about me

An extremely well-travelled pop culturist, I have been a journalist & photographer for the past 15 years specialising in travel and far flung destinations on the verge of discovery by a broader audience. From challenging rough n’ ready adventures to pampered five-star luxury I’ve covered the latest in travel trends and the hottest new destinations for magazines around the world.


Aside from travel, with an observant eye and an offbeat sense of humour,
 I’ve successfully tackled architecture, fashion, sex, and business journalism
along with most things in between including television reporting,
 production and screenwriting.

But whatever the topic, the greatest aspect  of my job is that
I am constantly discovering and learning, often directly
from enthusiastic interviewees who infectiously share
their pride and passions with me.

publications

  • Newsweek Intl
    Reuters
    The Bulletin
    Conde Nast Traveler
    Vogue Entertaining & Travel
    Gourmet Traveller
    Geographical
    United / Hemispheres
    Qantas / The Australian Way
    Air NZ / Kia Ora
    TimeOut NY
    Oprah’s Oxygen Network
    Reader’s Digest

  • Cosmopolitan UK & US
    Harper’s Bazaar
    Harper’s & Queen
    New Woman
    Marie Claire
    Elle
    She
    Brides
    Mindfood
    Billboard
    GQ
    Men’s Style
    Not Only Sport

  • The Globe & Mail (Canada)
    The Toronto Star
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Wish
    Worth
    Autore
    Architectural Record
    Belle
    House & Garden
    Vogue Living
    Livingetc
    Australian Doctor
    Medical Observer

photo portfolio

where I’m going

Upcoming adventures include:

• communing with polar bears in Canada’s far north;
• swimming with Tonga’s whales;
• tackling San Francisco’s hills;
• and exploring the northern island nations of the South Pacific.

July: Melbourne/Auckland
August: Papua New Guinea
September: LA/San Fran/NY
October: Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo
November: Mumbai/India
January 2010: South Africa

where I’ve been

An unaccompanied minor charming the stewardesses on my first solo flight to London when I was 10 years old,
on the road travelling since I was 17, and with all seven continents under my belt by the time I was 27,
I’ve covered the corners of the globe through my travel writing and photography
for magazines the world over.

  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Easter Island
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islds
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Lucia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tahiti
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

 

contact details

phone (+61 2) 9389 9527
mobile (+61) 415 964 313

michael@michaelseanwalters.com

 

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