"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures" -Lovelle Drachman
I'm a British freelance writer, editor, and digital content creator who has lived, worked, and traveled over six continents and is currently based in France. As a writer, I specialize in travel, outdoor, and equestrian, but I also have a keen interest in health & fitness, food, and culture. I'm a guidebook updater for the Rough Guides, Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Horsemanship Magazine, and the recipient of the 2011 World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship, with over a decade of experience copywriting and blogging for websites such as TripAdvisor, Culture Trip, Matador Network, and many others.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
BA (Hons) Recording Arts (1st Class)
Diplomas in Freelance Journalism and Creative Writing, London School of Journalism
TEFL and TESOL English teaching certificates
Native English speaker, fluent French speaker, conversational Spanish
Blessed (or burdened?) with an insatiable curiosity and a conviction that every challenge should be treated as a new adventure; I believe that each travel memory is a story waiting to be told. Stories like volunteering in Cambodia and Indonesia, floating over Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, or eating my bodyweight in gelato in Rome; but equally when I ended up in a Peruvian hospital with salmonella and missed my long-awaited hike to Machu Picchu, or that time when I got lost in the Atacama Desert and hiked for hours wheeling a broken bike to reach civilisation.
When I'm not on the road, you’ll probably find me hiking, running, or horseback riding with my dog at my heels; practicing my deadlifts at the gym; carrying out (inevitably messy) culinary
experiments in the kitchen; or putting the world to rights over an impromptu apéro.
Read more about my travel philosophy in my blog "Why I Travel"