I’m an “accidental” travel writer, a career journalist who stumbled into the travel writing world about 20 years ago and grabbed it with both hands. And I’m definitely a “glass half full” kind of person. My blog is about my love of travel and I hope the name I’ve chosen for it reflects my inherent optimism about life.
From time to time, I also write about other things – life, love, loss, issues in society that I think are worth exploring, or things that have particularly touched my heart.
While I love to roam the world, the places closest to me are Australia, where I’ve lived for 30 years, and New Zealand, where I grew up. I’ve also lived in England, Canada and the Middle East, and visited about 60 countries. I believe that travel builds bridges between different cultures, and helps us understand that deep down there are not many differences between us. I’ll go anywhere for a good story but prefer less trodden paths. Driving, walking, talking, snorkelling, wining and dining…and always writing about it, with passion, depth and humour.
I also love photography, and hope that my images go as far as my words in describing the wonderful world we live in. Sometimes – when I’m at home – I’ll write about what’s around me in Brisbane, which is just as interesting to me as some more far-flung places. If I don’t find something interesting, I figure you won’t either.
Favourite places? That’s a tough question, but if I have to choose I’ll say (apart from Australia and New Zealand) my top five would be Laos, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Finland and Ireland. But really, I’m just as happy exploring my own backyard because wherever you are – at home or far way – the world is a fascinating and fun place. So please subscribe and come on my travels with me.
If you enjoy this blog, you might also like to sign up to my Facebook page, Lee Mylne – Travel Journalist, which often has different content and links to my published work.
33 Responses to “About Lee”
Laos would be my top pick, it’s just beautiful there… Nice to stumble upon another NZer living in Qld (at least for now!)
So funny – I’ve just been writing a comment on your About page, came back to mine, and there you were! And I’m from Whangarei.
I feel like I am chasing you around the blogosphere tonight…amusing indeed
In the short time I’ve been following your blog I’ve felt a personal connection and have really enjoyed your posts. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please check out http://mamacormier.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/im-honoured/ for more details.
Thank you so much. I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog – and sorry for not responding to this more quickly but I’ve been on the road for the best part of a couple of weeks, and am now catching up on all sorts of things, including blogging! Will check it out in detail when I have a bit more time to do it justice!
“the world is a fascinating and fun place.”
~ Indeed. Have you been to the Philippines?
No, I haven’t been to the Philippines…not yet,. anyway!
Hi Lee, Do you have an email address I can contact you on directly?
Hi Lara – you can email me on email@example.com.
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. I’ve created a post on my blog, theinbetweendream.com.
Thanks so much! I’m thrilled that you like my blog so much – and very flattered to be nominated. I’ve actually been nominated before so I think I’ll leave it this time, but thank you for the compliment. If you want to read what I wrote last time, it’s here: https://aglasshalf-full.com/2013/02/01/whats-this-an-award/
Lovely to meet you Lee, looking forward to reading more of your adventures.
Thank you! I love to meet new followers. Will have a look at your blog soon :-)
I have never calculated countries where I have visited. About 20 years ago I ended to calculate my flying hours in an air planes. Then I had them more than 3000 hours.
Happy and safe travel!
Oh I can’t even begin to think about how many hours I’ve spent flying. To go back over the years and add it all up would be impossible – and possibly frightening.
Really appreciated your presentation for our travel and tourism class at TAFE Brisbane today. Thanks for your words of wisdom, tips and comments. So valuable.
Thanks Caroline – and thank you for the introduction!
Thank you for your talk today at TAFE Lee, it was very inspirational and helpful. All the best.
Thanks Bonnie. Glad you found it helpful!
Thanks to Lee for coming in to my Tafe class. I am studying a diploma of Travel and Tourism and your wisdom and knowledge were very helpful and will help me for any path I take in travelling. You are very inspiring :) xx
Thank you Chelsea – happy travels!
It was lovely having you come and talk about your blog and I loved your travelling stories
-student from Sabine’s class
I love sharing my blogging and travel stories with those who are starting out on the same path. Thanks for the comment.
Thank you for giving a talk at TAFE, we all really appreciate it and will definitely benefit from it! You’re great! :)
Thanks, Jessica. I hope it will be of benefit to you.
Thankyou for coming in today, such great pointers on getting started in the travel blogging world!
I’m glad you found it helpful. Thanks for listening!
Thankyou so much for coming into our TAFE class and sharing your insight on the business of blogging.
I very much enjoyed your talk.
Hope you are well.
Glad you found it useful Lachlan. Happy blogging!
Thank you for coming to my class today and sharing your personal experience with my classmates, it was quite interesting and intriguing. Many of us have learnt quite a bit and enhanced and broaden our knowledge on travel blogging.
Many thanks again for sharing such an experience with us.
Thanks Kevin, I’m glad you found it useful and interesting.
Thank you so much for coming in and talking to us about blogging and your work today at TAFE. I learnt so much and look forward to putting some of your suggestions into practice on my own blog.
Thanks Josephine, I hope you enjoy continuing to blog.