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Man From Snowy River Bush Festival – Corryong

Nothing speaks of Aussie bush heritage more than Banjo Patterson’s famous poem, ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Musicians have sung it, there’s been a movie made about it, and the town of Corryong, at the base of the Australian Alps, has created an entire festival around it. The sleepy little alpine hamlet swells in April […]



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Japan in 7 days – part one

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were in windswept Patagonia, Argentina with our globetrotter, Finn, who was seven months old. After returning home from a whirlwind seven-day trip to Japan I’m looking forward to a sultry, laid-back summer in Queensland. I’m looking forward to collecting the mangoes that drop abundantly from […]


globetrotting with a conscience

Mobile Menders This article appeared in salt magazine, a Sunshine Coast lifestyle publication.  words & photos kate johns The screaming child clings protectively to his mother’s back, wrapped in a dirty patterned shuka. The child’s hair is dreaded together with ochre-coloured mud. He wears no clothes except for a red beaded necklace below his belly button […]

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Wet and wild riding in the Delta, Botswana

This is an article that I wrote for a African Lifestyle, Travel magazine on a riding safari in Botswana.  Riding high in the Okavango I wake to a grumbling, whirring noise within breathing distance of my head. A flimsy tent sheet lies between me and this “thing” which sounds like a contented cat purring although […]