I’m a Manchester-based travel writer and editor. My first extended trip was Interrailing around Europe at 18 with my then-boyfriend, now-husband. I recreated the same route recently with my two- and five-year-old, and they declared that they had their best sleep ever while in bunkbeds on a sleeper train.
Other travelling highlights include living in Ghana while writing for a newspaper in Accra, reviewing a chocolate-themed glamping site in Slovenia (even the toothpaste was made of chocolate), and sailing in Croatia.
One of my favourite places to write about is the city I call home, and I cover all things Manchester for a range of publications. I also love helping fellow parents to plan travel adventures with their kids through my family travel articles, tips and advice.
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