Jacob Lewis

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I’m Jacob Lewis, a travel expert and freelance journalist who previously edited the travel pages at some of the UK’s top newspapers.

My goal at TravelSupermarket is simple: break down what current events and travel trends mean for your holidays. I’ll be your go-to source for the inside scoop on industry secrets and holiday hacks, making sure your trips are not just memorable, but also hassle free and affordable.

A bit more about me: at 19, I hitchhiked from my home in Suffolk to Africa where I rode the railways exploring Morocco. By 21, I was living in Japan, where I picked up the language while working first as an English teacher, then as a labourer building beachfront holiday homes on the tropical island of Okinawa.

On my return to the UK, I cut my teeth as a tabloid features journalist – some of my strangest foreign assignments included medieval combat training in Poland and hunting for Russian submarines in the channel – before landing my first travel job as Deputy Travel Editor at The Sun.

Since then I’ve worked as Deputy Travel Editor at the i newspaper and visited more than 53 countries, with highlights including a Route 66 motorcycle road trip from Chicago to California and becoming the first UK journalist on the first ever Australia to UK passenger flight.

I'm not just about the glamorous side of travel; I'm also an advocate for consumer rights. I dislike companies that try to deceive their customers and am here to help you sidestep the most common travel pitfalls, from sneaky credit card fees to extra rental car charges.

My past consumer campaigns have forced a rare climbdown from Ryanair over unfair baggage fees and exposed glitches in the NHS app that barred fully vaccinated travellers from going on holiday.

As well as unpacking travel trends and advice in regular articles for TravelSupermarket, I’ll be sharing my handpicked bargains of the week, curating the best deals from places I adore, to help make your travel dreams come true.

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