Sarah has spent the last 20 years hopping on and off planes, trains and donkeys in the name of work.
Editor/Dept Editor of the Independent on Sunday‘s Travel pages 1996-2000, since then Sarah has lived between London and New York writing for a number of national broadsheets, producing award-winning travel stories that range from learning to belly dance in Turkey to tracking snow leopards in Siberia. When she is not “out of office” you’ll find Sarah tapping away as Associate Editor for National Geographic Traveller (UK).
Her stories have appeared in The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Express, The Sun, The Scotsman and The Evening Standard, along with magazines including National Geographic Traveller (UK), Olive, Wanderlust, Marie Claire, Telegraph Ultra and ABTA Magazine. She can also be heard giving travel tips on an occasional broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland.
In the last few years, food has focused Sarah’s travels. She penned the debut book in new Lonely Planet food/travel series, From The Source, which has harvested 60 of Italy’s definitive dishes and the chefs who cook them, spent a year at Olive magazine as Acting Travel Editor, and recently at BBC Good Food in the same role, a publication for which she still contributes monthly.
Sarah currently lives in North London with her husband and daughter.
Awards and things…
Shortlisted: British Travel Press Awards, Consumer writer of the year 2012.
Winner: Canadian Tourism Commission Travel Writing Awards, 2012.
Winner: CTC Go Media Travel Writing Awards, 2012.
Winner Canadian Tourism Commission Travel Writing Awards, 2006.
Nominated Travel Writer of the Year, British Press Awards, 2005.
Lecturing: Sarah regularly teaches travel writing at the Nat Geo Traveller Masterclasses and Travel Geeks sessions, and also previously at the London School of Journalism, the London Journalism Centre, and at Oxford Brookes University, Publishing School.