Virginia Jealous’ writing includes travel journalism, essays and poetry. She’s written many guidebooks for Lonely Planet and travel articles for the Weekend Australian. Her poetry appears in a range of publications and she's been invited to present work at arts festivals in Australia, Singapore and India. Virginia lives on the road and out of a suitcase when not at home in Denmark, Western Australia. There, she works seasonally in the local Visitor Centre, bird watches daily and – in winter, with binoculars in hand – walks the headlands looking for whales in the Southern Ocean.