Penny's Travels

The Hornbill Festival – Nagaland & North-East India. Dec 2017

Every year, The Travel Writers offers an opportunity for likeminded photographers to join us in traveling to interesting and "off the beaten track" destinations. This year we are heading to the Hornbill Festival and North-East India from Dec 02-10, 2017 with photographer Shankar Subramanian and Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman (North-East India Expert & Tour Lead) The Hornbill festival celebrates the gathering…

Why Donald Trump’s Words & Actions Affect Us All.

Why Donald Trump’s Words & Actions Affect Us All.
Isn't it interesting that so many women have suddenly come forward, after all these years, to tell their stories and in just the last few weeks of the US election? I hear people asking: “Why now?” “What do these women hope to gain from digging up something which "supposedly" happened in the past?” Whether you support Donald Trump or not,…
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“Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone”

Recently I was interviewed by the editor of Battleface -  WORDS AND IMAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO DANGEROUS PLACES.https://www.battleface.com/blog/traveller-and-explorer-penny-frederiksen/ My name is Penny Frederiksen and I live on a cattle property in Australia. I am a farmer, school teacher, travel-writer and photographer. I am in my 50s with four independent children who live and work all over the world.…
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Time is a Traveller – Choices and Remembering With Kindness

Time is a Traveller – Choices and Remembering With Kindness
"We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice." Dalai Lama Remember that "time is a traveler" so value the  special moments as you live them We have all been there at some stage in our…
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Postcard from Penny – Putting On A Face In Myanmar

Postcard from Penny – Putting On A Face In Myanmar
Like women all over the world, cosmetic makeup plays an important part in preparing for my day whether I am heading off to work in the city, traveling internationally or just gardening at home. Let's face it - none of us want to look one day older than we already are! With the use of a little foundation to even…
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Does Size Matter? Yep, it does when it comes to choosing luggage.

Does Size Matter? Yep, it does when it comes to choosing luggage.
When it comes to selecting new luggage, “Yes, size does matter!” A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible for my travels and I was never stopped at any airport check- in counter (luckily!) I did however, feel sorry for the porters who had to deliver my bag to my hotel room door, especially if the elevators…
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Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host

Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host
  I travel for pleasure...a lot. I travel to new cities, countries and continents each year. When people ask me about my experiences, I tell them about the wonderful people I have met and connected with, not the man-made structures I have photographed or climbed over. The same goes for accommodation. I have stayed in more hotel rooms than I…
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Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Could you imagine your life without the love and companionship of animals? I couldn't. Animals have always played a huge part in my life; best friend, companion, accomplice and confident. Growing up, I roamed the Australian…
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