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About me

I am a travel journalist & guidebook author based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I hold two degrees, including
a postgraduate masters in journalism, and I spent seven years as the editor of travel magazines before
turning freelance. I've reported from 108 countries. Clients include:


Newspapers: The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times,
The Wall Street Journal, Mail on Sunday, The Independent, Evening Standard, The Sun,
The Globe and Mail, Scotland on Sunday, The National, South China Morning Post


Magazines: National Geographic, Sunday Times Travel, Lonely Planet Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller,

Bloomberg Businessweek, Monocle, GEO, Escapism, Culture Trip, Ernest Journal, TTG, BOAT,

National Geographic Traveller Food, DestinAsia, World Travel Magazine

Customer magazines: Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, High Life (British Airways), Atlas (Etihad Airways),
easyJet Traveller, N by Norwegian, Vera (Virgin Atlantic), Open Skies (Emirates), Oryx (Qatar Airways),
Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines), Holland Herald (KLM), b.inspired (Brussels Airlines),

Mabuhay (Philippine Airlines), SkyLife (Turkish Airlines), Lightfoot Travel, Travelbag, WestJet, Wizz


Guidebooks: Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness

Online: BBC Travel, Lonely Planet,, Rough Guides, LoveExploring, Essentialist, Mr & Mrs Smith

TV & Radio: BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans, Lonely Planet TV

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