Lottie Gross

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Lives In

Oxfordshire, England

Education

  • Bournemouth University

  • Lottie Gross is an award-winning travel writer based in Oxfordshire, England, with bylines in major national newspapers in the U.K. and magazines all over the world. 
  • She has written guidebooks, contributed to coffee table titles, reviewed hotels for one of the U.K.’s most respected newspapers, and reported for the BBC World Service. 
  • Lottie writes about places all over the world, but her specialist subject is Britain where she grew up and has travelled extensively for the last decade. 

Experience

Lottie's desire to become a journalist started at 15 years old when she wrote her first 2,000 word story on the plight of fisheries in the U.K. for a local magazine. Since then, she’s gone on to study journalism, make films in Kenya, write stories for National Geographic Traveller and AFAR, and pen guidebooks on destinations from Albania to India. 


She began her travel writing career in 2013 working for the travel publisher Rough Guides. Running their website and social media content, she edited and commissioned a roll call of exceptional writers from around the world. She then worked with Love Inc to launch brand new website, loveEXPLORING.com. After two years, she took the plunge into the world of freelance journalism and has since had bylines in The Telegraph, The Times, National Geographic Traveller, The Independent and the i paper. 


She runs a newsletter called "Talking Travel Writing" which demystifies the world of travel media to help existing travel writers, as well as young and aspiring writers, thrive within the industry. She also runs travel writing courses with U.K. media training firm, Journalism.co.uk. In 2021, Lottie spent six months traveling around Britain to write her brand new guidebook, "Dog-friendly Weekends: 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog," which will be published by Bradt Guides in 2022. 


She has been a TripSavvy contributor since 2020 and writes about the underrated and little-visited places in Britain. 

Awards and Publications: 

  • Newsletter: Talking Travel Writing
  • Dog-Friendly Weekends: 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog (2022)
  • Dog-friendly Britain (2020) 
  • The Rough Guide to India (2019)
  • DK Eyewitness Guide India (2019)
  • Travel Media Awards: Young Travel Writer of the Year 2020


Education

Lottie earned a B.A. in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University, graduating with first class honors. She specialized in documentary making in her final year. She created a film about a women-only village in the Kenyan desert. This movie went on to be shown at a film festival in London and was sold to a news network in Berlin. Before she had even graduated, she secured a role at Rough Guides which launched her travel writing career. 

During her time at university, Lottie also gained an NCTJ diploma in journalism with a 100 words per minute shorthand qualification, as well as a hostile environment training certificate. 

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