Wrote “No Man’s Land”
Having spent more than nine years living and working in Asia—first in Beijing, then Jakarta— Dragun knows a thing or two about big cities. Which is why now, as a resident of Sydney, she swaps skyscrapers and neon for wide, open spaces whenever she can. “Chilean Patagonia is one of the world’s great adventure playgrounds,” she says. “And it’s wonderful to see that there are people so committed to protecting its natural bounty. Having the chance to meet Kris Tompkins, whose generous land donation to the country’s government will see close to 4.5 million hectares of overfarmed land transformed into national parks, was incredibly inspiring. Then getting out there, hiking the mountains and seeing how Tompkins’s work regenerating the countryside is having an immediate positive impact, was life-changing. It reminded me why I love travel so much.” A contributing editor to DestinAsian, Dragun also writes for National Geographic Traveller, The Australian, and CNN, among others.