I'm a freelance journalist, copywriter and photographer. I like travelling by train, drinking in spit-and-sawdust bars and eating where the locals do. Usually, I'll stay somewhere for at least a month to get a feel for the place, but Brexit and the pandemic have made that slightly more complicated.
Although I'm originally from Middlesbrough, I've spent a lot of time in Spain, living in Seville and Barcelona. I now split my time between London, Devon and Newcastle and tend to write most about people, places and things. The places I know best are Seville, Granada, Jerez, Cádiz, Tarifa, Barcelona, Chicago, Porto, Lisbon, Newcastle and Madeira.
I've written city guides, hotel reviews, round-ups and first-person narrative pieces for various national newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Telegraph.co.uk, Independent.co.uk, London Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller, Time Out, easyJet Traveller, Culture Trip and the Sunday Times Travel Magazine. But let's forget about the latter as the magazine was sadly discontinued before my first four-page guide to Seville ran.
I also edit the travel section for The London Economic part-time and do copywriting on the side.