Tripp’s Travel Writing

Phil Tripp

Phil started writing about travel when he got bored investigating or analysing the music industry. He’s penned travel articles for inflight magazines such as Qantas and Continental, done pieces for newspapers and mainstream media, even a few for street press.

His major travel series started with Business Review Weekly magazine–the Australian equivalent of Forbes or Fortune–where his pieces were targeted at time-poor but cash-rich people who needed to plan no-fail holidays without regard to cost. The BRW Brio Magazine was where it started as an insert and many of his articles ended up online, but now behind the BRW firewall.

In September 2007, he was asked by travel editor Peter Holmes of the Sunday Telegraph–Australia’s most-read Sunday paper–to do a series of pieces on lifestyle travel with a focus on his former homeland, the US, his knowledge of music festivals and genres as well as exotic locales. Plus he tipped food specialities from poke in Hawaii to BBQ in Texas and boudin in Louisiana. Many of these have been syndicated to other newspapers through News Limited and appear on the News.com.au website and Escape Magazine website.

Following his retirement from publishing in late 2010, he picked up Rhythms Magazine, one of the leading music magazines in print and online as Roving Travel Editor.  He’s did a regular feature bimonthly spotlighting music cities overseas, their festivals, quirky accommodation and native food sources. These started with New Orleans in April 2011 and Austin in June followed by Chicago, Memphis, San Francisco, Atlanta, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Cajun Country, Miami, Los Angeles, Honolulu and other Hawaiian islands.  Those articles disappeared online in the changeover of ownership, but have been resurrected as PDFs below.

He’s written more about Hawaii and its outer islands than any other destination, having clocked in 70 trips to the Sandwich Islands since stage managing a major jazz festival there in the mid 70s.  His Hawaiian pieces have revolved around Kona Coffee, Island style music, back roads and byways, Hawaii Regional Cuisine and especially hidden treasures for the newspapers.  He also did a Top Ten Hawaii Hotels and Resorts for Luxury Travel Magazine from each island ( http://www.philtripp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Tripp_Hawaii_Article.pdf ) as well as a major set of food pieces for the Honolulu Good Food Guide online magazine for Hawaii Tourism Oceania in 2014 (http://philtripp.com/honolulu-good-food-guide-now-online).

He’s also penned pet travel pieces as a Come Sit Stay column with Urban Animal Magazine since 2004 giving tips on the best pet friendly accommodation within easy reach of Sydney by car.

In reverse order, here are the continuously updated series of Tripp’s adventures (http://philtripp.com/tripps-journey-journalism/tripps-travel-writing). Some are direct links to existing websites of the media he writes for, others are PDFs or JPGs of articles in easy to download sections. We’ve included both where the print edition has extra photos.

NOTE:  In 2015 Phil suffered a mini-stroke and in 2016 he was hit with a massive cardiac arrest and died for 10 minutes while in Hawaii.  It’s taken a while to recover but as of January 2017, Phil is back in the swing of things and able to write again at full speed.  So not only will this site be updated but more articles added.


2015

By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Rhythms Magazine April 2015

https://rhythms.com.au/reviews/by-the-time-i-get-to-phoenix

 

Finding Music as You Travel
Rhythms Magazine February 2015

Rhythms March April 2015 Travel

2014

Under a Maui Moon
The AU Review Travel September 2014

HTML

 

Kaanapali Fresh, Day 1
The AU Review Travel  September 2014

HTML

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The AU Review Travel  August 2014

HTML 

 

Denver
Rhythms Magazine May 2014
Rhythms Denver P1 Rhythms Denver P2

Top Ten Fine Dine Restaurants of Honolulu  (Pages 10-17)
Honolulu Good Food Guide by Hawaii Tourism Oceania
HTML

Top Ten Local Eats of Honolulu (Pages 20-23)
Honolulu Good Food Guide by Hawaii Tourism Oceania
HTML

