Philip Game's independent travels began in 1960s Tasmania and have included a year-long odyssey hitch-hiking across Europe and western Asia and a stint as an adventure tour guide in Thailand and Malaysia. As Australian vice-consul in the United Arab Emirates, he had the unique opportunity to explore remote regions of eastern Arabia. Later, he and his wife Barbara survived thirteen months branded as 'resident aliens' in small-town Pennsylvania and then dodged Britain's remorseless television licence inspectors for six months whilst living in the town of Hertford. Philip is now a successful freelance travel writer based in Melbourne, Australia and a Member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and a founding member of the Global Travel Writers' Syndicate. His work has been published in 29 countries and his particular interests are South East Asia, the Arabian Gulf, Outback Australia and business-related profiles.