Travel journalism

Just as travel photography is my main area of interest as a professional photographer, travel journalism is my main professional interest as a writer. Over the years I’ve been lucky to be able to travel widely in order to tell stories about places and people, ranging from Nepal to Spain and Japan. My aim is always to explore a location thoroughly; to understand its culture, the people that live there (if anyone does live there!), the challenges it presents, and the rewards available for meeting those challenges. I aim to file photography with my copy, offering editors a chance to show the sights and people I encounter. For me, it’s an especially pure form of journalism, covering news, opinion, culture and interviews.

I’m especially keen on writing about the great outdoors, hiking and adventure travel, and any travel that is open, accessible and friendly to the LGBT+ community. Here is a sample of work for publications including Pride LifeTrail and Let’s Explore:

My travel journalism also features here on my blog, including pieces on Japan’s Sumo championships, Scotland’s toughest hike, essays on travel photography, and travels in the Lake District. I’m always in search of my next adventure, and aim to focus more on hiking and adventure journalism in the coming years. I look forward to seeing what I get to write in my travel journal as I look out for the next story…

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