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  • Gemma Askham

Biography :
Author of Condé Nast Traveler’s City Guide to Barcelona, I have spent 3.5 years living in Spain, alongside stints in Paris (my current home until November 2022), Sydney, and a decade in London. I have 16 years’ experience crafting travel and lifestyle features – from longform first-person experiences, woven with compelling anecdotes and colour, to non-identikit hotel reviews packed with personality. Recent travel bylines include BA High Life, Mr & Mrs Smith and Marie Claire, while I regularly write lifestyle features for Glamour, Women’s Health and Grazia. When I’m not in Departures, you’ll find me wrestling my dog, Diego, for the last mouthful of croissant, following F1 around the globe, or pottering in my balcony garden.