We have a team of over 50 men and women on the ground in towns and cities around the world. Our contributors are a mix of passionate locals who love to travel and explore, freelance writers and professional travel journalists. All our contributors are food lovers and are sensitive to style and good taste.
Simon Burrell is Editor-in-Chief and founder of Our Man On The Ground, based in London. He worked for Newsweek Magazine for 12 years travelling around the world, which gave him the inspiration to create OMOTG. He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
An inveterate traveller, Roger St. Pierre has visited 130 countries and all 50 American States during his 40+ years of globetrotting.
Helen Ochyra is a freelance travel writer and editor who rests her itchy feet and battered suitcase in North London between trips to far-flung, exotic places.
Caroline Phillips is an award-winning freelance journalist who has contributed to most of the nationals and a variety of magazines and websites.
Kerry Christiani is an award-winning freelance travel writer, author and MA-qualified translator.
David Harfield is a freelance food and travel journalist who began his career reviewing restaurants and hotels in London.
Lauren Jarvis is the former Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids magazine and a freelance editorial consultant and travel writer based in London.
Amy Guttman is a London-based journalist. She has reported, produced and written for CBS News, Sir David Frost, Monocle, Spear’s.
Neil Hennessy-Vass is a widely-published globetrotting food and travel writer and photographer.
Sarah Riches has eight years’ experience as a lifestyle journalist and is the author of the travel guide the London Almanac and the deputy editor of the tourist magazine Where London.
Susannah Fields is a London-based professional freelance photographer specialising in high-end images for commercial and hospitality clients as well as writing about the hidden gems of London.
A former literary agent, John Oates’ career took a sharp turn after he won the Guardian newspaper’s Young Travel Writer of the Year award in 2002.
Aurelia Bonito is a freelance travel writer and marketing consultant researching all aspects of travel worldwide.
Simon Brooke writes about the luxury sector from a consumer and business perspective. In particular, he covers luxury travel.
Stuart Forster is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in food and travel related features.
Jane Egginton is the author of over 40 travel guide books for publishers such as Michelin, Thomas Cook and Reader’s Digest.
Melanie Chenoweth is a London based, freelance food writer and photographer. If you can eat it, she’ll snap it. Then eat it. Then write about it.
Antonia Windsor is a freelance journalist specialising in travel and all the subjects necessary to write about a place.
Kiki Deere is a London-based travel writer raised bilingually in London and Turin.
Annabelle Hood is an award-winning London-based journalist specialising in writing about luxury health spas, travel and restaurants.
Milly Kenny-Ryder is a singer, fashionista, eater, arts enthusiast, writer and blogger, living in London but travelling regularly to write about her most exciting experiences.
Gilly Pickup is a London-based journalist, photographer, author, travel and cruise writer who produces editorial content for national and regional newspapers and magazines.
Travel writer and photographer Lynn Houghton reports on culture, cuisine and cruise for newspapers, websites and magazines.
Lisa Marks is a freelance journalist who travels between London and Los Angeles covering the entertainment business, and sampling as many new foods as possible.
Jessica Harris is a UK-based journalist with a background in fashion, beauty and travel journalism.
Charlie Whitting is a London based writer who specialises in pubs, bars and restaurants.
Lucy McGuire is an award-winning journalist based in London who writes on travel, food and lifestyle for both print and online.
Liz Granirer, an American based in London, is a freelance journalist who writes for in-flight magazines and family travel features.
Sarah Gibbons is a London-based travel and lifestyle journalist who has been published in a range of digital and print publications.
Maria Kuehn is a chef, writer and winner of The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 and has her own food and recipe website and blog.
Welsh born and bred Sophie Rae is a London based food and travel writer. She began her culinary adventures recipe testing for popular women’s editorials and can now add food stylist and home economist to her ever-expanding belt. Her passion for food has inevitably coincided with her eagerness to see the world. She vows never to be too far away from a fully stocked fridge or her passport.
Hannah Grace Lodge is a Freelance Lifestyle Writer for publications such as USA Today and Ideal Magazine as well as being the External Content Editor at BarChick.com.
Emma Westman is a London-based PR and writer who has a penchant for gin based cocktails and Californian wine.
John Harfield has travelled the world armed pretty much with just a pen, a camera and a surfboard.
Chelsea Frischknecht is a freelance writer and photographer based in Vienna.
Ana Muhar is London Correspondent for Jutarnji List, the biggest daily paper in Croatia and writes for Forbes Magazine.
FRANCE – Paris
Neil Kreeger worked for six years as a hotel and restaurant critic and is currently trying to keep up with what’s new in the French capital.
SPAIN – Barcelona
Esme Fox is a freelance travel writer based in Barcelona and has travelled extensively around South East Asia and South America.
An experienced food, travel and lifestyle writer/photographer/radio presenter, Heidi Fuller-love writes and presents British Airways’ award winning City Guide series.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – New York
Freelance writer, editor and travel journalist Tyler Wetherall has been published in a range of magazines, websites, newspapers and books.
Anastasia Mills Healy is a career travel writer and editor whose work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor’s, Zagat, Travel Agent, and Luxury Travel Advisor, among others. Whilst New York is her home, New Orleans is her passion. Not only has she travelled to 40 countries on five continents, but she is particularly proud of having visited all 50 U.S. states!
Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author based out of weird and creative Austin, Texas.
Carol Stigger is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in developing nation poverty, microfinance, and travel.
LOS ANGELES, California
Jolie Loeb is a Luxury Lifestyle Columnist and writes for several Los Angeles based publications, specialising in travel, fine dining.
Julia Nickerson is a screenwriter and former TV development executive who co-founded and ran an LA based Theatre Company.
Carrie Lyons is an artist, dietitian and avid traveller. All aspects of her diverse work has been influenced by firsthand experience of Italian culture.
Chelsea Batten is an itinerant journalist and photographer. She lives on the road, collecting the extraordinary stories that take place under the cover of ordinary life.
Bryan Thompson is a workingman’s globetrotter with a penchant for poetics; he has made his way through 45 states and countries over the past ten years.
SCOTTSDALE and PHOENIX, Arizona
An Arizona native, Kendra Ford has lived in London, Florence, Italy, and Mexico. She began freelance travel writing after graduating from the prestigious University of the Arts, London with a Post-Graduate degree in Journalism. Kendra currently resides in Scottsdale, juggling her jet-setting career as a marketing executive and her passion for travel writing.
INDIA – Mumbai
Pri Shewakramani is a freelance writer based in Mumbai and has written for publications including Condé Nast Traveller and CNN.
Judith Baker is a travel writer and editor specializing in the Caribbean and editor of Caribbean World magazine.
Stuart Heaver is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong from where he travels extensively across mainland China and Asia. His features for the South China Morning Post, Fragrant Harbour and a small number of award winning travel and airline publications have ranged from whale shark safaris in the Philippines to Chinese pirates in the Taiwan Straits.
Originally from Nagasaki, Japan, Shiho Ichinose is a London based fashion, fanatical travel writer and translator (Japanese, English and French). She travels to Japan on a regular basis covering the A to Z of art, antiques and fashion.
THE MIDDLE EAST
Liz Tecirli is a passionate freelance travel writer, seeking hidden gems all over the globe and specializing in adventure travel, extreme sports and luxury breaks.
Caroline Bishop is a freelance journalist who recently swapped city life in London for outdoor adventures in Switzerland. From her home in Lausanne she writes about travel.