Alison Plummer

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Normally no stranger to luxury, Alison once camped in Paris in a leaking kids' play tent ("don't ask"), and has often slept out under the stars in a swag across the Australian Outback ("now that's luxury money can't buy") on her globetrotting way. As a journalist/editor/managing editor and author, Alison's career has included newspapers, mass circulation weekly magazines, glamorous glossies, books, guides and all kinds of travel writing – destinations, food, wine, wellbeing, spas, art, drive/road trips and off the beaten track. Nearly (but not quite) all the important things in life!

Posts by Alison Plummer

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    Maybe it’s your own back yard? Or a big city that’s an airport hub you’d planned to leave as soon as possible but really has much to offer – Birmingham near Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK, for instance!

  • 2
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    Check that you have your up-to-date passport (and visa!). Then check again. Has your passport expired or is it due to expire? No-one believes it could happen to them, until it does.

  • 3
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    My husband, NZ-born photographer/videographer Ken Martin. We have always travelled together on road and other trips for work and pleasure. He’s very practical and calm in a crisis as prof. photographers need to be able handle almost any situation. We enjoy the same kind of food and – well, it’s a lot of fun.

  • 4
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    Cars. I love driving and my dream car is a navy blue Maserati. Helicopters, planes, ferries, trains, ships, 4×4, on foot – I love travelling so whatever it takes, really.