I’m a UK based travel writer, blogger and journalist with an incurable addiction to words and travel and I live in Brixton, South London.

Originally from Yorkshire, I started my journalism career as a local reporter for the Manchester Evening News Group in 2007. After graduating with a BSc Honours Psychology Degree in Edinburgh, I went on to gain an NCTJ Diploma in Newspaper Journalism in Liverpool. This included training in newspaper Law, Public Affairs and Shorthand.


Since my newspaper days, I've gone on to work for consumer magazines and travel industry publications. From 2013-2014, I also worked as the Brand Journalist for Virgin Holidays and have expertise in online journalism, social media and blogging. I document many of my travels over on The Travel Journo, a travel and lifestyle blog I launched in 2013.

​I’m a keen photographer and write on everything from food and culture-focused travel to hotel and spa reviews. My career highlights include a three month trip through eastern and southern Africa - I believe the biggest gift in travel is the ability to break down boundaries and question yourself and the world - and of course, have fun while you're doing it. 

About me

 Lucy McGuire - Travel Writer | Journalist | Copywriter | Blogger | Branded Editorial |  PR