Richard Mellor

Freelance Travel Writer / Copywriter

JOURNALISM: Regular clients include Metro, The Times, The Guardian, Telegraph Online and The Week. I mostly write about travel and/or food.
COPYWRITING: I frequently fulfil copywriting and editing projects for travel and other brands. This includes websites, accommodation listings and marketing literature.
WRITING: My first book, Foodie City Guide: Europe, is now out (http://amzn.eu/atgPmUe)
WORKSHOPS: I plan and run workshops for PR firms about how best to pitch ideas to the media.

Contact me at ricardo.mellor@gmail.com

United Kingdom

Portfolio

Metro

A rare chance to spend time with Aborigines

Atop Australia's sparsely populated Northern Territory sits East Arnhem Land, a wild region where Aboriginal communities lie scattered among virgin islands, sandbars and...

Reader's Digest

Ski season

A range of ski-season trip ideas on my monthly travel page (image: flickr.com/denismessie)

Daily Mail

A brew with a view on the slopes of a lush tea estate

Tea-tasting at Satemwa in Malawi (image: flickr.com/dadakim)

The Telegraph

The Slipway review

This pub-with-rooms is dreamily located right on Port Isaac’s harbourfront, steps from both the sea and the fictional cottage home of television character Doc Martin.

Metro

Winter sun trips worth their salt

A top 10 of new and unusual adventures to take this winter

Click. by Booking.com

Delivering a hyperlocal experience

To sate travellers' desire for immersive local experiences, forward-thinking accommodations are championing their own neighbourhoods via experiences, entertainment or decor....

The Times

Chic and petite: Amsterdam's hotels for two

Bridge-controllers’ houses on the city’s canals are being turned into quirky hotel suites

i Newspaper

City break in Lviv: What to see and where to stay on a weekend trip to Ukraine

There are now direct flights from the UK to Ukraine's westernmost city, a cultural confection where bargain prices await.

Metro

Top grade for Serbia's cool capital

Ever been on a splav? These are the floating clubs of Belgrade, Serbia's capital, housed in barges on the Sava and Danube rivers...

The Guardian

A local's guide to Poznań, Poland: 10 top tips

Under the tourist radar and just the right size to explore, Poznań is full of surprises, from cafes in hidden courtyards to riverbank summer pop-ups.

Metro

Autumn city breaks with a twist

Whether it's a cave in Italy, a spy house in Athens or a love hotel in Ukraine, Europe offers some offbeat options

Dedica

48 Hours in Prague

Featuring crowd-free views and markets loved by locals, here’s how best to enjoy the City of a Hundred Spires during two leisurely, luxurious days

Metro

Taking air travel to greater heights

From cargo-hold sleeps to sulky airport robots, we reveal the latest innovations en route to planes and airports

DK Travel

Then and now: 9 ways travel has changed over the past 25 years

Disposable cameras, postcards and a bulging carry-on bag: all were key elements of travel back in 1993, a year that also saw the release of our first ever DK Eyewitness Travel...

Metro

Machu Picchu and the real Amazon are finally within your grasp

Mist-tickled Incan citadels in the snowy, spacious Andes? Or exotic creatures and monkey-happy lakes in the steamy, dense Amazon jungle?

The Times

The cool country hotel guide: 30 of the best places to stay in Britain

From Scottish castles with blazing hearths to trendy seaside bolt holes, these are the UK venues to visit this autumn

The Times

Inspired by Joanna Lumley's Silk Road Adventure on TV? Try one of these trips

Despite its singular name, the Silk Road actually refers to a network of trade routes connecting Asia and Europe along which silk, and many other goods, were sold.

Metro

Fancy a study break?

If the back-to-school vibes have you yearning for some learning, you can now contribute to vital studies by taking a 'citizen science' trip

The Times

Europe's 30 best city breaks under £250

Visiting the top European cities doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s where to eat, drink and sleep on a budget

Metro

Warm ways to while away September

While our balmy weather may extend into autumn, there are beach resorts, cultural cruises and festivals that virtually guarantee Vitamin D...