I’m an award-winning travel writer, editor and photographer, specialising in Africa. I also cover responsible and ethical tourism in the UK, the Americas, Australia and elsewhere.

I write for The Independent, The Guardian, Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and numerous other publications, in print and online. Much of my published work is illustrated with my own photography, shot on location.

As an editor, I handle commissioning, picture editing and project management for books, magazines, websites, e-books and apps. I have a particular interest in projects relating to responsible tourism and eco-friendly independent travel, including wildlife-watching, cultural tourism and community tourism.

“many, many things draw me to Africa”

Many, many things draw me to Africa: the diverse cultures and rich ecology, of course, but also the fact that it’s an ancient continent poised on the brink of change. African lifestyles have already altered a great deal in the twenty or so years I’ve been visiting.

From my base in the UK, I fly south on a regular basis, and have so far travelled through over 25 countries in North, West, East and southern Africa, sampling everything from obscure music festivals to five-star safaris. I have also covered many of the islands around Africa, including the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, São Tomé & Príncipe, Zanzibar and Mauritius.

“epic overland journeys through some of Australia’s most stunning locations”

My work as lead author of the Rough Guide to East Coast Australia and co-author of the Rough Guide to Australia takes me on epic overland journeys through some of Australia’s most stunning locations.

I have explored Australia’s beautiful East Coast in depth, from the lush tropical rainforest and coral cays of Far North Queensland, to the cosmopolitan cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne - making plenty of side-trips to dive the Great Barrier Reef along the way.

Freelance Travel Writer, Editor and Photographer

WINNER: Consumer Magazine Travel Writer of the Year (LATA Awards, 2014)
FINALIST: Travel Writer of the Year
(AITO Awards, 2013)
WINNER: Best Specialist Travel Feature
(BGTW Awards, 2012)
BGTW Awards, 2011 WINNER: British Travel Press Awards, 2010 WINNER: British Travel Press Awards, 2009

Recently published
SOUTH AFRICA: On safari (National Geographic Traveller, January 2015)
SOUTH AFRICA: Coastal hideaways (The Guardian, December 2014)
ZIMBABWE: Salibonani! (Travel Africa magazine, Autumn 2014)
TANZANIA: Bush and beach in Saadani (National Geographic Traveller, July 2014)
FIJI: Coral reef eco-escape (National Geographic Traveller, July 2014)
AFRICA: 20 of the best experiences (NGT Collection, June 2014)
WALES: Responsible travel guides (ResponsibleTravel.com, Summer 2014)
WALES: Visiting the birthplace of Dylan Thomas (VisitWales.com, April 2014)
SOUTH AFRICA: In Nelson Mandela’s footsteps (The Independent, March 2014)
AFRICA: Best places to sleep under the stars (CNN Travel, February 2014)
TENERIFE: The volcano challenge (Thomas Cook Travel, February 2014)

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