Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a former magazine journalist who now works as a copywriter, editor and communications consultant—sometimes for NGOs, other times as a freelancer. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, I have been on the road since 2015.
This chapter of my travel journey—and the origins of this blog—can be traced back to Thailand. After graduating from my masters program, my partner and I quit our day jobs (mine was actually a night job) and bought one-way tickets to Chiang Mai, where we ended up staying for the next six months. Our intention was to travel and live overseas for as long as possible. Two years later, our plans have chopped and changed significantly, but we’re still on the road and managing to hold down careers while we travel.
In 2016, we had a change of pace and spent the year living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, while I worked for a local NGO. I got the chance to travel extensively through the country, cementing my love for Southeast Asia. In 2017, I spent another three months freelancing while travelling through the Caucasus—Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. We both fell hard for this part of the world and I can’t wait to be back there (in 2019, we hope!). In September 2017, we relocated again—this time to Hanoi, Vietnam, where we both now live and work.
Get in touch: emily[at]wander-lush.org
Wander-Lush is a personal journal where I share stories and photographs (and sometimes videos) from my travels. I focus on topics I’m passionate about: urban exploration, creativity, architecture, fashion, textiles, and all things handmade. I also share guides, itineraries, and general advice that I hope will come in handy for other travellers.
Selected features & guest posts
Intrepid Travel — It Takes a Village: The Changing Face of Tourism in Rural Vietnam
Women on the Road — 29 Underrated Spanish Cities
Travels with Talek — Great Scenic Railway Journeys in Asia
History Fangirl — 9 Gorgeous Orthodox Monasteries You Need to See to Believe
Intrepid Travel — Penang Has the Best Street Food on Earth. Here’s Why.
Intrepid Travel — Travelling to Oman? Here Are 10 Must-sees You Can’t Miss
Pip and the City — Amazing Places to Sleep Around the World
roam magazine — 8 Travel Blogs that go Deeper
ASEAN Tourism — 11 Less-Visited Southeast Asia Destinations that You Should See
Travel Passionate — The Most Romantic Places in Europe
Make Time to See the World — 18 Off the Beaten Path Places to Visit in 2018
New York Magazine — 12 Hard-core Travelers on the Gifts They Want for the Holidays
Passion Passport — Exploring the Trans-Caucasus Countries with Emily Lush
roam magazine — Riding on Stalin’s Rope Roads
Intrepid Travel — 10 Must-See Places When You Visit Georgia
Intrepid Travel — 8 Must-Try Georgian Dishes to Eat in Tbilisi
Cartogramme — 9 Reasons to Love Cambodia
For more samples of my published writing, please visit my portfolio.
Work with me
If you’re interested in reading samples of my published writing or you want to hire me for a freelance project, please visit my portfolio – EmilyLush.com.