Travel / Comedy

Writer and Editor

About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

joseph_picture_1Travel writing

I was born in southern England in 1985: the perfect place at the perfect time for the low-cost Euro airline boom. At the age of 16, I strapped on a virgin backpack, printed my very first e-ticket and jetted off to unearth the countless charms of continental Europe. It was the beginning of a lifelong travel passion that has - to date - encompassed 75 countries across four continents.

In May 2010, I decided to try my luck as a full-time travel writer, and since then I've written for a number of international travel publications such as National Geographic, Forbes Travel Guide, The Independent, USA Today and lots of in-flight magazines.

Now dividing my time between Edinburgh and Prague, I've carved my niche within the worlds of luxury and adventure travel. In addition to my work as a freelance writer, I'm also the founder and editor-in-chief of the travel writing agency World Words.

 

 

joseph_picture_2Comedy writing

At a young age, I developed a (slightly unhealthy) obsession with British sitcom, from timeless classics like Hancock's Half Hour, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder to great modern sitcoms such as The Office, Nathan Barley and Him & Her. Inevitably, I decided to study Scriptwriting for Film and Television at Bournemouth University... and then completed a dissertation about the 'Britcom'.

Since university, I've written everything from topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra to satirical articles for Newsthump to marital gags for The Best Man Speech. I also co-created comedy sketch podcast The Chop House, as heard on Kooba Radio and NTS.

In late 2017, I set up Junior Productions, a production company specialising in short form comedy for various platforms. To date, completed projects including the award-winning short film The Man Who Stopped and the barnstorming live sketch show Birds.

My Projects

Some of the work I've done in recent years

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My Travels

This map shows all the places I've travelled

Here is a map of my travels around the world. To date, I've lived in six countries (blue markers) and visited around 75 more (red markers). And I have lots of upcoming trips too (pink markers).

You will also see my various press trips and experiences (green markers). Click on the markers for details about the trips and subsequent press coverage. (Got a press enquiry? Get in touch).
 

Contact Me

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If you would like to hire me as a travel or comedy writer, if you have a press or media enquiry, or if you simply wish to find out more about who I am and what I do, please get in touch by completing this form. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.