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 also a columnist for the UK’s Telegraph on consumer travel technology and for Journeys magazine on travel gear.
In addition, I have written for respected sites like CNN.com, Tumblr, Frommers.com and Perceptiv
Scroll down for links to a selection of my recently published pieces.
Four freelancing rules I follow:
1. I don’t fly anymore, ever.
2. I don’t do press trips.
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.)
I’ve been writing on the Web for many years, and blogging on and off since 2004. I first blogged on behalf of a travel company (a now-disappeared villa rental agent) in 2009. I also wrote for or ran several politics blogs: I wrote for the (now disappeared) “2005 General Election blog,” widely cited in the national press during the campaign. I also wrote on media-politics for Liberal Conspiracy when it was founded.
A selection of recently published journalism
“iPhone 6: is it the best choice for travellers?” Telegraph, September 2014
“Around Europe in 18 cheeses,” Telegraph, July 2014
“Does a new app signal the end of roaming charges?” 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
“Airport security: tips on keeping your electronics charged,” Telegraph, 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 best flight search and booking apps,” Telegraph, May 2014
“Italy’s 20 regions, dish by delicious dish,” CNN, January 2014
“Italy: Where to ski if you love to eat,” HomeAway, January 2014
“The best flight comparison websites,” Telegraph, 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 Magazine, 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
“Must-Have London Travel Apps,” Forbes.com, April 2013
“How to do Le Marche, Italy, on a budget,” Guardian, March 2013
“Satnav or an app on a driving holiday?” Sunday Telegraph (advice column), March 2013
“Real Life: Guidebooks,” National Geographic Traveller, February 2013
“Turin,” B-There Magazine, January 2013
“Documenting Disappearing London,” Tumblr Storyboard, December 2012