David Whitley

David Whitley is a journalist and travel writer who just so happens to be the author of the Grumpytraveller blog. He does a lot of travel writing for publications in the UK – including National Geographic Traveller, the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, the Mail On Sunday, the Sun and Australia & New Zealand magazine – and Australia. Clients down under include International Traveller, the Sun-Herald, the Sydney Morning Herald and Voyeur, the Virgin Australia in-flight magazine.

He also does a fair bit of web work for the likes of MSN Travel, Stylist.co.uk and Roundtheworldflights.com.

He started out in travel journalism as the editor of British Balls magazine in Australia. After five years in Oz, David returned home to the UK in 2006 to go freelance, and he has been writing stories for frankly anyone who will pay him since. He released his first book – Hardly Paradise: Anti-Postcards from a Grumpy Traveller – in 2012.

If you’re looking for an American football writer who hates tattoos, or an author of children’s books, you’ve got the wrong David Whitley. If you are looking for me, I’m on Twitter as @MrDavidWhitley. Be warned, going there may expose you to some appalling puns.

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    HOTELS: Hotels.com (£) or Agoda (£)
    FLIGHTS: Skyscanner (£) Kayak or Roundtheworldflights.com
    CAR HIRE: Car Rentals (£)
    GUIDE BOOKS: Amazon (£)