Hello and Welcome to Travel with Joanne
Travel with Joanne came about as the result of a personal challenge to explore Suburban Sydney and share my findings every fortnight. I write and photograph what I see, the people I meet and what I discover. After almost two years I haven’t missed a post even when travelling for six or more weeks.
So many Sydney Suburbs to choose from
There are now over forty suburbs to choose from. Take a look through the list. 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. I write about suburbs where 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.
Do comment and make suggestions
If my writing and photographs inspire you to go further afield and explore Sydney beyond the usual sights, I will have achieved my goal. Your comments encourage and motivate me, so do let me know what you think and if there is a suburb you’d like me to visit, tell me and I’ll try to get to it sooner rather than later.
Sometimes I write about my other travels and provide links to write ups on tours. Often I go on the tour as a guest of the operator and the site that publishes the story pays me a small fee by the site that publishes the story. I only mention restaurants or other establishments if I feel they add to my story. They do not pay me.
Let me know what you think.
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My two self-published children’s picture books are about places very dear to my heart – Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury River. They 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 that children who live on Dangar Island lead. Available here
The Riverboat Postman, also in rhyme, tells the story of the ride that two children take on The Riverboat Postman, delivering mail along the Hawkesbury River. Available here