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!

Email: h e l l o w a n d e r b u g {at} gmail.com

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  • I see you’re from Brisbane! I’m currently traveling for 6 months until July but I’ll be going back to live in Brisbane and study at UQ! Small world…

  • I love your blog! What a great resource. Thanks for sharing your stories :).

    • Thank you! I’ve been loving yours as well 🙂

  • Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! Go to http://liberatedtraveler.com/2013/05/18/nomination-super-sweet-blogging-award/ for more details.

  • Hi Genevieve! I’m really happy I discovered your blog! I look forward to reading your travel stories:) I’ve nominated you for the Unique Leaves award! For more details, check out: http://donzwebb.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/unique-leaves-award/

    • 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!

      • You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoy my posts:) Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely check out her blog:)

  • 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 🙂

    • Hi! Thanks so much for your sweet comments 🙂 can’t wait to read more of your blog, your photos are so beautiful! Thanks for getting in touch 🙂

  • Great blog Genevieve! Best wishes 🙂

    • Hi! Thanks for commenting – I checked out your blog, it looks awesome. Can’t wait to read more of the Wayfarer’s Playbook.

  • Hey Genevieve! I’m sooo happy I discovered your blog and thanks for all your lovely comments! I nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award. Your blog is definitely one of my faves this year. Keep up the amazing work! – Donna
    You can check out my post here for award details: http://donzwebb.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/blog-of-the-year-award-2013/

    • Aw thank you! That is so sweet 🙂

      • You’re welcome! I can’t wait to see where you end up next!!:D

  • Hi Genevieve! I haven’t heard from you in a while. Hope you’re doing alright!:)

    • Thanks! Will do. I’m coming to NYC for 2 months in June/July 2015 so I’m hoping to get some trips to Canada in 🙂

    • 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!

  • Wow! Wonderful blog Genevieve – I’m going to poke around exploring all your posts now as there’s so many to choose from!

  • This is a great resource while I travel deeper into Europe, cheers!

  • As a fellow travel lover, it gives me immense joy to see other people spread the ‘infection’. Glad I stumbled across this blog 🙂

    • Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  • Hi Genevieve! You have a really cool blog!

  • Hi Genevieve! I just read your interview over at Talk ABout Beauty and I enjoyed it. I’m liking your blog a lot too, looking forward to reading more!

    • Thank you so much Mani, hope you enjoy it!

  • Hi Genevieve,
    It has been wonderful reading about your travels around the world.
    And I have nominated you for the ‘5 Places I’d love to visit again’- post inspired by ‘Booked.net’.
    Hope you enjoy it ! 🙂

    • Thank you! Such a great post idea. I loved reading your list too, they all sound like great places!

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  • @therealmanuja

    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!

    • Thank you! Oh cool 🙂 Sounds like a lot of fun – haha we have more heat than we can handle at the moment!

  • Omar

    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.


    • Thank you Omar, you made my day! Egypt looks amazing, would love to visit some day

  • 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!

    • Thanks so much Kevin! You’ve made my day 🙂 I’ll have to check out your blog and compare notes!

  • Lovely blog you have Genevieve! So many pretty pics and fab articles! Glad I found Wanderbug. It’s nice to connect!! Kristie x http://youtheworldwandering.com

    • Genevieve

      Thank you Kristie! 🙂