a freelance journalist, based in east London. My interests include
travel, the arts, learning foreign languages, environmentalism,
feminism, cycling and scuba diving. I have a Masters in English
literature, drive a campervan and co-own a Hermann's tortoise called
On top of all that, I'm also a travel journalist, my features and city guides appearing regularly in Condé Nast Traveller, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph and numerous inflight magazines. I find myself writing a lot about culture, diving, cycling and slow travel, but I try to keep my focus broad – almost everywhere in the world is on my bucket list. A lot of my recent travel writing has been about my home city – I've been London correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide since January 2013 and spent last autumn working on some chapters of the Fodor's London guide. It's a topic I don't think I'll ever tire of. You can read my personal blog, where I write about the things I've done, the people I've met, the food I've eaten and the drinks I've drunk on my travels, both at home in London and away, here. It's called Impressions Abroad.
I usually call myself an arts and travel journalist, but sometimes I come across stories that don't fit into either of those categories, but are too interesting not to write about. So my other published writing includes features on volunteering, social and community issues, education and cycling. Ah, the joy of being freelance.
And when I'm not writing, I'm probably editing, either in one of the freelance editorial roles I hold, or for individuals on short projects.
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