Louise Southerden

Louise Southerden is a freelance travel writer from Sydney, now based in northern NSW, who never dreamed of travelling the world and writing about it. A three-month trip across Africa in the back of an overland truck 25 years ago changed that and she has since won several awards, including the Australian Society of Travel Writers' Travel Writer of the Year award - four times. Louise specialises in nature-based experiences and is passionate about simple, sustainable travel.

A baby gorilla in Rwanda.


The destinations we need to visit

In countries such as Nepal, Jordan, Afghanistan and Rwanda, your tourist dollar can do double duty helping the locals and wildlife, writes Louise Southerden.

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New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, is like the last frontier.


Six of the Best: Sea kayaking adventures

Sea kayaking offers idyllic islands, spectacular coastlines, ancient hunting sites and leisurely ways of life.

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