KRIS MADDEN is a multi-award winning journalist specialising in eco and sustainable tourism. She is also editor of the monthly Australian travel trade magazine Traveltalk Asia Pacific. Her articles have appeared in numerous Australian and international print and online publications including The Australian; Australian Geographic; Discovery Channel Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald; The Age; Sun Herald; Sunday Telegraph; Cruise Passenger, Vacations and Travel magazine and the Yahoo!Xtra NZ travel site, amongst others. She is also a contributor to a number of books, including Lonely Planet’s ‘Code Green – Trips of a lifetime that won’t cost the Earth’; the National Geographic Adventure Atlas of Australia.
In 2007, she was named Travel Writer of the Year Trade/Industry by the Australian Society of Travel Writers and won Best International Story under 1000 words the same year. She has also been a finalist in the Australian Federation of Travel Agents ‘Best Travel Writer’ award for two consecutive years.
She is immediate past president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and a member of the Foreign Correspondents Association.
LIAM NADEN is a freelance travel writer and the Guide to New Zealand Travel for About.com. As well as writing and being responsible for all of the editorial content for the New Zealand Travel website www.gonewzealand.about.com his writing has appeared in a number of other publications.
Specialist areas Liam covers are New Zealand and South Pacific travel, sailing and wine. Liam also works in partnership with travel photographer Malene Holm.
Ph: 021 025 845 24
LINDSAY WRIGHT Almost 75% of the planet is covered by ocean and Lindsay has the qualifications and experience to cover voyages ashore and afloat. He is a qualified ship master, experienced sailor and trained journalist. He is also the author of three books. His stories have appeared in North & South, Boating NZ, NZ Listener, NZ Today, Trade A Boat, Cruising World (and other overseas publications), plus national and provincial newspapers.