Jane E. Fraser is one of Australia’s best-known travel writers – despite having absolutely no sense of direction.
She writes a nationally-syndicated column, ‘Travel Insider‘, for Fairfax Media – including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times and WA Today - and is a contributor to many other high profile publications, including inflight magazines, consumer travel titles and business journals. She also writes the occasional restaurant review for Australian Gourmet Traveller.
Jane has won many awards for her work, including several from the Australian Society of Travel Writers, one in the Tourism Ireland Writers Awards (judged by a panel including Lonely Planet founder Maureen Wheeler) and a Special Award for Travel Writing at the Queensland Tourism Awards. Jane is a confident public speaker and is regularly interviewed by major Australian radio stations.
Itchy feet led her to take time out to work as a tour guide in Africa before leaving newspapers and joining specialty travel publication Travel Week Australia, where she was deputy editor and headed up the Sydney office.
After a few years of learning the travel industry inside out, she resigned and set off travelling through South America, the USA and Canada, dancing in the Rio Carnivale, looking after an orphaned monkey in the Amazon, trekking the Inca Trail, travelling into Alaska by public ferry and driving 23,000 kilometres around North America in a Kombi van.
Since returning to Australia, she has been working as a freelance travel writer and editor and has travelled extensively around six continents. She takes on occasional editing contracts and has edited high profile publications including the R.M. Williams Outback Travel Guide and Voyages magazine.
Jane is based in Noosa, Australia, and sits on the board of the regional tourism body, Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd.
Why the ‘E’?
Because the byline ‘Jane Fraser’ was already in use by another journalist.
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