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Our Writers and Journalists

We have a team of over 60 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...READ MORE

AUSTRALIA - Melbourne and Sydney
Travelling between Melbourne, Singapore and San Francisco, Katrina Too is the co-founder of Ediply an education-technology start-up...READ MORE

Amanda Ansell is a Brit who loves to travel and has recently relocated to Sydney...READ MORE

An inveterate traveller, Roger St. Pierre has visited 130 countries and all 50 American States during his 30+ years of globetrotting...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Caroline Phillips is an award-winning freelance journalist who has contributed to most of the nationals and a variety of magazines and websites... READ MORE

Kerry Christiani is an award-winning freelance travel writer, author and MA-qualified translator...READ MORE

David Harfield is a freelance food and travel journalist who began his career reviewing restaurants and hotels in London...READ MORE

Ashleigh Whitfield is a freelance travel writer, restaurant and bar reviewer, as well as a voice over and radio presenter, based in London...READ MORE

Lauren Jarvis is the former Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids magazine and a freelance editorial consultant and travel writer based in London...READ MORE

Amy Guttman is a London-based journalist. She has reported, produced and written for CBS News, Sir David Frost, Monocle, Spear's... READ MORE

Neil Hennessy-Vass is a widely published globetrotting food and travel writer and photographer...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Aurelia Bonito is a freelance travel writer and marketing consultant researching all aspects of travel worldwide...READ MORE

Simon Brooke writes about the luxury sector from a consumer and business perspective. In particular, he covers luxury travel...READ MORE

Stuart Forster is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in food and travel related features... READ MORE

Jane Egginton is the author of over 40 travel guide books for publishers such as Michelin, Thomas Cook and Reader’s Digest... READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Antonia Windsor is a freelance journalist specialising in travel and all the subjects necessary to write about a place...READ MORE

Kiki Deere is a London-based travel writer raised bilingually in London and Turin...READ MORE

Annabelle Hood is an award-winning London-based journalist specialising in writing about luxury health spas, travel and restaurants...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Gilly Pickup is a London-based journalist, photographer, author, travel and cruise writer who produces editorial content for national and regional newspapers and magazines...READ MORE

Travel writer and photographer Lynn Houghton reports on culture, cuisine and cruise for newspapers, websites and magazines...READ MORE

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…READ MORE

Jessica Harris is a UK-based journalist with a background in fashion, beauty and travel journalism... READ MORE

Charlie Whitting is a London based writer who specialises in pubs, bars and restaurants...READ MORE

Lucy McGuire is an award-winning journalist based in London who writes on travel, food and lifestyle for both print and online...READ MORE

Liz Granirer, an American based in London, is a freelance journalist who writes for in-flight magazines and family travel features…READ MORE

Sarah Gibbons is a London-based travel and lifestyle journalist who has been published in a range of digital and print publications...READ MORE

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.

Keith Springer counted Le Caprice, The Ivy, Menage À Trois and Gravetye Manor amongst his clientele...READ MORE

Muireann Bolger is a journalist based in London, Cambridge and Ireland who has travelled extensively to South Asia, mainland Europe and the US. She covers subjects as varied as lifestyle trends, marketing, the arts, psychology, finance, beauty and health. Passionate about all things travel and food related, her favourite pastimes are exploring exciting new places and gastronomic adventures.

Sian Johal is a passionate explorer, well-travelled in Asia and Australia. Whilst she's not planning her next trip across the globe, she keeps up to date with the London restaurant scene.

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...READ MORE

Emma Westman is a London-based PR and writer who has a penchant for gin based cocktails and Californian wine...READ MORE

Angie Quaglia jetsets around the world for a well-known British airline and is a discerning restaurant frequenter in not only far flung parts of the world but also those hidden away gems closer to home.

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande is Founder of Passepartout Homes, an online private members club, where members have a choice of luxury vacation rentals from private owners in beautiful locations worldwide. Paola lives in London with her husband and two children, but regularly travels to Belgium and Italy to visit family and friends.

John Harfield has travelled the world armed pretty much with just a pen, a camera and a surfboard....READ MORE

Chelsea Frischknecht is a freelance writer and photographer based in Vienna...READ MORE

Ana Muhar is London Correspondent for Jutarnji List, the biggest daily paper in Croatia...READ MORE

FRANCE - Paris
Pierre Abécassis has lived in the city for over 30 years and adopted it as his home, having lived in Bordeaux and Africa.  He runs his own successful creative agency and dines out on a regular basis.  Pierre can often be seen whizzing around Paris on his scooter!

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...READ MORE

SPAIN - Barcelona
Esme Fox is a freelance travel writer based in Barcelona and has travelled extensively around South East Asia and South America...READ MORE

An experienced food, travel and lifestyle writer/photographer/radio presenter, Heidi Fuller-love writes and presents British Airways' award winning City Guide series...READ MORE

RUSSIA - Moscow
Based in the mighty Moscow, Tamara Ayoub is a British/Lebanese pastry chef, blogger and designer who is passionate about food, travel, fashion and the arts. When not exploring the city’s blossoming gastronomic and cultural scene she can be found writing about her experiences in the wild east and her travels further afield.

Freelance writer, editor and travel journalist Tyler Wetherall has been published in a range of magazines, websites, newspapers and books…READ MORE

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...READ MORE

CHICAGO, Illinois
Carol Stigger is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in developing nation poverty, microfinance, and travel...READ MORE

LOS ANGELES, California
Jolie Loeb is a Luxury Lifestyle Columnist and writes for several Los Angeles based publications, specialising in travel, fine dining... READ MORE

Julia Nickerson is a screenwriter and former TV development executive who co-founded and ran an LA based Theatre Company...READ MORE

Jenny Pellicer is a Freelance Travel Writer who after living in Norway, London and Mexico has settled down in LA. She is also a freelance writer for various other publications including the LA Times and Natural Child World Magazine. When she isn’t typing away she and her husband are busy discovering all that Los Angeles has to offer, travelling and writing her own blog.

Carrie Lyons is an artist, dietitian and avid traveller. All aspects of her diverse work has been influenced by firsthand experience of Italian culture... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Judith Baker is a travel writer and editor specializing in the Caribbean and editor of Caribbean World magazine...READ MORE

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.

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...READ MORE

Kate Williams has recently set up home in Singapore, having relocated from New York and before that London.  A frequent flyer who loves to find those hidden gems, she is looking forward to discovering some of the best hotels, restaurants, beaches and bars in Asia.

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... READ MORE

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