Ahi Shoyu Poke from Sam Choy (Pages 8-9)
Honolulu Good Food Guide by Hawaii Tourism Oceania
HTML

A Taste of Hawaii At Home (Pages 32-33)
Honolulu Good Food Guide by Hawaii Tourism Oceania
HTML

New Orleans
Rhythms Magazine March 2014
RHYTHMS_New Orleans_Print_Version

Las Vegas
Rhythms Magazine January  2014
RHYTHMS Las Vegas

 

 

2013

Tripp’s Travel Tips–50 Best Things to Know Before You Go
News Ltd Sunday Newspapers across Australia and Escape.com.au December 15, 2013
HTML

Amsterdam
Rhythms Magazine December 2013
Rhythms Amster pages

Miami
Rhythms Magazine October 2013
Rhythms Miami Sep 13 P1 Rhythms Miami Sep 13 P2

Tripp’s Travel Tips
Rhythms Magazine July 2013
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Atlanta
Rhythms Magazine May 2013
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Memphis
Rhythms Magazine February 2013
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

TO TOP^


2012

Time of Your Life On Island of Two Halves–Heron Island
Sunday Mail Adelaide & Brisbane July 14, 2012
HTML
JPEG 1

Perfection On Lord Howe Island
All Five News Ltd Sunday Papers and Escape.com.au iPad App 26 May 2012
HTML
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Load of Aloha in Hawaii Stopover–48 Hours in Honolulu
All Five News Ltd Sunday Papers and Escape.com.au online February 13, 2012
HTML

Cajun Country
Rhythms Magazine December 2012
Rhythms Cajun Country P1 Rhythms Cajun Country P2

Honolulu
Rhythms Magazine October 2012
Rhythms Honolulu Oct 13

Chicago
Rhythms Magazine August 2012
PDF

Boston
Rhythms Magazine April 2012
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Los Angeles
Rhythms Magazine February 2012
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Good Organic Gardening Magazine
Food on the Hill December 2012
Not by Phil but about him, his innovative and sometimes bizarre organic methods plus his love of chillies.
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2 + JPEG 3 + JPEG 4
TO TOP^


2011

Take A Tripp – Nawlins
Rhythms Magazine April 2011
PDF

Nashville
Rhythms Magazine December 2011
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Hawaii; The Other Islands
Rhythms Magazine October 2011
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

From Hilo to Hawi: Make The Most of Hawaii’s Big Island
Sydney Sunday Telegraph June 26, 2011
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Cracklin’ Yarn Draws a Blanc
Daily Telegraph – March 31, 2011
PDF 1

Breakfast On The Bayous
Melbourne Herald Sun April 8, 2011
PDF

Chile con Queso–The Cheese Dip Drug of the Southwest
Rhythms Magazine, January 2011
JPEG 1

Hello Hawaii
Luxury Travel Magazine online feature October-December 2011
HTML
PDF

Tasty Tahiti: High Tea or A La Cart
Sunday Telegraph June 26, 2011
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Make the Most of the Big Island
Melbourne Sunday Herald Sun June 26, 2011
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Take A Tripp – A Glimpse of Austin
Rhythms Magazine June 2011
PDF 1 + PDF 2

San Francisco Music & Food
Rhythms Magazine August 2011
PDF 1 + PDF 2
TO TOP^


2010

In Harmony With Hawaii
Daily Telegraph, Escape. May 20, 2010
JPEG 1

Tasty Travelling: Texas’ Barbeque Belt
Courier Mail, Escape. February 20-21, 2010
JPEG 1

Pacific Keys; Hawaii’s Slack Key Guitar Music
Rhythms, Australia’s Roots Music Monthly June 2010
HTML
PDF 1 + PDF 2

Rocking & Rolling by Rail & Bus
Sunday Telegraph Escape October 12, 2010
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

An Article on Phil’s Office Cooking
The Daily Telegraph, Taste. June 29, 2010
JPEG 1

