Travel / Comedy

Writer and Editor

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 75 countries across five 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 across different platforms. Junior's recent productions include the multi-award-winning short films The Man Who Stopped and Today's the Day, and the sketch show Birds, nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and finalists at Leicester Square Theatre's Sketch Off!

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's a map of my travels around the world. To date, I've lived in six different countries (blue markers) and visited a total of around 75 (red markers), which includes every country in Europe.

You can 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.