It’s time to discover somewhere new.
I’m Julianna Barnaby – a professional travel writer and geek extraordinaire. I started The Discoveries Of to help you to discover the best of new destinations from around the world.
Discovering new places is a thrill – whether it’s close to home, a new country or continent, I write to help you explore more and explore differently.
Sure, you’ll find some better-known spots, but you’ll also find quirky finds and hidden gems – not to mention the kind of jaw-dropping adventures that are always worth packing your bags and hopping on a plane for.
I create quality guides and tips that people can actually use to help plan what they want to do with their time – both in London and when they’re away.
As a result, The Discoveries Of now boasts a readership of over 240,000 monthly readers – a number that continues to grow rapidly.
I’ve always been obsessed with travelling and writing. I read English Language & Literature at Oxford University and started freelance travel writing while I was there – a career that I continued post-graduation as I travelled and wrote about the big bad globe.
When I returned to London, I decided it was time to get a “proper” job and retrained as a lawyer to work in the City. I qualified as a corporate tax lawyer – something my friends still find hard to believe. Several years and grey hairs later, I left.
And so, The Discoveries Of was born. A travel blog for smart cookies (that’s you) who like to do cool things in awesome places.
The Discoveries Of Travel Blog: Awards
Best Photojournalism Award – Caribbean Tourism Organisation Awards 2018
Vuelio – Top 10 UK Travel Blogs 2022
Best Travel Blog – UK Blog Awards (2019)
Lonely Planet Travel Blog of the Year – Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (2018)
Best Travel Blog – Travel Media Awards (2018)
Lonely Planet Travel Blog of the Year – Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (2017)
Work With Me
I’m pretty fussy about what goes on the site and what I cover – because my readers are pretty fussy about what they read.
If you are interested in working with The Discoveries Of, you can get a better idea of what the site is about by requesting a copy of my Media Kit or heading over to my Work With Me Page.