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Journalism awards

My seven award-winning stories from The Times and Daily Telegraph can be read below.

In 2021 and 2023, I was nominated for British Travel Writer of the Year. They gave the prize to a younger guy. Sad. 


'Ghosts of Cambodia's Riviera' 

Journal: Daily Telegraph

Award: British Guild of Travel Writers, Best Transport Feature

First journalist to report on reinstated rail route from Phnom Penh to Kep-Sur-Mer, former playground of Cambodia's elite.

Read article here.

'France's secret Channel Islands'

Journal: The Times

Award: French Media Awards, Best Family Feature

Family voyage deep into English Channel, where secret islands near Jersey tempt with lobsters, oysters and Europe's biggest beaches. 

Read article here.


'Ultimate Croatian road trip just got easier'

Journal: The Times

Award: Golden Pen Award, Best Feature

First writer to cross Europe's most expensive infrastructure project: the Peljesac Bridge between Dubrovnik and Split. Also nominated for TravMedia Awards 'Exclusive of the Year'.

Read article here.

'Winter on the Riviera' 

Journal: France Today

Award: French Media Awards, Best Destination Feature

I lived on the Cote d'Azur from 2002 to 2019 and am a specialist France travel writer. This is an award-winning paean to my favourite season. 

Read article here.


'Turkey to Iran on the Trans-Asia Express'

Journal: Brownbook

Award: British Guild of Travel Writers, Best Transport Feature

A rare report from the weekly Turkey to Iran intercontinental train. My first journalism award. 

Read article here.

'Driving into the Cote d'Azur blue'

Journal: The Independent

Award: British Guild of Travel Writers, Best Transport Feature

First British journalist to try zany new car/motorbike combination with historic drive run from Nice to Italian border.  

Read article here.

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'Y.CO 12: A Year in Yachts'

Journal: Y.CO 

Award: Marketing Design Awards, Customer Communications Book of the Year

Award-winning coffee table book created for leading luxury yacht agency, featuring 12 months of maritime tales from the seven seas. 

Read article here.

'First class adventure Interrailing around Europe' 

Journal: The Times

Award: AITO, Travel Writer of The Year (nominated)

Award-nominated family voyage from London to Croatia, mirroring Interrail route I took 25 years ago, in far more luxurious manner. 

Read article here.

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