Marie Barbieri



Marie Barbieri is a multi-award-winning writer and photographer who contributes to travel and health magazines, inflight publications, newspapers, websites and blogs. She has been hemisphere-hopping for more than 25 years, and 16 years ago, left her native England for the otherworldly landscapes of Australia. Marie has a deep passion for nature and wildlife, outdoor adventure, and health and wellbeing.

Marie is a member of the ASTW (Australian Society of Travel Writers). She was a winner at their 2021 and 2016 ASTW Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence, and a finalist at the 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016 and 2014 awards.

Marie has also been a repeat finalist at the MEAA's (Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance) SA Media Awards (2019, 2016, 2014 and 2013).

And in 2023, Marie became a finalist at the prestigious U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA's IPW Travel Writer Awards for her solo road trip story on the ghost towns of Nevada.


The CEO Magazine, Signature Luxury Travel & Style, Luxury Escapes, Vacations & Travel, MiNDFOOD, Great Walks, Australian Country, Travel Ideas, Inspirations, SALIFE Food+Wine+Travel, RAA samotor, RACV RoyalAuto, Road Trip SA and Due South Australia. UK clients include: Australia & New Zealand magazine, Weddings & Honeymoons, Wild Travel, Bespoke and Wanderlust.

Newspapers and supplements:
The New Zealand Herald, Escape, The Advertiser, SA Weekend, The Senior, Senior Traveller, The Vancouver Sun and The Dallas Morning News.

Inflight publications:
True Blue, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tiger Tales, Going Places, Islands, Paradise, Yeahbaby and Baltic Outlook.

Websites and digital platforms:,,,,,,,,,, and, and

Photography is Marie's equal passion. Samples from her image library can be viewed in the Photo Gallery of her website ( And she is available to discuss feature or photography assignments, including words and pictures packages.

Marie's passions include: wildlife conservation, bushwalking, cycling, snorkelling, dancing, rollerskating, yoga, and holistic health and wellbeing (as well as a fine cup of French Grey tea).

Marie is also a qualified complementary therapist. Alongside her freelance writing business, she ran her own mobile therapy business in the UK for several years prior to her move to Australia. Her health and wellbeing features have appeared in: Australian Yoga Journal, Australian Natural Health, Nature & Health, Fitness First, Yoga Magazine (UK) and Massage Magazine (US). She was also a complementary health columnist for Bicycling Australia.

The CEO Magazine
Upon the icebergs of Alaska

From glaciers and fjords to salmon and bears, an expedition voyage through Alaska leaves you deliciously breathless.

Vacations & Travel
Encounters of the Maldivian kind

In one of the most isolated corners of the Maldives, adventure and art combine, both above and below the waterline.

The CEO Magazine
Summer hiking in the Rockies

An alpine world of brazen beauty, iconic wildlife and multifarious woodlands, Rocky Mountain National Park elevates hikers to a higher state of wonderment.

Our Planet Travel + Living
Reserved for Nature in South Africa

For a luxury lodge that is also a world leader in sustainable ecotourism, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the heart of South Africa's Cape Floral Region is a breath of fresh air.

The heartbeat of Death Valley

Chaos Ridge... Devil's Cornfield... Breakneck Canyon... Poison Spring... Coffin Canyon... Funeral Mountain... With names like that, would you want to visit such a place? Oh yes you would.

The CEO Magazine
The sands of time in Jordan

From the ruins of Jerash to the sand dunes of Wadi Rum, time halts between the colours and contours of Jordan.