Hello and Welcome to Travel with Joanne
Come and explore Suburban Sydney with me as I discover Sydney differently. Each fortnight, I take myself off to a different part of Sydney, one that I know little about, and see what I can find. Discover with me what makes this great city tick. Interact with locals, learn about different cuisines, fascinating facts and discover new artwork in the form of street art and sculpture.
My suburban discoveries provide a snapshot of the culture of a suburb through my eyes. I only use public transport and each suburb has a map with a general guide to the route I took which you can download, so anyone can easily follow in my footsteps.
The list of suburbs is growing
After two years of regular exploring over forty-five suburbs feature 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.
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
Sometimes it isn’t easy to push myself to get out there and to explore a new area. That’s when I draw on your comments and feedback for motivation and inspiration.
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.
And if you have a suburb in mind that I really should visit, let me know and I’ll try to get to it sooner rather than later.
Of course I write about other travels and experiences too
Sometimes I write about my other travels and I occasionally write for other sites.
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
All my photographs are available in large format. If you like my style and would like to work with me, I’d be happy to talk about how we can work together. 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 (for Tank Stream Tour)
“Thank you for a great story. Excellent review. Greatly appreciated your time, observations and indeed questions.” John Pastor , Go Local Tours (for Tank Stream Tour)
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