Published Work

Content

If you’re thinking about hiring me, why not take a leisurely scroll through my portfolio to suss out my writing style and decide whether I’m the right fit for your brand?

While this includes most of the clients on my books, it’s not an exhaustive list, so please feel free to message if you’d like to see more samples of my work. In addition to this lovely lot, I’ve also written for the likes of easyJet, Thomas Cook, Asda Travel Money, Flybe and Viking River Cruises – plus a raft of non travel clients such as HELLO! magazine, Homebase and Cif.

Matador Network

Matador Network is the world’s largest independent travel publisher, with over eight million unique monthly visitors.

26 telltale signs you just got back from travelling
https://matadornetwork.com/read/26-telltale-signs-you-just-got-back-from-traveling/

12 pro tips for visiting the Galápagos Islands you need to know
https://matadornetwork.com/read/12-pro-tips-visiting-galapagos-islands-need-know/

29 signs you’ve gone full Australian
https://matadornetwork.com/read/29-signs-youve-gone-full-australian/

Alone together: is solo travel compatible with falling in love?
https://matadornetwork.com/read/alone-together-solo-travel-compatible-falling-love/

35 signs you’ve spent too long in Thailand
https://matadornetwork.com/read/35-signs-youve-spent-long-thailand/

Let’s be honest: sometimes solo travel sucks https://matadornetwork.com/read/lets-honest-sometimes-solo-travel-sucks/ 

A Broader View

A Broader View Volunteers is a registered nonprofit charity based in the US which arranges volunteer programs for people all over the world. Motivated by the belief that just one person can make a difference, volunteers can choose from a range of placements including medical, dental, child care, teaching, community development and more. I create regular blog content for this client.

Sloth Sanctuary Conservation Program in Costa Rica
https://news.abroaderview.org/sloth-sanctuary-costa-rica-volunteer-abroad/

Volunteer Nepal Opportunities 2018-19
https://news.abroaderview.org/volunteer-nepal-opportunities-2018/

Where Should I Volunteer in India?
https://news.abroaderview.org/where-should-volunteer-india/

Best High School Volunteer Programs
https://news.abroaderview.org/best-high-school-volunteer-abroad-programs-opportunities/

Volunteer in Belize: Work With Children in an Ethically Run Orphanage
https://news.abroaderview.org/volunteer-in-belize-orphanage/

Pure Kerala Tours

Pure Kerala Tours is a Melbourne-based travel agency taking small groups of people from around the world to India on cultural immersion holidays. I was initially commissioned to write the content on the homepage and edit the itineraries (under the ‘Our Tours’ tab) and now create regular blog posts and photo captions for the client. Watch this space for links to PKT blog posts!

https://www.purekeralatours.com

Ideal Homes Portugal / International

Ideal Homes is an overseas real estate company based on the Algarve which guides foreigners through the process of investing in property across Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Bulgaria and beyond. I write news articles and blog posts for this client, and will be rewriting the website in the near future. Please note that the articles below have been edited by the team and may contain spelling and/or grammatical errors.

Cape Verde: an underrated investment opportunity?
https://www.idealhomesinternational.co.uk/about/news/cape-verde-santa-monica-real-estate-rental-investment-holiday-home-property_721 

Brits commit to 8 week pre-holiday summer health kick
https://www.idealhomesportugal.com/about/news/healthylifestyle-quality-of-life-portugal-activeretirement_745

The Algarve’s four super S’s
https://www.idealhomesportugal.com/about/news/algarve-portugal-things-to-do-holiday-real-estate-holiday-home-retirement_749

Kids call the shots on family holidays
https://www.idealhomesportugal.com/about/news/portugal-holiday-home-algarve-family-vacations_732

6 tips for the perfect holiday home
https://www.idealhomesportugal.com/about/news/holiday-home-real-estate-algarve-portugal-retirement-news_750

British expats: most popular destinations revealed
https://www.idealhomesinternational.co.uk/about/news/spain-portugal-retirement-real-estate-expats_734

Silver Surfers

Outreach on behalf of Ideal Homes Portugal. Silver Surfers is a website and social network for the over 50s which provides information, offers and discounts.

How to build overseas property into your retirement plan
https://www.silversurfers.com/financial/investments/add-overseas-property-retirement-plan/ 

The Travel Speak

The Travel Speak aims to be a one-stop destination for travel tips and inspiration. The site contains guides, itineraries and the best things to do in major travel destinations across the world.

Featured Traveler: Jenny MacLean, an Adventurous Sun Seeker and a True Inspiration
https://www.thetravelspeak.com/featured-traveler-jenny-maclean/

Travel Honey

Travel Honey collects detailed travel itineraries from hand-picked, savvy travellers.

