Contact Ann - Ann Rickard


Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Ann Rickard


Contact Ann


31/10/06  16026Ann RickardPlease feel free to email me by leaving a coment/request below,

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About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

23 Responses to Contact Ann

  1. Peter Thompson says:

    Dear Ann,
    I picked up your book to read while travelling to Italy for 3 weeks.
    I had just been to Venice and found a fantastic mask shop, Ca’ del Sol when I read your encounter there so many years earlier. It is still fabulous and so photogenic. It was just as you described it.
    Thank you for describing so well how I also felt about many things in Italy.

  2. Dawn Renwick says:

    Hi Ann,
    You Kindly agreed to be the Guest Speaker at our Noosaville View Club and while I don’t want to “bother” you, unfortunately since you are leaving the Noosa News, I have no means of contacting you.
    If you are still able to speak to us, I will just say I will meet you in the Foyer of Noosavlile RSL between 12-12.15p.m. on Thursday 26th May.
    Thank you……..Dawn Renwick

  3. christine Westwood Photo editor says:

    Hi Ann
    We are publishing an editorial story in the Weekend Australian magazine on the revitalisation of Noosa and I’m seeking a couple of good high res pix of the fairy lights on Hastings St. Can you help? we pay editorial rates
    Many thanks

    • Ann Rickard says:

      Hi Christine, I have a few photos taken myself but doubt they would be good enough for Weekend Australian magazine. Have you tried Tourism Noosa? They should have some on file.
      Sorry, I’m not much help.

      Ann Rickard

  4. HI Ann,
    I have recently read your articel on Provence (Bundaberg Guardian 11/02/15). Thanks for mentioning Tempo Holidays-please let me know when you will be next traveling as we have a full range of “Taste of” tours in Europe that you may like to mention to supplement your articles. I can send you the details.
    I would also like to draw your attention to the latest travel bug-foodie tours or ”culinary journeys” as we like to call them!
    Tempo Holidays has a range of culinary journeys branded as MasterChef Travel and they offer a degustation of delicious destinations!
    Anyway-I love reading your blogs-they are hilarious!
    Thanks & Cheers

    • Ann Rickard says:

      Thanks Honi, nice to see you. I have done a Tempo holiday – Dubai, and it was fabulous. Thinking about doing one with them to India.
      Thanks for contacting me. Lovely to hear from you.

  5. Leanne McCauley says:

    Dear Ann,

    My name is Leanne McCauley and I have just enjoyed reading your book “Three in a Bed in the Med”. I have also visited your website, blog and seen your amazing annual tour to Southern France.

    The reason for my email is that I am the coordinator of the U3A Travel Chat group which meets on Tuesdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm (coffee break included) at Caloundra Library. There are about 30 of us who attend and each week we listen to a different group member or guest speaker talk about a different destination or travel experience.

    On sign-on day for my group, a couple of ladies mentioned your name as a travel writer & suggested you might be a great guest speaker.

    So I thought I would inquire whether you do, in fact, do guest speaking spots & if so, would you be interested in presenting to our group sometime later in the year to talk about your tour or indeed, any of your entertaining travel experiences. We would love to welcome you as a speaker


  6. Jenny Magrath says:

    Hi Anne

    I am enquiring for a friend, about your 2015 tours, which appear to be fully booked. Just finished “Three in the Bed in the Med” which I thought was a hoot, especially the Greek leg. I spend a lot of time in Greece, in particular on the little island of Symi.

    Can you confirm that both tours to Provence are unavailable, as my friend is very keen to go. She had plans to spend a few days in Paris and when I told her about your tour was very excited.

    I used to live in Noosa and my daughter, still lives there.



  7. Graham Maher says:

    I would like to buy 2 of your books, tried book store in Sydney with no luck where can I buy them ,I live in Mosman NSW and want to give them to my wife for Christmas

  8. Ann Smith says:

    Hi Ann. Do you still have vacancies for 2 people on your Provence 2015 June tour? Our good friends Geoff and Wendy Makin are booked in and we would love to join them for my 60th birthday.
    Many thanks. Ann & Carl Smith

    • Ann Rickard says:

      Hi Ann, oh what a shame, so sorry but the tour is full. I feel terrible. It would have been lovely to have you with us…just lovely…but our house won’t fit any more people in. We could certainly let you know if we have a cancellation (although everyone has paid deposit, so might be unlikely.) What a shame….I am so sorry. I can recommend a B&B nearby if you wanted to stay in the area while we are there and meet us at markets etc. Really sorry. Ann Rickard

  9. Cherry says:

    Enjoyed 3 in a bed in the med. where can I purchase ooh la la a French romp?

  10. Adam Hertelendy says:

    Hi Ann,
    As a Swiss in Noosa I read your articles on Switzerland with great delight. I don’t know the “Fritschipastete”, possibly because I am from Zurich and this is a Basel specialty. You are spot on with the bread though. The soccer game you watched was a knock-out match in the round of 16, not the final. But who cares? Congratulations and thanks. Adam

  11. Juliana Bliss says:

    Hi Anne – I have been a fan of yours for years love your books and was wondering when the next one was going to be….

  12. Lorraine SEipel says:

    I just finished your book “A French Romp” and had to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I have just returned from a short European trip with my sister and enjoyed France (what I saw of it) immensely . I was given your book by a friend for my birthday and very quickly finished it, ready to move on to your next – perhaps “Three in a bed…” – “A French Romp” has inspired me to return to France again and this time see some of southern France, this last time being a trip to Paris and the Loire Valley (the markets in Blois are fantastic by the way)…I enjoyed your article in the Chronicle last week as well, it appears you are haunting me! Free wine!! sounds right up my alley!!

    • Ann Rickard says:

      Hi Lorraine, sorry I didn’t come back to you sooner. I’m only working out how to do this comment thing. Thanks for your lovely words. Glad you like the books about France. Keep reading me in the Chronicle (I think I’m in that paper.) Keep the comments coming.

  13. Toby Bate says:

    Had to contact you and say “good on you” for your article about Julia Gillard bashers.It’s atrocious to see and hear some of the nasty comments people come up with.
    P.S. I’ve enjoyed your writing (books and Noosa News articles) for years.

  14. Toby Bate says:

    Had to contact you and say “good on you” for your article about Julia Gillard bashers.It’s atrocious to see and hear some of the nasty comments people come up with.
    P.S. I’ve enjoyed your writing (books and Noosa News articles) for years.

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