About Me

Chalkmarks is a source of travel information and inspiration by Natalie Chalk, a UK journalist with more than 10 years experience working in news organisations. She was a news editor at national titles including DailyMail.com and the Daily Express newspaper. More recently she was the deputy features editor at Travel Bulletin. Natalie has also written for most UK newspapers including The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Times.

During her career, Natalie has worked with Department for International Trade to help companies boost their news coverage and in 2020 she was invited to take part in the 10:1 interviews with Roxhill Media (below) talking about how PRs and travel journalists can work closer together.

Natalie has won photo competitions including the Sunday Times Big Shot competition and was commended in the #BecauseImALondoner photo competition during the pandemic lockdown in 2020. She has written about surfing in Norway and wandering the medieval streets of Malta for which she was nominated for the Malta Tourism Award 2014.

In 2017, chalkmarks.co.uk was named a Top 10 UK Travel Blog.

What they say

Natalie is certainly a one-off, perhaps a two-off, as I swear there are two of them inside there, each full of fun and energy, brightness and wit and sharpness

Hunter Davies

Top 10 Travel Bloggers to watch in 2017
Natalie shares her escapades which features high-quality travel content delivered through fun, whimsical storytelling.
Best for: Fans of quality photography should visit the blog for inspiration.

Hands down the best coverage we’ve read

Eating Europe Tours

Natalie Chalk is one of those people you wish you could encounter more often. She is positive, well-spoken, has a beautiful ability of seeing things around her – and she’s interested in almost everything!

Slobodna Dalmacija

Natalie Chalk