Sue Gough Henly

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Sue Gough Henly’s by-line has appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, The Guardian, Afar and all major Australian newspapers and travel magazines. She also created Genuine Journeys, with insider tips on best places for authentic experiences and luxury splurges. Sue got her start in travel journalism as editor of the Seattle-based “The Best Places”, a discerning series of guidebooks to the West Coast of the USA and Canada. Moving to New York, she worked editing travel, food, wine and lifestyle books at Workman Publishing. She now bases herself in Melbourne and writes for more than a dozen publications. Each day, she aims to fight the good fight for inquisitive, adventurous and free-spirited travel writing and against fairy floss, flabby solipsism, and other forms of somnambulant drivel.

Posts by Sue Gough Henly

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  • 1
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    Walking or kayaking are my most preferred methods of transportation because you can see and touch and smell so much more. In fact, you become so immersed in your surroundings that you can really feel the rhythm of life.

  • 2
    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    The most underrated destinations are often those in your own backyard. Never forget that your home base is someone else’s exotic destination. There’s always something new and interesting to explore close to home.

  • 3
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    The most important thing I’ve learned from travelling is to always keep my eyes open for new experiences and new ways to engage with the world. When I am on the road I tend to take more chances and challenge myself to be more adventurous, which is always good.

  • 4
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    I would choose someone who is well read, thoughtful, whimsical, a good storyteller and a good listener.