Paula is an independent travel writer and editorial consultant based between London, Italy and the east coast of the United States.
Born and brought up in East Africa, she spent much of her youth larking around half-built hotels and safari camps, in tow with her architect father. It’s an experience which left her with a certain wanderlust and a critical eye for hotel finishes - traits that have served her well as a Lonely Planet author.
Having written her way up through Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco, Paula made the leap across the pond to Italy in 2001 where she has since worked on almost every book in Lonely Planet’s Italian series. Needless to say the beds are a lot more comfy and the dinner options more varied. The addition of an American husband in 2010 now means frequent pond-hopping to the USA is part of the mix and she recently completed work on the New England and Florida guides.
Two decades on, Paula has authored more than 30 Lonely Planet guides. She also writes for lonelyplanet.com, Lonely Planet Traveller, The Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail and Wanderlust magazine.
Anything Italian, great British B&Bs, African culture and safari tips
London (of course!), Sicily, Namibia, Ethiopia, Connecticut