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Freelance Travel Writer and Copywriter

About Me

Experienced freelance travel writer, guidebook author and copywriter who's an expert on adventure and off-the-beaten-path travel in South America. I've worked as a co-author on two guidebooks, The Rough Guide to Peru, The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget and I'm the sole author of the new Moon Chile, which I'm currently researching. 

As a copywriter and content creator, I've written SEO-focussed copy about the nuts and bolts of travel in South America, with the vast majority ranking highly in Google and bringing new customers to the company.  


Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness


My Writing Samples

Bolivia: make time for South America's Most Misunderstood Country

Bolivia brims with unique and barely-visited landscapes and cultures. We think this captivating country has just been misinterpreted. Here, Steph Dyson, winner of our writing competition, tells us why you need to make time for South America’s most misunderstood destination.


Travelling in your 20s and 30s is the new year out. - here's why

A year out is perfect for those seeking a new challenge, or anyone looking to discover our spectacular planet while learning more about themselves in the process. Travelling is an investment you’ll never regret, and will leave a lasting, and powerful impression on your life. Here are a few reasons why travelling in your 20s and 30s is the new year out:


Patagonia's blossoming beer scene: craft brews in unexpected places

In a region rich in the finest ingredients, brewers have learned how to combine hops from El Bolsón with meltwater from the huge glaciers that cover the region. Numerous towns and cities are now worthy stops on the craft beer trail, and visitors will encounter everything from brewery tours to gastropubs along the way.


15 things everyone learns backpacking in South America

South America has become a favoured destination for the intrepid backpacker, and while it’s impressive in the astounding diversity of its nations, there are a number of universal lessons that every traveller will learn at some point during their time here. So whether you fell foul of altitude or accepted that you – inevitably – suck at Latino dancing, here are some of the other life-enhancing lessons you might learn from backpacking South America.


Pisco origins through a Chilean lens

The grape brandy pisco is more than just an alcoholic drink; it’s the center of a decades-long conflict over exactly where the first pisco was distilled. Any resolution of the matter has economic and cultural implications for neighboring countries Peru and Chile.


11 things only travelling Brits understand

There are many things that make the small island of Britain unique, and no more so than the expectations, fears, and deep-set psychological issues that, as Brits, we take with us when we travel. So here’s a list of the 11 most troublesome features of travelling that only British people understand.



Freelance Writer

Freelance contributor writing about South American travel and universal travel experiences. Winner of 2015 Rough Guides and Gap Year.com Passport to Write travel writing competition.

Company: Rough Guides

I worked there from 7/2015 until now

Freelance Writer

Freelance contributor writing about South America, "how to" guides for meaningful travel, and how volunteering can be used to enhance future career prospects.

Company: Gapyear.com

I worked there from 8/2015 until now

Freelance Writer

Member of their prestigious Writing Academy and writer of SEO-tailored guides to volunteering and studying abroad in various countries.

Company: GoAbroad

I worked there from 12/2015 until now

Freelance Writer

Writer of articles exploring how travel abroad is a beneficial, life-enhancing choice for people across the globe. Second place winner of the Transitions Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Competition 2016 with "A Glass of Sugar Cane Syrup and Lime".

Company: Transitions Abroad

I worked there from 4/2016 until now

Content I Write