I am primarily a travel journalist, and have written about travel for most of the major UK broadsheets, as well as leading travel magazines such as National Geographic Traveller and Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and international newspapers like the Sydney Morning Herald. (Here are some 2012 Guardian features, for example.) I’m a columnist for Journeys magazine on travel gear, and was formerly a columnist for the UK’s Telegraph on consumer travel technology.

In addition, I have written for respected sites like CNN.comFrommers.com and Perceptive Travel, and for customer magazines published by brands including Brussels AirlinesSingapore Airlines, and Summit Hotels.

My specialisms include Italy, especially Tuscany and the Northtravel technology and the Web, family travel, art and heritage travel, wine and beer tourism, England, Wales, and the Alps.

Scroll down for links to a selection of my published pieces.

Four freelancing rules I follow:

1. I don’t fly anymore, ever.

2. I don’t do press trips.

3. I won’t write for profit-making outlets for free, or in return for “exposure,” so please don’t ask.

4. There are publications I won’t write for no matter what I’m offered, most importantly the S*n. Sorry.

(Actually, on that final rule, I’m not sorry.)

 

A selection of published journalism

“Neighbourhood: Rome,” National Geographic Traveller, October 2016

Travel booking platforms go eBay,” National Geographic Traveller, August 2016

City Life: Trieste,” National Geographic Traveller, July 2016

Wheely good: Cycling holiday accessories,” Journeys, Summer 2016 (p. 26)

Smart travel: Advances in wearable technology in the travel industry,” ABTA Magazine, February 2016

Technology: Future travel right now,” National Geographic Traveller, January 2016

Europe rail: A Viennese whirl and Budapest break,” National Geographic Traveller, December 2015

City Life: Florence,” National Geographic Traveller, March 2015

How technology will change travel in 2015,” Telegraph, December 2014

The future of travel search engines,” National Geographic Traveller, October 2014

Around Europe in 18 cheeses,” Telegraph, July 2014

Digital Duomo: Touring Florence by smartphone,” CNN, July 2014

How to do Umbria, Italy, on a budget,” Guardian, July 2014

Ticketless transit,” Virgin.com, July 2014

Google Glass and other cutting-edge travel gadgets,” Travelsupermarket.com, July 2014

“The 50 best city hotels in Europe,” Sunday Times Travel Magazine, July 2014

Why is cruise Wi-Fi so expensive?Telegraph/Business Insider, June 2014

The future of theme parks,” Virgin.com, May 2014

The world’s most connected cities,” Telegraph/Skift.com, February 2014

Italy’s 20 regions, dish by delicious dish,” CNN, January 2014

Italy: Where to ski if you love to eat,” HomeAway, January 2014

Spontaneous travel,” National Geographic Traveller, January 2014

6 places where cats outshine the tourist attractions,” CNN, November 2013

Mobile phones: the new credit cards?” Sunday Telegraph, October 2013

Built to last: six rugged cameras,” Journeys, September 2013 (p. 25)

“Take Me There: Umbria,” Sunday Times Travel Magazine, July 2013

How to do the Italian Lakes on a budget,” Guardian, July 2013

“Rome, with nothing but a smartphone,” part 1, 2, 3, National Geographic Traveller, May 2013

Must-Have London Travel Apps,” Forbes.com, April 2013

How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget,” Guardian, March 2013

Real Life: Guidebooks,” National Geographic Traveller, February 2013

Turin,” B-There Magazine, January 2013

Documenting Disappearing London,” Tumblr Storyboard, December 2012