ABOUT

mwh_profilepic-minIdeas-driven, visual and passionate about storytelling, I’m a skilled writer and editor with more than 15 years of industry experience and a lens on travel.

Born in Sydney, Australia to Czech parents, I started out as a news reporter before switching to travel and lifestyle. Since then I’ve worked across a variety of titles, as senior feature writer, food editor, editor, and columnist.

I’ve been based in Dubai on and off since 2008, editing Time Out’s travel guidebook series and quarterly destination magazines, Time Out Muscat and Time Out Doha. I also edited luxury travel magazine, Destinations of the World News, and worked as a project editor for World Traveller magazine.

In Australia, my editorial roles included senior feature writer at Cosmopolitan, food editor at GQ, and nearly four years as a columnist for Sydney’s Wentworth Courier newspaper. I also worked at Australian Traveller magazine, both as project editor and as acting editor.

Travel is not simply a passion. I am a travel writer at heart, widely published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Condé Nast Traveller, World Traveller, The Age, The Sun-Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian Travel & Indulgence, The Boston Globe, Australian Traveller, Luxury Travel, Departures, Centurion, The Daily Telegraph, World Traveller, The Independent, CNN Travel and Time Out, among others.

A versatile writer and seasoned traveller, my stories span all continents and topics from destination features, city guides and food-focused journeys to insightful explorations of culture and tradition.

I’ve featured as a travel expert on radio, penned city and country guides for Vertu and Virgin, and authored A Hedonist’s guide to Sydney and the 2013 and 2014 Wallpaper* city guide to Prague.

From time to time, I lend a hand to clients like Tourism Australia and Dubai Tourism, consulting and writing across a mix of editorial projects.

Recently, I worked with GSM Project as an English copywriter, writing content for the Shindagha Museums project in the historic creekside district of Dubai.