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A child in possession of a wanderlusty parent is a lucky one. And that was me. Whilst I was lost in Walkman reveries, Mom was dragging me all over the UK's nooks and France's crannies, clearly embedding in me an observational eye that I now use to guide my stylo

When it comes to travel words, we all come across dreary, predictable or hyperbolic content on a daily basis, so my aim is pretty straightforward ─ to write engaging, original and emotive narratives that capture in words a sense of place and the small but explosive facets travellers might savour and carry with them their whole lives.  

I write blog-posts, editorial and advertorial for clients in the travel industry ─ and I proofread and fact-check too. And so, here's my portfolio. Do get in touch if you think I could be a good match for your destination or title. I'd love to hear from you.


Lucy pitches relevant and well-considered ideas and writes engaging, well-researched features. It's a pleasure to work with someone who always delivers on time and to brief, regularly going the extra mile to produce high-quality content for the magazine.


Un grand merci à nouveau pour le respect des délais et le travail accompli. J’aime ta plume et ta façon de travailler. (Thanks again for meeting the deadline and the work accomplished. I like your ‘way with words’ and your approach.)


I can thoroughly recommend Lucy Shrimpton as a proofreader. Her attention to detail is excellent, and she’s also able to spot the silly mistakes the human eye can often miss. She is responsive, meets deadlines and is a pleasure to work with.



January 24, 2020

Who knew being cooped up in a confined space with one's teens could be so much fun? 

Here's my one-van-no-man Indie Campers half-term adventure in Provence.

January 24, 2020

Living France Magazine. January 2020

November 29, 2019

Here’s my feature about languages for which I interviewed the languages ambassador and visionary Cate Hamilton. Amongst other things, we discussed the radical rethink needed in the UK about the way we approach language learning. 

November 13, 2019

I always think that the craft of a travel writer is to transport the reader directly to the destination in the first paragraph. Does this one take you there? 

October 24, 2019

Moving to another country is always a big deal, and yet more daunting if you’re going it alone. Meet three expat girls en France who didn’t let a small thing like that get in their way. (Living France magazine, October 2019.)

October 23, 2019

Loved, loved, loved gadding about in France’s coastal Vendée département earlier this year, on a mission to find out why the French are knee-deep (oftentimes literally) in sporting activities that are as-yet-undiscovered on this side of the Channel. Here’s my Vendée ve...

July 26, 2019

… as I discovered on a recent press trip to the Nord-Pas de Calais area to research a feature for Eurotunnel. Here - where miners' voices echo from the past - a spirit of innovation has seen slag heaps transformed into everything from cultural hubs to nature reserves. 

May 30, 2019

My passion for all things Cornish, as published here in the June edition of Cornwall Today.

May 9, 2019

Moving to France? You’re keen-as-mustard (Dijon, obvs) but the kids less so? With their worries around language, school and friendships looming large, it might take more than a whiff of warm croissant to get them across the Channel.

As published in the May edition of...

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