‘Faraway places, with strange sounding names… that’s where I’m longing to be’
Robert Louis Stephenson
For many years my travel writing has covered most corners of Europe and much of the wider world and has frequently featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, the Independent and various magazines. Many articles have been internationally syndicated.
Travel-writing awards include the French National Tourist Office /ABTOF best French newspaper article in both 2006 and 2007; the German Travel Writers’ Award for 2008; a French National Tourist Office award for the best magazine article 2011 and an ABTOF award for the best French magazine article for 2012. The most recent awards include the German Travel Writers’ Award 2013 and an ABTOF award for the best French Magazine article 2013.
Broadcasts on many BBC Radio 4 and World Service programmes have included the travel programmes, Four Corners, Breakaway, the magazine programme Afternoon Shift and the history series InLiving Memory. My BBC Radio 4 Food Programme features have ranged from Chestnuts in Corsica, Eau-de-Vie in Alsace, Vanilla on Réunion Island to Chips and Chocolate in Belgium.
My stories on From Our Own Correspondent programme have roamed the world from Poland and Germany to Argentina and Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. My over fifty features on John Peel’s Home Truths between 1998 and 2006 included the final tribute programme to John.