Professional Profile

Roderick Eime has worked in professional media for over twenty-five years.

Beginning in radio in Adelaide in 1979, Rod moved to print as editor of the music and lifestyle magazine, Streetbeat, before relocating to Sydney in 1982. Since that time, he has worked variously in journalism, publishing, sales, marketing, public relations and photography, including a period as lecturer in Photojournalism at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

Whilst working in motoring and motorsport during the late ‘80s and ‘90s, Rod progressively sharpened his skills as a drive-travel correspondent, documenting several iconic road trips across Australia for the NRMA’s series, Great Drives of Australia.

Now a fulltime professional travel writer and photographer, Rod has developed an authoritative specialisation in soft adventure and expedition and small ship cruising in emerging and unusual destinations. Publication outlets include The Sunday Telegraph, Virtuoso Life, Vacations & Travel Magazine, CRUISE Passenger, Worldwide Cruising News, OUTthere, HM (Hotel & Accommodation Management), Hilton Australasia Magazine, Australian Traveller, Travel & Living, Lexus Magazine, Subaru Symmetry, and Honda – The Magazine.

Rod is a contributing editor to Cruise Weekly, and HM.

He holds tertiary qualifications in Journalism from the University of Queensland, is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) and the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA).

In 2008 he won the coveted ASTW Award for Best Australian Story and was runner-up in 2007 and 2006.

His photography is represented by AAP Image (Australian Associated Press) and

Updated: February 2009