Covering science and technology, I get to spend a lot of time test-driving gadgets, talking to experts and attending conferences and the HQs of tech companies around the world. 

Often I will travel to places at the expense of various companies or organisations. Why do I do that? Because it provides invaluable opportunities to access technology and the people developing it. It is also because there is zero budget available from media outlets to subsidise travel to big tech-related events.

As such, I endeavouring to run a disclosure statement on each article that I publish.

But I’m also maintaining a list of paid-for travel opportunities I’ve taken up here for full disclosure. I’ll update it regularly.

I also receive devices on loan regularly for the purposes of writing reviews from the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, LG and others. I don’t currently receive any free software subscriptions or online services but have in the past and will update here if I do again.

NOTE: I only returned to fulltime freelance writing in mid 2018 and recently created this website, so will have to gradually flesh out previous travel over time.


Travelled to Mountain View as a guest of Google to cover the Google I/O conference

Travelled to Sydney as a guest of LG to cover the launch of the 2018 LG TV range

Travelled to Seattle as a guest of Microsoft to cover the Imagine Cup

Travelled to Singapore as a guest of the Singapore Government to cover the Stack 2018 conference

Travelled Wellington – Auckland to attend product launches as a guest of Samsung, Huawei and FujiFilm.


Travelled to Tokyo for Google artificial intelligence conference

Travelled to Auckland for Samsung launch


Travelled to the World Science Conference in Jerusalem as a guest of the Government of Israel