Press Clippings

The Press Gang series set in newspaper office

I’ve been writing about travel since 2011, covering everything from fashion-friendly holiday ideas to the best attractions for art lovers. This was a natural transition from my training in fashion and lifestyle journalism, and my passport has been burning a hole in my pocket ever since.

Passionate about research, I love getting under the skin of a destination and going beyond the obvious sightseeing opportunities. When I arrive somewhere new, my notebook, pens and camera are pretty much surgically attached to me at all times.

Examples of online travel journalism
A glimpse of my online work.

In Detail

Here are some of my previous features:

Besides these, I’ve contributed to the Sun, the Mirror, Mature Times, Tesco Living Magazine, Handbag.com and Babyworld, plus I was featured on Oregon’s Azumano Travel Show and I’m a blogger for The Huffington Post.

On a non-travel note, I’ve  written for Sussex Style magazine on a range of topics, mainly covering culture, business, education and celebrity interviews, plus compiling fashion and homeware edits and monthly events listings. For Running in Heels, I’ve also tackled fashion/art exhibition and book reviews, think pieces and homeware edits.

Stickers on old-fashioned black suitcase, depicting places such as Genoa and Cologne
Travel sticker overload in an Icelandic window display. How many of these places have you been to?

Future Plans

I’m always looking to see and do more, but the key experiences on my travel wishlist include a trip to Mexico during Dia de los Muertos, visiting India’s great cities (such as Johdpur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Varanasi and Delhi), and exploring the unique landscape and sights of Rwanda.

Want to discuss travel with me? Get in touch (contact details are found on my bio, or drop me a tweet – @misspallen).

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