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For me, travel has been a life-long obsession. From as early as I can remember, I was captivated by stories of the Amazon rainforest, wild tigers and isolated tribes, and this just grew the more I found out about the world. After university, I travelled through Asia, Oceania and the Americas for a number of years, with time spent living in Cuba, Colombia, Australia and Costa Rica, and almost five years in Singapore and Japan. I completed a two-year Postgraduate with London School of Journalism (remotely, while living in Asia), studied professional photography with The Photography Institute, and have worked as an editor and travel journalist ever since.

Now based in London, I am a journalist for Elite Traveler magazine, and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, as well as a contributor to various print and online publications. On a freelance basis, I have written for Conde Nast Traveller (UK and US), Esquire, Food and Travel (Asia), Suitcase Magazine, Lifestyle + Travel, Huff Post Travel, Epicure, Time Out Singapore and DestinAsian, among other travel and lifestyle magazines. In addition to this, I have produced editorial content for travel companies such as Red Carnation Hotels, Trafalgar and Virgin Atlantic, and I regularly write both hotel and restaurant reviews, as well as carrying out interviews – personal highlights have been Anthony Bourdain and Ranulph Fiennes.

My most outstanding travel moments include exploring the far flung northwestern islands of Madagascar, gorilla trekking in Uganda, meeting the tribes of Papua New Guinea’s Eastern Highlands and hopping between idyllic islands in The Maldives by seaplane. I have a wide spectrum of travel experience, from hitchhiking across Japan – all the way from Kyoto to Sapporo – to staying in luxury hotels, resorts and lodges, and venturing to hard to reach locations.

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