About Genevieve

Whether it’s with words, images or illustrations, I love squeezing stories out of life and onto a page. I am a writer, photographer and illustrator (with a pen and paintbrush, not the program).

I live in Melbourne but grew up in sunny, sub-tropical Brisbane, which means I have only just discovered the difference between seasons and hold very unrealistic weather expectations. I try to balance international travel with seeing more of my own enormous country, the landscapes of which can feel just as foreign as the other side of the world.

I love city life but am a fresh air snob in a way most people reserve for fine wine or fancy footwear and am always planning my next mini-escape to the trees or seas.

Experiencing local culture in its many forms – particularly edible ones – keeps me juggling a pen, a camera and paintbrush.

If I’m not in search of food, I’m hunting down killer views in a constant battle between my adventurous eyeballs and my lifelong fear of heights firmly rooted in the rest of my body.

I am a firm believer that a destination is never done. Travel is a mindset that finds the magic in every moment. Until I can collect my next passport stamp, I get my thrills seeing a familiar place with fresh eyes.

You don’t have to quit your job to see the world.

I’m not a full-time traveller – I am a full-time freelancer in digital marketing, as well as food & travel writing and photography. You can still have great travel experiences without abandoning your career! I keep this blog to share what I’ve discovered so far. If you want to check out my other work, check out my website.

I’ve been travelling with my best friend, with my family, with tours, cruises and while studying in Paris and I loved pretty much all of it.

Soft Serve Ice Cream Outside the Met NYC

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Have a travel question or just want to say hi? Please get in touch!

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39 thoughts on “About Genevieve

  1. Genevieve, what a terrific blog! I love your gorgeous site layout, vivid photos and memorable stories. Keep it up! I subscribed and promise to check back often. We’ve been to many of the same places!

  2. This is the first time for me to experience such a great and amazing blogs, Great Gen, Keep it up.

    I hope you your next trip is EGYPT.

    Regards

  3. Great blog- discovered it via Instagram link. Am from Brisbane too! Currently doing Canada and US while based in Ottawa. Looking forward to pics of warm climes as it snows here!

    1. Whoops, replied to your other comment above! I’ve been a bit slack of late, I’m the marketing director for a NFP that is launching a charity in April, so unfortunately travel blogging has taken a backseat lately 🙁 Doing well though! Can feel the travel bug biting again already, hopefully will get back into the swing of regular posting soon. Hope you’re well!

  4. Hi Genevieve! Thanks for bringing my attention to your work by following my blog. You have a really great site and can’t wait to get to know you more by reading your stories. Best wishes! Be in touch 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! It’s been great hearing your opinions and experiences on my posts 🙂 Thanks so much for the nomination, you made my day! Your blog is super inspiring, I know of a couple of other blogs you might like actually – such as The Wellness Warrior by Jess Ainscough, I think you could relate a lot 🙂 Excited to check out your other picks as well!

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