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.
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 comedy bits and bobs across different media and for various clients. Recent projects have included chucklesome topical sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra, silly satirical articles for Newsthump, knee-slapping wedding speeches for The Best Man Speech and droll rom-com short and feature film scripts for various production companies.
I'm also the co-writer and co-producer of comedy sketch show The Chop House, which features on both Kooba Radio and NTS.