About Me

I am Maria. I believe life is for living and am a ‘glass half full’ type girl.

British. Portuguese/Goan mix.

I write creative copy that sparks a conversation, what’s the point otherwise?

My passion is writing. Kickstarting my career in Children’s Books Publishing before embarking on a new journey into the world of travel. Travelling across the globe. Working with travel agents, U.K tourist board, foreign common wealth office and travel brands as a Travel Editor and Researcher. Writing destination guides.

I enjoy flexible working and now work as a freelance writer – covering travel and lifestyle opinion pieces.

I am always looking for new assignments and collaborations, remote work and in-house.

SO if you are looking for a blog with a creative flair and a positive outlook – I’ve got you covered.


I got my black belt in Renshinkai Karate at the age of 11. One of the youngest in the U.K.

First job and work experience was with Just Seventeen Magazine.

Food Heaven: Poached eggs with smashed avocado, grilled halloumi cheese on sourdough bread. Lamb Kleftiko. Cheese.

Vodka and Southern Comfort

Food Hell: Oysters. Gin

Available to contact for freelance writing work/collaborations/blogs/promotions:

Email: travelrunmum@gmail.com

Twitter: Maria M @TravelRunMum