Then her real life began and for the past 16 years she has worked as a freelance book editor, health and travel writer. She and her husband Keith have driven enough road trip kilometres in Africa to take them around the world about 15 times. She loves everything about Africa – its small towns and villages, its people, its culture and heritage, its wildlife and conservation.
She’s happiest in the middle of nowhere, meeting the locals, trying something new, or simply watching the grass grow.
She has published three books, including two travel books: A Walk in the Park: travels in and around South Africa’s national parks (2009) and Travels in the Kalahari: Exploring the spirit of the thirstland (2012).