Hello and welcome to The Roxborogh Report! I started this website in 2010 while spending 18-months travelling through Southeast Asia, Canada and Australia. I’d already been a travel writer, entertainment writer and radio host in my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, but I wanted an extra outlet for my writing while I was off exploring the world.
A decade and 450+ articles on, The Roxborogh Report has now reached almost 1.5 million total hits at an average of 175,000 per year since 2012. In addition to my blog articles, I’ve been published over 300 times in newspapers and magazines like the New Zealand Herald, Listener, Let’s Travel, Woman’s Weekly, Concrete Playground and M2.
Here’s how I described my travel philosophy to Let’s Travel magazine in 2016:
“For me, travel is about storytelling. It’s hearing people’s stories and creating your own. It’s the fun when things don’t go entirely to plan. It’s being open to new experiences and the kindness of strangers. It’s about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions. It’s being unrelentingly curious; of wanting to know what’s down that street, what’s behind that door, what’s around that headland and what the view is like from that mountain.”
My ethos – irrespective of writing about travel or music – is to overturn people’s preconceived ideas, often focusing on the underrated and the overlooked, even if that’s within the mainstream. As Barry Gibb once said about the Bee Gees, “We’re so overground, we’re underground!” And he’s right: sometimes the greatest treasures – be they musical or in the physical world around us – are the ones seemingly staring us in the face.
Speaking of Sir BG, it’s no secret I’m a mega-fan of the Bee Gees, so much so that they get their own menu heading on this website! It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my career to have met and interviewed Barry half-a-dozen times, and I’ll never stop wanting to bring in new fans to this extraordinary group.
Beyond the brothers Gibb, you’ll also find dozens of articles here about many of my other favourite artists, including U2, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Bruce Springsteen, the Commodores, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Paul Simon, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, David Bowie, Queen, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and many more.
So whether it’s diving deep into the back catalogue of one of history’s biggest bands, or finding a remote eco-lodge in dense jungle on a Malaysian island, The Roxborogh Report is all about the shining of light.
Thanks for stopping by! May the destinations inspire you and may the music open your mind as well as your ears.
If you’re interested in collaborating, click here for site statistics and contact details. You can find out more about me by clicking here to visit the ‘About Tim Roxborogh’ page. Thanks for reading, all the best,
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