About me


Thank you for taking the time to visit my portfolio site to learn about me. I am a published travel writer, PR advisor, a senior political editor (and editor of the Caucasus Region) at Asfar – Middle Eastern Journal, a political analyst, and graduate of Aberystwyth University and the University of Exeter. As a writer who has a penchant for all things political (with a major focus on the Middle East & Imperialism), I like to combine my travel journalism expertise with my real-world knowledge of the world in which we live. This, to me anyway, is a fascinating combination that conjures up unrivalled images and makes for stories that are few and far between.

About the Site:

Travelling Politico is all about the inter-connectivity between the destinations that we travel to (both luxury and basic) and the politics that affects our opinions of the place. This site aims to review destinations, hotels, tour operators like any other but with an added twist – I also assess the politics in the destinations; this could come in the form of micro-political movements which enhance our experience in a city, or the national politics which affects our whole trip. My aim is to shed a new light on travel – to make readers think beyond the superficial façade of somewhere that they visit for enjoyment – to gain a true understand of how the destination really “ticks”. You will also find a small selection of the features that I have had published throughout my career.

Previous Work:

Throughout my 10 years in the travel writing trade I have worked with clients all across the world, both in my capacity as a journalist and a PR advisor, including:

  • Fodor’s Travel (Tangier & Mediterranean Coast chapter – 2015 Morocco guide)
  • National Geographic Traveller (Cover Story – Meteora monasteries)
  • easyJet Traveller (Iceland expert)
  • Garuda Indonesia’s Colours magazine (Muscat feature)
  • Italia! magazine (Bergamo feature)
  • Air Arabia’s Al Nawras magazine (Marrakesh and Tangier features)
  • Gulf Air’s Gulf Air magazine (Lyon and Marrakesh features)
  • City A.M. newspaper (Scilly Isles feature)
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle (St Croix destination guide)
  • Viator
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Rough Guides
  • … And many more…

Press Trips & Commissions:

I have been invited on many press trips, both by tourist boards and travel companies, and I would be more than happy to consider any press trip invitations, both to cover on my website and in any publications that I may be working with. I am also more than happy, and indeed willing, to consider any opportunities to contribute to any publications that may be offered my way.

Please do not hesitate to contact me either through this site, via Twitter, Facebook, or email with any comments or requests – I love to talk to new people and expand my portfolio. And I always reply!

Any questions?

I'm always happy to hear from readers and fellow writers and editors looking to commission or collaborate with me.


Joe Worthington


Travelling Politico


E-mail: joe@travellingpolitico.uk


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