Tips for getting the most out of your trip to Spain
https://www.travelhoney.com/tips/jennys-spain-tips/

Travelettes

Travelettes is a digital hub for female travellers, writers and photographers who share travel tips and personal travel experiences.

Why long-term backpacking sent me spiralling into depression
http://www.travelettes.net/why-long-term-backpacking-sent-me-spiralling-into-depression/

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

Blue Dolphin is an award-winning catamaran in Hervey Bay, Australia which gives people the opportunity to see humpback whales up close. I wrote a small collection of news articles, interviews and photo blogs for skipper Peter Lynch in exchange for some exciting days out on the water!

All hands on deck… Meet the crew https://www.bluedolphintours.com.au/2017/08/all-hands-on-deck-meet-the-crew/ 

15 best snaps of the season
https://www.bluedolphintours.com.au/2017/08/fifteen-best-snaps-of-the-season/

Blue Dolphin paddles out for whales
https://www.bluedolphintours.com.au/2017/08/blue-dolphin-paddles-out-for-whales/

Mercedes Chauffeur Hire

Mercedes Chauffeur Hire is a London-based organisation which provides luxury, old fashioned chauffeur services to events like Ascot, Wimbledon and the opera.

A festival of elegance: Get ready for Glyndebourne this summer
https://www.mercedeschauffeurhire.co.uk/archives/glyndebourne-opera-festival-2018 

No socks, no entry: new dress code guidelines for Ascot 2018
https://www.mercedeschauffeurhire.co.uk/archives/royal-ascot-horse-racing-2018

Myktchn

Myktchn is an online store selling discounted kitchen accessories across the US and Europe. In addition to unique kitchen gadgets designed to make cooking quick and easy, they also supply healthy recipes and inspirational blog posts to encourage people to ditch takeouts, cook from scratch and take control of their health. I currently create blog posts for this client and will be writing an e-book for them in the near future. This is just one example of a non-travel client on my books. If I’m interested in your products or share your vision, I will probably want to work with you, regardless of whether you’re in the travel industry or not!

A tantalizing taste of what’s in store
https://mykitchen.love/blogs/the-best-innovative-kitchenware-for-cooking-at-home/a-tantalizing-taste-of-what-s-in-store

10 surprising benefits of cooking at home
https://mykitchen.love/blogs/the-best-innovative-kitchenware-for-cooking-at-home/10-surprising-benefits-of-cooking-at-home-that-aren-t-losing-weight-and-saving-money

Why I traded meal kit deliveries for cooking from scratch
https://mykitchen.love/blogs/the-best-innovative-kitchenware-for-cooking-at-home/why-i-traded-meal-kit-deliveries-for-true-homemade-cooking

Costa Brava Villas

This platform rents luxury villas to holidaymakers and arranges wellness activities on their behalf. I rewrote most of the content and helped to redesign the website, adding pages, pictures and further content to enhance user experience. I continue to work on freelance assignments for this client.

Travel Blogs

I kept a travel blog as I journeyed around South America, the USA, Africa and Australia between April 2014 and August 2015. Below is a selection of my most popular posts.

A Brit abroad: 100 travelling experiences you will (probably) have
http://hellotravelbug.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-brit-abroad-100-travelling.html

Alternative Paris: 8 ways to stray from the beaten path
http://hellotravelbug.blogspot.com/2014/08/alternative-paris-8-ways-to-stray-from.html

Angry response to the most short-sighted article of 2014: Has travel become another exercise in narcissism?
http://hellotravelbug.blogspot.com/2014/12/angry-response-to-most-short-sighted.html

25 things to do before turning 25
http://hellotravelbug.blogspot.com/2014/12/25-things-to-do-before-turning-25.html

News Articles

In addition to blogs and features I can also turn my hand to news. Again, much of the travel-oriented content I’ve produced in the past is unavailable, but here are a couple of articles I’ve dredged up from days gone by to give you an idea of how I can adapt my writing style for news feeds.

Bucks Free Press
High Wycombe girl takes over as face of fashion range
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/8252712.Wycombe_girl_strips_spotlight_from_Pixie_Geldof/ 

HELLO! magazine
Get him to the spaceship: Katy Perry’s unique gift for Russell http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities-news-in-pics/02-08-2010/54379/ 

Photography

I have had my photographs shared by popular accounts on Instagram, including Tourism Australia (exposure 2.7 million,  65,000 likes) and Australia Passion (exposure 7,000+ and 500 likes).

I’ve also had my travel snaps shared by travel accounts such as @travel.zoom (16,000 followers).

Going back a few years, my photos have also been displayed on the login page of the University of Leeds Portal and the VLE.

I really enjoy getting out and about and exploring the world with my camera. Most of my travel photos have been taken on my iPhone or my compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35 with a 20x optical zoom Leica lens. I’m currently using my Motorola G5S Plus (since April 2018) and am looking to buy a DSLR in the future.