Hi, I'm Justine. I'm a freelance vegan travel writer and blogger based in Melbourne, Australia.

Fire & Tea is my destination where I can help you find the joy of vegan in your travels.

Fire & Tea is also a map of my personal journey into a becoming vegan, especially while on the road, and gradually slipping into the vegan way of life.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.
— Robert Frost, Poet

Through Fire & Tea, I can help you learn how easy it is to travel vegan. Whether it's booking an overseas holiday, weekend away, taking a quick walk or eating a delicious, healthy meal.

Travel is a perfect way to explore the vegan lifestyle. By following the vegan path, your travel adventures are only limited by your imagination. 

Join me in my travels so we can share the journey on the vegan road together.

"Travelling back to nature is a perfect way to nourish yourself."

"Travelling back to nature is a perfect way to nourish yourself."

My writing has appeared in:

For a full list of my published work and quicklinks, visit my Portfolio page.


A bit more about me:

My childhood was crammed with long-weekend getaways, school holiday camping trips and rough journeys packed up in the back of a four-wheeled drive. Yet, unlike many Australians, I spent half of my life being pulled from one side of the country to the other. I have lived in three major capital cities, two gold-mining towns and one seaport. You could say I was born to travel...and write about it!

My travels have taken me across Australia, and overseas to Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam.

The name Fire & Tea was inspired by my early days of travel during my childhood. Many camping nights were spent tightly wrapped up in a blanket in front of an open fire while sipping endless cups of tea to keep warm. The "fire" represents my burning desire to keep travel in my life and the "tea" represents how my favourite warm brew can also bring us back to nature while bringing people together in an act of friendship while sharing conversation, culture and understanding.     

My freelance travel writing and blogging has appeared in prominent publications both in Australia and overseas. I am qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree specialising in Biology, Psychology and Sociology, a Diploma of Business (Marketing) and a Certificate of Freelance Travel Writing and Photography. I'm also a trained Volunteer English Tutor for AMES Australia that provides settlement services to newly arrived refugees and migrants. I also love meditating, yoga, vegan food, movies and music.


Would you like to work together or collaborate?

My freelance services include sponsored posts, photo sales, reviews and advertising and freelance writing assignments.

If you think we can work together, then learn more about my services and contact me via my Work with Me page.  


Previous collaborations:

For a comprehensive list of companies I've worked with and corresponding assignments, visit my Collaborations page.



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The Owner does currently relate to a vegan lifestyle and has documented her journey of switching to a vegan diet through the Website. There are earlier posts that may document the Owner's previous non-vegan diet and the Owner has decided to keep these posts live, so as to illustrate this journey of self-discovery. These posts appear in a dedicated category titled Pre-Vegan alongside the original categories and tags to which they were assigned. These posts may appear if the Reader chooses to read earlier content. The Owner welcomes any feedback or comments via the contact form found on the Work with Me page. 

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