Penny Webb is a freelance writer and editor. She writes features, profile pieces and travel articles for a number of publications and edits the Hills and Hawkesbury Independent Magazines. She also runs a travel podcast called The Suburban Gypsy which is all about inspiring people to experience the world through travel, regardless of their life circumstances.
Her work has been published in peekaboo magazine, Out and About With Kids and Child Magazines.
She won an international award at the Parenting Media Association Awards in Baltimore, USA in March 2015 where her writing was described as 'Journalism with a smile".
This year she travelled to the Cook Islands, Tasmania, Fiji and China. Next year Iceland and Italy are on the cards!
I enjoyed a fascinating conversation with Penny about her career path. Penny started her career in hotel management and hospitality working at major international hotels. Her career journey took her Scotland, Spain, Barbados … the list of countries is endless … and she not only worked in hotels but she also spent a few years working on the fabulous cruise liner, the QE2. She found that she loves the sea; the freedom and the feeling of really being alive even during wild hurricanes at sea with the adrenaline rush of being in the elements.
Throughout her travels she developed a great deal of resilience and self-reliance and her experiences lend themselves perfectly to travel writing. This is her passion. She gained great insight into how to be a successful writer through the Australian Writer’s Centre in Sydney and now is enjoying sharing valuable travel tips and insights through The Suburban Gypsy Podcast. Penny’s dream is to inspire everyone to embrace the moment for travel – not to put off your dreams with the thoughts, “When I reach this stage in life, then I’ll …” “If that happens, then I’ll …” Seize the day!
Find Penny at www.pennywebb.com.au and www.suburbangypsypodcast.com