Melanie Ball
Snapshot: My career in travel writing & photography fell off the back of an overland expedition truck between London and Johannesburg in the 1980s. Since, I've travelled Australia and Earth seeking things colourful, unusual and often energetic. My second book, Top Walks in Australia, came out September 2016, two years after Top Walks in Victoria. I prefer bushwalking to bungy, hideaways to high-rise, and anything, even fried grasshoppers, to McDonald's. I've been an ASTW member since 1995.