Travel

As a travel writer, I have covered stories all over the world, from Bali and Brazil to Texas and Turkey.

Prohibition brothels in Bible Belt America. Puffin-rescuers in the Farne Islands. A daytrip to the Brunei jungle. Drive-in cinema hopping in Texas, Underground cities in Italy. Offbeat,  high up or low down really excites me.

Whether it's cosmetic surgery in Eastern Europe, snow-shoeing in Vermont, finding the real Carmen Miranda in Brazil or losing my paralysing fear of heights ‘by any means necessary,' I adore a challenge.

Recently I've been specialising in UK quirk, writing for many magazines and national newspapers on everything from Well Dressing in Derbyshire to crabbing in Norfolk.

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Generally, I'm not much of an 'adventure' traveller. I will occasionally dip a toe into something active but on the whole I'd rather see things than do them.

 

 

I have done some gritty global reporting – interviewing survivors of the genocide in Rwanda for Marie Claire, for example, or finding what the life of a Geisha actually entails (Real magazine) but generally I'm far too much of a coward to visit anywhere really dangerous