Hello and Welcome to Travel with Joanne
Discovering Sydney and the World
Started as a way to discover Sydney differently, to encourage others to get out and about beyond their usual Sydney haunts, Travel with Joanne has evolved. While I still regularly take myself off to a part of Sydney that I know little about, and write about what I find, I also write about my other travel adventures both within Australia and overseas.
There are road trips to Broken Hill and the Big Red Bash outside Birdsville as well as personal experiences in Iran, Russia and on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Walking the Camino de Santiago (both the French and the Portuguese Routes) also gets a mention.
I encourage you to discover with me what makes the great city of Sydney tick. Interact with locals, learn about different cuisines, fascinating facts and discover new artwork in the form of street art and sculpture.
And then explore the world further through my eyes.
Discover Sydney for Yourself – Use My Maps
Be inspired by my writing and photographs to get out and about in Sydney, to discover something new about the city you either live in or are visiting.
After more than three years of regular exploring there are over eighty suburbs listed in Travel with Joanne. Some suburbs have a multicultural flavour (Auburn, Cabramatta and Strathfield come to mind). Foodie suburbs (like Petersham, Harris Park and Haberfield) and suburbs with graffiti (Newtown and St Peters) get a mention.
In other suburbs, walking along the coastline is the focus (Cronulla, Bronte and Watson’s Bay). Many are close to the city centre (Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Newtown) but others like Palm Beach, Windsor and Liverpool are further afield.
I only use public transport when exploring a suburb of Sydney. Each suburban walk has a map with a general guide to the route I took which you can download, so anyone can easily follow in my footsteps.
Tour Write Ups
I will let you know if I write about a tour that I have been on as a guest of the operator. I only mention restaurants or other establishments if I feel they add to my story. They do not pay me.
Work With Me
If you like my style and would like to work with me, I’d be happy to talk about how we can work together.
All my photographs are available in large format. Use the contact form to get in touch.
Feedback from Happy Clients
“That is the best piece I have read on Kadoo Tours. The SMH, the Southern Courier and other bloggers have never done it such justice. So very detailed and accurate. We love it.” Grant Hyde, Kadoo Tours
“Hi Joanne, it was like walking the tour all over again. In fact, deja vu all over again – you captured the whole experience perfectly!…I love it …..Love your photography” Peter Hook, Hook Communications
“Thank you for a great story. Excellent review. Greatly appreciated your time, observations and indeed questions.” John Pastor , Go Local Tours
I have published two children’s picture books. They tell a story about places very dear to my heart – Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury River and are suitable for children from about age 3 to early readers.
Dangar Island: birds, barrows, a ferry and me is a simple story told in rhyme about the enviable life of children who live on Dangar Island. Available here