Inquisitive | Adventurous | Dependable
Joey was lucky enough to travel from a young age, his parents taking him on holidays to Spain, Greece, and Yugoslavia (as it was known then). Although in his moody teens, he was never that interested—something his mom never lets him forget—his love for new places really began with a backpacking trip across South America in his early 20s and the freedom that comes with a different destination every few days. Since then, he’s traveled across Europe, Australia, and East Africa, writing about his travels whenever he can.
Joey has worked as a journalist and copywriter for the last ten years. He has worked in-house for U.K. holiday comparison site TravelSupermarket, both as a writer and editor and as a freelancer, writing for the Guardian, the Independent, Reader’s Digest, the Culture Trip, and the BBC, writing about travel and other topics. Joey likes to write about people, their environment, and where the two connect. Some of his favorite stories include writing about sustainable cooking stoves in Uganda, the lost canals of Milan, and hiking to the remote rock churches of Tigray, Ethiopia.
Joey was born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the north of England, and has lived in London and Milan, Italy, where he is now based.
My Favorite Destinations
I won’t say favorite because I like different places for different reasons. That said, Ethiopia has probably left the biggest impression on me. Its landscapes were so vast and awesome that I’m still struggling to get my head around the scale of them. I remember standing at the top of a plateau in Lalibela after a particularly punishing hike, calves screaming, and just looking out at the endless mountains and valleys. The true sense of the word epic. Culturally, it’s so different from anywhere I’ve ever been before. Most of the towns I visited had a cultural center, where music, dance, and dress from the area are performed. They give you a little snapshot of tradition. I’m not a religious person, but seeing some of the sacred places in Lalibela and Tigray and the way people interact with them really is humbling. The spiritual significance of those places is almost tangible.
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