I have been a travel writer for 30 years, since the days when Freddie Laker, Dan-Air and British Caledonian hit the headlines. Since then, numerous travel trends, crazes and companies have come and gone, but I’ve stayed for the long haul.
I have visited more than 100 countries – and have loved every minute of it! Whether I’m cycling down a volcano in Maui, dog sledding in Sweden, staying in a restored village in Portugal or relaxing on a desert island in the Seychelles, it’s been a fun ride.
I write for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, websites and guidebooks, including the Telegraph, Observer, London Evening Standard, Which? Travel, AOL, Travel Trade Gazette, ABTA Golf, Selling Travel, Selling LongHaul, Go Travel, Holiday Villas, Ace Magazine, World Travel Guide, World of Cruising, Michelin Green Guides and Thomas Cook guide books.
I spent five years working as a freelance advisor on the Which? Travel Helpdesk (Consumer Association) helping members obtain the best deal, resolving problems and and answering queries – everything from visa and health issues to flight delays and the top short-haul destinations for winter sun.
As a travel publisher, I have produced online content and newsletters for a number of leading travel companies, including airlines, hotels and tourist offices. In 1986, I launched Holiday Shop Magazine, a leading travel trade monthly publication, which I edited for 10 years.