About Me


Leo Bear is a freelance journalist specialising in travel, wellness, beauty and interiors. During her 13 years in the industry, she has sailed across Lake Malawi in a catamaran, ridden horseback across Icelandic lava fields and been spun like a salad leaf at Spaceport America in New Mexico. She’s interviewed a colourful array of characters from Hollywood Oscar-winners to African crocodile farmers, and spends a significant portion of time face down in the spa. Publications she contributes to include Tatler, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden, Brides, Condé Nast Traveller, Quintessentially magazine and Canary Wharf magazine. She also pens the ‘Spa Goddess’ column in Travel Weekly’s luxury quarterly magazine Aspire. In an online capacity, Leo writes for Telegraph Ultratravel, Hotelegraph and The Arbuturian, and is a UK correspondent for The Luxury Spa Edit. A regular face at Vogue House, Leo offers sub-editing and writing services, and her copywriting client base includes Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Condé Nast Digital, One Luxury Marketing, 20th Century Fox and No1 Travel Lounges.


Leo has a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from City University and is a member of the NUJ. She started her career at the Fulham Chronicle newspaper on the arts desk then spent five years as an entertainment reporter at BBC Worldwide. In 2004 she went freelance and moved to Los Angeles. From the Hollywood hills, Leo filed copy to Grazia, Marie Claire, Total Film and The Sunday Times and shared her showbiz escapades in a column entitled 'I Love LA' published in TV Hits magazine.

She returned to London in 2006 to pursue new challenges in the world of lifestyle and travel writing working as a sub-editor on Quintessentially magazine for two years. Today, when she isn't working to a deadline or tweeting from exotic climes, she can be found lunching with fellow freelancers on the Kings Road.