About Me

I write about travel for a variety of print and online publications, including BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller, The Independent, The Times, Rough Guides and Lonely Planet. I’ve also authored, co-authored or contributed to 30 travel books for Rough Guides, Insight Guides, DK Eyewitness and Berlitz, on destinations including Indonesia, Nepal, Oman, Mexico, Tokyo, Thailand and Andalucía. My portfolio can be found here.

In 2021, I was shortlisted for Freelance Travel Writer of the Year in the Freelance Writing Awards.

I’m a Gold Standard-qualified NCTJ-accredited journalist, hold a 1st-class honours degree in Comparative Religion & Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester, and have an MA in South Asian Area Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.