Steenie Harvey got into the life of a professional freelance travel writer when she moved from the UK to Ireland in 1989. Her first-ever published story was a humorous piece on her search for an affordable cottage in the rural West of Ireland, published by UK newspaper The Independent. Since then she has traveled the globe, from northern Europe to New Zealand and Latin America – and many points in between. Her travel writing passions take in history, art, mythology, macabre places, and quirky experiences. She writes extensively for leading overseas travel publication International Living and is regularly called upon to share her wealth of writing experience at workshops both for IL and Great Escape Publishing.
In her own words:
Loves: As a travel writer, I love to spend time in European cities. My two favorites are Berlin and Barcelona. As a flawed human being, I thoroughly enjoy playing blackjack at 3 am in Vegas, reading and writing poetry, and philosophizing on the ludicrousness of life.
My favorite travel-related websites are www.spottedbylocals.com, which is great for insider tips, and www.atlasobscura.com, which features weird places.
My motto: “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” – Hunter S. Thompson
I’m happiest when: I’m vagabonding on the road. It feels like I’m living a second life. Hanging out with like-minded friends. And writing poetry in graveyards, of course.