Originally from New Zealand, I spent eleven years living in Melbourne before moving to Sydney in 1993. Realising a career as a fashion-footwear buyer did not combine well with two young children, I returned to writing and have been freelancing since 1998.
I now write about travel, from weekends away to longer vacations, relaxing getaways to adventure holidays, both with my family and on my own.
My articles and photographs appear in a variety of newspapers, magazines and online travel sites. I regularly contribute to Escape, News Ltd’s national travel lift out, and my work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Sun-Herald, The Weekend Australian and the New Zealand Herald.
Magazines and online includes ninemsn, Vacations & Travel, Get Up & Go, Voyeur, Out & About with Kids, Go Camping, Cruise Passenger, Club Marine and Cruising Helmsman among others. I’m also a regular reviewer for the SMH Good Pub Food Guide.
I take pride in producing articles that inform, entertain and inspire. In 2008 I was a finalist in the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ Travel Writer of the Year Award in the Australian story under 1000 words category.
I am a committee member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, and member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, New Zealand Travel Communicators (Travcom), The Australian Journalists’ Association, Australian Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers (NSW).
For more information, samples of published clips and editor testimonials, please visit www.briarjensen.com.au.