We have a small hand-picked team of 21 contributors to Our Man On The Ground, based here in the UK and abroad. Our writers are a mix of passionate locals who love to travel and explore, freelance writers and professional travel and lifestyle 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. Simon is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer and also writes the odd motoring review, being a former racing driver.
Neil Hennessy-Vass is Contributing Editor for Our Man On The Ground as well as a widely-published globetrotting food and travel writer and photographer. Neil has worked with B & W Photography Magazine, BBC Food Magazine, Families Magazine and Darling Magazine.
An inveterate traveller, Roger St. Pierre has visited over 130 countries and all 50 American States during his 40+ years of globetrotting. He is also heads up Our Man On The Ground’s Motoring column.
David Harfield is a freelance food and travel journalist who began his career reviewing restaurants and hotels in London.
Australian born 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.
Mark Nicholls is an award-winning freelance travel writer and author, based in the UK. Having written for a range of national titles, specialist magazines and international websites, he also operated as a war correspondent for a number of years in locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kerry Christiani is an award-winning freelance travel writer, author and MA-qualified translator.
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 UK nationals and a variety of magazines and websites.
Sarah Riches has over 10 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.
Stuart Forster is an award-winning 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.
Jessica Harris is a UK-based lifestyle journalist with a background in fashion, beauty and travel journalism.
John Harfield has travelled the world armed pretty much with just a pen, a camera and a surfboard. He also heads up our concert column, attending many a gig in Edinburgh, Glasgow and further afield.
Ana Muhar is London Correspondent for Jutarnji List, the biggest daily paper in Croatia and writes for Forbes Magazine.
Esme Fox is a freelance travel writer based in Barcelona and has travelled extensively around South-East Asia and South America.
NEW YORK CITY, New York
Freelance writer, editor and travel journalist Tyler Wetherall has been published in a range of magazines, websites, newspapers and books splitting her time between New York City and London.
LOS ANGELES, California
Jolie Loeb is a Luxury Lifestyle Columnist and writes for several Los Angeles based publications, specialising in travel and fine dining.
WEST COAST OF AMERICA, USA
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 and writes for us along with her husband Bryan Thompson who is a workingman’s globetrotter with a penchant for poetics and has made his way through 45 states and countries over the past ten years.
Judith Baker is a London-based travel writer and editor specializing in the Caribbean and editor of Caribbean World magazine.
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 and ski resorts.