Lee Mylne

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Lee brings a lifetime of travel experience and a love of Australasia and the South Pacific to her role as Bindu's Regional Acquisitions Editor for Oceania. Born in New Zealand and a long-time resident of Australia, she's been travelling the world for most of her adult life and simply never gets tired of it.  She's lived in six countries on four continents but now calls Brisbane, Australia, home. With a background in daily newspapers, she's spent the past 20-something years specialising in travel and tourism, writing for magazines, newspapers, digital and online publications, and guide books, including Frommer's and Rough Guides. Lee is a Life Member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, and served three terms as the society's president. She's also a long-time member of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (the Australian journalists' union) and a part-time lecturer in journalism at the University of Queensland. She's also a doctoral candidate in the Creative Industries faculty at Queensland University of Technology.  You can find more about her on her website, www.leemylne.com, but she'd really rather you read her regular musings on travel and life on her blog, A Glass Half Full. Yep, you got it...she's a born optimist! 

Posts by Lee Mylne

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  • 1
    Have you ever been somewhere that was so bad you couldn't write about it?

    No! In fact the “bad” travel experiences often make the best stories. And usually – in hindsight at least – the funniest. And every “bad” travel experiences is a learning curve – even if it’s only “don’t do this again!”

  • 2
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I’m a big fan of public transport. Hop on a local bus, train or tram, and you’ll meet the locals (and maybe even some local wildlife, depending where you are). It’s cheap, interesting, and a great way of learning about how a place ticks.

  • 3
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    With a companion. We don’t need to be joined at the hip the whole time, but it’s great to share the experience of a place with someone, even if it’s just to come together at the end of a day to talk about what we’ve seen and done. And I do hate eating alone, especially at dinner…That said, I do often travel alone when on assignment, and I’ve got used to it.

  • 4
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    To go with the flow, be patient, and be flexible. Travel never goes to plan, but there’s no point in getting frustrated by that.