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As a freelance writer I contribute to publications globally, from The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and the Financial Times, to House & Garden, SUITCASE and Condé Nast Traveller, as well as writing for Australian publications from Australian Gourmet Traveller to Qantas magazine. Below is a small edit from recent years.
Where to go shopping in Havana, Conde Nast Traveller, April 2021
The reopening of Varadero to tourism, The Times, January 2021
30 spectacular Caribbean holidays for 2021, The Times, September 2020
Why Cuba's national dances move me, Cuban Life, July 2020
If I could be anywhere right now - on wishing I was in Viñales, Cuba, The Daily Mail, April 2020
A family holiday in Cuba? Si! Why Cuba is educational and inspiring for little people, The Times, February 2020
Reviewing Number One Bruton, The Telegraph, January 2020
The entrepreneurial spirit in contemporary Havana, The Wish Magazine, the Australian newspaper, December 2019
Why Cuba's cars are a metaphor for the island's spirit, Civilian Global, December 2019
The Times 
A cycling tour through the past in Transylvania: A bike tour around the region’s unchanged villages gives a taste of rural life as it was 100 years ago, The Times, September 2019
Visit India in style: city break and tea plantations: A new boutique hotel in Calcutta is the perfect place to stay before heading for Darjeeling’s hills, The Times, October 2019
Cannes do: Lydia Bell has headed to the Riviera to pitch the third draft of her film — a British comedy set on Bondi Beach — at the festival, The Times Times, May 2019
A hidden oasis in the heart of Sao Paulo, December 2017
Secret Emirates: exquisite hotels and tented villas, November 2017
Why the in-crowd is going to Minorca this year, May 2017 
Why Oman makes the perfect big short break, January 2017 
Temples, peaks and fabulous food in India’s north, March 2017
Waterfalls, trolls and hairpin bends: Norway’s stunning fjords by road, June 2016
Gorgeous Sivota on Greece's west coast, The Times, May 2015 
Nicaragua - the calm before the canal, The Times, March 2015 
Welcome to the Jurassic Park of the Caribbean, The Times, September 2014 
Andalusia: from quiet towns to cultural cities, The Times, August 2014 
The hottest hotels in Miami, The Times, October 2013
Welcome to Australia's Giant Rock Garden: the thrill of The Kimberley, The Times, September 2013 
Surreal outposts of Bolivia, The Times, September 2013 
The solitary pleasures of the Peloponnese: The Times, May 2013
Travels in Southern Morocco in The Times, March 2013
The 'real' Seychelles for The Times, May 2011
The Daily Mail
Road to Recovery: I discover the joys of slow cycling in Rwanda, the Daily Mail, February 2020
The epitome of Arctic Cool: Svalbard in Norway, where polar bears outnumber people, the Daily Mail, December 2019
Qantas Magazine
The blessings of Venice in winter, Qantas magazine, January 2020
Provence during the heady lavender harvest, Qantas magazine, summer 2019
Copenhagen: spring escapades in Europe's greenest city, Qantas magazine, spring 2019
Walking Europe's most popular pilgrim trail in the depths of winter, Qantas magazine, winter 2019
Ten reasons to go to Oman, Qantas Magazine, summer 2016
Surviving the detox at Austria's Viva Mayr Altaussee, Qantas Magazine, January 2020
The Telegraph
Number One, Bruton, Somerset. Medieval elegance meets boutique panache at this former 12th-century forge, townhouse and row of cottages, The Telegraph, December 2019
The adventure and beauty of Australia's Northern Territory, The Telegraph, July 2018
The curious tale of Pumpkin Island, The Telegraph, November 2017 
Byron Bay or Noosa? Telegraph's Ultratravel supplement, May 2015 
Western Australian in two weeks, Telegraph's Ultratravel supplement, May 2015 
In Praise of Western Australia, Telegraph's Ultratravel supplement, October 2013 
How to shop in Istanbul, October 2012
Family Traveller
Show me the Mummy: my daughter and I embark on a single-parent trip through Egypt, Family Traveller, April 2019
Action-packed family luxury at Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites in Portugal, Family Traveller, January 2017 
A Balearic with something for everyone: multi-generational travel in Mallorca, Family Traveller, September 2017
Outback of beyond – Australia’s Top End and Great Barrier Reef alone with a six-year-old, Family Traveller, August 2018
A road trip through Cuba, Family Traveller, August 2018 
House & Garden
A trip from Caribbean to Andes proves that Colombia is South America’s most up and coming spot, House & Garden, January 2017
A far-flung odyssey in Zimbabwe taking in headline lodge openings, House & Garden, January 2017
Scenic Air Safari’s magnificent endangered species trip in Kenya, House & Garden, January 2018
National Geographic Traveller 
A family adventure to Svalbard, the polar realm that inspired Philip Pullman's The Northern Lights, National Geographic Traveller, November 2019
The Land of Happiness: Brazil's Bahia state, National Geographic Traveller, December 2017
Botafogo, the hippest neighborhood in Rio, National Geographic Traveller, November 2017
Rio San Juan, Nicaragua's wildlife-rich waterway, National Geographic Traveller, 2016 
St Lucia: intrigue in the rainforest-smothered interior, National Geographic Traveller, 2015
Sydney Morning Herald 
Perfectly Medieval - from Budapest to Istanbul on the Transylvanian Express, Sydney Morning Herald, 2012 
Cornwall goes upmarket, Sydney Morning Herald, 2012
Marrakech’s calvalcade of beautiful new hotels, Sydney Morning Herald, July 2012 
Where there's Smoke - travelling in the Avenida de los Volcanes in Ecuador, Sydney Morning Herald, 2012 
Silver Lining In The Cloud - Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, The Sydney Morning Herald, September, 2012
Extremadura, a traditional corner of landlocked Spain, Sydney Morning Herald, 2014
Tanzania – a perfect location to combine primal exercise and safari, Sphere magazine, April 2016
Go West: luxury outposts of Western Australia for Sphere magazine, Sphere magazine, September 2015 
Off the Beaten Track: the offline agents tailor-making top-end travel, Sphere magazine, March 2015 
Zest for Life, the glorious lemons, hotels and food of Italy's Amalfi Coast, Sphere magazine, Summer 2014
Cuba’s thrilling art scene, Sphere magazine, March 2013 
Harper's Bazaar 
Empire of the SunBodrum grows up, Harper's Bazaar
Phuket's evolution from hippie hangout to boutique enclave, Harper's Bazaar
Jamaica Rocks, the left field charms of Portland, Jamaica, Harper's Bazaar
Into the Great Wide Open, adventures in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Finalist, Consumer Feature of the Year, Harper's Bazaar
Northern Soul, travels in Australia's Arnhemland, Harper's Bazaar
Gourmet Trav
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