About

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Senior editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK), and regular contributor to UK newspapers and magazines, Sarah has over 25 years in the field of travel journalism. She has also been a contributing author to several books and is author of: From the Source: Italy, and How to Pack for Any Trip (Lonely Planet).

Editor/Dept Editor of The Independent on Sunday’s Travel section 1996-2000, Sarah lived between London and New York, writing for a number of national broadsheets and magazines, before returning to the UK and taking up a position with National Geographic Traveller for its UK launch.

Sarah is a regular contributor to the travel pages of BBC Good Food Magazine, and other titles her work has appeared in includes The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Times and Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Scotsman along with The Evening Standard, and magazines including Wanderlust, Marie Claire, Olive and ABTA. She has also contributed travel content to BBC Radio Scotland, and teaches travel journalism classes, including National Geographic Traveller’s annual Masterclasses.

Sarah currently lives in North London with her husband and daughter.
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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.

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