About

I wear zero hats in real life but plenty of hats online. And, yes, my surname actually is Darling.

I’m mostly a Bali-based travel writer.

While I tend to refer to myself as a travel writer, I don’t like to pigeon-hole myself any deeper. Content writing, blogs, ghost-writing, scripts, captions, newsletters, social media bio optimisation… if it features words, it’s something I like to do.

From luxury hotel reviews to budget hostel round-ups, sponsored city guides to continent-wide, SEO-driven editorials, branding for surf resorts or social media for super-yacht brands, I like to think I’m a travel writer who can cover a lot of ground – metaphorically and literally.

My previous clients include Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Campari, Porsche, adidas, Huawei, Mulberry, The Las Vegas Tourism Board, Westfield and more.

Aside from travel writing, I work with a range of lifestyle brands covering sustainable fashion, beauty, fragrance, healthcare and more.

I’m triple-accredited by the NCTJ, BJTC and PPA and also have a 2:1 in Journalism Studies from the University of Sheffield.

My favourite dog is a golden retriever and my favourite foods are ceviche and tacos. If you were wondering, my favourite cocktail is a Caipirinha and my favourite colour is orange.

My top country varies between Vietnam, Spain and Colombia and, eventually, I want to experience life in all three. I almost ended up trying out the latter by accident, when my passport was stolen at Bogotá airport just before I flew home, but that’s a story for another day…

My biggest interests are solo female travel, trying new recipes and scuba diving. I’m on a mission to visit every country in Europe before I’m 30 and my inability to watch new things means I have a never-ending list of films and series to watch (spoiler, I probably never will).

A strong eyebrow game makes up a big chunk of my personality and I will never complain about being tagged in a cute dog picture on Facebook.

Still interested? Head to my services to find out what I can do for you.

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