'Bo Heamyan' (Darren Calpin)

‘Bo Heamyan' is the rather fanciful pen name of D B Calpin, a freelance travel & lifestyle writer with a casual tone and perennially itchy feet.

After spending more than a decade working and travelling around the world, Bo decided to turn his hand to writing full-time. Since turning freelance, this NCTJ-accredited wordsmith has generated commercial content for Google, Trivago and Kayak; written for print titles including Group Travel World and Perfect Fit, and contributed to the likes of Yahoo, Digital Nomad Travel Magazine, and the BBC. He's also become rather preoccupied with writing about the ups-and-downs of parenting since his four-year-old daughter arrived on the scene (a fact reflected by the publication of his first book, Expecting the Unexpected).

Away from writing, Bo enjoys taking off on spontaneous trips, going to music festivals, and getting questions right on Only Connect. Exploring the hidden rural delights of his adopted Lincolnshire homeland is also a persistent pleasure. Playing outdoors with his increasingly adventurous little girl is undoubtedly the Hertfordshire-born hack's greatest passion.