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Amy McPherson

Freelance Travel Writer | Features, Advertorials

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a freelance travel writer from Sydney, Australia, currently based in London, UK. I have written for consumer and trade publications, as well as custom brand content.

I specialise in first person travel experiences with a focus on outdoor adventures, eco travel and nature based activities.

Portfolio
International traveller magazine
05/23/2019
6 unique and unexpected things you can do in London

Once you tick off London's iconic attractions there is a whole host of unexpected experiences to uncover. Big Ben and Westminster; the London Eye and Buckingham Palace; icons like red phone boxes and black cabs. All are among London's classic drawcards, yet the UK capital offers much more than what meets the eye.

Vacations & Travel
12/14/2018
Finnieston - where Glasgow comes alive | Vacations & Travel

On the rooftop bar of Radisson Red with a glass of gin and tonic in hand, I squint my eyes against a sunset that had inked the horizon in hues of purple, yellow and pink. I am looking outwards away from Glasgow city centre and I liked what I see.

Worldnomads
The Legends of Lithuania's Curonian Spit

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Escape.com.au
05/24/2018
Turn left, not right: the trick that lets you see Croatia at its best

On screen, Dubrovnik is legendary. It is all kings, queens and warriors, swords and arrows and magical spells. I imagined this medieval walled city to be full of courtiers in costume at every turn and knights in armour galloping past the city gate with peasants with pitch forks cheering from the sidelines, shouting “down with the mythical beast!” I let this illusion run wild with me. After all, I am not the only one in Dubrovnik thinking of dungeons and dragons.

Provincial Living magazine
03/04/2018
Degustation in Dijon

I eat my way through Dijon and discover the city isn't just about the mustard

Bbc
02/26/2018
The mysterious origins of Finland's true name

Ice hockey is not usually my thing. However, while at a bar in central Helsinki watching Finland play Canada, I was absorbed by the atmosphere. Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the northern European country, and the Finns had high hopes for their team.

Vacations & Travel Magazine
10/12/2017
Five reasons you'll love Austria's Bregenzerwald - Vacations & Travel Magazine

There is truly something very special about this charming Austrian valley I am face down on the massage table at Romantik Hotel das Schiff in Hittisau, a village in Austria's Vorarlberg region, allowing Johannes' soft hands to rub herbal oil over my back and shoulders. The setting is picture perfect.

Vacations & Travel Magazine
10/04/2017
Lugano: The sunny side of Switzerland - Vacations & Travel Magazine

Lugano, Switzerland It wasn't so much the opportunity to experience the new Gotthard Tunnel that attracted me to take the train between Lucerne and Lugano in the first place. In all honesty, there wasn't much to see except for our reflections staring back at us on the window.

Bbc
10/02/2017
The town that gave Russia its name

One hundred years ago, revolution flung Russia from the imperialist era into the communist era - from centuries of tsars to red Soviet stars. In St Petersburg, extravagant palaces recall the lavish lifestyles of the Russian emperors, while in Moscow, austere skyscrapers are reminders of the stark existence under dictatorial rule.

RACQ Members Magazine
10/08/2017
Carpe Diem on Italy's Lakes District

From its natural scenery to palatial hotels and fine dining, Italy's Lakes District will dazzle you with charm.

Bbc
08/07/2017
Why people think Germans aren't funny

Tears of laughter trickled down my face and I clapped so hard my hands turned red. But I was surprised at my reaction, for I was being hilariously entertained by a German comedian at Quatsch Comedy Club in Berlin, in a situation that could be considered oxymoronic by many.

Vacations & Travel Magazine
06/15/2017
Zurich West: Not your usual bankers' quarter - Vacations & Travel Magazine

There is a certain impression visitors have of Zurich. It is the financial capital of Switzerland with an image where high fashion meets the delicate engineering of Swiss watches, of smartly dressed bankers who parade the cobbled streets lined with chic and expensive boutiques sipping on espresso and talking multinational currencies.

International Traveller
05/01/2017
Majesty in Moscow

A review of Hotel National in Moscow

Going Places - Malaysia Airlines
03/01/2017
London by Foot

Discover London by foot. Learn the secrets and hidden gems that make the past and present of this city.

Voyeur - Virgin Australia
02/01/2017
Moscow

Travel feature published in Virgin Voyeur. On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, travel through Moscow and experience a new social revolution sweeping through the country.

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