Finger Picking Good Music of Hawaii
Herald Sun, Escape. June 18, 2010
PDF

Barbecue Galore
The Advertiser, SA Weekend Escape. June 5, 2010
PDF
TO TOP^


2009

Ticket to Ride in Splendour: South Africa’s Blue Train
Daily Telegraph, Escape. November 5, 2009
JPEG 1

Island-hop to the shops
Courier Mail, Etc. November 21-22, 2009
JPEG 1

Shop ‘Til You Drop in Hawaii
Herald Sun, Escape. November 27, 2009
JPEG 1

Love and Carriage: The Old World Allure Of Seeing Canada By Rail
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. April 26, 2009
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Ain’t No Blues On This Bayou
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. April 5, 2009
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Guide To Pet Holidays
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. January 25th, 2009
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2
TO TOP^


2008

New Zealand’s Red Centre–In Pursuit of NZ’s Perfect Pinot
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. October 19th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Nature’s Palette Is A Materpiece In The Fall–The Hills Are Alive With Colour When Autumn Arrives In North America
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. August 17th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

How To Make The Most Of Moorea’s Mighty Marvels
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. June 21st, 2008
HTML
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Hawaii’s Heart Lies Beyond The Bright Lights Of Honolulu
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. June 21st, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

The Good Times Roll in New Orleans
Courier Mail, Brisbane. July 13th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Hawaii’s Heart Lies Beyond The Bright Lights Of Honolulu
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. June 21st, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Apache Spirit Country That Soothes The Modern Soul–
Sedona Is A Mystic Site

Sunday Telegraph, Escape. June 9th, 2008
HTML
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Soak Up The Rich And Spicy Stew Of New Orleans
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. May 4th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Taste of the Islands: Hawaiian Regional Cuisine Cover Feature
Sunday Telegraph, Escape. March 9, 2008
HTML

Jewel of the California Coast
The Sunday Telegraph, Escape. January 23rd, 2008
HTML

Austin: Alive & Smokin’, Steaks A Claim to Rock Legend
The Sunday Telegraph, Escape. January 27th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2

Austin: Alive & Smokin’, Steaks A Claim to Rock Legend
Courier Mail, Brisbane. January 20th, 2008
JPEG 1 + JPEG 2
TO TOP^


2007

Kona: A Coffee Addict’s Dream Escape
Sunday Telegraph. October 21st, 2007
HTML
TO TOP^


Business Review Weekly and Brio magazine

Prior to that, he did a series of travel and lifestyle pieces for Business Review Weekly and its Brio magazine offshoot.

Amsterdam: Dutch Treat
PDF

N’Awlins: Food Booze & All That Jazz
PDF

Miami: Fast, Curious & Gorgeous
PDF

Hawaii: An Island In The Sun
PDF

History of Hawaiian Shirts
PDF

Scuba Diving For The Uninitiated
PDF
TO TOP^


Urban Animal

Urban Animal–Come! Sit! Stay!–Pet Friendly Travel

Y’All Come Back Now, Hear?–Four Faves
Urban Animal, May 2008
PDF

We Can’t Stop Wining–Hunter Valley
Urban Animal, November 2007
PDF

Call of the Wild–Ruffing It
Urban Animal, August 2007
PDF

Canines Travel To Our Nation’s Capital
Urban Animal, May 2007
PDF

Luxury In The Middle of Sydney
Urban Animal, November 2006
PDF

Into The Twilight Zone At The Fibro Majestic
Urban Animal, May 2006
PDF

Getting Sand Up Your Cossie–Central Coast
Urban Animal, February 2006
PDF

Paw Wheel Driving–4WD Adventures
Urban Animal, November 2005
PDF

Curling Up At The Love Shack–Ulladulla
Urban Animal, August 2005
PDF

Riverwood Downs
Urban Animal, May 2005
PDF

Hunter Valley Hideaway
Urban Animal, October 2004
PDF
TO TOP^


Phil also has an incredible array of travel advice and destination information for his favourite spots continually updated.