Rice Fields, Kong Lo, Laos
Rice Fields, Kong Lo, Laos
Prayer Tributes, Sendai, Japan
Prayer Tributes, Sendai, Japan
Street food soup, Bangkok, Thailand
Street food soup, Bangkok, Thailand
Lipizzaner Horses, Djakovo, Croatia
Lipizzaner Horses, Djakovo, Croatia
Peace Cranes, Hiroshima, Japan
Peace Cranes, Hiroshima, Japan
Cards, Trans-Mongolian Railway, Russia
Cards, Trans-Mongolian Railway, Russia
Camel caravans, Sahara Desert, Morocco
Camel caravans, Sahara Desert, Morocco

Hi! I’m Jo. Welcome to
Over the Edge of the Wild.

In 2012, I left New Zealand to embark on an adventure into the unknown. More than 50 countries – and, more importantly, innumerable experiences – later, there’s nothing I want more than to keep exploring this incredible planet of ours and telling its stories.

Although this blog started (as so many travel blogs do) as a way to keep family and friends updated on my adventures, over time I’ve noticed that my favourite stories tend to focus on a small number of themes, namely food and culture (in all its various forms).

I love the stories of people who are making a difference in their part of the world; the street food stalls that provide an opportunity to make local connections; the experiences that show me new ways of seeing the world; and the serendipity that is impossible to avoid when you’re pushing the edges of your comfort zone every day.

If you love those kinds of stories too, I hope you find plenty to enjoy here. Welcome!

Jo jumping in High Country, Victoria

Browse by topic:

Street vendor takeaway soup

Food

Street food, cooking classes and food narratives from around the world.

Man with fire, Mea Shearim

Culture

Stories of history, religion, ethics, sustainability and diversity.

Group selfie on the walk home

People

Personal reflections, social enterprises, and people I’ve met along the way.

ANZAC wreathes

Travel

Photoessays, misadventures and unique experiences from the road.

Pannikin Bay, Lake Argyle, Western Australia
Pannikin Bay, Lake Argyle, Western Australia

Want to Know more?

Start here to read my stories from the beginning, or here for the latest posts.