Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson is an award-winning travel journalist and content producer based in Dallas, Texas. Before going freelance, he was a senior editor at Men's Health magazine and a news reporter at The Independent. As a journalist specializing in men's lifestyle and travel, he has contributed to titles including The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, GQ, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and Travel + Leisure. Swapping his native London for Dallas in 2016, Jonathan is now a proud Texpat, but still keeps a large stash of pickled onion Monster Munch in his closet.

The two things I love most about Dallas are the people and the food. As a foreigner moving here six years ago, I found everyone so incredibly welcoming and friendly—and the restaurant scene is truly world-class. This is a city that gets better and better the more you explore it, with hidden gems tucked away in the neighborhoods and a lively pub and bar scene throughout. Not only that, but the sun pretty much shines every day here—something that makes me happy every day after decades of London drizzle.