

A great start to a travel writing career

11/09/11: I’m pretty chuffed my first published article seems to have been well received – thanks to all who’ve read and enjoyed. It’s around 7pm Sunday night and it’s running as the top story in four States in Fairfax online. I’m not sure whether the attention I’ve been paying the piece has driven that or … Continue reading

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