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Fiona Harper

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Fiona Harper is a travel writer based in north Queensland, Australia. A water baby at heart, it's no surprise that she specialises in the Great Barrier Reef and Pacific Island dream destinations like Fiji. Follow her at Travel Boating Lifestyle. Widely travelled, highly acclaimed and much published, when she's not writing she's probably running a marathon or exploring the world by foot, bike, kayak, camel or boat: whatever mode of transport she can get her hands on!

Posts by Fiona Harper

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  • 1
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    The wind will take you wherever it wants: the key to an enjoyable and fun journey is in adjusting your sails accordingly. Have an open mind, don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the ride.

  • 2
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    I don’t mind who I travel with. Getting to know people or reconnecting with myself is one of the joys of travel.

  • 3
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    The Solomon Islands was a real surprise – I didn’t expect to fall in love with the country. I’d visited Honiara many years ago while cruising the South Pacific. Though I did a fabulous dive on a WW2 wreck, my lasting impression was of a very downtrodden Honiara. Years later I had the opportunity to spend time in some of the islands and was hooked by the natural beauty and the warmth of people.

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

    This is a no brainer! Travelling by yacht is absolutely my favourite way to travel. I was introduced to sailing while hitching around Australia in my late teens. Getting a lift on a yacht from Broome through the Kimberleys, back then I had no clue about yachts or sailing. Arriving in Darwin six weeks later my course was set for the next 30 years. I went home, bought a yacht, beginning a lifelong obsession with sailing (don’t ask me about my tattoo!). These days I’m not quite so obsessed, though I still yearn for the right time when I will return to sea again.