About Me




I’m Sophie, a current affairs and travel journalist based in London.

I have lived in various places in China and Hong Kong and love everything about travel, from the classy hotels to the fun hostels.

Last year I returned to England after spending almost three years working abroad in China. I started off teaching English in Xi’an and then took up a job working for an international radio station in Beijing.

Now i’m back, i’m a freelance journalist for national newspapers focusing on news coming out of China.


As you have probably guessed to the title, I really like going to live shows when I can. I’m hoping as time progresses in Beijing I can catch as much live music as possible. My favourite album is Elephant by The White Stripes and my favourite band are The Killers.


The other love of mine is travelling of course. What’s my favourite city? A toss up between Hong Kong and Nashville. They’re both great in their completely different ways.

Writing Work

I do a lot of freelancing and you can contact me for commissions. I am always happy to write stories about my main loves – China and travel.

I have had work published in:

  • South China Morning Post
  • Singapore Airlines’ Silverkris
  • Malaysia Airlines’ Going Places
  • Gulf Life Magazine
  • Flight Centre UK
  • Sunday Times Travel Magazine
  • ABTA Magazine
  • Huffington Post UK
  • Daily Mail

I also used to work as a freelance music journalist and photographer and have reviewed festivals and big names such as Kings of Leon, The Killers, Kasabian and Bruce Springsteen. I am mentioned in the latest book on The Killers by music writing legend Mark Beaumont.

Work with Luggage Tags & Ticket Stubs

If you’d like to work with me on my site then please get in touch.

I work with brands that I feel fit in with me and my readers. I have worked with brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Conrad hotels and Ctrip (China’s answer to Expedia).

If you think that you’d fit in well with my readers then please email me at sophiewilliams@outlook.com.