A distinctive voice is a writer’s greatest gift, usually denoting an independent spirit. Yet individuality is a surprisingly rare commodity in contemporary journalism. Travel-writing, in particular, is often as soporific as a snooze by the hotel pool, and equally unedifying. While never preachy, Lisa prefers real writing to pool-snoozing. Her writing rarely coasts along, and the same
A distinctive voice is a writer’s greatest gift, usually denoting an independent spirit. Yet individuality is a surprisingly rare commodity in contemporary journalism. Travel-writing, in particular, is often as soporific as a snooze by the hotel pool, and equally unedifying. While never preachy, Lisa prefers real writing to pool-snoozing. Her writing rarely coasts along, and the same is true of her travel talks. This is award-winning coverage, focusing on travel, culture, the arts, cruise, lifestyle, literature, fashion, food and wine. Depending on the theme, the writing is irreverent or irrepressible, powerful or passionate. At the heart of it all is respect for the story, wherever it lies. Look no further for an eclectic writer or expert speaker, or for an individualistic columnist or correspondent. Follow Lisa’s thoughtful new blog, Never Trust a Travel Writer, for an engaging journey through contemporary travel-writing: www.lisagerardsharp.com
Travel writer, Feature writer, Correspondent, Editor, Copywriter, Lecturer @ Lisa is an award-winning travel writer, correspondent, feature-writer, celebrity interviewer, author and editor, as well as being a columnist, copywriter and broadcaster. She contributes to glossy magazines worldwide, as well as to newspapers, guidebooks, television and websites.
Lisa prefers in-depth travel-writing, often from an insider’s perspective, as she's lived in Florence, Rome, Brussels and Paris. Currently based in London and Cannes, Lisa specialises in Italy, France, the Med, the UK and California, as well as in international cruising, culture, the arts, food and wine, lifestyle and luxury, spas and ski.
Offbeat trails appeal, especially literary, film, art or architectural trails, ideally with a topical hook. Lisa loves unsung destinations, but is also drawn to quirky, foodie, nightlife or shopping trails in well-known destinations. Themes range from city breaks to cruising, luxury, spas, slow travel and winter sports. Although an Italy and France expert, Lisa covers international cruising, rail travel and eco trails, including in endangered destinations, such as Venice.
Lisa's expertise embraces lifestyle, personalities and the arts, including festivals, food, wine, spas, fashion, design, heritage, architecture, hotel/restaurant reviews. For Vogue, she can turn her hand at hip and happening lifestyle trends, with a light touch.
As well as being London correspondent to a glossy fashion magazine, Lisa is a contributing editor to a ski magazine, a columnist, and an established guidebook author. She’s also an occasional broadcaster and pundit on Italian affairs. Outlets range from the The Telegraph and The Times to National Geographic Traveller, CNN Travel and Vogue. See Lisa's personal website and new travel blog for more: www.lisagerardsharp.com.
Roles: Travel Writer, Feature Writer, Editor, Columnist, Interviewer, Reviewer, Guidebook Writer, Speaker, Broadcaster. Copywriter (for tourist boards, destinations, hotels, luxury). From January 2000 to Present (16 years)