UK-Based Travel Writer

About Portia Jones

My name is Portia Jones, and I’m a freelance travel journalist, host of the Travel Goals Podcast and editor and owner of Pip and the City, which launched in 2016.

I’m a new Lonely Planet Guidebook author and write for many media titles. My travel articles have appeared in The Sunday Times, National Geographic, Wanderlust Magazine, the Independent, Lonely Planet, JRNY Magazine, Euronews Travel, and Wizz Air Magazine.

You can see my travel writing portfolio here: Portia Jones travel writing, and I’m also a freelance travel contributor for BBC Radio.

I’ve travelled to 70+ countries and want to help you travel smarter and with a sense of adventure.

Make sure to connect with me on social media so you can follow my adventures!

Travel Journalism

As a freelance travel journalist, my writing caters to a diverse audience, from the prolific globe-trotter to the armchair traveller and luxe jet setter.

I write for many renowned travel magazines, newspapers, digital platforms, and travel guides.

My articles have been featured in major media outlets, and these pieces offer rich narratives that transport readers to the heart of the destinations I explore. My blog posts offer a more personal travel perspective, providing readers with practical advice, travel hacks, and detailed guides based on my extensive travels.

journalist and podcaster – Portia Jones

I also have my podcast, Travel Goals, where you can get destination inspiration and listen to interviews with travel experts.

So, how did I get started in this crazy world of travel? After over 22 years of travel, I created my travel website and podcast.

I wanted it to be a resource for people seeking travel advice from a travel expert and inspire women to solo travel, as I did for many years.

About Pip and the City Travel Blog

Explore the world confidently, enjoying exceptional travel experiences without compromising comfort or style.

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My Travel Adventures

I love adventure and have travelled to over 70 countries, many of them solo. I’ve lived in the Australian outback, scuba-dived in Thailand, stood at the top of Machu Picchu, trained around Russia and hiked through the Amazon Rainforest.

I’ve also solo backpacked across Canada, hitchhiked in Macedonia, worked in Camp America in Florida, managed youth travel programmes across Europe, and extensively travelled around New Zealand.

There have been various mishaps, missed trains and scary encounters with border control, but I have managed to stay in one piece somehow.

I love all different types of travel, and I cover many travel styles on my travel website and the media outlets I write for.

My expertise is mostly affordable luxury travel, adventure travel, female solo travel, city breaks and affordable luxury travel.

UK travel writer Portia Jones

I’m normally based in Wales, UK, with my husband and favourite human, Luke.

Luke is a music producer and publisher and produces my travel podcast through our audio production company, South Girl.

We love to travel together as much as possible and are passionate about seeing new places and experiencing new things together.