About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

joseph_picture_1Travel writing

I was born i 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 graduating in 2007, I have continued to write regular comedy bits and bobs for various clients, from chucklesome topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra, to witty satirical articles for Newsthump, to rib-tickling wedding gags for The Best Man Speech.

I also co-created the comedy sketch podcast The Chop House, as featured on Kooba Radio and NTS. Current comedy projects include short film The Man Who Stopped (Official Selection Hastings Film Fringe) and live sketch show Birds (starts September).