Clayton Truscott

Writer / Communications Professional

Communications specialist with a background in journalism, PR, and social media management. Part storyteller, part connector. Passionate about people, progress, and big ideas.



Digital Commerce 360

Alexa: The name a new generation of shoppers will call for everything

Adam is almost two years old. He speaks a mix of English and his own made-up words. Each day he gets more confident. At night, his parents read to him from books with big...


The Sober Realist's Guide to Traveling With An Infant

In my twenties, I wrote a lot about traveling with kids and pets. I didn't have any of my own, but that didn't stop me from churning out articles by the dozen. Top 10's, How...


In His Words: Rusty Preisendorfer

Photo by John Durant Rusty Preisendorfer shaped his first surfboard in La Jolla during the winter of 1969. Forty thousand boards later, he's a household name around the world,...


Welcome to NetRush - The Digital Retail Agency

NetRush is a digital retail agency. We drive sales for brands by making their stories come alive on the Amazon marketplace. Visit to start a conversation.


Trapped in the Frame by Clayton Truscott | The Surfer's Journal

What's a traveler to do when a famed surf spot lives down to expectations? During a brief stint on Mauritius, dodging the magnetic pull of Tamarin Bay becomes an adventure of...

These Walking Blues

Cape Lookout - A Short Story - These Walking Blues

According to Oregon State Park Rangers, you should do the following if you see a cougar in the wild: 1. Freeze. 2. Remain calm. 3. Maintain eye contact. 4. Appear large; bulk...

Zigzag/ The Big Issue

Pavlov's Shark: Big Mouths And Sharp Points

Shark attacks have increased radically over the past two decades. No arguing that. But the reason for the spike is up for debate. Anton Louw and Clayton Truscott take opposite...


Destination: Joshua Tree

Photos by Marina Chavez and Taryn Kent As the myth of Joshua Tree's allure has solidified over time, there's been an influx of artists and industry professionals who've...


Business: Brian Fahmie of Game Complex

Brian Fahmie holds a sketch for his exciting new concept. But don't steal-it's patented. | Photo by Robert Benson The concept of playing a life-sized video game, where you're...

Zigzag Magazine

Brazil Shakes the World

Before the US Open started last week, former event winner and World Tour campaigner, Shea Lopez, predicted the Brazilians would dominate. The basis of his reasoning was simply,...


Paradise Lost And Found In Mauritius

Our plan was to explore the southern bend of the island, venturing east along the coast as far as we could find waves. There's very little documentation of this side, but it's...

These Walking Blues

Into The Voodoo: A Traditional Southern Barbecue Experience - These Walking Blues

It's seven 'o clock when we pull into the car park at Bullocks, a fifty-two year old Southern Barbecue institution in Durham, North Carolina. A purple sunset is dissolving into...

Sports Trader

Beating The Odds: Interviews With Ryan Sandes & Geniel De Villiers

The Dakar Rally and Racing the Planet are the world’s top two endurance competitions, says Time magazine — and both were won by South Africans. CLAYTON TRUSCOTT found out how...

The Inertia

When Is It Acceptable To Ditch Work To Go Surfing? (And How to Make it Ok)

Mother Nature can be a cruel when it comes to surf trips. There are times when you've done all the hard work: studied a location's history of swell activity, scrutinized the...


Joshua Tree for the uninitiated

Alien-looking landscape on the park's Barker Dam trail. There are few things as graceless as someone begging for help with pure and unbridled fear in their eyes. Which about...

These Walking Blues

The Vandog Traveller - Interview With Mike Hudson - These Walking Blues

In October, 2013, Mike Hudson left his job, sold everything he didn't need, and got to work converting an old LDV Convoy into a home on wheels. This would be a monstrous task...