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Here we are… My ‘About Me’ page. Where I’m supposed to impress you with witty comments or interesting facts. Well I guess I’ll start by telling you the musings I cover on this site and what you can expect:

  • Entertaining and informative travel videos 
  • Amusing and quality writing about the things I’m passionate about…
  • Which are: 
    1. Adventure and ‘off the beaten path’ style travel
    2. Eco-tourism and cultural immersion
    3. Saving money while travelling
    4. Storytelling
Did that impress you? Probably not. You want the juicy stuff. Like, who am I? What’s my deal? What’s the meaning of life?

Well to surely impress you, I will summarise my life in dot point form to save time:

I was born in 1986 in a tiny mountain town called Mt Barker in South Australia into a weird cult religion. I got my name from this cult because they believe in the healing power of Crystals. My brother and dog were also named after the cult.
My mum (who raised me) never had a job so I’ve always been real good at saving and managing money.

I nearly died of an asthma attack at two hours old and the doctors got me breathing again by swinging me around the room by my feet!

My mum is English and my dad American. I have my Australian and UK passport and I plan to utilise both. Cha-Ching!
The Poor ExplorerGrowing up I wanted to be a Veterinarian because I LOVE animals. But then I did a weeks volunteer work in a Vet Clinic and after seeing dead puppies I decided that career just wasn’t for me.
I was in a really, REALLY bad car crash when I was 16 years old. If you want to know more about that then watch the documentary I made about the crash aimed at young drivers.

Doing voluntary Road Safety work got me into the film/television industry that I’ve been working in for the last five years, developing my storytelling skills.

Travel has been a part of my life since I was born. At one year old I was dragged around rural Australia in a camper van (HELP, a dingo ate my baby!) and since eight years old we never lived in a single house for more than a year.
At 18 I went to Bali and since then I haven’t been able to stop travelling despite my monetary disadvantages. Even at university I travelled in every mid-year break I had.

Countries I have been to include: Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Japan, India, New Zealand, England, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Cuba and the Philippines so far…

Before I left Sydney I worked in Television and owned my own production company; Nostalgia Films, that makes promotional videos, music videos and other small-scale shoots. I have since taken this company with me and make travel videos as I go.
I’m currently 30 years old, travelling the world by myself, occasionally getting into sticky situations and making videos as I go!

So let’s hang out. Here are a couple of my favourite posts to get you started 🙂

[WATCH] Journey of a Postcard

What happens when a postcard is lost for six years, and then finally hand delivered to its rightful owner? I write this hung over, with a pounding headache and a sore neck. But I am very excited to tell this story, for it is one with substance
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