ABOUT

hello, it's me (3)I’m a freelance journalist and travel writer based in Nairobi. By the age of 23 I had stepped foot on every continent, and just over a year ago I left my job at the Financial Times in London to move to Kenya.

Most often found camera in hand, bumping along dirt tracks or petting stray animals, I write about travel, food and lifestyle for a number of publications including the Financial Times, Wanderlust, Rough Guides, SUITCASE Magazine, Luxury Briefing and some in-flight magazines. You can see my work here. I recently co-authored the updated Rough Guide to Kenya (one heck of a dusty adventure, filled with toothless grinning gunmen and wild camping antics, read about it here), and launched Glouchsurf.

I also work on copywriting and communications projects including SPRING: a business accelerator focusing on empowering adolescent girls living in poverty, and Singing Wells – an organisation working to preserve and promote traditional East African music.

In 2013 I joined an expedition to Antarctica with Robert Swan, absolute legend and the first man to walk to both poles. While sailing through the glassy, frigid waters of the Antarctic Peninsular he stood out on deck and read us the poem Invictus “I thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul,” that one. As I said – legend. You can read more about 2041’s mission here and get involved in saving the world’s last great wilderness.

This blog is full of stories, reviews and recommendations from my adventures… plus some general gabbing about the wonders of the universe. Karibu!

Harri Travels

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Yara Miora October 17, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Oh boy I feel like I could learn so much from you! I’m just out of college and completely get that whole “I want to live an extraordinary life to look back on when I’m grey and old” I am so glad I came across your blog and hope we can get to know one another! Have a lovely day 🙂

    <3 Yara

    • harriet October 29, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Yara. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! Glad you like the site – hope it provides you with lots of inspiration now you’re out of college and your life is just beginning! x