About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

jr-about-joeTravel writing and editing

I was born in southern England in 1985 - the perfect place at the perfect time for the low-cost airline boom. At the tender age of 16, I strapped on my virgin backpack, printed my very first e-ticket and flew off to explore some Eastern European capitals. It was the start of a lifelong travel passion that has - to date - encompassed 80 countries across four continents.

In May 2010, I decided to try my luck as a full-time travel writer. Since then, I have become a regular writer and editor for the likes of National Geographic, The Guardian, Forbes Travel Guide, The Independent, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and more. I've also co-authored the Essential Scotland and Essential Great Britain guidebooks for Fodor's.

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



joseph_picture_2Comedy scriptwriting and directing

At a young age, I developed a (slightly unhealthy) obsession with British sitcom, from enduring classics like Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe and Son and Blackadder to modern masterpieces like The Office, Nathan Barley and Him & Her. Inevitably, I decided to study Scriptwriting for Film and Television at Bournemouth University, then wrote a dissertation on the 'Britcom'.

Since university, I have written everything from topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra to satirical articles for Newsthump to wedding gags for The Best Man Speech. I also co-created comedy podcast The Chop House, as heard on Kooba 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 multiple-award-winning short film The Man Who Stopped and the live sketch show Birds, which will premiere at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2018. Several other short-form projects are in the pipeline.