Ben Westwood

Ben Westwood


Ben has worked in tourism for more than 20 years. He started out as a travel journalist before becoming the Telegraph’s Online Travel Editor. He then spent several years in tourism PR, mainly for adventure travel and gap year companies, before going freelance and writing travel guidebooks, specialising in the Americas.

Ben has visited North America many times and knows the northeast coast and Florida best. His travel highlights include the panoramic views from One World Trade Center in New York and snorkelling in the reefs off the Florida Keys.

Ben works at Journeyscape and Journey Latin America as a copywriter, a role that combines his passions for travel and the written word.


Pace yourself and ensure your holiday has the right balance between activities and relaxation by working in chill out time to the itinerary. You don’t have to be permanently on the move – sometimes it’s really important to just soak in the surroundings and enjoy.

Packing tips

I always take things that help me get a good night’s sleep because it makes such a difference to enjoying a holiday. I take my own feather pillow, an eye mask and ear plugs. I also take Pilates balls which help get rid of muscle tension.



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Ben Line - Head of Sales

Ben Line is the Head of Sales at Journeyscape and our sister brand Journey Latin America, having lived abroad and travelled extensively over the years.

Dominique Kotsias - Product Manager

Dominique caught the North America travel bug when she was in her late teens and has travelled extensively throughout the USA and Canada, particularly drawn to the countries' outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. With over 10 years of product and marketing experience in North America, Dominique’s passion for the destination is infectious.

Joshua Salter - Travel Expert

Joshua has been travelling to the USA since childhood, visiting his father and four siblings on the west coast. He is fortunate to have travelled to 42 of the 50 US states, and hopes to complete the set by his next big birthday.

Mallika Jain - Travel Expert

Mallika’s love for North America first began when she attended an American boarding school as a teenager. Her mother’s side of the family lived in the USA, so she enjoyed frequent trips across many states.

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