Tracey Croke is an award-winning travel journalist addicted to roughty-toughty adventure and gallivanting on her mountain bike. She is also a highly respected expert in following whims and getting lost.
This special skill-set has led Tracey on a hike with nomadic tribes through the peaks of post-conflict Afghanistan, a search for rideable tracks in the Ethiopian Highlands, and on the first mountain-bike traverse of Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Range, where she had to be rescued twice. Luckily, her woeful map-reading skills are overlooked as long as she brings back a good story.
Tracey qualified in Journalism and media law at the London School of Journalism. Her articles and photographs have been published in national newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia. She picked up the gong for Best International Story at The Australian Travel Writers’ Awards for Excellence 2020 and has won Best Adventure Story twice (2020 and 2017). For three years on the trot, Tracey’s work was shortlisted in The NRMA Kennedy Awards for Outstanding Travel Journalism. Her photo essay, “A Portrait to Keep” made the finals of The Walkley’s Storyology slide night – part of Sydney’s “Head On” photo festival.
Have a mooch at some of her published work or drop an email to: traceycroke(at)me(dot)com