Wanderlust has always tugged at Karen’s heart. An Aussie travel writer, editor, photographer, and animal-lover, Karen has traveled the globe for more than 30 years. Her favorite adventures include walking with a herd of elephants through Botswana’s Okavango Delta, temple-hopping in Cambodia, carving up powder-packed slopes in Europe, and blissing out on a tiny island in the Bahamas for two years.
Karen writes travel guidebooks, travel articles, and hotel reviews. Her favorite assignment? Writing hotel profiles on more than 300 luxury resorts and game lodges in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Karen is a Contributing Editor at PlanetWare: Travel Guides by the Experts, and you can see hundreds of her articles in both print and online media, including The San Diego Union Tribune, Montecito Magazine, Bindu Trips, and Forbes Travel Guide.
Wild places and tropical islands are Karen’s favorite destinations. She has lived in the Cayman Islands; Namibia; Zimbabwe; Switzerland; Whistler, Canada; Santa Barbara, California; the French Alps; and Jackson Hole.
Currently she resides on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast with her photographer husband, Brian Hastings, and their two teenage children. Together, they travel the world in search of new adventures to share with fellow travelers.
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