I'm Alice Barnes-Brown, a writer & editor specialising in travel and history.
My love for exploring the world (and writing about it) comes from a childhood spent gazing longingly at maps and flags. Fast forward a few years, and I studied Modern History and Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, focusing on global history. My first magazine feature was published before I graduated — it was on a Native American warrior, for History of War magazine.
I've since worked on the editorial teams of British Airways' High Life, BBC History Revealed, and Culture Trip. I've also written freelance features for many prestigious print and digital outlets, which you can check out in my portfolio.
I particularly relish taking readers to niche and quirky destinations, known to only a few intrepid explorers. I'm a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the i, easyJet Traveller, Atlas Obscura and Woman's Weekly. I am also a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.
I write lively, thought-provoking and atmospheric copy that puts the reader at the heart of the action. If I sound like your cup of tea, let's talk! I'm available for editorial commissions, copywriting gigs, and ghostwriting jobs.
When I'm not working or travelling, you'll find me attempting to bust some Bollywood moves, whipping up vegan brownies, or watching Eurovision.
I take my work on holiday. Literally.
I'm rarely without my trusty backpack.