About Me

Travel and comedy are my two passions

jr-about-joeTravel writing and editing

I was incredibly lucky to grow up in southeast England during the low-cost Euro airline boom. This meant that, even at the age of 16 with a paltry pay packet from my after-school job, I could afford to fly off to explore Eastern European with some friends. It was the beginning of a lifelong travel passion that has so far encompassed 80 countries across five continents.

In the 2010s, I decided to try my luck as a full-time travel writer. Since then, I've become a regular contributor for the likes of Lonely Planet, The Guardian, National Geographic, USA Today, DK Eyewitness, Rough Guides, Forbes, The Telegraph and more. I've also updated several guidebooks for Fodor's, including England, Scotland, Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

Now dividing my time between Prague and Edinburgh, 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 21st century pearls like The Office, Nathan Barley and This Country. 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 and Sketch Off runners up at the Leicester Square Theatre.