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About me

Emma has been hooked on all things 'travel' since the age of 14, when she would sneakily rip pages out of ageing copies of National Geographic in the school library to add to her travel scrapbook. 


A few years on (ahem), she's just as passionate about the industry and has been working as a full-time freelance travel journalist since 2011, after spending six years as Commissioning Editor at respected guidebook publisher Bradt Travel Guides. 


Twice the recipient of the BGTW Travel Writer of the Year award, she now writes for a diverse range of publications that commission her to produce lively, accurate copy perfectly tailored to their readership and illustrated with high-quality photographs. She specialises in remote destinations and responsible-, adventure-based tours and works hard to find fresh, original angles.


As a trusted editor, she tightens, restructures and refines brochure copy, website information and prose for high-profile tour operators, publishers and event holders such as, Expert Africa and Travel Photographer of the Year.


Broadcasting and events

She's an experienced speaker and regular travel-writing panellist for consumer travel shows and workshops. She has featured on BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent and presented for TV. 


Quiet Escapes – 50 Places to find Zen published by Quercus

Northern Belgium: The Bradt Travel Guide (*BGTW Best Guidebook 2012)

World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front

The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century by Summersdale (contributor)



National newspapers: The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Times, Sunday Times, The Independent, Metro, Evening Standard, Daily Express


Consumer magazines: Wanderlust, National Geographic Traveller UK & USA, Wild Travel, Travel Africa, Africa Geographic, Metropolitan (Eurostar), Destinations


In-flight magazines: Skylines (Austrian Airlines), bThere (Brussels Airlines), Let’s Go (Ryanair), Morning Calm (Korean Air), Msafiri (Kenyan Airlines)


Guidebooks: Lonely Planet, Bradt Travel Guides, Rough Guides, Dorling Kindersley, Berlitz


Websites:,, World Travel Guide, Secret Travel, Simonseeks, Visit Flanders, TNT


Travel Writer of the Year 2023
(over 1,500w) –

AITO Awards

Travel Writer of the Year 2022 & 2019 –


British Guild of Travel Writers 

National Consumer Travel Feature of the Year 2019 – Winner

Travel Media Awards

Best Transport Feature, Kenneth-Jones Westcott Award 2019 – Winner

British Guild of Travel Writers 

Travel Writer of the Year 2018 & 2017 –

Highly Commended

British Guild of Travel Writers 

Best Blog 2016 –


Ecoventura LATA Media Awards

National Consumer Travel Feature of the Year 2016 – Finalist 

Travel Media Awards

Best UK Feature 2015 –


British Guild of Travel Writers

Best Responsible Tourism Writing 2012 – Winner

Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards

Young Travel Writer of the Year 2012 –Finalist 

British Travel Press Awards

Best Guidebook 2012 – 


British Guild of Travel Writers

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