Sarah Riches

Travel journalist

United Kingdom

I have 15 years' experience editing, commissioning, writing and subbing for magazines and websites. Career highlights:

• Published a travel guide
• Digital editor of Wanderlust
• Written for Condé Nast Traveller
• Written for
• Deputy editor of Time Out Abu Dhabi
• BBC London and Radio 1 interviewed me
• Edited a magazine shortlisted for a PPA Award in 2017 and 2018
• Presented and produced YouTube videos for London Planner

I can use InDesign, Umbraco, Drupal, WordPress and Adestra, and I have a Canon M50.

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Get in touch: healthy_holiday[at]

Conde Nast Traveller
Going deep-country in Cuba

I pitched a piece about family travel in Cuba. The commissioning editor said my conversational tone was fantastic!

Rooms with a view in Jordan

Wanderlust commissioned me to write about five alternative places to stay in Jordan, from desert domes to forest cabins.

British Break in Dorset

While I was's digital editor, I also wrote features for Wanderlust. This one was about a press trip to Dorset.

British Break: the Kent Coast

I edit and upload to every day and write and sub for Wanderlust. This story is about a trip to the Kent coast.

Homes & Antiques
Seeking splendour

My six-page feature about antiques in Japan - my former home - made the cover of Homes & Antiques.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2014

I organised this photo shoot. I commissioned a photographer, found a venue and briefed the chef to create this dish.

London Almanac 2010
London Almanac 2010

New Holland Publishers commissioned me to write a guidebook to London which was sold in Waterstones and Foyles.

Where London
Great British talent

I interviewed the singer Katherine Jenkins and I got great feedback when I asked readers to suggest questions on twitter. Credit: David Venni.

London Planner
Ceremonies and traditions

I was London Planner's deputy editor for six years, during which I wrote cover features like this.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Feel the burn

The singer and TV talent judge Dannii Minogue tweeted that she was inspired by this cover feature after reading it while visiting Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Week
48 hours in Manama

I organised a press trip to Manama in Bahrain and wrote this feature about the city's thriving art scene and independent venues.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Oh man, check out Oman

As the deputy editor and travel editor of Time Out Out Abu Dhabi, I wrote this feature about Muscat, Nizwa Fort and Oman's 'Grand Canyon.'

Market Life
Al fresco picnics

I was commissioned to write this piece on French, Italian and British produce for Borough Market's magazine Market Life.

Abu Dhabi Week
Face to face

I edited Abu Dhabi Week (now Abu Dhabi World), which had a circulation of over 99,000. Radio 1 interviewed me on the day of the relaunch.