Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I was a travel editor of the glossy magazine, Options. When that magazine folded and I went freelance I was working both as a health journalist and a travel journalist.
At that time I contributed travel articles to publications including The Times newspaper and World of Cruising Magazine and loved every minute of it.
Eventually though I decided that I needed my trips away from home to be a break from work and I gave up travel journalism – but, my passport was still in serious use.
I missed writing about travel and so in 2017 I decided to start my blog Differentville. This aims to find the lesser-known things to do in a destination and that also reflects the type of travel journalism I do best – listicles or itinerary posts that surprise the reader, or articles on small, often unnoticed elements of a trip like the time I interviewed the chef of The Ghan about what it’s like to cook while rattling through the outback or a trip to the local hot springs in Taipei!
In 2019, I decided to go back full circle and add travel writing alongside my health work. Since then my work has appeared in The Australian, Jetstar Magazine, Body & Soul at the Sunday Telegraph, RAC Horizons, TheCarousel.com and Sainsbury’s Magazine in the UK.
I also offer blog or web copy for travel sites and my corporate clients have included articles for the Japan National Tourism Organisation and branded content on the Flybuys scheme for WomenLoveTech.com .
You can find some of my articles here …