James Durston

Journalist, editor and digital communicator. Projects include CNNGo, CNN Travel, Discovery (Cathay Pacific), JamesSuckling,com, Publistream.com and Pitchwhiz.com. Also various books published under the Travel Write Earn series.

Available for freelance writing and editing projects, and editorial and communications project management.
Contact: jd@jamesdurston.com.
Career profile: LinkedIn.

PROJECTS

My platform for connecting freelance journalists with editors and publications

My platform for connecting citizen photographers with newsrooms

My website to help beginner and intermediate travel writers succeed

WRITING SAMPLES

FEATURES

CNN

Inside the billion-dollar, super-censored inflight movie industry

Unique eats: 8 amazing meals that won't be repeated

The million-dollar blogger and his life of total travel

World’s best airline amenity bags: Cosmetic perks of first-class flying

'Evil spirits': The truth about Chinese New Year

Confessions of a male spa virgin

Crazy addictive travel game of the week

25 essential tips for travel to and in Hanoi

People on planes do the weirdest things

Laos is for losers

World's most luxurious dragon hunt

Home for Hanoi's destitute: The reality of Long Bien Bridge

Best of Boeing: 10 revolutionary aircraft

Social seating: First airlines, then everything else

Mission Hills Haikou: Rehab for golfers

Life in Hanoi as told by its locals

Where the hell is Matt now? And what the hell is he up to?

SCMP

Hong Kong’s hidden youth: societal pressure driving city’s young into apathy and reclusiveness

How to survive a Hong Kong foot massage

VICE

OTHER

Lamma Island: Hong Kong’s Last Hippie Stronghold - CULTURE TRIP

How To Survive the Chinese New Year Interrogations - CULTURE TRIP

How Hong Kong Shaped Bruce Lee into the Martial Artist of the Century - CULTURE TRIP

The Easiest Hiking Trails for Beginners in Hong Kong - CULTURE TRIP

10 Things To See and Do in SoHo, Hong Kong - CULTURE TRIP

Dissident novelist’s close call casts a shadow on Hong Kong's once-vibrant cultural scene - GLOBAL VOICES

The highs and lows of nostalgic travel - MOMENTUM

The Utopia Experiment: A radical crash course in self-sufficient living - THE INDEPENDENT

The Best Job In The World? - JUMPSTART

Hacking into the future of flying - DISCOVERY

8 Indian sights to see as soon as possible - DISCOVERY

Up in smoke - the sulfur slaves of Kawah Ijen - TRAVELMAG

The Palaces of Royal Rajasthan - TRAVEL WEEKLY