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Our love of travel often takes a toll on the fragile world around us. With gas guzzling long-haul flights, bulk bottled water and the taming of wild beasts to carry our lazy butts up and down the tourist strip, travelling ‘light’ is often hard to do. But there is a way and Footprints and Photos is here to help you find it!

If you are a greenie at heart, like to make the ‘right’ choices and believe that this planet of ours is our one and only, then subscribe and join me as I share my advice on how to TRAVEL GREEN, how to be ECO-FRIENDLY, and how we can contribute to the world around us in a POSITIVE sense.

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An enviro at heart!

As a qualified environmental scientist, I am committed to having as little impact as possible on the world around us. I have worked in various aspects of the environmental industry in Australia for 10 years. Australia is lucky in that it values it’s environmental gifts – the majority of tourism photographs or video adverts that you will see on Australia will feature the beautiful natural landscape and wildlife. We also depend on our earth for our economy – mining, farming, fishing. Due to this we have stringent environmental laws and regulations – and for these I am grateful. Not only did they provide me with a career, but they have fed my passion and set a benchmark for environmental protection.

A sufferer of itchy feet!

When I travel, as I do regularly and often for long periods of time, I believe it is important to be conscious of the environmental impact we have whilst on the move – whether that be in our own backyards or around the globe. Seeing the various levels of environmental respect, or lack there of, compels me to behave as I would when at home – or even better!

Having visited 60 countries (and counting!) I enjoy sharing my tips, experiences and eye opening encounters via this blog. Subscribe if you’d like to hear great tips on how to be environmentally conscious when abroad – or if you’d just love to hear about the crazy places I end up in!

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An Australian abroad

I have recently moved to Cape Town, South Africa. This city is vibrant, contrasting and overflowing with appeal. Prior to this I was in Nairobi, Kenya for 6 months. Life there was definitely challenging but I loved it. We volunteered in a slum (Mukuru kwa Ruben) and lived in an apartment building – the only mzungu (foreigner) for miles. I like this about my life; that I’m not living my old life in a new city, I am living a completely new life. Being immersed in such different cultures is eye-opening and I really enjoy seeing how people live and interact. Join me for this crazy adventure!

Some of my incredible Footprints and Photos adventures also feature elsewhere online!

Check out The Australia Times for articles on:

  • Putting the Silk in the Silk Road
  • Gorge-ous Georgia
  • Abandoned in Bulgaria
  • Aussie micro-holidays for the classic travel addict

Or head to Travelicious – Travel Guides for tips on places like Doha, Qatar. If you’d like to read more, my Guest Posts and Published Works page has a full list 🙂

I hope you will stick around and join me as I criss-cross the planet taking only photos, and leaving only footprints.

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