Otherworldly land formations, abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, weird and eerie shipwrecks: Award-winning journalist, author, and frequent National Public Radio contributor Tony Perrottet falls under the spell of the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s Riviera and one of the world’s most spectacular drives.
The need for perpetual motion has always been Tony Perrottet’s defining trait. From his current home in the East Village of Manhattan, he has traveled to Fiji, Iceland, Tierra del Fuego, and Zanzibar, while contributing to The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, Outside, The Village Voice and the London Sunday Times. His work has been selected for the Best American Travel Writing series four times. Perrottet is the author of five books, most recently Napoleon’s Privates and The Sinner’s Grand Tour - A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe. He is also a regular guest on NPR Radio and the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.