I have been a journalist for 20 years and was a freelance travel writer on The Sunday Times in London for more than 12 years. During that time I visited more than 70 countries and had more than 500 articles published.
I am best known for my consumer journalism, including a string of high-profile campaigns I have managed for The Sunday Times, including the Clean Up Car Hire campaign in 2006.
In 2005 I was the first travel journalist to report back from the Maldives after the tsunami. In the following weeks I filed on-the-spot reports from stricken areas of Sri Lanka and Thailand.
I won several writing awards, including Best National Newspaper Feature at the 2006 Caribbean Travel Writing Awards.
I started writing about the internet for The Sunday Times in 1997, with a particular interest in search. I now also work as a SEO consultant.
In September 2010, I was named among the UK's Top 50 Travel Writers in a survey of journalists by Press Gazette magazine. In 2014 I was named Travel Blogger of the Year by AITO. I am regularly quoted in the national media in publications such as the Guardian, Independent and MSN Travel.
I also blog and write occasionally for The Times and the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and for the Huffington Post.
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