James Draven

James Draven

Travel Editor-at-Large & Days Out Editor


James is a freelance editor, consultant, journalist, and travel obsessive, who has crisscrossed the globe: extensively so across Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe. He’s extremely partial to long road trips, bats and burritos. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mexico is (probably) his favourite country.


When he’s not otherwise engaged grinding gears, worrying wildlife or topping tortillas, he occasionally finds time to write for publications such as National Geographic Traveller, The Telegraph, City AM, Spear's, The Sun's Fabulous magazine, Grazia, Clash, and his own website dearlydepartures.com, among several others.


With a decade of experience in both print and online media, James has also been an editor for all of the major web portals: Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN, working for the latter as an editor and travel writer for five years.


He doesn't usually talk about himself in the third person.