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.
The airline once beloved by overseas property owners is set to fly again from “early 2022”. Flybe, which collapsed at the start of pandemic after several troubled years, has said it will restart operations from a new base in Birmingham next year.
If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s just how important accessible healthcare is for expats. So, if you’re planning a move, you’ll definitely want to factor health policies into your decision. But healthcare can differ depending on which country you’re living in, and each country has its own policies and financing models that affect how much you get for your money. The task, then, is to find out which countries offer the highest standard of care relative to the cost.
While plenty of international buyers flock to the theme parks of central Florida, all too many miss the glorious beach life of the north-east coast. Here you’ll find art and culture, exciting watersports (and motor sports), astronauts, beach resorts and some of the most glorious coastline in the world. And all just an hour’s drive from DisneyWorld!
A virtual property exhibition is the perfect launchpad for your plans, with all the benefits and none of the hassles of an old-style event. For answers to your questions about buying abroad, plus useful contacts, they’re a great first step to a successful overseas property purchase.