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Travel story: 48 hours in Vientiane, Laos

Travel story: 48 hours in Vientiane, Laos

In May, I wrote a 48-hour piece on my new home town of Vientiane, Laos for the popular Asian travel magazine, DestinAsian. It was great to include many of the restaurants, cafes, shops and other places that make this city so unique and interesting.

Here are the highlights of spending a weekend in Vientiane...

Behind The Story: Tackling Obesity in Schools

Behind The Story: Tackling Obesity in Schools

Our obsession with cooking, restaurants, take away, fast food, gourmet living, celebrity chefs, cookbooks, disposal incomes, bigger houses, more sophisticated electronics... all combine to make us want more, have more and eat more. Preferably cooked by someone else and served up to us in the comfort of our over-sized lounge chair.

These days, overweight adults have ballooned into obese adults and we've passed our over-eating habits onto our kids. Which is much, much worse. My article for Essential Kids on tackling child obesity in schools...

Behind The Story: Stoney Rise Winery

Behind The Story: Stoney Rise Winery

For a Pinotfile like me, visiting the Tamar Valley, and Tasmania in general is a real treat. Tasmania arguably makes Australia's best Pinot Noirs and sparkling wines.

So, it's hard to go to Tassie and not trip over great Pinots at every turn. And great Pinot winemakers too, as was the case at Stoney Rise winery...

Behind The Story: Helping Disabled Children in Vietnam

Behind The Story: Helping Disabled Children in Vietnam

I have long wanted to write a story about the remarkable achievements of an Australian woman we met in Vietnam. Her name is Robyn Morley and she has saved and changed the lives of hundreds of disabled children and their families in Vietnam.

One thing about living in a developing country is that there are endless people in need, a million ways to help, and incredible people who dedicate their lives to do just that. People like Robyn, who came to Vietnam on a holiday that changed her whole life...

Freelancing: Will Write For Truffles

Freelancing: Will Write For Truffles

Food writing at its most fun - I went on a truffle hunt and cook for a sponsored story for Electrolux.

It was brilliant fun and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Canberra in winter, who loves food and truffles (or the idea of truffles) and wonders where they come from and how to find, buy and cook with them. Delicious!