I have been asked several times in recent weeks about my experiences as a freelance travel writer – so here goes!
I left my role at a London Publisher (Time Inc) in 2007 to go freelance, as I had already begun to write some pieces within the travel sector, which had been well received.
I became well known as an equestrian riding holiday specialist, and have enjoyed around ten horse riding holidays.
During my time as a travel writer, I enjoyed writing for British consumer titles like Spa Secrets, Yoga and Health, Country Illustrated, Traveler, Travel Ideas, The Travel Magazine, Women’s Own and Take A Break, as well as regional titles like Staffordshire Life and Absolute Brighton magazine.
I also worked for websites including Travel Bite, Outdoors Magic, and the British Mountaineering Council, as well as some airline magazines – I was Sky Europe’s Sofia (Bulgaria) correspondent for a time.
In terms of the territories I traveled to, I mainly traveled in and around Europe to countries including Gran Canaria, Hungary, Madeira, Spain, Iceland, Ireland, France, Bulgaria and Greece, also travelling to Canada, for one memorable project.
My specialisms tended to be outdoor adventure and wellness.