Hi, I’m Glenys Gelzinis, a freelance travel writer, photographer, content creator and travel blogger based in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia.
My portfolio of travel writing spans across various Australian travel, caravan and 4WD magazines and websites, with articles on destinations, campsite reviews and 4WD treks to take when exploring Australia. Having travelled extensively in Australia from deserts to coast, rainforests to reef, I’ve experienced all the different landscapes and environments this big beautiful country has to offer . Along the way I’ve stayed in free camps, National Parks and caravan parks, at first tenting then moving up to a camper trailer and now in a caravan.
Photography has always been a love, with landscapes, seascapes and black and white being my favourite genres. It was only a matter of time therefore before I combined my loves of travelling in Australia, writing and photography together and Caravan Correspondent was born. I have been writing travel articles for magazines and blogging since 2015.
Take a look around my website for destinations to visit, publications & media that have featured my stories and photographs, the news blog page for the latest travel updates and all things to love about caravanning and holidaying in this great country. You can also follow me on Instagram @caravancorrespondent for photo updates and my Caravan Correspondent page on Facebook. If you’re looking for somewhere in particular, try the search function and see if I can help or use the easy drop down menu of categories to see posts on broader subjects.
Whether I am travelling or home based (planning the next holiday), I’m always taking photos of the world around me, aiming to improve and show places from new angles and perspectives. One of my early photographic achievements was being 1 of 16 finalists in an Australia wide photographic competition run by the Weekend Australian Magazine in conjunction with Tourism Australia in 2006. The brief was called, “Wish you were here” and looked for photographs showing the many different aspects and landscapes of Australia. My entry in the ‘Outback’ category, was taken at the East Alligator River near Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park NT. The photo also appeared in the ‘Wish you were here’ calendar.
The photograph was taken on a family camping holiday in the Northern Territory, a destination that is a truly unique Australian experience. More recently I received a commendation for a portfolio of photos entered in the wildlife and animal category of Photographer of the Year competition 2018. The competition is run by Australian Photography magazine.
In 2020 I was one of a small group of photographers selected to be involved in a Tourism campaign to promote the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong area, using images to capture the region’s natural beauty and entice travellers to visit. Visit the publication and media page for the link.
There are so many breathtaking landscapes and unique experiences in this vast country and little by little I am making my way around and hoping to inspire others to get out amongst it.