Jo’s Published Work

I’ve  written for over 40 print publications around the world, tourism sites, guide books and for many online sites too.

My specialties are Travel, Lifestyle, Profiles and Observational Humour.

Around the web I’ve been featured on: MamaMia, UK Telegraph, Styling You, Woogsworld, Jeff Goins Writer, YTravel Blog, The Planet D, Mojito Mother, Not a Ballerina, Get in the Hot Spot, In Search of a Life Less Ordinary, Luxury Travel Blog, Hair Romance, Her Packing List and more.

Some links ….

Writing for Tourism Boards

Action, Adventure and The Great Outdoors

Gourmet Food and Wine Highlights of the Geographe Region

Bunbury’s Cultural Drive Trail – Aborginal Dreaming, intrepid pioneers and contemporary art

Several blog posts for Your Margaret River Region.

Online Writing

Problogger – How to make friends and influence people

Hotels Combined – Interview – West Australian Travel Guru

Aussie blogs for middle aged women

The Planet D – What Kind of Traveller are you?

Not a Ballerina – Interview – Why Travel?

Travel Tips from the Well Trodden – inclusion in Brisbane Magazine feature

Podcast Interview with Caz and Craig Makepeace at yTravelblog

My Itchy Travel Feet – Tips for Visiting the Kimberley Region

MamaMia – Parenting

Hair Romance – Hair Tutorial

Styling You – Real girl fashion

Styling You – How to Pack for a Trip to Europe

Her Packing List – What to pack for a Trip to the Outback

Her Packing List – What to pack for a Day Hike

Styling You – Fashion after 50

Mojito Mother – Interview

In Search of life Less Ordinary – Expat Issues

A Luxury Travel Blog – Western Australia

Jeff Goins – Why Writers Write

Woogsworld – Parenting

Styling You – Blogging

YTravelBlog – Expat Issues

Get In The Hotspot – The Kimberley Outback Australia

Mind the (generation) Gap – online observational humour at ‘Woogsworld’

Radio and Podcasts

Radio Interview Talking Travel with Tim Webster on 2UE Radio Sydney.
Radio Interview with Steve Collins chatting Travel and World Cruising. Check out “I’m on The Radio.”

Radio Interview on 6PR’s Perth Tonight – Travel Bug segment –  with Chris Ilsley and Steve Collins, below …

Radio Chat with Harvey Deagan on 6PR (Lifestyle) Ongoing weekly series. Check out “I’m on The Radio
On Princess Cruises I appeared on The Wake Show (TV) and  gave 3 x 45 minute Presentations (Travel, Blogging and Motivation)

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast with Amanda Kendle:Exploring Western Australia Episode 67

Growing up in Different Cultures :  Episode 70

I’ve given talks to women’s groups and community groups, and run workshops about writing and blogging.

Interviews and in the News

Misadventures with AndiTraveller Tuesday, Johanna Castro

Expedia : The First Timer’s Guide to Mature Age Cruising


Leading Blogger becomes Digital Nomad

Join 50s Lifestyle Blogger as she sails around the world – Video

Australia ETB Travel News – Lifestyle Blogger Jo Castro

Podcast Interview with Caz and Craig Makepeace at yTravelblog

Hotels Combined: We Chat with Jo Castro, Western Australian Travel Guru

Not a Ballerina – Interview – Why Travel?

Mojito Mother – Interview

Country Life Magazine – Jo Castro & Dorian Haarhoff, South Africa

The Telegraph – Whale Watching with the Castros

Writing for Publications

Wet & Wild adventure in Tasmania – The West Australian – Travel

The Cape of Many Colours – The West Australian – Travel

10 Things to do in The Cape – The West Australian – Travel

Pemberton firing on all cylinders – The West Australian – Destination travel

Life in Bridgetown, down on Teapot Farm, Living Abroad Magazine

Bunbury Mail – David Ross Macdonald – Review

Bunbury – The West Australian – Travel

A Modern Day Noah’s Ark – Madikwe Game Reserve – The West Australian – Travel

Escape from the Rat Race – The West Australian – Travel

Shark Bay – The West Australian – Travel

South West Wildflowers – The West Australian – Travel

Femina Magazine – Observational Humour

From Gold to Olives – Living Abroad Magazine – Mike Meredith – profile

Your Business Magazine – an interview with MXit CEO, Herman Heunis

Country Life Magazine – Jo Castro & Dorian Haarhoff, South Africa

Scrapbook  page – Selection of  tear sheets

I’ve written for Fodor’s Guide Book and in 2011 updated the Western Australian chapter.

I’ve written and self published a childrens’ novel.

Once we owned a Guest Lodge in South Africa -The Telegraph –  Whale Watching with the Castros

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