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Russell Mills

Russell Mills
Russell Mills is a tourism consultant living and working in Clunes, a two-horse town near Byron Bay with its own butcher, winemaker, bookstore and bootmaker. Prior to starting Surfer Rosa Communications in 2012, Russell has worked with touring companies, events travel agencies and federal, state and regional tourism organisations promoting Australian destinations and travel experiences to anyone who cares to listen. Writing about travel, nature, music, food, art and surfing in loving spoonfuls is therapy for the more prosaic communications work that pays Russell’s bills. He has worked as a freelance writer in travel and music publications since 1998 and maintains a passion for the written word in all its forms.

Along with thousands of other residents and holiday makers, I went to the beach in Byron Bay  on a heaven on a stick summer's...