Travel

Over the past ten years or so, I have covered stories all over the world, from Bali and Brazil to Texas and Turkey.

 

I prefer the quirky side of things. Drive-in movies  in Texas. Abandoned Prohibition brothels in Bible Belt America. Puffin-rescuers in the Farne Islands. Taking a daytrip to the Brunei jungle. Underground cities in Italy - it's the offbeat, the high up or the low down that really excites me.

 

Whether it's cosmetic surgery in Eastern Europe, snow-shoeing in Vermont, finding the real Carmen Miranda in Brazil or losing my paralysing fear of heights ‘by any means necessary,' I adore a challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, while continuing to travel abroad, I've been specialising in UK quirk, writing for many magazines and national newspapers on everything from Well Dressing in Derbyshire to crabbing in Norfolk.

Generally, I'm not much of an 'adventure' traveller. I will occasionally dip a toe into something active but on the whole I'd rather see things than do them.

 

I have done some gritty global reporting – interviewing victims of the genocide in Rwanda for Marie Claire, for example, or finding what the life of a Geisha actually entails (Real magazine) but generally I'm far too much of a coward to visit anywhere really dangerous

 

Check out my Travel blog, Madame Passepartout, for examples of my work.

Temple Up the Brunei River without a paddle Interviewing Vanentie (coffee grower) for Good Foo