Gemma Fottles

British writer living la vida loca in Amsterdam. Print Editor at SuperYacht Times, impassioned by all things travel.


Ever since I was I was a young girl I've only wanted one thing in life. I wanted to be Hermione Granger. When my fellow Englishwoman Watson wrecked that dream forever, I decided I was going to be the next best thing: a travel writer. 

A supermarket chain (I'm not making this up) decided they wanted to invest in their image as hip and happening and decided to conduct a travel contest. I don't know if that supermarket ever got hip and happening, but I got four months worth of travel around the world completely sponsored and all I had to do was take some photos and write about it. That prompted me to invest my time in my blog, Fottles Travels, which in turn transformed my travel writing hobby into a defined part of my life. 

Fottles Travels has seen me travel from England to Australia, Amsterdam to Tokyo, and eventually even to the Cosmopolitan Blog awards in 2014, in which it was shortlisted for Best Travel Blog.  The blog combined with my job as Print Editor of the international newspaper, Superyacht Times, makes for an exciting Amsterdam life filled with words and travel - my two favourite things.