Examples of my work

I do a lot of freelance writing for other sites, exhibitions and media projects. If you’re looking for a contributor or freelance travel writer for your business, please do get in touch to find out more about my availability and rates. I also write about science and love to combine the two whenever I can! The following are some examples of work I’ve done for others.

 

Exsus, February 2013, South East Asia hotel and resort descriptions for personalised itineraries

exsusWe’re not the only ones who think this colonial-era hotel’s got the classy combination of history and luxury licked. Right in the centre of the action, it’s often referred to as Phnom Penh’s best. Ease yourself into a leather chair in the lobby and imagine the rich and famous of times gone by swishing past. For an extra-special experience, stay in one of the Personality Suites themed after former guests. Sip tea at your balcony and pretend you’re Jackie Kennedy or Charles de Gaulle as your butler unpacks and irons clothes for your stay.

 

GoNOMAD, January 2013 Laos: Sleeping with the hill tribes

nomadI was getting more tenacious after three months on the road. The experiential equivalent of a heroin addict running out of skin, I had reached the point at which I needed to seek out bolder experiences, to take bigger risks and get closer to the unknown to achieve the same high that travel gave me at the start of my trip.

 

Texas Institute of Science, April 2012: Visiting the Bolivian Silver Mines: Innocent Sightseeing or Twisted Tourism?

Growing up in Southwest England, I know a little bit about mining. I know the miners at one time took meat-filled pastries down with them for lunch, holding the thick, throwaway crusts with their coal-powdered hands. I know the story about the canary that expired before the miners noticed the toxic fumes. I know it was hard. In the 21st century, however, I assumed the mining process was tech – heavy, labor – light, and highly regulated. I realized how very wrong I was when I visited the Potosi silver mines in Bolivia…

 

GoBedRock, December 2011, Cambodia

Cambodia is a country still waking up from the horrors of its recent past, and perhaps as a result, is more of a backwater than nearby Vietnam and Thailand. This is the perfect time to go; before the Asian powers-that-be buy up the rainforest and lay roads along the coast. Packed with largely unacknowledged historical gems, elephant-filled mountains and timeless lakeside villages, cool Cambodia has everything for travellers who are looking for something a little less Western and a little more unusual around each bend in the road…

 

Cruise On The River,  November 2011, Cruise Lines & Destinations

cotr-LogoThe Avalon Waterways fleet has a lot going for it. Young and good-looking, the average ship is only two years old. As a result, expect magnificent private and public rooms finished to perfection. You’ll find your cabin spacious and well-appointed with daily fresh flowers, Egyptian cotton sheets, lots of storage space, flat screen television, a smart marble bathroom with complimentary L’Occitane toiletries, topped off with a French balcony and wide windows…

 

Freelancetravelwriter.com, October 2011 onwards, various articles

Logo31Any traveller has a booty of items that they always find room for in their backpack. As a travel writer, the most important items in my travel kit are the tools and gadgets that help me do what I do: write. Here are the ten things you’ll spot if you rummage through my luggage…

 

World Cruise Direct, August 2011, Cruise Lines & Destinations

wcd_logoHead on a voyage down under to explore the other side of the world. Book your cruise to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and prepare for a packed schedule of natural wonders, famous destinations and glossy Antipodean culture…

 


 

 

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