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Sarah Riches

Travel journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I have 14 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
• 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.

Click on the headlines below to read my articles!

Get in touch: healthy_holiday[at]hotmail.co.uk

Portfolio
Wanderlust
British Break in Dorset

I am the digital editor of Wanderlust. I also write features for the magazine such as this one, about a British Break in Dorset.

Wanderlust
Rooms with a view in Jordan

I was commissioned as a freelancer to write this feature about five alternative places to stay in Jordan, from desert domes to forest cabins.

Wanderlust
British Break: the Kent Coast

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

Conde Nast Traveller
Going deep-country in Cuba

Following a trip to Cuba, I pitched a piece on family travel in Cuba. The commissioning editor said my conversational tone was fantastic!

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

I was commissioned to write this London guide by New Holland Publishers. I sprinkled in 'insider info' to surprise my readers.

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
On the right track

While I was deputy editor of London Planner, Visit London's official magazine, I took this cover photo and wrote the feature for a client.

Explore Paddington
Hazy shade of winter

I edit Explore Paddington, which was shortlisted for best customer magazine at the PPA Awards in 2017 and 2018.

My South Bank
Ray of light

I edited My South Bank, a customer magazine for South Bank Business Improvement District. This is the launch issue.

At Your Service
The keys to success

I edited At Your Service, a biannual magazine for hotel concierges in London, for five years. During this time I redesigned, renamed and relaunched it.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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