About me

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jan3I’m a London-based independent award-winning* travel writer and photographer, with more than thirteen years’ experience at Time Out writing and editing style and travel guides; here are a few of them.

Click here for some of the articles I’ve written for the likes of Sainsbury’s, Time Out, People’s Friend, Design Exchange, and Bologna magazine. I’m also the Sardinian hotel expert for the Telegraph.

If you have a feature you’d like me to write, need a guide updating, or simply want me to write some copy, please contact me. All the photos on my website are my own, as well as many that support my features.

* 2012 Italian Tourist Board ‘Best Travel Photography’: One Day in… Modena (Bologna magazine, Writer/photographer)

* 2009 Italian Tourist Board ‘Best Guide’: Perfect Places: Italy (Time Out, Editor)

I’ve written extensively about Naples and the Amalfi Coast, nearby Sorrento and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, as well as Genoa.

I’ve also written features on weekend breaks, copy for photographic collections and architectural walks around London, reviewed films for Time Out‘s film section, edited guides to bars and clubs as well as shopping in London, and regularly reviewed restaurants for Time Out‘s Eating and Drinking guide.

I’ve taken a train from St Pancras to the Amalfi Coast for the travel pages of Time Out, and written a series of ‘One Day in… ‘ features on the lovely cities of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region – Parma, Modena, Ferrara and Rimini – for luxury magazine Bologna.

I was one of the first bloggers involved in the 2012 Emilia Romagna Blogville Project, and blog writer and editor for London’s best sustainable sushi restaurant, Feng Sushi writing about subjects as diverse as the history of Billingsgate Fish market, the importance of tea drinking in China and how European overfishing is affecting a small island country in the centre of the Atlantic.

I’m a keen gardener, beekeeper, choral singer, yoga practitioner and a recent convert to the ‘sweat lodge’.