I’m here to show my readers how they can travel differently to alternative destinations, new festivals, and enjoy fresh experiences.
I studied Communications and Journalism in Sheffield (BA Hons) before going on to Harlow College to gain my formal National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) schooling.
In the past I’ve worked as the Content and Social Media Manager for gapyear.com and as Content Editor for HostelBookers.com, as well as in various roles for some of the UK’s most popular magazines.
But now? I travel to the destinations I think my readers would like to know about, and write about them. I work for travel websites, magazines and festival companies writing and advising, using my knowledge to help them serve their customers better. And of course, I run this blog.
– Check out my LinkedIn profile
I’ve been to more than 60 countries, you can see them all on my travel bragging page. I’ve worked two summers at camp in the USA, I’ve skied in Japan and Canada, travelled Europe for four months (twice), been to festivals around the world, gone on safari in Tanzania, backpacked across Australia, in Central America and through Asia.
I’ve sailed from El Nido to Coron in the Philippines, cycled the length of France, ATVd round Galilee in Israel, jumped out a plane in New Zealand and driven a Chevy from San Francisco to LA on the Pacific Coast Highway.
I’ve seen more than my
10-year-old self 20-year-old self would have ever thought possible, but there’s always so much more.
As well as my blog I’m a weekly contributor to gapyear.com. In the past I’ve written for Thomas Cook, NetFlights, Flight Centre, The Big Issue, Top Universities, Travelettes, Round the World Experts and Busabout, among many other sites.
I’m the Travel Editor for the awesome Blogosphere Magazine, which allows me to use my expert knowledge of the travel blogging scene to promote and champion the best bloggers in the business.
I’ve also worked as an advisor to the BBC on their festival coverage and to one of the biggest UK marketing agencies regarding developing their new festival drink. Busy, busy.
– See more of my work in my Hall of Fame.
Awards and mentions
I’m an award winning blogger and regularly feature in best blogger lists – most recently as number one by Yahoo Travel, regularly on Vuelio (formally Cision) and also on DiscountMyFlights.co.uk, for example.
Recently I’ve been featured in the Book of Jobs, by Lucy Tobin, alongside Britain’s first ESA astronaut!
If you’re working on any exciting projects, I can help with the following:
- Blogging advisor
- Social media consultant
- Campaign creator
- eBook consultant
- Travel advisor
- Content creation
- Destination marketer
- Festival marketer
- Travel blogging
- Music festivals
- Cultural festivals
- Nomadic life
- Travelling Europe
- Education and further education
My Video Work
Reviewing the St James’ Club Resort in St Lucia
Vlogging Costa Rica
– See more videos on my YouTube channel
I’ve spoken at conferences, in store events and media colleges about various topics within travel blogging and travelling, including…
- Panellist at BlogStock, the world’s first blogging festival
- Teacher at Zanzibits in Zanzibar
- Adventure Travel Speaker at Jack Wills’ Young Brits Talk.
- Lecturer on travel blogging at Arcadia University, Holborn
- Talk on How to Be a Travel Blogger at WTM London
Get in touch!