Floating with the tide: how a biologist ended up on an island resort and stayed there

My name’s on the cover! (it’s the article in the middle) Unfortunately, they misspelled it. *facepalm*

I got published! This isn’t the first time this has happened but I’ll never stop getting excited over seeing my name in print for something I’m proud of writing.

The title of the article is Floating with the tide: how a biologist ended up on an island resort and stayed there. What’s in it: how I ended up in my present job, what I actually do for a living, how responsible tourism works in a private sector setting, and the challenges I face in an environment like this. And it has pretty pictures too! 😀

You can read/download the PDF copy here. I don’t have a scanner so I photographed the pages instead (desperate much?).

I’m hoping that this will lead to more writing gigs in the future *crosses fingers*

Published, published, PUBLISHED!

One of the reasons why I’m so happy these days:

And this:

Yup, that’s one of my photos printed full page in an international travel magazine. Granted it’s a new travel magazine – this is just the third issue – but still .

*deep breath*


Now that that’s out of the way, I have a few quibbles. Haha. First, the photo is pixellated. Sigh. It was originally a landscape but the magazine chose to crop it to focus on the right side. Unfortunately, the camera I used was a Canon A80, a 4 MP point-and-shoot. Four MP gives you a maximum print size of 8×10, which would have been fine had they chosen not to crop it.

Second, the text. The one paragraph description of the photo started out as a 500-word article with other photos accompanying it. I’m totally fine with the severe cut, but I just wish I had been the one to trim it down instead of their editors



Now that that’s done, I can go back to being happy for getting published for the first time . Huzzah! You can read the rest of my stuff here in my blog (I crosspost like crazy) or in my Everywhere profile. If you’re an Everywhere member and you like what you see, please vote for my submissions so that we can see it in print ^-^