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About me

I am the author of the humorous travel book Yank Down Under: A Drink and A Look Around Australia. As an American who lived in Australia for three years, I offer a unique perspective on life Down Under, along with a knack for observing and relaying hilarious stories about the unique places I visited and the characters I met along the way—and there are plenty of those. The pages of Yank Down Under are filled with witty cultural observations and historical perspective as I cruise the crocodile-infested waters of the Northern Territory with an Aboriginal guide, jump into a swimming hole with a busload of retirees, and stuff my face with beers and meat pies at “the footy.” Yank Down Under is “info-tainment”—a travel guide that was written to make you laugh and maybe even help you plan your trip.

I began my career as a newspaper journalist in Colorado, where I won the award for Best Column Writing from the Colorado Press Association at the age of twenty-three. Born and raised Massachusetts, I attended Eckerd College in Florida, then lived most of his adult life in California, Australia, and the French Alps. I've been a magazine editor, a radio sports anchor, an advertising copywriter, and a marketing professional for premium sports brands. I've also written for a number of magazines, hosted a YouTube series, dabbled in podcasting, and studied improv. If you read the book, let me know what you think on Amazon or on social media.

Why did you join the community?

I'd like to interact with the community and share my book: "Yank Down Under: A Drink and A Look Around Australia"


  • Hi Lisa, Thanks. I guess you always hope for more sales, but I just started a month ago. And it's great to hear a little positivity! So thanks. Definitely cool to be tops in those "guides" categories, especially when the book is more travel humor and st... show more

  • Hi Lisa, I just published my first book. I'm using a network of influencers I am lucky to have and then relying on my marketing skills from my 9-5 job. But it's not easy. Just grinding away and learning the tactics as I go. Luckily, the reviews are awes... show more

  • Hi Bianca, Thanks for the note. Yep, it was a long time coming and every time I thought I was just kept on! But feels great to have to out there and it's been fun hearing feedback from everyone getting laughs from it. I will definitely work o... show more

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    Yank Down Under 11 months ago

  • Hi Ian, Made it to Tassie, yep! I have a whole section on a road trip from Launceston to the coast and down to Hobart, which I really liked. Have you been to MONA in Hobart? What a wild place! And I did get to a couple Melbourne Storm rugby games, but I... show more

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    Yank Down Under 1 year ago

  • Hi everyone, I'm Tim and I'm a newcomer to the Travel Massive world. I'm excited to share news about my new book recounting my three years living and traveling in Australia. It's called Yank Down Under: A Drink and A look Around Australia and the early ... show more

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    Yank Down Under 1 year ago