I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoy cooking, backgammon, gardening, writing, reading and photography. You can see some of my photos at (website hidden) and my blog about cooking, gardening, and living simply at (website hidden).
I love to travel, meet people and discover new places. I am a consultant (higher education) and fledgling historian (urban environmental history). My research focus is two-fold: (1) research influence in higher education learning and teaching and (2) the Los Angeles River (think the Grease car chase scene).
As well as lots of Australian travel for work, I've traveled on the east and west coast of the US, meeting wonderful airbnb hosts along the way. I've also spent time in Thailand (where I volunteered all too briefly at the Elephant Nature Park for rescued and convalescing elephants), Laos, Cambodia and New Zealand.
I'm passionate about photography, travel, good food, great company, architecture, gardening, food justice, sustainability, education and the environment. I'm intermittently interested in politics, trashy magazines, and reading lonely planet just for fun.