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Martina Donkers

Travel Writer

Location icon Australia

I'm a freelance travel writer and consultant specialising in adventure and off-the-beaten-track destinations, with an additional focus on digital nomad lifestyle and work-travel-play combinations.

My work has appeared in print and online, generating up to 70,000 hits a week and gaining tens of thousands of social shares and comments. I want to create work that inspires, engages and motivates, prompting readers to consider new angles and perspectives.

Portfolio
AWOL
10/06/2017
Take A Trip To Lindores Abbey Distillery, The Spiritual Home Of Whisky

Less than an hour's drive from the Scottish capital is something really special. Less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, on the edge of a slightly run-down little village, is something really special. It's been called a pilgrimage that any whisky-lover should make, and if you like your history with a side of something stronger, this is the place for you.

Add To Life
08/03/2016
The Swiss Army Knife Of Clothing

Is there any book more quotable than The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Probably. But Douglas Adams' absurdist tale of the hapless Arthur Dent and his journeys across the stars has to rate pretty highly.

Nine
The market-lover's guide to Buenos Aires - 9Travel

The cobblestoned San Telmo district, just south of the Buenos Aires city centre, is one of those picture-perfect neighbourhoods oozing old-world charm. Brightly painted terraced buildings jostle together around elegant plazas lined with trees. It's a relaxing, calm place - except on Sundays, when the San Telmo market fills over 2km of streets and plazas with a treasure trove of market stalls.

Add To Life
09/24/2016
Go For A Ride

You could walk, sure. Or you could take a car. But you know what would be much, much better? If you go for a ride. There's something about riding. Something exhilarating, and freeing. It lets you cover a whole lot of ground very quickly, but keeps you connected to the landscape and the environment you're passing through.

Point Hacks
11/16/2016
Backpacking on points: Martina's Latin America case study - Point Hacks

Can points really get you and your backpack around the world? Yes, they can - and it's not even hard. I'm going to use myself as an example to show you just how easy and worthwhile this is. I'm a backpacker. I live on cheap street food, I couch surf, and I stay in vibrant but very cheap hostels.

AWOL
11/01/2016
10 Incredible Places In Mexico That You Probably Haven't Heard Of

This hugely varied North American country has a few spots that are still a secret. Mexico is a sensory experience. It's a place of bright colours, striking landscapes, charming people, and to-die-for food. It's also a place of stark contrasts.

AWOL
07/25/2017
The Definitive Guide To Conquering Peru's Colca Canyon

It's hard work and you'll get sore, dusty and sweaty, but it's totally worth it. Peru is a country of big attractions, and while Machu Picchu is largely incomparable, there's loads more to see across the massively diverse country. How does trekking one of the world's deepest canyons sound?