The Discoveries Of is a London and travel blog created by Julianna Barnaby.
It’s the go-to resource for smart travellers looking for in-depth guides and insider tips.
I started The Discoveries Of in late-2017 with one goal: to create quality travel guides and tips that people can actually use to help plan their trips.
I’m a born and bred Londoner and am based in the big smoke. You’ll find that I write a LOT about London. From the big tourist attractions to off the beaten path spots and cool cocktail bars – I want to help people to discover my favourite city.
Who Am I?
I’m Julianna Barnaby. I’ve always been obsessed with travelling and writing.
I read English Language & Literature at Oxford University and started freelance travel writing while I was there – writing for publications including Time Out and Rough Guides before I graduated.
After I graduated, I moved to the Middle East to work as a travel journalist for 2.5 years.
I then spent a little while kicking around the big wide globe, freelance travel writing for publications including Business Traveller, AA Travel Guides and Business Destinations.
When I returned to London at the grand old age of 23, I decided it was time to get a “proper” job and retrained as a lawyer to work in the City. I qualified as a corporate tax lawyer – something my friends still find to hard to believe to this day. Several years and grey hairs later, I left.
And so, The Discoveries Of was born. A travel and London blog for smart cookies (that’s you) who like to do cool things in awesome places. The End.
Best Photojournalism Award – Caribbean Tourism Organisation Awards 2018
Best Travel Blog – UK Blog Awards (2019)
Lonely Planet Travel Blog of the Year – Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (2018)
Best Travel Blog – Travel Media Awards (2018)
Lonely Planet Travel Blog of the Year – Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards (2017)
Work With Me
I don’t generally work with that many brands or destinations – I’m pretty fussy about what goes on the site and what I cover.