Published Work

Published Work

I specialise in features on scuba diving, marine and eco travel. Please see below for my published work.

Craziest B&Bs


June 2017
Stay in weird accommodation – from helicopters to trains, submarines, your own island and more…

Cocoroom Guesthouse


June 2017
Cocoroom – a guesthouse bursting with colour and pattern – is using art to help the huge number of homeless people in Kamagasaki, Osaka, Japan.

Tobago: Both Sides Now


June 2017
From sharks to turtles and the small stuff too – checking out whether the nutrient-rich Orinoco River really does mean better diving in Tobago

FOMO Inducing Florence


April 2017
Get it on with Michaelangelo’s David, drink all the chianti, check out the stunning views…

22 Fab Things in New York


April 2017
For those who’ve never been to the Big Apple, here’s our pick of the things you can’t miss on your first visit to the city that never sleeps…

9 Coolest UK Marine Animals


March 2017
The coolest marine animals you might not realise you can spot off the UK coastline.

12 Most Instagrammable Student Halls


March 2017
THE most Instagrammable student halls.

Japan's Mainland Mecca


February 2017
Dodging typhoons and braving rough seas to scuba dive in Wakayama, Japan

Japan's Mainland Mecca


February 2017
Click here for the print version of my Japan article.

6 Aussie Phrases You Need to Know


January 2017
Shut the front door. Getting up to speed with some Aussie lingo for MTV…

5 Eco-Travel Resolutions You Need to Make in 2017


January 2017
At the start of another new year, some resolutions to make (and hopefully keep) in 2017.

5 Ways to be More Eco Friendly When Travelling


February 2017
Some tips on how to go green on your travels.

Diving as a Family


July 2016
Some of the best places to learn to dive as a family.

Paradise with a Black Eye


January 2017
Click here for the print version of my Nevis article..

Paradise with a Black Eye


January 2017
Enjoying the ultimate in luxury (with a black eye).

10 Thoughts I Had Visiting a Japanese Onsen


December 2016
Thoughts on visiting my first onsen (naked public baths).

16 Best Things to Do in Osaka, Japan


December 2016
Best things to do to make the most of Osaka –  ‘the Nation’s Kitchen’. Spoiler: involves lots of eating!

Paradise Beach: Luxury Island Retreat


December 2016
Enjoying the remote island of Nevis at a resort that offers the ultimate in luxury and tranquillity: the aptly named Paradise Beach.

15 Weird af Things (And Places) to Eat in Japan


November 2016
Checking out loads of totally bonkers food you can eat in Japan (if the delicious sushi, sashimi, yakitori, ramen, katsu and udon isn’t for you).

Satisfy Your Hunger in Kyoto, Japan


January 2017
Five amazing places to eat in Kyoto, Japan – yum!

Spicing Things Up at Cinnamon Soho


December 2016
A review of Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Soho.

Foodie Hotspots in Osaka


November 2016
Five uber-delicious places to eat in Osaka, Japan.

Plastic Bags Littering UK Beaches Have Halved


November 2016
Just over a year after the 5p plastic bag tax was introduced in the UK as a means of reducing plastic pollution, the number of plastic bags on our beaches has almost halved.

13 Best Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan


November 2016
Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, is full of temples. Like, bursting with them. The city has over 1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines. If I’d been left to my own devices, I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start. Luckily, the crew at The Dragon Trip took me under their wing to show me the city’s best bits.

Reinventing Adventure Travel, One Continent At A Time


November 2016
Interview with Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures.

The Weirdest Things Ever Found on British Beaches


September 2016
Roundup of the weirdest things found along the British coastline. #6 is just BIZARRE!

12 Things You Need To Know About Pandas


September 2016
Awesome facts about pandas. Just because.

Must See Borneo


September 2016
When I visited the beautiful island of Borneo several years ago, I was won over by what can only be described as a nature lover’s paradise.

Unique Artificial Reefs


September 2016
You wouldn’t believe some of the things sunk in the ocean to create artificial coral reefs!

Opening the Door on Cuba


With the USA relaxing travel restrictions to Cuba, exploring the idea that the quirks of this island nation might be lost forever.

12 Things You Need to Know About Tigers


July 2016
Cool facts about tiger for International Tiger Day. You’re welcome.

Why Sharks Are Not Scary AF


July 2016
The definitive guide to why sharks are nowhere near the brutal human-nibblers you’ve seen in Jaws.

How You Can Help Sharks Now


July 2016
Picking the brains of some of the world’s leading shark experts.

Interview with Lizzie Carr


June 2016
Interview with the first person ever to paddleboard the length of England via its canals and rivers.

7 Ways to Help Bees


May 2016
Trying my hand at urban beekeeping (!) and learning how we can protect the UK’s bees.

Visit Rye, East Sussex


Recommendations for one of my favourite places: the harbour town of Rye in East Sussex.

Hang Out with Elephants Without Hurting Them


April 2016
Tips to make sure animal welfare is at the heart of any elephant experiences on holiday.

Things Every Scuba Diving Virgin Should Know


March 2016
For those new to diving, here are some things you should know…

7 Ways to Protect the Ocean


March 2016
A few things everyone can do in their daily lives to help marine conservation.

Pristine Scuba Diving Spots


January 2016
Of the many dive sites I’ve been lucky enough to visit, here are three best dive spots doing particularly interesting things for conservation.

The Un-Still Life


January 2016
Diving in Grenada: from underwater cadavers to wrecks large and small, rebreather try-outs and the intriguing concept of scuba yoga.

Wedding Celebrations


August 2015
My first ever foray into Caribbean diving, which took me to Grand Cayman (but not to the renowned Kittiwake wreck).

Dangers and Delights at Aliwal


April 2015
My diving trip to the Aliwal Shoal in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, offered even more drama than I’d bargained for…!

Get the Par-Tea Started


October 2016
From traditional to tipsy, a roundup of afternoon teas to suit everyone.

Fab South African Fare


August 2016
Indulgence on the Thames’ North Bank.

Playing the Game at Neighbourhood


June 2016
Post-Olympics, are Stratford’s restaurants medal-worthy?

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