Ramsay Short

Editor, Journalist, Writer

Ramsay Short is an accomplished BSME-nominated editor, writer, journalist and creative content consultant with extensive experience working in print magazines and newspapers, digital journalism and social media, TV and radio, specialising in travel, politics, lifestyle and culture across Europe and the Middle East. Former and founding Editor-in-Chief of Time Out Beirut and Let's Go with Ryanair; Editorial Director of A Magazine and UltraVilla; Contributing Editor at 71% - The Superyacht Magazine; Editor at HikeToTheMoon.com.

MAGAZINES: Condé Nast Traveller US, Tank, Let's Go Magazine, Canvas, Bidoun, The Voice, Bespoke, A Mag, FT Magazine, Time Out, 71% The Superyacht Life Magazine, BA Highlife, Voyager, Impressions, J Magazine, American Way. NEWSPAPERS: The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The IHT, The National, The Daily Star Beirut, Variety. BOOKS: The Hedonist's Guide Beirut CONSULTING: Gerson Lehman Group DIGITAL: UltraVilla.com, Hiketothemoon.com TELEVISION: No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain - Beirut (2006), No Reservationswith Anthony Bourdain - Back To Beirut (2010), Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain - Beirut (2015).

Click on the links above for my resumé and my LinkedIn profile.

Contact: [email protected]


Recent Work

Love and lust in Beirut...
Paradise City
The soldier jabbed his rifle at me as I descended the ramp stairs from the plane to the tarmac. "Your mother can't afford clothes for you?" he said grinning.
In Residence with Alia Dawood
"It would be relatively simple to remain in London, start an architecture practice and do private projects," says Iraqi-British architect Alia Dawood, perched on a couch in the...
14 Best Bars in London
These are the best bars in London, from can't-miss hotel lobbies to hidden bars within a bar. They're the classics-or soon-to-be classics-and they all know how to pour a killer...
12 Best Things to Do in London
In our list of the 12 best things to do in London-what every visitor should do-we've built in tried-and-true itineraries and tips, like where to grab a pint before the Chelsea...
A Model Chef
Isaac Carew is handsome, easygoing and confident. Perhaps that’s why audiences are devouring everything he’s serving up.
20 Best Restaurants in London
These are our 20 favorite places to eat in London. From baos in Soho, to cheese naan in Shoreditch, to innovative tasting menus you can't wait to revisit, this roundup has you...
Festival Fever
Primavera? So last year. Burning Man? Stopped being hip in the noughties. It’s the once seriously uncool, smaller and weirder niche affairs that are the fests to check out in 2017

Editorial Direction

Now, Issue 88
It's all happening right here, right now.
UnCool, Issue 87
Birth of the (un)cool
Bold, Issue 86
Fantasy, Issue 85
The Fantasy issue
Identity, Issue 84
Issue 84 of A Mag explores notions of identity through the people we meet, the artists, musicians, architects, designers, chefs and photographers; through fashion and travel and...
Youth, Issue 83
Our summer issue of A Mag, relaunched and redesigned, celebrates youth, not just here but around the world. For if fashion is anything, it is (or at least it should be),...
Let's Go Magazine
From 2007 - 2015 I was the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of travel magazine Let's Go for Europe's biggest low-cost airline Ryanair.


When Julien Le Goff joined the kitchen of top chef Joël Guillet’s restaurant L’Olivier in 2008 as second-in-command, he had no idea he’d soon be in charge of the world’s most...
How To Get Lost
When you've been travelling (and writing) as long as we have, often planning every trip well in advance, there comes a time when you realise that the only way to truly get under...
Rio The Right Way
It’s hosted the World Cup, it’s hosted the Olympics, but to experience Brazil’s most famous city properly there’s only one proper way to do it: like a Carioca
The Sea of Cortez
A bronze statue of Jacques Cousteau clutches a diving mask and stares out to sea on the malecón, La Paz’s main promenade. It’s an indicator that even on dry land there’s no...
Choose Silence
I recently discovered the joys of a new mobile telephone and what it doesn't do. The Punkt cellular phone makes calls and can send text messages. That's it. There's no Wi-Fi...


From the Bronx to Beirut: Hip-hop from the Middle East | Bidoun
Rayess Bek has recently been signed to EMI Middle East - no small feat for an Arabic rapper who often ironically attacks injustice and whose 2003 self-released album "3am behkeh...
Raw Concrete
This Brutal World is both an homage to Brutalism and a visual manifesto celebrating the most compelling of 20th century architectural styles – recently seen on the big screen...
Not a dying art: Political posters from the Middle East
A red bullet shoots across a yellow-black background. The steel tip has a pair of wings upon it. The wings are striped in the Palestinian colors black, green and red. It's...
The Youth of Today
Meet Beirut’s new generation of young creatives, shot up close and personal by one of their own brightest new talents
The Poisoned Pen | The National
In the Arab world today you'd be hard-pressed to find a cartoonist with the stature, bravery, and skill of the late Naji al Ali. He is to the Arab political cartoon what Naguib...
A tribute to the national snack of Lebanon
Nearly all of us who live in Lebanon have our favorite man'oushe joint and a tale to tell about it. Mine happens to be the Nazareth bakery on the corner where Monnot Street...

All Copyrights Belong To Their Respective Owners