The Travel Writer
The travel writer is me (Danica-Lea Larcombe). I started traveling properly from the age of 10. At that time I was in a marching team and we had to travel all around the north island of New Zealand to attend competitions, which often involved staying overnight in the local teams’ homes. This was called being billeted out. I did this for four years, then at the age of about 23 I made my first trip overseas to Australia, backpacking for two months. A few years later I went to Vanuatu, and well, I never stopped after that.
You could say I was a gypsy or even a fairy, fluttering around to visit new destinations and looking for some adventure.
I first started writing a travel journal on a trip to Singapore and Thailand in 1999, and found I really enjoyed it. My travel narratives were never intentional, they only came about because of the diaries I wrote on my travels. Snickety Dickety Doo was another story however, I started writing these adventures whilst I was on holiday. These stories are entirely imaginative yet using some of the places I have traveled to around the world.