Christopher’s career has been dedicated to the travel business and international property.
Educated in Hotel Management at Leeds Beckett University, his first job was catering manager on Caribbean cruise liners. He worked in hotels and restaurants around the world before opening his own restaurant in 1993.
10 years later Christopher’s first book was published, Maximum Diner, and Chris moved from running businesses to writing about them.
Having gained a PGDip in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University and a NCTJ Journalism qualification at City College Brighton, Chris became a journalist and then editor in 2005.
Having edited Property Guides and led a team of writers around the world since 2016, Chris has an unrivalled knowledge of the global property market, combined with a deep understanding of what British property buyers abroad need to make their purchase safely.
Books: Weekends to Brag About, co-written guidebooks to Mallorca and Cyclades (Harper Collins).
Magazines and newspapers: Everything Spain, America magazine, France magazine, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Discover Britain, Monarch Airlines, Flybe Airlines, Saga magazine.
Books: A Place in the Sun, Spain (Channel 4) (co-written)
Magazines and newspapers: OPP (Overseas Property Professional – Editor), AIPP guides (Association of International Property Professionals - Editor) A Place in the Sun’s America (Editor), A Place in the Sun magazine, The Times Bricks and Mortar, Property Hub, Spain Magazine.
As property hunter and features writer for A Place in the Sun magazine for over ten years, Chris helped hundreds of people to fulfil their dream of owning a home abroad.
Business and Finance
Books: Maximum Diner
Magazines and newspapers: Daily Telegraph, Barclays Bank, Nat West Bank, Direct Line Insurance.
Drive north from Porto Airport and within a few minutes you’re cruising on beautifully built roads and bridges across wide, lush river valleys. The hills are covered are covered in endless forests of eucalyptus and oak. The region is criss-crossed with rivers, draining the mountain streams and lakes of the Peneda-Geres National Park (Portugal’s only national park, its 2,000m peaks clearly visible), to the Atlantic.
Cyprus is one of Britain’s oldest allies in the Mediterranean and we love it for our shared history and culture, including driving on the left! But Cyprus is still very much its own country with a culture and language that far predates our own. So a move here isn’t just about warm weather and sea views, but about embracing Cyprus as a whole. But do you need to learn Greek to live in Cyprus? Our resident expat Helen Epaminonda gives her view.
Whether you’re having your home built from scratch or just need your patio repointed, finding a builder in Spain is easy. But where do you start, what will you pay and what are the local rules about building? For example, your neighbours won’t want their summer ruined while your extension goes up. In part 3 of our series on self-building in Spain, we’ve got to the business end of the process!
Spain attracts people from all over the world because of its wonderful climate and coastline. But it isn’t just for beaches that the country is so popular, it also offers every kind of water sports imaginable. From surfing to kayaking, diving to rafting and jet skiing you can indulge in your favourite sport or try a new one. It is not just at Spain’s beaches either, move a little inland where property prices are generally cheaper and you can still enjoy water sports.