Travel writing

This is a selected sample of recent work. For a full career rundown, see LinkedIn.

Lonely Planet

I worked as a Lonely Planet employee from 2000 to 2014 in many different roles – editor, commissioning editor, publisher, product development manager, and sometime guidebook author. I’ve continued to write for them since 2014.

The Lonely Planet website features travel content that fuels inspiration and provides insider recommendations and helpful tips. Inspirational, aspirational, fun.

Paris by pastry: five patisserie icons and where to find them

The city of light (headed): a guide to craft beer in Paris

I also write and commission for Lonely Planet’s list of coffee table pictorials and travel reference books, particularly under the Lonely Planet Food imprint.


How to Be a Travel Writer (2017, editor and co-author)

The brief: Bring the fourth edition of The Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Writing into the 21st century by restructuring existing content and writing a new chapter, ‘How to write a travel blog’. Read an extract



Travel with Dogs (2016, author)

The brief: A fun stocking-filler about how to travel with your dog. Cute, but packed with valuable information and advice, aimed particularly at a US market. Read an extract



Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour (2017, France chapter)

The brief: The best spots for drinking beer in the place where it’s made. Lively, engaging, informative; passionate about beer but not just for geeks.



The Best Things in Life Are Free (2016, Paris chapter)

The brief: True insider tips on how to have incredible experiences in the city without spending a cent. Carefully curated, surprising, authoritative and knowledgeable.



Food Trails (2016, Tasmania chapter)

The brief: Gourmet itineraries using food and producers as a way to explore a region, its culture and people. Engaging, conversational, enthusiastic.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel (2017, Bordeaux chapter)

Food Lovers Guide to the World (2012, Australia and NZ, Germany chapters)


Travel blogging

Secrets of Paris

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More than just frocks: Mode & Femmes 14/18

French fiction, while you wait