Welcome to hashtagtravelling. In the good times, travel is a luxury open to everyone from exploring your home town, cities and countryside, to far flung destinations.

Right now, though, while travel is not possible there are still many places to visit in virtual time to lift our spirits and support the industry. In the meantime, I’m sharing my lockdown journal, the highs and the lows, week by week.

I’m a freelance writer and a glass-half-full kind of person. Some of my best travel experiences have come from impulse decisions, and being open to new opportunities. Here you can read some of my published work, browse through photographs … and connect on Instagram and Twitter.

Places I have visited include: Western Europe/ Mediterranean (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, Mallorca, Switzerland, Greece, Ibiza, Cyprus, Canary Islands (Lanzarote); Central /Eastern Europe (Romania and Croatia); USA (only New York so far!), Africa (Egypt); Asia Central (Turkey). Closer to home: England, Eire, Wales, Scotland and Channel Islands.

Memorable moments include; a 2,500-mile road trip in a vintage Healey Silverstone, which clocked up 11 border crossings in three weeks; quad biking in the Sinai Desert at sunset; and eating freshly harvested oysters at the lagoon-side where they grow in the South of France. I have worked in Munich and lived on the island of Mallorca, and currently reside in the stunning South Downs National Park in the UK.

My second love is food and wine, and exploring food markets, farm shops, vineyards and producers across the UK and Europe. Cooking, and sharing the results, is one of the best ways to spend a weekend.

If you would like to work with me please get in touch for a chat.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site.