I have been a journalist for nearly 20 years and a contributor to some of the country's best-known newspapers, magazines and websites.
The travel bug bit me during a four-your stint working as a writer and producer for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation - one of the best things about Switzerland being that it is easy to get out. Since then I have written about travel for The Times, Daily Mail, Express newspapers, Arena magazine, Reader's Digest magazine, Times Online and Babycentre.co.uk.
I was The Times' holiday agony aunt for six years - answering reader's travel queries, looking into their complaints and offering holiday advice - that means I know a thing or two about what people expect from travel. I also edited the paper's family travel pages.
My own family are my frequent travelling companions and my two small children have each already clocked up more miles than an average family car. They like Majorca and Tenerife. My favourite destinations are Sri Lanka, Iceland, Russia and France.
I also co run an agency supplying editorial services and translations to the travel industry.