About Jules

I took my first solo trip around Europe when I was 17, and I’ve been travelling and writing professionally since I was 23 – and that’s a long time ago now.

I’ve written and edited lots (and I mean lots) of guidebooks, and if you’ve ever been to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia, the UK, USA, Hong Kong or New Zealand, I may have helped you out with a hotel or restaurant recommendation along the way  – here’s my Author Page on Amazon if you’d like to check me out.

I’ve gone backpacker-style and first class, climbed volcanoes, splashed in warm oceans, driven across Australia, helicoptered over the Niagara Falls, searched for the Loch Ness monster, and lived for varying times in Portugal, Hong Kong, Sicily and New Zealand. I’ve also been robbed, got lost, fallen in and off things, and eaten a jellyfish. Oh, and a puffin.

I have got a ton of travel and writing experience, which I’m happy to share. If you like it too, that’s great – please subscribe and follow where you can!

For a quick look at me and my work, check out my YouTube channel trailer:

And remember, when anyone asks you how you found out, just say – Jules Told Me!


5 thoughts on “About Jules

    • Thanks for the nice words! You can find my Rough Guide travel guides on Amazon but I thought I’d use this blog for ideas, inspiration and advice for any aspiring travel writer or traveller. I’ve been to some amazing places – Sicily included – and wanted to share my experiences. I hope you find them useful or entertaining, or both! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I’m pretty renowned for using a thousand words when a hundred would do … So I’d appreciate your advice on word count or paras or whatever, please!

    Thanks – enjoying the blog by the way 🙂


    • Thanks RiverWrite, glad you’re enjoying the blog, I appreciate you stopping by. I don’t think you can beat ‘keep it short’ for a piece of writing advice, and I’m a great believer in ‘kill your darlings’ – getting rid of all the flowery, writery bits. Now I just need to follow my own advice!


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